Patra's Other Place

I started out with Patra's Place, primarily dedicated to my linen collection and stitching projects. But I kept getting side-tracked, so I decided to create Patra's Other Place for anything not related to embroidery topics. So you now have a choice. If you are interested in me, read this. If you only want to see my linen and stitching, visit Patra's (original) Place! (Please note that by clicking on any of the photos, they will be enlarged to fill your computer screen.)

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Location: Melbourne, Vic., Australia

I am married to Ken. We have no children except a cat and a collection of Australian parrots, finches, canaries and a dozen hens.

Sunday, October 19, 2008

$12 well spent.

On Saturday, Oxfam came to Eltham. They have a huge book sale here annually, and I try to avoid going, but had nothing better to do yesterday. Well, I did have house work, but Oxfam Book Fairs are better than housework!
I spent just $12 on the following books, along with three novels (not worth photographing).
These booklets of vintage pictures will be great to cut up and use for collages and ATCs. Not that I do collages or scrapbooking, but I'll find a use for them somewhere.

As if I haven't got enough books on embroidery...but I've not seen one which is exclusively about back stitch, and it has some lovely patterns in it.

Having just bought a bottle of beautiful ink, this book might motivate me to use the ink!

I'm a sucker for any kind of books of humour, and this book had me giggling before I'd even paid for it!

2 Comments:

Blogger Judy said...

$12 on any one of them would have been money well spent! The fist two are wonderful.

Monday, 20 October, 2008  
Blogger Gina E. said...

Hi Judy,
Thanks for visiting! Yes, I can see many possibilities for those two little treasures!

Tuesday, 21 October, 2008  

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