Thursday, January 5, 2012

Books

Yesterday was hubby's birthday.  Since he's not real big on celebrations, I just cooked a special meal and bought him the annual Guinness Book of World Records which has become a tradition. Not much you can get a guy who has everything.
Lots of great craft books have come my way of late.  Last week while craft shopping with Mona, the cover of this book caught my eye so it came home with me.
Lots of great projects and ideas.
And while getting hubby's book yesterday, I picked up a cross-stitch and two crochet books on sale.
Then Melissa gave both me and Mona this Granny Squares Now book that she bought while on a new year's trip to Dubai.
 I'm certainly not lacking for inspiration to get stitching, whether with yarn or thread.

With the new year, I decided it was time for a new blog look. It's always nice to mix things up a bit.  Hope your Thursday is a good one!

29 comments:

Elizabeth said...

Love the new look. Enjoy your blog so much. Happy New Year to you and your family.

Debi Y. said...

Your blog's new look is nice. Happy Birthday to your hubby. :)

Marilyn said...

A very Happy Birthday to your Hubby!!
Lots of inspiration there. It should keep you busy for a long while!!
Have a Great Day!!
Marilyn

Becky~ said...

I love the new look Tammy.especially your banner really nice my friend!

Linda said...

Hi Tammy,
I like the new look to your blog :)

And I love books - good old fashioned, books - none of the electronic variety for me, no thank you. Looks like you got some good ones and those record books are always fun to read through.

It's been a short week here for me and I'm looking forward to a weekend alone with Jim.

Have a nice day!
Linda

Rizzi said...

YOUR HEADER IS LOVELY...VERY PRETTY PHOTOS......
HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO HUBBY....GREAT GIFT YOU GOT HIM......LOVE YOUR COUNTED CROSS STITCH BOOK.....AND YOUR GRANNY SQUARES, THEY LOOK A LITTLE DIFFICULT....I AM USED TO DOING THE OLD FASHION KIND.......HAVE A NICE DAY.....RIZZI

Susan said...

Dear Tammy...Nice header photos. Loved them. The music also makes me want to start dancing! Ha! Have a terrific Thursday. Susan

Yvonne said...

The new look is great! But I liked the old one too. Always wondered where your old header photo was taken.
Books...oh my, I love books and looks like you have some good additions there.

Tanna at The Brick Street Bungalow said...

New font since earlier today!! Lovin' all the new look and that you are having fun with it!! Happy Belated Birthday to your husband! I LOVE the granny squares on the cover of that book!! Look forward to seeing all you create from your inspirations! blessings ~ tanna

Nancy said...

Love your new banner, the photo with the little lady is priceless!
New books, so inspiring, I love to crochet :)

glor said...

Happy Birthday to your honey! Looking forward to seeing what you will be making. The granny square book looks interesting. May have to look into. Willbe making your barley and lentil soup later. Its one of my favorites and has become a favorite of anyone who has tasted this. Have a great day. Blessings.

crafty cat corner said...

Hi Tammy
Love the new background, nice and colourful.
Don't talk about books, especially craft books, I can't resist them my shelves are bowing with the weight. I keep thinking I should sell some on Amazon but when I get them down and start reading I just can't part with them, there's always something in there that I might just made one day. I seem to think I am going to live for ever, that's how long all my 'going to make' projects will take. lol

nanny said...

I love your new background....it suits your blog just perfectly.

i love to read the guinness book, always find something so fascinating

Happy Birthday to your Hubby!

Janette@Janette's Sage said...

Oh my husband and sons would love that book too..great idea, might use it sometime.

Cross-stitch, need to do that again, have fun finding a new project...I tend to look at them and not get started

Serena Lewis said...

Hi Tammy,

I love your new blog look, especially the banner! Lovely photos of you!

Happy Birthday to your hubby. My sons and son-in-law enjoy the Guinness World Records Books too.

I will look forward to seeing more lovely creations from you this year with all the inspiration you have at your fingertips.

Love and hugs,
Serena xo

Kathleen said...

I love your new look. I'd love a peek inside that Granny Squares book too! Happy stitching.

Jan said...

Your new blog is so pretty! The photos of you on the header made me stop and look closer...you are adorable and have surely visited some wonderfully beautiful places!

Nice 'score' on the new books! You'll be busy for the whole year!

Createology said...

The new blog look is wonderful and I really like the banner photos. Happy Birthday to your hubby. Great new books for inspiration. Your threads will be forming all kinds of shapes now. Happy creating...

Sheila R - Blessed and Distressed said...

Like your new blog look, especially all the beautiful pictures in the header.

Happy birthday to your husband. Looks like you will have fun crafting!

Diane said...

Your new look is fabulous Tammy. Don't you just love to have a pile of interesting magazines and books waiting for you? I sure do. I love the picture of you and the tiny little lady. Diane

Ana said...

Hi Tammy,
Love the new blog look...A very Happy Be-lated Birthday to your hubby...Enjoy all those awesome books. I bet they are chalk full of great ideas and inspiration. Sending you a big hug.

♥Ana

blessedmom's simple home said...

Happy Birthday to your husband :) Mine isn't big on celebration either. It must be a guy thing. Books are always a popular gift around our house!
Blessings,
Marcia

June said...

Oh I love cross stitch Tammy. I have so many pretty projects I did when I was a young mom. Now that I'm an old mom though it is much harder to do with my close-up eyesight. I know you will be stitching some lovely things this Winter and hope you will share them with us.
Have a great Friday T.
Sending hugs...

Cindy Adkins said...

WOW, I love your blog and the music and that awesome header!! It is amazing!!! I hope that your husband had a happy birthday!!! Big (((hugs)) from me. And guess what? I had never been to Landry's...I didn't even know it was there--their food was really good and it was so pretty on the lake! xo Cin

Little Treasures said...

Tammy,
your new blog look is fantastic!!
The books you acquired are phenomenal especially the Grannies now! Oh my.. that sure looks like something! I hope you share a few peeks with us from that one!

Catherine said...

Happy Birthday to your hubby! Hope he had a good one!

xo Catherine

Helen Philipps said...

Love your exciting new blog look, and the music too! Happy Birthday to your husband, hope he had a great day. I hope you enjoy your new crafty books!
Helen x

Pearlin J said...

you've got some lovely books! Happy Birthday to your hubby.

Anonymous said...

Nothing is quite as lovely as hanging out in a craft store and getting inspired. Love the look of the books that you brought home from your shopping trip. We REALLY need a good craft store here. I miss Barakat a bunch!
Looking forward to seeing what you can put together with your new books!! Enjoy!

Love,
Renee

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