It is officially Fall. Goodbye summer. Now, I hope we have a loooooong Autumn! I am definitely not looking forward to freezing weather. A long, brisk, cool Fall, I can live with that!
I am very lucky to live in an area that has a lot of local libraries. And being a huge reader (as is Troy), I take advantage of their used book sales on a regular basis.
When I take the Princess to school, I pass one of my favorite libraries to get books. Earlier this week, I stopped in to see what they had available.
Books are .25 cents each or fill a plastic grocery bag for $2.00 or fill a brown paper grocery bag for $3.00. They also have a large rolling rack filled with books out in the vestibule that are free.
When I got there they were filling up the racks with more books. Yay!
So, I ended up buying a plastic bag worth for $2.00.
See the book I circled in the upper left hand corner, “The Gentle Arts”? It is all about making lace. I thought it was about using lace. If any one out there makes lace and would like this book, please email me and I will be happy to send it to you. Update: This book has been requested so it is no longer available.
And the other one I have circled “Creative Touches” is about appliquéing. This isn’t something I do any more, so if it is something you enjoy, I would be happy to send this one to you. Just email me. The first person(s) to email for these books is the person(s) I will send them to.
I love to look through Holiday and craft books. They are just so expensive to go and buy retail so, I always search them out at the library, yard sales and thrift stores. I spent the other evening looking through these books. And now they have little slips of papers sticking out throughout each of them that have projects that I want to make. Do you do that with books and magazines?
Did you check out these fun thrifty posts from last week?
Mary at Mary’s Meanderings showed us her way of creating these pretty flower pumpkins.
Got Zucchini? Head over to Dragonfly Treasures and learn how to turn them into Pina Colada jam!