Wednesday, January 26, 2011

What is it about this time of year?

There's something about this time of year that makes me want to create things. Apparently I'm not the only one. While searching flickr for inspiration, I came across the title of a book that I thought would be interesting. I hopped over to the Arrowhead website to find that the copies to be had are lost or missing. On to the MNLink Statewide catalog. There I found several systems with the title I was pursuing, and most copies were checked out. See, I'm not the only one with their creative juices flowing. I requested one, and hopefully it will get here before my desire to craft something fades. I have grand ideas of what will be created; but in the words of my father, "Your confidence outweighs your competence." Which may explain all the half finished projects on my sewing table.

Looking for one thing leads to another, and another, and another; until I've got 10 new requests for books! Happens just about every week. Good thing I work at a library. I may get books that I've ordered and wonder "WHY did I order THIS??" But even when I do that, I at least page through them before sending them back. There's nothing so great as a newly found book. You just never know which one is going to give you some kind of treasure. In the words of my mother, "Too many books, too little time." I'm sure she got that saying from some library slogan somewhere--but I'll give her credit for exposing me to this mind-set.

If you find your creative juices flowing without an outlet or would just like to try something new, there are lots of titles available here. There are even more available through inter-library loan. I LOVE inter-library loans. You can get just about anything, from anywhere in the whole state of Minnesota! How great is that??

While searching for the picture that lead me to my first book request of the day--so you could see it--I found another picture with the same book, but different ones in the stack. Guess what? I had to make another inter-library-loan book request.


  1. Half finished sewing projects are technically called UFOs UnFinished Object...they are not incomplete, they are waiting for the right time to complete. :)

  2. Thanks, Holly! My craft table looks like the outer edges of space with all the UFO's on it!