Wednesday, October 29, 2008

A Beautiful Sight

Today, arriving home for lunch, I found this beautiful sight:
Receiving an Amazon package is one of the greatest feelings in life--akin to leaving work on Friday evening or digging into Thanksgiving dinner.

And inside:

As you can see, I'm really getting back into sewing again mainly from the influence of the inspiring Jane Brocket: thus the Amy Butler In Stitches and Kaffee Fassett Quilt book. The Domino and Regency Redux result from my recent obsession with the great decorating blogs on my bloglist. The biography of Mme de Stael is just because I adore biographies of fascinating women (right now I'm reading Amanda Foreman's Georgiana--yes--The Duchess).

Unfortunately I had to go back to work for the afternoon, so I haven't had an opportunity to look through my new books until now. Following a run, a shower and an easy chicken caesar salad, I'm finally ready to sit down and savor the contents. I've lit a candle, made a cup of tea--here we go.


M.Lane said...

Oh I AGREE! I love getting an Amazon box. Even though I know whats in it!


Anonymous said...

Oooh what a gorgeous haul! I'm especially intrigued by 'Regency Redux' as I'm more than a little obsessed with that era! You'll have to let us know how you like it...

What impresses me the most, however, is that you had the fortitude to go for a run with all those goodies waiting for you at home; that's commitment!