I can't do up a big idea today because I'm packing up to get out of here for a couple days. We're off to the big city (well, bigger than here anyway) to eat at vegan restaurants (a treat, let me tell you), watch and practice some roller derby (don't ask), catch up with an old friend (I think she's actually 3 months younger than me), get a tattoo (vegan ink! stars, I'll show you when it's done), go to the museum (super excited, I've never been to this one) and stay at a hotel with a heated indoor pool (Smootch's idea of heaven).
So, I've got to, you know, go.
But before I do, can I ask a question?
A few days ago a reader emailed to ask what book or books have been especially helpful when learning to sew, and did I have any recommendations. As it happens, I was pretty unhelpful. For a bibliophile such as myself, I do very little sewing reading. Mostly I stand at the library and flip through the old Vogue and Simplicity sewing guides, pick up a skewed version of a technique or two, and go work out how to do it at home.
Maybe you guys can help out? What sewing book has been most helpful and/or inspirational in your sewing journey? Bonus points to anyone who can remember both the title and the author :)