I have been checking ‘my’ op shops regularly and haven’t found a single sewing book. Have I found needlework texts? Yes. Home crafts? Yes. Embroidery? Yep. Sewing? A resounding no. So, instead I have drooled over the thrifty finds of other bloggers wistfully wondering why there was such a scarcity near me.
Oh but imagine my delight at finding this just a few hours ago for the princely sum of $3.
It is the 1977 Reader’s Digest Complete Guide to Sewing in very good condition (not a rip or tear anywhere) and was along side a sewing machine (Janome I think), some bits and pieces related to the machine which I didn’t have time to look at properly, a whole bunch of fabric (and yes, I couldn’t help myself) and a weeny teeny zig-zag machine. I will be going back to check out the machines in the next day or two – t’will be interesting.
The person who owned this book took good care of it though did use it – it was lovingly wrapped in plastic – and I am going to start reading it this evening. With hot chocolate and a blanket. Lovely.
Do you know of this book? Do you have this book, or one of its later iterations?