Thursday, July 2, 2009

Blogs, Diaries : Books, Libraries

There will be some friends happy to see this!!!

How did I get here? Well it certainly isn’t because I’m a great one for personal dairies or journals. My husband is great at that!

He’s kept a daily diary since his teenage years. I know only one other gentlemen we’ve meet in our years of living in Sydney (NSW), Adelaide (SA) and Manjimup (WA), that keeps a diary. It would be interesting to know how many men folk enjoy this discipline. It really is a personal self-discipline to keep up with a diary.

Further to my husband’s interests are books!! He has a personal library of over 8,000 books. Thought you might enjoy a “look-see” in his study. The books in his study, which are wall-to-wall and floor-to-ceiling, are only a portion of the collection. We have book shelves in every room of the house. There is another large portion of the library outside in a fully-lined, back store-room.

So what does his library mean to me? Well I get to use many books on many subjects whenever I need them. I have a wonderful supply of books to read right here in my home. It means he supports my own desire for books for all my crafting needs and I can add to that, “magazines” as well!!

When we lived in Sydney and were studying at Bible College in preparation for church ministry. We had a lecturer say “go without bread, to buy books.” Thankfully we haven’t had to go without, to enjoy our interests.

So here I am joining many friends and like minded “crafty” people in “blog-land”. I will be sharing all sorts of things from my part of the world.


  1. Welcome to the land of blogging! You have done a great job in getting started... you will enjoy the journey! Loved reading and seeing your husband's collection of books. Both my husband and I are avid readers and have quite a collection ourselves although not as extensive as this. Thanks for sharing your life and activities with all of us in "Blogland" Hugs, Elaine in SLO,Ca

  2. Oh Susan!

    I'm sooooo happy that you've joined our hobby - okay, addiction! LOL

    I think blogging is an EXCELLENT way to keep friends abreast on what you're up to, share pictures and their explanations, and yes, it is a journal of sorts. Many times, I've had to "search" on my own blog because I needed some info, that I had already forgotten! *grin*

    If you're stuck and need advice on a quilt, for example... you can ask your readers for advice. Cool, eh? *still grinning*

    And the nice part about all this blogging, is that you don't need to do it every day, nor every week..... just whenever YOU feel like it!

    Okay, I've said too much, already!

    Congrats and welcome to the blogging world!


  3. Welcome to "Blogland". You have done a wonderful job setting up your blog. I am very partial to the layout you chose *grin* I very much enjoyed reading your first entry and seeing the pictures of your husband's books, WOW!!! Love the blog name you chose, too. Really looking forward to reading more from you :) Best wishes on this new journey.

    Congrats and Blessings,

  4. Hi Susan.... Welcome to Blogging Land.... You did a great job setting up your blog...I envy your husband in all the books he has... I would love to brouse through them... As well, I am a avid reader, when I am not quilting, sewing, or blogging... Again WELCOME.... :)

  5. Hi Susan,

    I have recently started blogging too. I love all those books!!!

    Great scenery in the first photo. Is that a rainbow I see?

    I love forward to reading more.....


  6. Hi exciting that you now have a blog! Welcome and enjoy.
    I'm glad that you are on the Antique quilt list, isn't it a wonderful quilt?!

  7. so many books - I love them. My hubby and I have tons of books also - but you beat us by many. thanks for stopping by my blog!

  8. Lucky you...
    Visiting your blog for the first time,so thought I'll say hi :)