Day 1779

Feb. 15th, 2011 08:14 pm
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I finally got my two overseas packages that I ordered right after Christmas yesterday and today- a book and a 'confection' :D This almost makes up for having such a hell week at work and no time to rest or relax.

The book is a 1980 copy of Tolkien's Poems and Stories published by Unwin in a black cloth binding with illustrations by Pauline Baynes. (She illustrated the Narnia books as well. That's why you know that name.) Simply delicious!

Mine is an ex-library copy so it does not have the slip case that it originally came with and there is a library mark on a couple of pages and a bit of battering at the top of the spine- but it does not appear to have been the most popular book in the library. Such a beautiful book.

The 'confection' is "Sweet Tea" here )

I had actually decided that they were never going to get here and the timing was most excellent.

I also found a quilt that I would love to make either a copy or something similar... but it's so intricate that I don't know if I ever could!

A larger photo is posted here

The title appears to translate as A Great Day to be Busy by Yoko Sekita and it won the Friendship Award at the Tokyo International Quilt Grand Prix in 2010. I love the way she has done the edges especially and all the tiny little details- perfectly executed in every one. Plus I love the colours too!

Just a side note, I love my Jeeve alarm clock. I woke up this morning to it and I was smiling before I was all the way awake. How many clocks can do that?
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I am seriously set up tonight!

A couple of days ago I posted a little story about how I got interested in pretty and feminine lingerie. That got me thinking about what I bought in college- pretty, not too expensive, no wire (I hated wires- now I almost have to have them and I'm resigned) by Maidenform. The line was called Delectables and I was very miffed when they discontinued it.

That was in 1989 or so.

But now, we have the interwebs! So I decided to look up and see what I could find of my old favorites-

white delectable

blue delectables

and they're even in my size, more or less :) (The tap pants will be a little big and the cami will be a little small as yet- I can wear it but it's supposed to be looser than it will be. The bra is just a little big- I can wear it but only on the smallest hook.) And all new with tags- just as if I'd bought them in 1984 and forgotten them- because this is exactly what I was wearing and delighting in then.



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