I have to confess - I'm a Bibliophile. Sounds dangerous, even contagious, but I love to spread it around. Yes, I love books, especially needlework books. Announcements of the introduction of a new book on Stumpwork or Whitework embroidery make my fingers itch and haunt me till I check out the reviews to see if I must add them to my library.

Then there are the older books that I come across in my browsing through second-hand book shops, or the list of culls from the EAC Library ... you mean you haven't heard!! On January 1st a list of these books was added to the EAC Members' Only Website. What a great way to enhance your library!! They're very inexpensive and shipping costs can be avoided by picking them up at Seminar in Winnipeg. To get a better look at any book just put the main words and the author into your browser and have a look at what comes up. Then order any that appeal to you through our Librarian, Isla Marsh (library@eac.ca). Have fun!!


On another topic, ... now is the time for New Year's Resolutions. Often Life gets in the way so we can't accomplish what we set out to do, but that doesn't mean we can't look at some goals:

Make time for yourself- Give yourself permission to stitch a bit each day, or week, or whatever works for you. Be happy with your own accomplishments.

Share the hobby- Let others know about needlework, by displaying your work or offering to teach. Possibly stitch something for charity.

Get organized- There's nothing as frustrating as wasting time looking for something. Really try to find a workable system!

Purge your collection- Decide which patterns you probably will never stitch and which UFO's will never be finished. Pass them on to others.

Learn something new- If you've been wanting to try a new technique or stitch, the time was never better than now.

Happy New Year everyone,
Joyce G.


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The Embroiderers' Association of Canada (EAC) is a national non-profit educational organization whose purpose is to have a fellowship of persons who enjoy needlework and wish to learn and share their knowledge; and thereby to work towards maintaining higher standards of design, colour and workmanship.

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