Wednesday, June 10
Tuesday, June 9
I have bought myself 5 small notebooks last week. They are the size of a wallet, which means they are very easy to take with me wherever I go.
While working on my thesis, I realized I read way to little. I figured that one reason for me to not just read for fun, and only read things when I really need them for my research, is that I always forget way to much of the interesting facts I came accross. I don't like to use markers or pen in my expensive books, and when dealing with library books you can't even use them, even if you would want to. I also don't like sitting behind the computer while reading, so that you can directly put all the interesting and relevant information in a word.doc immediatly. I have an allergy to seperate pages with reading notes on them too. So that was the point when I decided to buy booklets for this.
Now, having them in use for about one week, I'm totally happy! They allow me to structure my thoughts about specific subjects and costume history in general way better. It's easy to find back quotes I found interesting, and it also serves as a kind of to do list for subjects I want to learn more about.
The only annoying thing that can happen is that you forget where you put your notebook. Was it in my handbag? Did I leave it on the coffee table? Maybe it sits underneath my pillow?
Monday, June 8
Friday, June 5
I hope to work on some of the following things this year:
* make samples of different types of embroidery to show the public
* make samples of different types of finger loop braids
* make samples of tassels
* finish a couple more purses for display
* tansfer my yarns to replica thread reels
* I could go on for a couple more hours...
But, as I applied as a freelance craftswoman for Stichting Hei (Historical Educational Initiative) I want to work on the educational aspects of my 'performance'.
Thursday, June 4
ALSO: thanks a billion for all your wonderfull reactions on my last post! It has now become the most commented post of this blog! I feel totally honoured and warm inside :)