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In which Chronicle Books showers me with gifts

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March has been quite the Chronicle Books month for me. First I won the very awesome Button Factory, which produced such wonders and whimsies such as these buttons. I love buttons and now I love making buttons. =)

 

On Saturday I received The Baseball Scorekeeper; Introduction by Zack Hample,  text by Stuart Miller,  that I won from a Chronicle Books Twitter contest (follow them @chroniclebooks). This book is full of awesome, and it will rightfully go to my baseball fan fiance as a wedding present. he did go to Spring Training in Arizona for his bachelor party. Even though I won both items in giveaways,  I still consider all these lovelies from Chronicle Books as early wedding presents, since they are probably the best matches for our respective interests and hobbies, mine being old-lady crafts and his being baseball.

Here are some shots of the Baseball Scorekeeper:

The cover

 

 

 

 

 

 

The inside scoresheets – Visitor and Home Team

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The cheatsheet in the back of the book so that we can learn how to accurately fill out the pages!!

March Recap

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Books Read / Reviewed in March

I’ve been really good about reading books off my bookshelf. So far, I’ve only strayed a little bit to read The Girl in the Green Raincoat, but I think I’ve earned it. I did buy some new books adding to my book pile already reaching epic proportions in my tiny apartment. I also brought home a sizable stack of books I had left at my mom’s house. Luckily, those books are read, so now I just need to find a place to store them. =/

1. A soft place to land

2. French kissing

3. Old school : a novel

4. Not buying it : my year without shopping
5. A reliable wife : a novel

1. A Soft Place to Land – Susan Rebecca White

2. French Kissing – Catherine Sanderson

3. Old School – Tobias Wolff

4. Not Buying It – Judith Levine

5. A Reliable Wife – Robert Goolrick

Knitting has been slow for me this month. I spent a lot of time working on a puppy sweater for my friend’s little girl, Penny. This was my first ever dog sweater and it really gave me some trouble. I haven’t bought any new yarn since the Knitting Convention in Feb, but I haven’t really used any of my current yarn either.

My other crafting sessions have been making buttons. Thanks to the wonderful Chronicle Books, I won the Button Factory from a giveaway on their blog last week.

<——– The Button Factory

Comes with buttons, fabric, and the handle button presser.

The buttons! This is a great way to use up scrap fabrics (or fat quarter pieces). I plan on adding these buttons to my knitting projects. My favorite button is the baseball one. I think it deserves its own close-up. =)

How perfect is that?

You can find The Button Factory available on The Chronicle Books site, at Urban Outfitters, and at Barnes & Noble,