Monday, June 22, 2009

You Are An Obsession, You're My Obsession (173/365)

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"My fantasy has turned to madness
All my goodness has turned to badness
My need to possess you has consumed my soul
My life is trembling, I have no control

I will have you, yes I will have you
I will find a way and I will have you
Like a butterfly, a wild butterfly
I will collect you and capture you..."

Animotion, "Obsession", Animotion, CD, Track 1, Mercury Records/Universal Music, 1984

TIME:  9:19 PM
PLACE:  My basement
SUBJECT:  Vintage craft books

Confession time.  I have an obsession for collecting craft books.  Especially craft books from the late sixties and early seventies.  Especially craft books that make you go "What were they thinking!"  Especially when I can purchase said craft books at thrift stores, yard sales, estate sales, auctions, rummage sales or book sales for $1.00 or less each.  I see one and my heart pounds, the adrenaline starts to rush and I quickly snap it up.  Why?  I don't know.  I'm a freak.  Actually, I love looking at the older designs and dream about sewing, embroidering, or cross stitching something similar.  But, alas, I don't have the time.  Well, I guess I could have the time if I got my butt off my chair and away from this darn Internet.  It's all about priorities folks!  In any case, I have waaaaay too many on my bookshelves in my basement and I need to cull them.  That is why this particular stack of books is going in the yard sale this weekend.  Oh, and I have a ton of others in boxes already upstairs.  Yeah, it's a sickness.  That is why I shall be selling them and spreading the vintage crafty goodness to all! 


Mari said...

Great picture! I love craft books too!

Susan said...

Well, you know what? I recognize some of those books because I have my own collection, but not nearly as many as you have. I used to collect fabric for all the quilts I was going to make, but now they are all in the attic waiting for my retirement, if ever.