Thursday, February 4, 2010

february 4 - playing catch-up

January has come and gone and February has arrived and I've barely had time to notice! These past weeks have been crazy busy. Last week our library celebrated its 100th anniversary! The first reading rooms are actually older than that, but it was 100 years ago that the City began supporting a real library with money from the City fund. So we decided to celebrate! We had a birthday party of sorts on Monday and various events throughout the, children's programs, a poetry event. And we gave out some gifts as well...along with a $5 birthday card that patrons can use for fines or rentals we had these goodies:

a pad and pen to remind people of the most important stop on their shopping list...

a magnet sheet filled with lots of words associated with our library and libraries in general...

a 2-sided bookmark listing all of the library's librarians from 1909 to the present (if you look closely you can find my name! This was our yummy cake:

This week has been just one meeting after another. Not my favorite thing to do! And at night we've been busy clearing stuff out of the cabinets in preparation for having new floors put in today. The guys coming will move the furniture but not what's inside...and lord knows I have tons of little "things" everywhere! So I have been pretty pooped all week!

I think it was almost two weeks ago since I actually sat down and stitched anything! I started "The Gilded Cage" from Carriage House Samplings. This is how it looks right now....not much done, but it's a start!

I have high hopes for a stitchy weekend...and since I will be practically glued to my chair once the Olympics start, hopefully there will be more stitches stitched in February than there were in January!

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  1. What a fun celebration you had - it's too bad a bad economy has turned more people to the treasure a public library is and always has been! And your CHS piece looks great - I'm stitching the same piece and am nearing a finish. It's such fun to stitch.

  2. I LOVE the library...reminds me that I owe them some fines from November, I think!! I'd better go pay up!

    Nice start!

  3. One of the first things I do after I move is get a library card and go to the library. Congratulations on the 100 yr. aniversary. Hopefully you will now have some time for stitching.

  4. I love going to the library. I am so happy to have one very close to me.

    My sister is a Reference Librarian.

    Your start is nice. I love the colors. I am looking forward to your finish.

  5. Congratulations on the library's 100th anniversary! My library is only a bit over 40 years...

    Glad my ornament arrived safely :)

  6. Congrats on your library's 100th! How fun. Our library is pretty new but it's spectacular. We have a gorgeous lobby with a huge globe suspended - type in Clinton Macomb Public Library (in Michigan) in the google search and then be sure to click on images to see some wonderful pics. We are very proud of our library!!!

  7. Congratulations on your library's birthday! What neat ideas to give especially the magnetic sheet!

    Have a terrific weekend!

    Robin in Virginia

  8. Happy 100th Anniversary! Libraries are one of my favorite places. My first job was in a library and I've not been without a book for as long as I can remember. Congratulations!

  9. A great celebration 100 yrs is fantastic. I love libraries. Your Gilded Cage is looking really nice.

  10. I enjoyed this post so much Lynda! Happy anniversary and it looks like the celebration was a success.
    Thank you so much for my written snail mail letter...I've read it more than once, and gilded cage is looking good. Hope you get to stitch all weekend!

  11. How neat to work in such an old library. I just posted about my love of books on my TCC blog and playing librarian as a girl. You are so lucky in your job.

    Hugs ~

  12. You were having some great ideas for your library anniversary. I'm a huge library fan but I miss the big libraries so much. There are only small ones around here. But I can't complain as I volunteer in our local library and can dive into the world of books as much as I want to.

  13. Lynda... Send me one of those bookmarks with your librarians listed... I love that! And... hopefully this will be the week I will send that package to you that has been waiting almost a year. Congratulations on keeping the place open and providing such a valuable service to your community! Guilded cage looks so pretty! Hugs, Tami

  14. I sure hope you have some time to stitch in the future. I hope I will get some stitching done too. I've already stitched some today, but I hope I'll be able to stitch more in the future.


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