Sunday, August 2, 2015

New Collection [Old post, renamed and edited] (Preset )




I've started another offline collection in addition to my Decorative Magnets Collection. This collection, however, is a bit more unusual, a bit less conventional. [Did I say a bit?]
I've started collecting what might be called "Break-offs." These are items which have become detached from other, larger objects. So far, I have 3 "Break-offs" in my collection:
Item:
Fish-shaped zipper pull with the
word BLOWFISH.
Parent Object:
Bible cover.
Item:
Dial with channel numbers.
Parent Object:
Old tv set.
Item
Whimsical wooden duck.
Parent Object:
Kitchen memo holder.

Naturally, items with sharp edges will not go into my collection!


Note:  That was three years ago today, so happy anniversary to my Break-off Collection!

Saturday, August 1, 2015

Books Read In The Past Week

Books read for the first time are marked with  a #

Books are grouped in their sections by author, and not necessarily in the order read.


Sunday book(s) 

"The Happiness of Heaven"
by Fr. J. Boudreau, S.J.


"That Football Game
and What Came of It"
by Fr. Francis J. Finn, S.J.
[children's fiction]
(online book)



Weekday Books

"Eight Cousins"
by Louisa May Alcott
[fiction]
{carried over from last week}


"The Home Has A Heart"
by Thyra Ferre Bjorn
[non-fiction, Christian (Protestant) themes,
anecdotes, recipes]
(August chapter only)


"Stone Soup"
by Marcia Brown
[picture book]
(openlibrary.org loan)


 "God Uses Cracked Pots"#
by Patsy Clairmont
{carried over from last week}
[nonfiction, Christian (Protestant), autobiographical anecdotes, part
of a 3-in-1 book]
(openlibrary.org loan)



"The Tale of the Flopsy Bunnies"
by Beatrix Potter
[picture book.( in
"Beatrix Potter The Complete Tales") ]
(Kindle book)



"Something Borrowed, Something Blue"
by Lenora Mattingly Weber
[YA fiction]


"The Friendly Persuasion"
by Jessamyn West
[historical fiction, Quakers]
{carrying over into next week}


More About My Break-Off Collection

Quite some time ago, a knob came my dresser (which was Mom's
dresser before we moved.)  I set it aside until I decided whether
or not to add to to my collection. 

Today, I finally made the decision.  It is now in the drawer which houses the collection... and which happens to be one of the drawers in that dresser!
Eventually, however, my collection will no longer be kept in a drawer.

I plan to start saving the plastic trays from the Chinese take-out place,
washing and rinsing and drying them very carefully, and transferring the collection to those trays (which will then be designated as display 
cases!)
I'm also going to separate the items in my collection, as follows:
1
Heavy objects of various sizes
(Example: the drawer-knob added today.)
2
Larger light objects
(Example: The eye-glass frame handle added in December of 2012)
3
Smaller light objects
(Example: The Blowfish zipper pull, the item that started it all!)