Wednesday, August 22, 2012
A Good Book on a Cloudy Day...
I was going to do some wicker. I got out the books and then changed course.
This is the very first book I bought as a reference for wicker back in 1983. I can't believe that I have been doing wicker that long, but I have.
Anyway, it has been falling apart for quite some time. No fun to try to flip through it anymore. So, I decided to use one of my favorite remedies for falling apart or otherwise annoying volumes.
I went and found a small notebook cover, about the right size. Then I looked until I found the infamous, hiding, 3 hole, hole punch. It is never where I think it is.
I adjusted the punch to the size of the notebook holes and went to work. It takes a while, because you can only do a few pages at a time, but now I can flip through it once again.
I glued the cover to the front of the notebook and the spine to the spine of the notebook. A whole new book!
This one had a hard cover, so I just put it inside and labeled the outside on the spine with a label maker.
I did this one less than a year after I got the book.
I bought it at Mott's, when they still had a larger museum at the back of Knott's Berry Farm Park a long time ago.
I went in early one morning to look and I was the only one there, besides the man running it...He must have been bored and started following me. We talked about each exhibit as we came to them and he seemed to know just about everything there was to know about each one. He didn't introduce himself, but was very pleasant and fun to talk to.
I bought the book and took it back to the hotel. I opened it and discovered that identity of my guide. It was Mr. Mott, himself. I have always felt very honored to have had a private tour of the miniatures that he made, by the maker himself!
I am sorry that I messed up the book, but it had to be done. My sanity was at stake. Standing on your head to read every other page is no fun.
See you tomorrow.