A Couple New Things

***First… The glitches…. I am sorry. WordPress has made a bunch of changes lately. There is something quirking about the scheduling/publishing box. Thank you for your patience and humor.***


I must confess, I have previously failed to bridge the gap between my enjoyment reading and the modern world. Not only do I still listen to my audiobooks on CD, I have failed to make good use of Goodreads.

Silly? Likely. After all, Fanciful Utility has been listed there since publication.

I’ve decided to make better use of the Goodreads site.

As I mentioned, FanU has been there for a while now. Paisley, Plaid, & Purled is newly listed. Both could use a little help in their reviews. As I write, FanU has 6 and PP&P has none. (I’ll work on getting From Field to Fashion there as well.)

Please, take a moment to hop over to Goodreads to rate and review each, if you have read them.



I need to learn a few online teaching programs for work. As I am one who learns best by doing and one of them is available publicly, I will be looking for a few volunteers. Each person will need to be willing to look at the LiveBinder I am putting together and give written feedback about the technology. The LiveBinder will have a couple projects (the work bag sew along we just finished and a couple others) that can be made with the directions I am putting on LiveBinder. This should be possible without signing up for an account.



Looking for where to buy each of my books and patterns?

  • Fanciful Utility: Victorian Sewing Cases and Needle-books is available through ESC publishing at www.thesewingacademy.com
  • Paisley, Plaid, & Purled: Shawls of the Mid-Nineteenth Century is exclusively available in my Etsy shop as a Ebook.
  • From Field to Fashion: The Straw Bonnet is currently available as an Ebook in my Etsy shop.
  • My Quilted Winter Hood Pattern is also available in my Etsy shop.
Published in: on February 11, 2016 at 6:00 am  Comments (7)  

7 CommentsLeave a comment

  1. Anna- I get a ‘this blog not found’ message when I click through.

    Eileen Hook The Talbott Collective http://www.thetalbottcollective.com Sent from my iPhone


  2. Dear WordPress…. Stop making weird things happen. It worries my readers. It worries me.

  3. Eileen,
    Does it work now?

  4. I’ll help!

  5. Thank you.

  6. I am willing to help with your LiveBinder project.

  7. Thank you.

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