Sunday, May 1, 2016

Sunday Salon

It's a rainy Sunday in New York, and I'm glad that we did our going-out yesterday because today is a day for staying in.

Yesterday was Independent Bookstore Day, and lots of bookstores were running promotions and having special events- probably every bookstore except the one I visited, Little City Books in Hoboken, NJ. My husband and I were looking at Hoboken as a possible alternative to Queens, and spent the day walking around and exploring this very charming enclave just a 15 minute train ride from midtown Manhattan.

It was a beautiful day- a perfect day for househunting and we stumbled on Little City Books on a side street after having breakfast and exploring Washington Street, the main commercial drag. It's a great little indie store and I bought Independent People, by Haldor Laxness.

And that was it for Independent Bookstore Day for us. When we got home it was nap time and since my husband is still a little under the weather we decided to relax for the rest of the day. We did go see "Zootopia" at the movie theater down the street, which was a solid B+ Disney flick.

Today I'm cleaning and reading. Specifically I'm weeding out a large chunk of my sewing books. I've already scanned most of my paper patterns to PDF and hope to go 50% paperless by the time we move. Going forward I'm only buying PDF patterns and sewing books. With an e-reader at my sewing machine it's very easy to work with PDF patterns and it really does eliminate bulk around the house. I have a large pile of books to sell already. I do wonder about the future of paper patterns and books given the ease and practicality of the PDF when it comes to sewing. I worry about how the change in technology will impact quilt shops too but I can't see overstuffing my limited living space when there are solutions that work better for my lifestyle.

What are you up to this Sunday?