And I researched 18 different alphabets. I kept tallies of these things. Because I’m a tally keeper. Isn’t tally a fun word?
But I digress before I begin.
Do you ever judge a book by its cover?
Of course you do. We all do.
Perhaps I do it a bit more than others.
And yes, I should have ironed my green silky fabric before draping it over my stacks of moving boxes, but it wasn’t very polite of you to point that out.
I’m still working on the whole “my still photography isn’t cheesy” concept.
Check out Mr. Hood, he really must be saying something interesting, you can just tell:
“You shoulda been there! There were 10 of them, and 1 of me…Poor guys never had a chance…”
Have you ever seen such a lovely group of spines?
What person looking through a stack of books is going to pass this one by? I mean, seriously!
I obviously didn’t.
This is another one of my favorites: Ginny Gordon and the Lending Library.
Wait a second… this book has a handle! Whatever could it mean??!!
That’s right ladies and gentleman, the book purse has come into fruition.
And not only did Ms. Gordon undergo internal reconstructive surgery, her friends did too!
Mr. of Locksley himself has grown some lovely grosgrain ribbon handles.
Thank you for baring my wares, kind Mr. Mannequin.
It takes a special kind of man to model a purse.
This is a beautiful bright blue book purse, and she has been the source of much research for me in the last 24 hours.
Sporting a lovely black handle, she carries a title that obviously isn’t English. Or Russian, Greek, Hebrew, or Arabic…
Any guesses out there? I googled the author. Mr. Clarence Budington Kelland was born in Portland, Michigan, on July 11, 1881. He spent many of his years in Arizona.
Nope, its not written in Arizonian.
Much thanks to Sharon Markland, who identified this language as Gaelic. Irish Gaelic to be precise. It translates as The Miracle. A 70 minute film was made based on this book, entitled A Woman’s Faith. It was released in 1925.
And I’m going to give this book to one of you.
Now, this isn’t an ordinary giveaway, because y’all have been vying for it already, and you didn’t even know it.
Because I’ve been keeping a tally. Well, WordPress keeps the tally for me, but I’ve been paying attention to it.
And the winner is, Ms. Katherine Bentley. Kat was my 109th commenter on my blog. Yes, 109th. I was all set and excited to give the 100th commenter a book purse, but then my crazy little sister went and commented at just the wrong moment, and she already has a book purse. So I did a little more tally-ing and realized that I have commented on my own blog 9 times, so I waited until my 109th comment. Does that make sense?
Does it matter if it makes sense?
Kat, please e-mail your address to HuckleberryStew@gmail.comto claim your prize. I’m really happy to be sending it to you, because I know you will appreciate the Irishnessity of it.
Yes, Irishnessity is a word.
Stay tuned for information on my new Etsy site, where I will have book purses available soon!
Yes, I like teaser posts. I can’t help it!