“Nearest Book Thing”

Nearest Book Thing Rules:
* Grab the book nearest you. Right now.
* Don’t dig for your favorite book, the coolest, the most intellectual. Use the CLOSEST.
* Turn to page 56.
* Find the fifth sentence.
* Post that sentence here, and along with these instructions, on your blog.


From The Needlework Book, by Wanda Passadore (1969, Simon and Schuster): “The truly Chinese versions are very colorful; however, our taste gives preference to the light shades that repeat those of the classic filling stitch in a different effect.”

This exercise isn’t quite as telling for me as it might be for others (such as Shadow Me Teresa where I got it from).  Our household has a communal computer linked to the Internet, and it lives out in the living room.  So the nearest book happened to be in a small bookcase that houses our “overflow” large-size books.  The Needlework Book was given to me by my mom back when I was learning how to do a bit of fancy needlework (mostly embroidery).  It’s a bit skimpy on the how-to, but has lovely illustrations that are more for inspiration.  The sentence above was from a section on the Chinese filling stitch.  I actually remember using that stitch on a cloth purse a very long time ago. 

So, what book is closest to you right now, and what does it say on the fifth sentence of page 56?  🙂  Please post it in the comments.


About judithornot

Lives in semi-rural Northern California, happily married, retired counselor, night person, knits, plays WoW.
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One Response to “Nearest Book Thing”

  1. Adam says:

    If court portraits can be trusted the founding emperor, Taizu, was a stocky man with a handsome, round face.


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