Well, I'm bowing to popular demand for information as to what I want
for Christmas, birthdays, and other gift giving occasions, and putting
a list up here on my website. I'm not saying anyone has to get me stuff
from this list, I'm just saying that this is specific stuff that I would
like to have, and if you want to get it for me, that would be keen.
I'm dividing it into five sections: books and CDs, craft stuff, other
stuff, pushing my luck, and pie in the sky. The "pushing my luck"
section is the more expensive stuff that is still within the realm of
possibility, and the "pie in the sky" stuff is really expensive,
and while by no means do I actually expect to ever get it as a gift,
boy-oh-boy would it be cool.
books & CDs craft
stuff other stuff pushing
my luck pie in the sky
Note to anyone thinking about getting me a cutting
They're on sale at Hancock Fabrics for $79.99, Dec. 5-23.
Just thought you should know...
books & CDs -- I like a wide variety
of stuff, much of it obscure. Now you know why I really prefer gift
certificates. :-) Oh, and I don't mind used books. Most of the academic
ones I want are out of print, so that may be the only way to find them.
Most of the links below go to a site called Half.com,
where people sell their used books. You can find some fab deals there.
Mongol -- Barry Sadler ISBN #0-51510-2407
Medieval Warhorse -- R. H. Davis ISBN #0-50025-1029
Iceland: Society, Sagas, & Power - Jesse L. Byock ISBN #0-52005-4202
Russian Laws - George Vernadsky ISBN #0-37498-0756
Horse & Its Equipment ISBN #0-11290-4858 (textbook, no author
Medieval Archer - Jim Bradbury (actually, I want this one for
Wolfie) ISBN #0-31252-6652
Russia : A Source Book, 850-1700 ISBN #0-87569-2184
Alden Amos Big Book of Handspinning - Alden Amos ISBN #1-88301-0888
Dying, and Working with Merino and Other Superfine Wools - Margaret
Stove ISBN #0-93402-6718
- Arts & Sciences Bibliographies, available from the SCA
Stock Clerk (no ISBN)
- The following copies of Compleat Anachronist (SCA publication)
- CA0035 (3/88) An Introduction to Russian Costume
- CA0041 (1/89) Dyestuffs
- CA0057 (9/97) A Viking Miscellanea
- CA0087 (9/96) Spinning with a Medieval Twist
- CA0108 (3/00) Fingerloop Braids
- A subscription to Spin-Off
- The following back
issues of Spin-Off Magazine ($6.95 ea.):
- Spring 2002
- Summer 1999
- Spring 1999
- Spring 1997
Color: The Complete Guide to Making and Using Natural Dyes - Jenny
Dean, Karen D. Casselman ISBN #0823057275
from Nature : Growing, Collecting, & Using Natural Dyes -
Dyes and Home Dyeing: A Practical Guide with Over 150 Recipes
- Rita J. Adrosko Margaret Smith Furry ISBN #0486226883
Weaver's Garden: Growing Plants for Natural Dyes and Fibers -
Handspindle Treasury: 20 Years of Spinning Wisdom, from Spin-off Magazine
- Cardweaving - Candace Crockett ISBN #0-934026-61-0
- Mary Gostelow ISBN #0486401782
Embroidery - Elizabeth Geddes, Moyra McNeill ISBN #048623245X
of Embroidery Stitches, Including Crewel - Marion Nichols ISBN
Age Iceland - Jesse Byock ISBN #0-14029-1156
Travels of Friar Odoric: Blessed Odoric of Pordenone - Odorico,
Henry Yule (Translator), Foreword by Antonio Vitale Bommarco ISBN
- Sabbatum - Black Sabbath
songs covered by medieval band Rondellus ($14)
- Away From The Sun (not yet released), 3 Doors Down
the Obvious - Spider Robinson (again, prices in Canadian dollars.
Support our neighbors to the North!)
- Spindles Around The World -- DVD
You can always call Copper Moose at 1-866-44FIBER (1-866-443-4237),
if the sales are closed on eBay... or just call them if you don't
want to deal with eBay. The guy up there is super-nice.
pushing my luck
Cutting Table -- I think my sister has one like this.
Mazurka Spinning Wheel -- It might be pie-in-the-sky as well,
but the unfinished model is not as expensive as the Ashford Joy, so
I figured I'd put it here (but if, by some miracle, someone decides
to be awesome and get this one for me, I'm not so nutty about walnut
- Baynes Colonial
Upright Wheel -- Clear Polished, I should think. Best price I've
seen for a wheel that needs to be imported from New Zealand. Again,
single treadle. Double makes me feel like I'm on a bicycle. :-)
pie in the sky