One of those nasty tummy bugs struck me down, meaning that this week ended rather suddenly on Wednesday lunchtime. I've started to feel marginally better today; think along the lines of 'alone and palely loitering' for an accurate description.
It's difficult to do anything with gusto at the moment, but before I was struck down (in my prime, so to speak, it was only the middle of the week) I took a pic of this book which had arrived earlier that morning. I've had my eye on it for a while and can report that there are some gorgeous buttons and fastenings in it, complete with good instructions and diagrams. I'm particularly taken with the Dorset buttons and the shirtwaist ones.