First I get this postcard from Deb L. because I guessed correctly about the location part of her 4-way meme. Isn't it wonderful?? I think it might be sideways, though...
Second, I got 2 yards of Lutrador to play with. It's white and looks like interfacing, hence no photo. But Thirdly, I got this book: Creating Sketchbooks for Embroiderers and Textile Artists.
It has photos inside of actual sketchbook pages, lots of techniques to read about, and a primer at the end for making your own sketchbook. Here's an example.
And this one.