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Aran Afghans to Crochet (Leisure Arts #4948)
Aran Afghans to Crochet (Leisure Arts #4948)
Price: $5.99
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Good but for those with crochet experience., April 22, 2016
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While I love the afghans in the book, I'm finding the instructions a little hard to decipher. I haven't yet done more than finish my stitch gauge so I'll need to update this review when I'm actually working the piece. All may become clear when I'm actually doing the work. Please note: this book specifies that it's intended for those with "intermediate and advanced" crochet experience.


Nozlen Document Poster Tube - Hot Pink Plastic Storage Tube Expands from 24.5" up to 40" with Clear ID Card Cap - Water and Light Resistant - Telescoping For Posters, Artwork and Drawings Model DT3202
Nozlen Document Poster Tube - Hot Pink Plastic Storage Tube Expands from 24.5" up to 40" with Clear ID Card Cap - Water and Light Resistant - Telescoping For Posters, Artwork and Drawings Model DT3202
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Price: $58.95
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5.0 out of 5 stars Good storage option, April 22, 2016
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I needed this to store a very special needlepoint canvas. I was large enough to keep the canvas without having to roll it tightly and there is room to pack the threads as I accumulate them.. Adjusting the length was easy.
The tube is sturdy and will protect my project until I'm ready to start stitching!


Bonnet Girls: Patterns of the Past
Bonnet Girls: Patterns of the Past
by Helen R. Scott
Edition: Paperback
Price: $14.39
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars An Absolute Treasure, May 9, 2015
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I don't do applique. But this book may well cause me to add the technique to my repertoire! It's fun, well written and gives many, ideas on how to customize the designs. I love the fact that there are so many extra "props" all in the same proportion so your Bonnet Girl(s) are free to tell their own stories.

Highly recommended for anyone who has an interest in narrative quilts or embroidery.


Needlework Patterns in the Era of Jane Austen: Ackermann's Repository of Arts
Needlework Patterns in the Era of Jane Austen: Ackermann's Repository of Arts
by Jody Gayle
Edition: Paperback
Price: $11.38
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2 of 5 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Skip this one if you stitch, May 9, 2015
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Just acquired a copy of "Needlework Patterns in the Era of Jane Austen" by Jody Gayle. It is a complete and total waste of money. She copied plates "Ackerman's Repository of Arts". All grey and white with no explanation of what you are seeing, scale, technique, or any thing else helpful to a needleworker.

I love doing whitework embroidery, but it's impossible to tell what was meant to be done as cutwork, shadow work, or Ayrshire embroidery. Even with the paperback version, you'd have a b***h of a time getting a decent transfer because there is so little contrast in print.
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Polish Pottery Ceramika Boleslawiec Oval Mirek Baker 2, 9-2/3-Inch by 6-7/10-Inch, 5 Cups, Royal Blue Patterns with Red Cornflower and Blue Butterflies Motif
Polish Pottery Ceramika Boleslawiec Oval Mirek Baker 2, 9-2/3-Inch by 6-7/10-Inch, 5 Cups, Royal Blue Patterns with Red Cornflower and Blue Butterflies Motif

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars, October 20, 2014
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This piece is beautiful as well as practical.


KitchenAid KHB2561CU 5-Speed Hand Blender - Contour Silver
KitchenAid KHB2561CU 5-Speed Hand Blender - Contour Silver
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3.0 out of 5 stars Not up to KitchenAid standards., September 22, 2014
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There is much to like about this set, but it has one fatal flaw... the blade attachment does not lock tightly into the handle. Using it to puree a squash soup, I had them separate several times. It works fine for light things like whipping cream, but I need a workhorse.


Drive Logic DL-64-RED Portable EVA Hard Drive Carrying Case Pouch, Red
Drive Logic DL-64-RED Portable EVA Hard Drive Carrying Case Pouch, Red
Price: $7.82
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5.0 out of 5 stars Recommended, September 22, 2014
This is exactly as advertised. It is sturdy and well made with plenty of room for the recommended hard drive and its cords. Looks good, too!


1000 New Embroidery Designs
1000 New Embroidery Designs
by Joan Waldman
Edition: Paperback
Price: $21.24
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Very Worthy of a Place on Your Needlework Bookshelf, September 22, 2014
This isn't just another "how to embroider and embellish" book. The author is taking you into new territory for many stitchers - namely layered stitching. What is it? Well, you make one pass to make a base design...usually using a running stitch, chain stitch, or cross stitch. Then over the top of your base you add stitches using other colors and techniques. Ms. Waldman keeps it very simple by keeping everything on a grid and using multiple colors to define the added layers.
This is NOT for the rank beginner because she does not provide a numbered stitch guide (i.e.. up at 1 down at 2) for each motif, she assumes that the reader can figure that out on their own once they have mastered the individual stitch (like herringbone, fly, Cretan, or lazy daisy.). She doesn't suggest using a "doodle cloth" - a scrap - to figure out your path and stitching order. I would. Why? Because upper layers of stitching might pucker the lower ones, the threads carried on the back might show unless woven through prior stitches. and some layers might work better on top than in the middle!
Bottom line. This book belongs in every creative stitcher's library. It is different from most books on the market and really has something worth exploring.
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Intricate Eggs
Intricate Eggs
by Chuck Abraham
Edition: Paperback
Price: $6.95
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Blackwork for stitchers!, March 9, 2014
This review is from: Intricate Eggs (Paperback)
I found my copy in a bookstore and I'm buying another as a door prized for my Guild. This has wonderful designs for those who like to play with blackwork. The geometrics are different but easy to follow if you are tired of the traditional Tudor patterns. Now not every page is suitable for this kind of stitching, but name one book that you would copy every single design!
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JAPANESE MAPLE 'BUTTERFLY' / Smart Pot 2 gallon
JAPANESE MAPLE 'BUTTERFLY' / Smart Pot 2 gallon

5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful addition to landscape, March 4, 2014
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This has now been in my yard for several years. It had done well since I first planted it adding color to the landscape. It does grow very slowly and you do need to be attentive and clip off any branches that try to revert to plain green (this is rare).


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