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The Seasons of My Mother: A Memoir of Love, Family, and Flowers
by Marcia Gay Harden

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English

Pages

337

Publication Date

May 01, 2018

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In this lyrical and deeply moving memoir, one of America’s most revered actresses weaves stories of her adventures and travels with her mother, while reflecting on the beautiful spirit that persists even in the face of her mother’s struggle with Alzheimer’s disease.<BR><BR>Marcia Gay Harden knew at a young age that her life would be anything but ordinary. One of five lively children born to two Texas natives—Beverly, a proper Dallas lady, and Thad, a young naval officer—she always had a knack for storytelling, role-playing, and adventure. As a military family, the Hardens moved often, and their travels eventually took them to Yokohama, off the coast of Japan, during the Vietnam War era. It was here that Beverly, amid the many challenges of raising her family abroad, found her own self-expression in ikebana, the ancient Japanese art of flower arranging.<BR> <BR> Using the philosophy of ikebana as her starting point, Marcia Gay Harden intertwines the seasons of her mother’s life with her own journey from precocious young girl to budding artist in New York City to Academy Award-winning actress. With a razor-sharp wit, as well as the kind of emotional honesty that has made her performances resonate with audiences worldwide, Marcia captures the joys and losses of life even as her precious mother gracefully strives to maintain her identity while coming to grips with Alzheimer’s disease.<BR> <BR> Powerful and incredibly stirring, <i>The Seasons of My Mother</i> illustrates the unforgettable vulnerability and beauty of motherhood, as Marcia does what Beverly can no longer do: she remembers.
Simple Whatnots: A Batch of Satisfyingly Scrappy Little Quilts
by Kim Diehl

Language

English

Pages

128

Publication Date

May 01, 2018

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<p>Welcome to the wonderful world of Kim Diehl--on a splendidly small scale! Kim's little quilts have three big benefits: they're scrap friendly, they're quick to finish . . . and they're as cute as can be. Now you can create a wonderful variety of pint-sized quilts in Kim's signature style. <br /><br /><br /><br />Enjoy 18 projects from Kim's Simple Whatnots Club, previously available only in individual patterns. You'll learn streamlined techniques for petite patchwork, invisible machine applique, and cozy wool applique. Use completed projects as wall quilts and table toppers, or follow Kim's lead and display projects in other creative ways. As always, Kim shares her "Extra Snippet" sewing tips throughout so that YOU can become a better quilter.</p>
Bitsy Bunny Knitting Pattern
by Claire Fairall

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English

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Publication Date

May 21, 2018

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Bitsy Bunny loves to dress up. Today she can’t decide which dress she wants to wear, will it be the purple one with a heart on the bodice or the fun stripy one?<br /><br />Bitsy Bunny and her clothes are knitted flat and seamed. Her head and body are knitted in a single piece with simple shaping.<br />This pattern is suitable for confident beginners- All the doll and accessory pieces are knitted flat and use basic shaping. The dresses are knitted from the top down and use stitch markers to help you keep place with the Make 1 increases.<br /><br />The heart is easily added using Swiss Darning (Duplicate Stitch) a chart is included.<br /><br />Bitsy Bunny size-21cm /8.5” tall (not including her ears!)<br /><br />Needle size -3.5mm (UK 10 /US 4)<br />Tension - 20sts x 26 rows = 10cm (4”) st.st. Square<br /><br />Recommended yarn: -Paintbox Yarns Simply DK<br />If you are using an alternate yarn, check the recommended needle size for your yarn and use a needle 1 size smaller. <br />This will give a close textured stocking stitch which will hold its shape well when stuffed<br />Vanilla Cream 107<br />Dusty Lilac 145<br />Daffodil Yellow 121<br /><br />You will also need-<br />Small amount of Coffee Bean 110<br />8 stitch markers<br />Toy stuffing<br />Sewing up needle<br />
The Dangerous Book for Boys
by , Hal Iggulden

Language

English

Pages

288

Publication Date

April 03, 2018

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<p>The bestselling book—more than 1.5 million copies sold—for every boy from eight to eighty, covering essential boyhood skills such as building tree houses, learning how to fish, finding true north, and even answering the age old question of what the big deal with girls is—is soon to be an Amazon Prime Original Series created by Bryan Cranston (<em>Breaking Bad</em>) and Greg Mottola (<em>Superbad</em>).</p><p>The classic bestselling book for every boy from eight to eighty, covering essential boyhood skills such as building tree houses*, learning how to fish, finding true north, and even answering the age-old question of what the big deal with girls is.</p><p>In this digital age, there is still a place for knots, skimming stones and stories of incredible courage. This book recaptures Sunday afternoons, stimulates curiosity, and makes for great father-son activities. The brothers Conn and Hal have put together a wonderful collection of all things that make being young or young at heart fun—building go-carts and electromagnets, identifying insects and spiders, and flying the world's best paper airplanes.</p><p>Skills covered include: </p><p>The Greatest Paper Airplane in the World<br />The Seven Wonders of the Ancient World<br />The Five Knots Every Boy Should Know<br />Stickball<br />Slingshots<br />Fossils<br />Building a Treehouse*<br />Making a Bow and Arrow<br />Fishing (revised with US Fish)<br />Timers and Tripwires<br />Baseball's "Most Valuable Players"<br />Famous Battles-Including Lexington and Concord, The Alamo, and Gettysburg <br />Spies-Codes and Ciphers<br />Making a Go-Cart<br />Navajo Code Talkers' Dictionary<br />Girls<br />Cloud Formations<br />The States of the U.S. <br />Mountains of the U.S.<br />Navigation<br />The Declaration of Independence <br />Skimming Stones<br />Making a Periscope<br />The Ten Commandments<br />Common US Trees<br />Timeline of American History</p>
Tell Me More: Stories About the 12 Hardest Things I'm Learning to...
by Kelly Corrigan

Language

English

Pages

241

Publication Date

January 09, 2018

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<b><i>NEW YORK TIMES </i>BESTSELLER • A story-driven collection of essays on the twelve powerful phrases we use to sustain our relationships, from the bestselling author of <i>Glitter and Glue </i>and<i> The Middle Place</i></b><br /><br /> <b>“Kelly Corrigan takes on all the big, difficult questions here, with great warmth and courage.”—Glennon Doyle</b><br /><br />It’s a crazy idea: trying to name the phrases that make love and connection possible. But that’s just what Kelly Corrigan has set out to do here. In her <i>New York Times</i> bestselling memoirs<i>,</i> Corrigan distilled our core relationships to their essences, showcasing a warm, easy storytelling style. Now, in <i>Tell Me More,</i> she’s back with a deeply personal, unfailingly honest, and often hilarious examination of the essential phrases that turn the wheel of life.<br /><br /> In “I Don’t Know,” Corrigan wrestles to make peace with uncertainty, whether it’s over invitations that never came or a friend’s agonizing infertility. In “No,” she admires her mother’s ability to set boundaries and her liberating willingness to be unpopular. In “Tell Me More,” a facialist named Tish teaches her something important about listening. And in “I Was Wrong,” she comes clean about her disastrous role in a family fight—and explains why saying sorry may not be enough. With refreshing candor, a deep well of empathy, and her signature desire to understand “the thing behind the thing,” Corrigan swings between meditations on life with a preoccupied husband and two mercurial teenage daughters to profound observations on love and loss.<br /><br /> With the streetwise, ever-relatable voice that defines Corrigan’s work, <i>Tell Me More</i> is a moving and meaningful take on the power of the right words at the right moment to change everything.<br /><br /><b>Praise for <i>Tell Me More</i></b><br /><br /> “It is such a comfort just knowing that Kelly Corrigan exists: she is somehow both wise and self-deprecating; funny but unafraid of pain; frank but gentle. She is the sister/mother/best friend we all wish we could have—and because of this big-hearted book, we all get to.”<b>—Ariel Levy, author of <i>The Rules Do Not Apply</i></b><br /><br /> “With full-bodied humor and radical sensitivity, Kelly Corrigan transforms the mundane pain of life into a necessary spiritual text of sorts, one that reminds us that we have the right to grieve but the obligation to be grateful. This book will remind you that you are human—and of the fragile loveliness of being so.”<b>—Lena Dunham<br /></b>
The Curse of the Boyfriend Sweater: Essays on Crafting
by Alanna Okun

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English

Pages

232

Publication Date

March 20, 2018

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<p><b><i>The Curse of the Boyfriend Sweater</i> is a memoir about life truths learned through crafting.</b></p><p>People who craft know things. They know how to transform piles of yarn into sweaters and scarves. They know that some items, like woolen bikini tops, are better left unknit. They know that making a hat for a newborn baby isn’t just about crafting something small but appreciating the beginnings of life, which sometimes helps make peace with the endings. They know that if you knit your boyfriend a sweater, your relationship will most likely be over before the last stitch.</p><p>Alanna Okun knows that crafting keeps her anxiety at bay. She knows that no one will ever be as good a knitting teacher as her beloved grandmother. And she knows that even when we can’t control anything else, we can at least control the sticks, string, and fabric right in front of us.</p><p>Okun lays herself bare and takes readers into the parts of themselves they often keep hidden. Yet at the same time she finds humor in the daily indignities all crafters must face (like when you catch the dreaded Second Sock Syndrome and can’t possibly finish the second in a pair). Okun has written a book that will speak to anyone who has said to themselves, or to everyone within earshot, “I made that.”</p>
Cotton Blankets And Throws: 6 Lightweight Crochet Projects Perfec...
by Leisure Arts

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English

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Publication Date

May 16, 2018

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Perfect for summer lounging, the designs in Cotton Blankets And Throws from Leisure Arts provide just the right touch of light comfort for warm days. Choose from six styles that are easy to crochet using cotton yarn; five feature medium weight yarn and one is crocheted using fine weight yarn. Designs include Diamonds by Kathryn Clark, Summer Style by Carole Prior, Sailing by Martha Brooks Stein, Slanted Stripes by Cheryl Riley, Reversible by Nancy Griffin, and Striped (with triple-knot fringe) by Judith Harris. Crochet them in bright, white, or tranquil colors of soft cotton yarn to accessorize your home with a great variety of looks.
More Bench Tips for Jewelry Making: Proven Ways to Save Time and ...
by Bradford M. Smith

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English

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Publication Date

May 16, 2018

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This second volume of Bench Tips is written as a resource for jewelers with skill levels from beginner through advanced.<br /><br />Top artisans in every field have evolved clever tricks for solving problems, and making a piece of jewelry is no exception. "More Bench Tips" presents 86 of these solutions from the author's extensive teaching and shop experience to help you get the most out of your tools, keep costs under control, and avoid common hazards. Together they help you save time and increase quality of work at the bench.
Cræft: An Inquiry Into the Origins and True Meaning of Tradition...
by Alexander Langlands

Language

English

Pages

330

Publication Date

January 02, 2018

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<p>An archaeologist takes us into the ancient world of traditional crafts to uncover their deep, original histories.</p><br /><p>An archaeologist takes us into the ancient world of traditional crafts to uncover their deep, original histories.</p><br /><p>In the midst of a seemingly endless supply of mass-manufactured products, we find ourselves nostalgic for products bearing the mark of authenticity—hand-made furniture, artisan breads, craft beers, and other goods produced by human hands. What often goes unnoticed is the transformation of our understanding of craft—or rather, <em>craeft</em>—in the wake of industrialization.</p><br /><p>In <em>Craeft</em>, archaeologist and medieval historian Alexander Langlands argues that our modern understanding of craft only skims the surface. His journeys from his home in Wales have taken him along the Atlantic seaboard of Europe, from Spain through France and England to Scotland and Iceland in search of the lost meaning of craft. Reaching as far back as the Neolithic period, he combines deep history with scientific analyses and personal anecdotes. We follow the author as he herds sheep, keeps bees, tans hides, spins wool, and thatches roofs. We learn that scythes work much better on tall grass than the latest model of weed trimmers, that you can spin wool using a large wooden spoon, and that it was once considered criminal to work on animal hides before a requisite twelve-month soak.</p><br /><p>When it first appeared in Old English, the word <em>craeft</em> signified an indefinable sense of knowledge, wisdom, and resourcefulness. Rediscovering craft will connect us with our human past, our sense of place, and our remarkable capacity to survive in the harshest of landscapes. <em>Craeft</em> helps us more fully appreciate human ingenuity and the passing on of traditions from generation to generation.</p>
Diving for Starfish: The Jeweler, the Actress, the Heiress, and O...
by Cherie Burns

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English

Pages

232

Publication Date

March 20, 2018

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<p><b>Both a history of fine jewelry coming out of Paris in the Golden Age and a tour through the secretive world of high-end, privately-sold jewelry, <i>Diving for Starfish</i> is a stylish detective story with a glittering piece of jewelry at its heart. </b></p><p>In the mid 1930s, in the workroom of the famous Parisian jeweler Boivin, a young jewelry designer named Juliette Moutard created one of the most coveted pieces of jewelry in the world—the famous starfish pin—still sought after today by aficionados of fine jewelry. </p><p>The starfish, created out of gold and encrusted with 71 cabochon rubies and 241 small amethysts, was distinctive because its five rays were articulated, meaning that they could curl and conform to the bustline or shoulder of the women who wore it. The House of Boivin made three of them. Two of the women who bought and wore the starfish were Claudette Colbert and Millicent Rogers. </p><p>Obsessed with the pin after she saw it in the private showroom of a Manhattan jewelry merchant, Cherie Burns set off on a journey to find out all she could about the elusive pins and the women who owned them. Her search took her around the world to Paris, London, New York, and Hollywood. <i>Diving for Starfish </i>is the story of these marvelous pieces of jewelry and the equally dazzling women who loved them.</p>

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