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Knitting Yarns: Writers on Knitting
by Ann Hood

Language

English

Pages

305

Publication Date

November 11, 2013

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<p><strong>"In this lovely anthology, Sue Grafton, Barbara Kingsolver, and other authors go public with their passion for knitting." —<em>People</em> (four stars)</strong></p><br /><p>"The impressive collection of writers here have contributed essays that celebrate knitting and knitters. They share their knitting triumphs and disasters as well as their life triumphs and disasters…These essays will break your heart. They will have you laughing out loud." —Ann Hood, from the introduction</p><br /><p>Why does knitting occupy a place in the hearts of so many writers? What’s so magical and transformative about yarn and needles? How does knitting help us get through life-changing events and inspire joy? In <em>Knitting Yarns</em>, twenty-seven writers tell stories about how knitting healed, challenged, or helped them to grow. Barbara Kingsolver describes sheering a sheep for yarn. Elizabeth Berg writes about her frustration at failing to knit. Ann Patchett traces her life through her knitting, writing about the scarf that knits together the women she’s loved and lost. Knitting a Christmas gift for his blind aunt helped Andre Dubus III knit an understanding with his girlfriend. Kaylie Jones finds the woman who used knitting to help raise her in France and heals old wounds. Sue Grafton writes about her passion for knitting. Also included are five original knitting patterns created by Helen Bingham.</p><br /><p>Poignant, funny, and moving, <em>Knitting Yarns</em> is sure to delight knitting enthusiasts and lovers of literature alike.</p>
Turning Season: a novel (Book 7)
by Melanie Lageschulte

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English

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Publication Date

April 28, 2020

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<b>Autumn’s reds and golds make tiny Prosper picture-perfect, but under the surface lies a startling truth: Not everything is what it seems.</b><br /><br />Melinda throws herself into plans for the rural community’s first-ever fall festival, and all the seasonal tasks around her small farm. But her sun-dappled days are disrupted when little Prosper is suddenly thrust into the spotlight. An unexpected windfall gives new life to a long-held hope, and a startling discovery has everyone on edge. And as the mayor’s race heats up, Melinda discovers small-town politics can be worse than anything that goes bump in the night.<br /><br />As the leaves change color and drift away, Melinda’s personal life is also evolving. Her new relationship appears to be a happy one, but will different perspectives and shifting priorities cloud its future? Don’t miss the next installment in this heartwarming series!<br />
The Heartless Valentine (The Jennifer Hunter Series Book 2)
by Kacey Gene

Language

English

Pages

278

Publication Date

January 17, 2020

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Roses are red; violets are blue<br />Is a lover from the dead here to kill you? <br /><br />Valentine’s Day. 2020. Middlebridge, Wisconsin. When the quick-witted second grade teacher and amateur sleuth, Jennifer Hunter, receives a gift from a secret admirer on Valentine’s Day, she heartily investigates who her cupid could be. When she opens the box, though, she doesn’t find chocolates; she finds a human heart wrapped in red tissue paper. <br /><br />And that’s not all. Her admirer has written a note confessing their desire to watch Jennifer die. That’s when Jennifer’s best friend and Middlebridge’s Police Lieutenant, Jake Hollow, steps in. <br /><br />Jake and Jennifer put their dynamic duo focus on finding Jennifer’s deranged valentine, and that leads them to the recently deceased body of David Bird IV. He looks like an average dead guy except for one fact -- his heart has been removed. Jennifer must investigate this heartless valencrime; otherwise, she fears she’ll be the next victim. Yet, her attempt to protect her own heart leads her to a set of love letters that tell the story of broken hearts from the past. <br /><br />Valentine’s Day. 1910. Salem, Massachusetts. Clay Trunkett, a twenty year old hard-working journalist, is scheduled to hang for assaulting a man. His accuser? David Bird II, son of the wealthiest man in Salem. Clay’s true crime? Falling in love with Meghan White, the woman David has his heart set on marrying. <br /><br />The love triangle of 1910 holds the clues Jennifer needs to find the heart snatcher of 2020, but with her own crazed valentine delivering threatening messages and bits of heart like they’re candy, Jennifer struggles to piece together this crime of passion from 1910. <br /><br />And, Jennifer’s own passions get in the way when she discovers that her best friend, Jake, has a girlfriend -- one that he’s been hiding from Jennifer for months. Betrayal runs high as masquerade parties, craft sales, murder mystery dinners, and a strange encounter at the local diner all distract Jennifer from her one mission: To find out who’s making her Valentine’s Day the most horrifyingly heart-filled in history. The problem is, Jennifer’s discoveries may end her friendship with Jake, and that’s a heartbreak she can’t take. <br /><br />This clean cozy mystery will keep reader’s hearts pounding as they flip through love letters from the past and the alternating stories of Jennifer Hunter and Clay Trunkett. Jennifer’s down-to-earth and lovable personality plunges into new territory as she must assess her relationship with Jake and the type of love she wants in her life. She goes on crochet benders; she attends parties where she gets to be someone other than herself; and all the time she’s piecing together a crime that makes this Valentine’s Day anything but sweet. <br /><br />Readers who love cozy mysteries like EVERY BREATH YOU TAKE by Mary Higgins Clark or Hope Callaghan’s HEART AND HOLIDAY Cozy Mystery Collection, will fall in love with Kacey Gene’s THE HEARTLESS VALENTINE. <br />
Needle Felting - A Complete Course: From Beginner to Advanced wit...
by Lori Rea

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English

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Publication Date

February 09, 2020

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<p><strong><em></em></strong><br /></p><p><strong>Start and finish your first needle felting project in one day!  This book will teach you everything you need to know about needle felting with cute projects disguised as sequential lessons that will take you from beginner to advanced needle felter in one complete course.</strong>   </p><p>Needle felting is the fastest growing, new fiber art in the world.  Lori Rea, an accomplished felting teacher and Amazon ranked best seller, will mentor you through every part of the needle felting process with details, tips and visual tutorials. </p><p>For the beginner needing the basics to the more experienced felter seeking to add to their knowledge and technical skills, this book can guide you into needle felting mastery with its 14 adorable project lessons (hearts, chipmunk, rabbit, dog and more) and extensive chapters on wool, needles and basic techniques.  Both 3-dimensional sculptures and 2-dimensional landscapes (wool paintings) are included. </p><ul><li><p> <strong>Wool </strong>explained - Discover the best types for needle felting </p></li><li><p> <strong>Needles</strong> demystified – Types, gauges and the ONE needle you must have<br /></p></li><li><p><strong>Basic </strong>techniques – A glossary you can refer to again and again <br /></p></li><li><p><strong>Projects</strong> - 14 projects that build your skills incrementally<br /></p></li><li><p><strong>Armatures </strong>– Learn how to build armatures: wire types and wrapping techniques <br /></p></li><li><p><strong>Storage</strong> solutions – Creative ways to organize and protect your wool stash </p></li><li><p><strong>Buying </strong>supplies – A list of the best online stores, saving you time and money </p></li><li><p><strong>Connect </strong>– Explore online groups and forums, with links </p></li></ul><p><em>Needle Felting – A Complete Course</em>, streamlines the learning experience, saving you both time and money.  <strong>You will save TIME</strong> because you won’t need to spend countless hours piecing together information on the internet, confused about where to start.  It’s all laid out for you here in this step-by-step, concise guide.  <strong>You will save MONEY</strong>, because this book teaches you exactly what you need, no more guess work or costly mistakes.  The extensive, up-to-date resource section directs you to the best suppliers world-wide.  </p><h4>If your goal is to learn how to become a confident needle felting creator, then scroll up and    <strong><em>click "add to cart"</em></strong> to get started on this exciting new craft. </h4><strong><em></em></strong>
Floret Farm's A Year in Flowers: Designing Gorgeous Arrangements ...
by Erin Benzakein

Language

English

Pages

304

Publication Date

February 11, 2020

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<strong>Learn how to buy, style, and present seasonal flower arrangements for every occasion.</strong><br /><br />With sections on tools, flower care, and design techniques, <em>Floret Farm's A Year in Flowers</em> presents all the secrets to arranging garden-fresh bouquets.<br /><br /><strong>Featuring expert advice from Erin Benzakein, world-renowned flower farmer, floral designer, and bestselling author of <em>Floret Farm: Cut Flower Garden</em>, </strong>this book is a gorgeous and comprehensive guide to everything you need to make your own incredible arrangements all year long, whether harvesting flowers from the backyard or shopping for blooms at the market.<br /><br />• Includes an A–Z flower guide with photos and care tips for more than 200 varieties.<br />• Simple-to-follow advice on flower care, material selection, and essential design techniques<br />• More than 25 how-to projects, including magnificent centerpieces, infinitely giftable posies, festive wreaths, and breathtaking bridal bouquets<br /><br /><strong><em>Floret Farm's A Year in Flowers</em></strong><strong> offers advice on every phase of working with cut flowers—including gardening, buying, caring for, and arranging fresh flowers.</strong><br /><br /><strong>Brimming with indispensable tips and hundreds of vibrant photographs, this book is an invitation to live a flower-filled life and perfect for anyone who loves flowers.</strong><br /><br />• The definitive guide to flower arranging from the biggest star in the farm-to-centerpiece movement<br />• Perfect for flower lovers, avid and novice gardeners, floral designers, wedding planners, florists, small farmers, stylists, designers, crafters, and those passionate about the local floral movement<br />• For those who loved <em>Floret Farm's Cut Flower Garden </em>by Erin Benzakein, <em>The Flower Recipe Book </em>by Alethea Harampolis,<em> Seasonal Flower Arranging</em> by Ariella Chezar, and <em>The Flower Chef </em>by Carly Cylinder
Start a Creative Recycling Side Hustle: 101 Ideas for Making Mone...
by James Dillehay

Language

English

Pages

150

Publication Date

February 29, 2020

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<p><strong></strong>What if I told you there were <strong>multiple ways to make money</strong> from repurposed plastic, newspapers, aluminum cans, used clothes and other waste destined for landfills?</p><p><strong><em>Start a Creative Recycling Side Hustle</em></strong> gives examples of people around the world who are thriving in the gig economy selling recycled trash.</p><p>They have learned how to tap into the mega-trend: be a <em>sustainable business</em>:</p><ul><li>Consumers (almost <strong>90%</strong> according to Forbes) want <em>earth-friendly</em> products that help save the planet.<br /></li><li>Etsy has seen a <strong>forty-three percent</strong> year-over-year rise in all categories for <em>eco-friendly</em> items (source: MarthaStewart.com).<br /></li><li>Lyst, a curator of fashion trends, has seen a <strong>75% increase</strong> in searches for <em>sustainable fashion</em> since 2019.</li><li><u>Repurposing trash not only supports a circular economy, it's profitable</u>. Multiple surveys report shoppers <strong>will pay more</strong> for environmentally friendly products (Fortune.)</li></ul><p>If you are concerned about environmental issues, <em><strong>Creative Recycling</strong></em> describes side gig ideas to take you from <em>waste bin to your wallet</em>. You will discover:</p><p>* Recycled crafts to make that <em>consumers crave</em> (and the evidence to back up that claim).<br />* How to get into and <strong>stand out on Etsy</strong>, Amazon, at craft shows and everywhere else.<br />* How to price your work for top dollars and not lose money.<br />* A marketing plan with over 101 ideas.<br />* <strong>Best social media marketing practices</strong> to promote your side hustle on Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest and Twitter.<br />* SEO tools that reveal <strong>the exact search terms buyers use</strong> to find sustainable products like yours.<br />* How to use influencer marketing to get your small business mentioned in the media.<br />* How to <u>use the top crowdfunding sites to raise money</u> to grow your sidehustle. And more!</p><p>You can make money on the side while making a difference. Own a copy of this book and start today. </p><p>Paying off student loans? Start a side hustle and help the planet, too. </p><p><strong>Author's note:</strong> Love her or hate her, Greta Thunberg has drawn wide attention to climate change. A cartoon reading "Make America Greta Again" sparked the idea for this book, though I'm not a political activist. I believe those who can make a real difference are businesses: large - small - even side hustles. And if you can <strong><em>get paid to help save the planet</em>,</strong> what's wrong with that? I hope this book inspires you to be part of the change you want to see in the world.</p>
Edward's Menagerie: Over 40 Soft and Snuggly Toy Animal Crochet P...
by Kerry Lord

Language

English

Pages

128

Publication Date

May 01, 2014

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<b>Create a suave high-flying rhino, a lovesick elephant who knows her way around a kitchen, and a seriously chivalrous tiger . . .</b><br />  <br /> With just two weeks to go before her baby Edward’s due date, yarn enthusiast Kerry Lord picked up a crochet hook for the first time, and a new obsession began. Over the next twelve months, the collection of crochet animals expanded week by week until <i>Edward’s Menagerie</i> was complete—with forty unique patterns.<br />  <br /> These cute animals with larger-than-life personalities are made using simple crochet techniques, and the step-by-step instructions enable a complete beginner to get hooking straight away. Each animal also has a universal pattern, allowing crocheters to change their hooks and yarns to create four different sizes, making for 160 different possibilities.<br />  <br /> Be warned—these unlikely characters, made using a super-soft yarn in a sumptuous natural color palette, will become your new best friends as you hook your way through the whole menagerie!
Declutter.: The short, stress-free, step-by-step guide on how to ...
by Lizelle Tenten

Language

English

Pages

60

Publication Date

May 05, 2019

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<h2>A Proven Step-by-Step Method, to Read in Less than 60 minutes, To Declutter Your Home Once and For All</h2><br /><br /><b>Today only, get this Amazon bestseller for just $0.99. Regularly priced at $4.99.<br />Read on your PC, Mac, smart phone, tablet or Kindle device.</b><br /><br />You’re about to discover how to finally declutter your home.<br />If you are you feeling totally overwhelmed and no idea where to start, <br />or you are so embarrassed about all the clutter or you are scared the clutter is busy taking over <br />your life and health, this easy-to-use guide will walk you through this process <br />to declutter step-by-step to finally declutter your home. <br />In this guide you will get straightforward information about how to declutter in order <br />to regain control of your home.<br /><br /><h2>Here Is A Preview Of What You'll Learn...</h2><br /><br /><ul><li>How to understand the problem you are dealing with and make sense of the clutter</li><li> How to come up with a plan using a step by step approach to guide you through the process</li><li>How to use a simple flowchart and workbook to get you results fast</li><li>How to deal with the difficult decisions</li><li>How to increase your chances 10x for success by doing certain easy things</li><li>How to deal with heirlooms and collectibles to not be cut out of a will</li><li>How to deal with paper so it doesn't take over your house</li><li>Storage basics to stop looking for things where they don’t belong</li><li>When to know whether it is time to get help</li><li>How to keep you home finally declutter, safe, healthy and fun</li><li>Much, muchmore!</li></ul><br /><br /><b>Download your copy today!</b><br /><br />The contents of this book are easily worth over $20, but for a limited time you can download Declutter. for a special discounted price! <br /><br />Take action today and download this book for a limited time discount!<br /><br />More than just a book about decluttering - it is a gateway to a new and better life - a life of rewarding and fulfilling moments.<br /><br />If you apply this book step-by-step to prove to yourself that astounding changes are within your grasp too you will be amazed at the outcomes achievable.<br /><br /><h2>Check Out What Others Are Saying...</h2><br />"It literally changed my life. I went from totally overwhelmed to total relaxation in 1 week with a mountain of clutter that had me imprisoned in my own home" - Melinda P<br /><br />"I couldn't believe it could be that simple, but as soon as I started working through this step-by-step it was so clear what I had to do and in under a weekend my house was finally decluttered once and for all" - Richard B<br /><br />To order Declutter., click the BUY button and download your copy right now! <br /><br />Tags: organization,organizing,decluttering,clutter-free,organisation,organizer,organiser,clutter,cluttered, unclutter,minimalism,minimalists,Marie Kondo,Joshua Fields Millburn,Ryan Nicodemus,declutter,clutterbug,Cas,closet organizer,organization ideas,home organization,clutter,kitchen organization,declutter your life,office organization,home organization ideas,declutter your home,professional organizer,office organization ideas,organizing your home,decluttering tips,organizing tips,organizing small spaces,organizer,get organized,paperwork organizer,organize your life,garage organization ideas,declutter house,declutter home,home office organization,organization tips for home,home office organization ideas,clear the clutter,house organization,kitchen organization ideas,home organisation,getting rid of clutter,how to organize a closet,organize my life,paper organizer,pantry organization,declutter and organize,declutter your mind,room organization,bedroom organization ideas,bedroom organization,room organization ideas,apartment organization,desk organizer,life organizer,garage organization,shelf organizer,garage organization tips,how to declutter your home,personal organizer,organize it,how to organize your home,clutter free,decluttering books,how to declutter,how to get organized
The Slay of the Santas: The Jennifer Hunter Mysteries (The Jennif...
by Kacey Gene

Language

English

Pages

350

Publication Date

November 24, 2019

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You better watch out...you better not cry...or you might be the next to die. <br /><br />It’s Christmas time in the snowy, quaint town of Middlebridge, Wisconsin, and Jennifer Hunter -- a sweet, organized second-grade teacher who has a mind for sleuthing -- is ready to spend her Christmas break crocheting, baking, and relaxing. But before the school bell can ring for Christmas break, her best friend and Middlebridge’s Lieutenant, Jake Hollow, shows up in her classroom, but he’s not there to bring a cup of Christmas cheer. There’s a murder in town, and he needs Jennifer’s help solving the crime. <br /><br />Jennifer soon discovers that not only is the killer targeting retired Santa Clauses, but he’s also staging his victims like scenes from the Charles Dickens novel A CHRISTMAS CAROL. As Jake and Jennifer follow the clues, more questions than answers start to arise: What is this Society of Santas they keep hearing about? Why is the killer leaving behind empty pudding packages at each crime scene? And what in the world does the book A CHRISTMAS CAROL have to do with the victims? <br /><br />Add to that a tight-lipped orphan boy who’s housing a pack of puppies in one of the victim’s buildings, a quirky book store owner who lies about ever having sold a copy of A CHRISTMAS CAROL and Jennifer’s date with a fellow school teacher that ends in total disaster. In between holiday parties, family obligations, baking, and creating handmade Christmas presents, Jennifer must craft together an investigation that catches the killer and saves the Santa Clauses in town. Otherwise, the night before Christmas might be their last. <br /><br />This clean, cozy mystery will captivate readers with Jennifer’s amateur sleuthing that entangles her in snow-deep shenanigans, cryptic car chases, and more chocolate pudding than she ever imagined. Readers will fall in love with the quick-witted and craft-loving Jennifer Hunter, who is down-to-earth and has a heart as warm as a crackling fire on a cold winter’s night. The charming friendship between Jennifer and Lieutenant Jake Hollow epitomizes the quaint, familial feel that lives in small towns, especially those sleepy hamlets with snow-capped houses and a love for Christmas. THE SLAY OF THE SANTAS is an exhilarating page-turner with cliffhangers around every corner, and it will bring the joy of the holiday season all year round. <br /><br />Readers who love cozy mysteries like Jessica Beck’s PUMPKIN PLEAS, Betty Hechtman’s BY HOOK OR BY CROOK, and Joanna Campbell Slan’s KIKI LOWENSTEIN SERIES and readers who have holiday favorites like Charles Dickens’s A CHRISTMAS CAROL, Louisa May Alcott’s LITTLE WOMEN, and O’Henry’s “THE GIFT OF THE MAGI,” will be enchanted by Kacey Gene’s THE SLAY OF THE SANTAS. <br /><br />
The Curated Closet: A Simple System for Discovering Your Personal...
by Anuschka Rees

Language

English

Pages

258

Publication Date

September 20, 2016

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Customer Reviews
<b>Is your closet jam-packed and yet you have absolutely nothing to wear? Can you describe your personal style in one sentence? If someone grabbed a random piece from your closet right now, how likely is it that it would be something you love and wear regularly?<br /></b><br /> With so many style and shopping options, it can be difficult to create a streamlined closet of pieces that can be worn easily and confidently. In <i>The Curated Closet</i>, style writer Anuschka Rees presents a fascinatingly strategic approach to identifying, refining, and expressing personal style and building the ideal wardrobe to match it, with style and shopping strategies that women can use every day. Using <i>The Curated Closet</i> method, you’ll learn to:<br /><br /> • Shop smarter and more selectively<br />• Make the most of your budget<br />• Master outfit formulas and color palettes<br />• Tweak your wardrobe for work<br />• Assess garment fit and quality like a pro<br />• Curate a closet of fewer, better pieces<br /><br /> Including useful infographics, charts, and activities, as well as beautiful fashion photography, <i>The Curated Closet</i> is the ultimate practical guide to authentic and unique style.

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