American Homestead Christmas

Author: Ellen Murphy
Publisher: C&T Publishing Inc
ISBN: 1617450502
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American Homestead is back again—this time with charming small projects you can sew anytime, anywhere. Ellen Murphy shares 21 embroidered felt and quilted designs for the holidays in her signature folk-art style. These classic patterns can be stitched up in alternate colors to be suitable all year-round. Festive projects, from all-new felt ornaments to cheerful stockings, make treasured gifts for family and friends.

American Homestead Quilts

Author: Ellen Murphy
Publisher: C&T Publishing Inc
ISBN: 1607058081
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Celebrate the pairing of timeless quilt designs and classic American homes. Designer Ellen Murphy has created unique quilts inspired by the colors and shapes of American houses, from colonial farmhouses to brownstones, these quilts will beautify any décor. Includes patterns and complete instructions for 9 traditional pieced quilts in a variety of sizes and color palettes, plus inspirational photos featuring iconic American homes. Classic-styled quilts are perfect for building your sewing skills: begin with simple squares and work your way up to more challenging diamond patterns.

The Amish Christmas Candle

Author: Kelly Long
Publisher: Kensington
ISBN: 1496710169
Format: PDF, Mobi
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At the heart of winter’s darkness is the joyous glow of the Christmas season. In this love-filled holiday collection, warm yourself with the peaceful light of Plain gifts. SNOW SHINE ON ICE MOUNTAIN Kelly Long When staid Naomi Gish’s mischievous father hires strapping Gray Fisher at their candle shop for the season, she’s positive the old man has an ulterior motive. She doesn’t need help—but as Gray learns the craft of candle making, Naomi learns that love is not only possible, but God’s most precious gift. A HONEYBEE CHRISTMAS Jennifer Beckstrand Of all the sacrifices Bitsy Kiem made to raise her three nieces Amish, giving up her Englisch life was the only thing she missed. With the girls married now, she has a chance to kick up her heels this Christmas—unless widowed Yost Weaver can convince her that Plain love is a flame that will never go out. THE CHRISTMAS CANDLE Lisa Jones Baker Blessing those in need at Christmastime is one of Lydia’s favorite traditions. But without her newly married sister’s help this year, the task seems daunting—until handsome Mennonite John King shows her that hands joined to do good may unite hearts, as well.

Robin Vizzone s Peculiar Primitives A Collection of Eclectic Projects

Author: Robin Vizzone
Publisher: C&T Publishing Inc
ISBN: 1617454850
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Embrace the beauty of primitive hand stitching with eclectic, age-worn designs. From wall quilts to table toppers and primitive dolls to pincushions, you'll sew 12 handcrafted projects with eccentric flair and distinct character - ideal for beginners and more experienced sewists. Your stitches are meant to tell a story, so put perfection to the side as you create memories with felted wool, distressed cottons, and embroidery thread.

Christmas in Evergreen

Author: Nancy Naigle
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781947892255
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A snowy small town. A snow globe that grants wishes. A love that's meant to be. Evergreen, Vermont is about to be in the rearview mirror of Allie Shaw's vintage red pickup truck. It's hard to say goodbye to her small town and her veterinarian practice, but she's moving to Washington D.C., where her big-city-loving boyfriend lives. Ever since Ryan Bellamy's wife died, he hardly knows how to celebrate Christmas. He's decided to take his daughter Zoe to Florida, and Evergreen is just a quick stop on the way to the airport. While they're there, Zoe partakes in a local tradition, making a Christmas wish on the snow globe at the town diner. But neither Allie's nor Ryan's Christmas goes as planned. They've checked their wish lists twice, and they didn't say anything about meeting someone new...or about a fresh chance at love. This magical, feel-good romance includes a free Hallmark recipe for Vermont Christmas Card Cookies.

The Christmas Quilt

Author: Jennifer Chiaverini
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1416591729
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When Christmas Eve comes to Elm Creek Manor, the tenor of the holiday is far from certain. Sylvia Bergstrom Compson, the Master Quilter, has her own reasons for preferring a quiet, even subdued, Christmas. Her young friend Sarah McClure, however, takes the opposite view and decides to deck the halls brightly. As she explores the trunks packed with Bergstrom family decorations that haven't been touched in more than fifty years, Sarah discovers a curious Christmas quilt. Begun in seasonal fabrics and patterns, the quilt remains unfinished. Sylvia reveals that the handiwork spans several generations and a quartet of Bergstrom quilters -- her great aunt, her mother, her sister, and herself. As she examines the array of quilt blocks each family member contributed but never completed, memories of Christmases past emerge. At Elm Creek Manor, Christmas began as a celebration of simple virtues -- joy and hope buoyed by the spirit of giving. As each successive generation of Bergstroms lived through its unique trials -- the antebellum era, the Great Depression, World War II -- tradition offered sustenance even during the most difficult times. For Sylvia, who is coping with the modern problem of family dispersed, estranged, or even forgotten, reconciliation with her personal history may prove as elusive as piecing the Christmas Quilt. Elm Creek Manor is full of secrets, from a Christmas tree with unusual properties to the sublime Bergstrom strudel recipe. Sylvia's tales at first seem to inform her family legacy but ultimately illuminate far more, from the importance of women's art to its place in commemorating our shared experience, at Christmastime and in every season.

Seasons at the Farm

Author: Shaye Elliott
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1493034723
Format: PDF
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Following the success of Welcome to the Farm, Shaye Elliott shares how she celebrates family and farm traditions year-round in Seasons at the Farm. With her engaging storytelling and gorgeous full-color photos, Shaye brings to life how to entertain simply yet beautifully without mortgaging the farm. Simple recipes, decorating advice, and projects make this an inspirational and aspirational sequel to her beloved previous books.

Seasons of Wool Appliqu Folk Art

Author: Rebekah L. Smith
Publisher: C&T Publishing Inc
ISBN: 1617454818
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The author of best-selling Wool Applique Folk Art presents a treasure trove of 12 seasonal wool applique projects, with 3 for each season. Presented in a lovely antique color palette, these simple and elegant projects include a journal cover, pillow cover, wallhangings, storage boxes, table rug, and more, perfect for your home or to give as gifts. Includes a basics chapter and an updated chapter on the collection, storage, and use of wool.

Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl

Author: Harriet Ann Jacobs
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.
ISBN: 1632209314
Format: PDF, Kindle
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After hiding in her grandmother’s attic for seven years, Harriet Ann Jacobs was finally able to escape servitude—and her master’s sexual abuse—when she fled to the North. Once there, she became a very active abolitionist, and her correspondence with Harriet Beecher Stowe inspired her to write Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl about her years as a slave. She published the narrative in 1861 under the pseudonym Linda Brent, and the book was written as a novel with fictionalized characters to protect Jacobs from retribution by her former owners. (Dr. Flint, i.e., the real Dr. James Norcom, is Linda Brent’s master in the novel.) The story emphasized certain negative aspects of slavery—especially the struggles of female slaves under sexually abusive masters, cruel mistresses, and the sale of their children—in order to play on the sympathies of white middle-class women in the North. Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl was published at the beginning of the American Civil War. It contributed to the Union’s and abolitionists’ war effort, but is today seen as an important first-hand account from an escaped slave woman and an important abolitionist. After the Civil War, Jacobs continued to support the African-American cause, particularly education, until her death in 1897. Skyhorse Publishing, along with our Arcade, Good Books, Sports Publishing, and Yucca imprints, is proud to publish a broad range of biographies, autobiographies, and memoirs. Our list includes biographies on well-known historical figures like Benjamin Franklin, Nelson Mandela, and Alexander Graham Bell, as well as villains from history, such as Heinrich Himmler, John Wayne Gacy, and O. J. Simpson. We have also published survivor stories of World War II, memoirs about overcoming adversity, first-hand tales of adventure, and much more. While not every title we publish becomes a New York Times bestseller or a national bestseller, we are committed to books on subjects that are sometimes overlooked and to authors whose work might not otherwise find a home.

Mastering the Art of French Eating

Author: Ann Mah
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 110163815X
Format: PDF, Mobi
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The memoir of a young diplomat’s wife who must reinvent her dream of living in Paris—one dish at a time When journalist Ann Mah’s diplomat husband is given a three-year assignment in Paris, Ann is overjoyed. A lifelong foodie and Francophile, she immediately begins plotting gastronomic adventures à deux. Then her husband is called away to Iraq on a year-long post—alone. Suddenly, Ann’s vision of a romantic sojourn in the City of Light is turned upside down. So, not unlike another diplomatic wife, Julia Child, Ann must find a life for herself in a new city. Journeying through Paris and the surrounding regions of France, Ann combats her loneliness by seeking out the perfect pain au chocolat and learning the way the andouillette sausage is really made. She explores the history and taste of everything from boeuf Bourguignon to soupe au pistou to the crispiest of buckwheat crepes. And somewhere between Paris and the south of France, she uncovers a few of life’s truths. Like Sarah Turnbull’s Almost French and Julie Powell’s New York Times bestseller Julie and Julia, Mastering the Art of French Eating is interwoven with the lively characters Ann meets and the traditional recipes she samples. Both funny and intelligent, this is a story about love—of food, family, and France.