Hand Wash Cold

Author: Karen Maezen Miller
Publisher: New World Library
ISBN: 1577319052
Format: PDF, Mobi
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It’s easy to think that meaning, fulfillment, and bliss are “out there,” somewhere outside of our daily routine. But in this playful yet profound reflection on awareness, the compelling voice of a contemporary woman reveals the happiness at the bottom of the laundry basket, the love in the kitchen sink, and the peace possible in one’s own backyard. Follow Karen Maezen Miller through youthful ambition and self-absorption, beyond a broken marriage, and into the steady calm of a so-called ordinary life. In her hands, household chores and caregiving tasks become opportunities for self-examination, lessons in relationship, and liberating moments of selflessness. With attention, it’s the little things — even the unexpected, unpleasant, and unwanted things — that count.


Author: Cheryl Mendelson
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781439188569
Format: PDF
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For Cheryl Mendelson, laundering is the best part of housekeeping. It’s full of physical pleasures—the look of favorite clothes restored to freshness and beauty, the tactile satisfaction of crisp linens in beautifully folded stacks. Good laundering preserves things you love and protects your pocketbook. It doesn’t take much time or effort. What it takes is knowledge, and Laundry is the comprehensive, entertaining, and inspiring book on the art of laundering. Culled from the bestselling Home Comforts, with revised and updated information and a new introduction, Laundry is an indispensable guide to caring for all the cloth in one’s home: from kitchen rags to bedding, hand-washables, and baby clothes to vintage linens. Mendelson offers detailed guidance on when to disregard labels, removing stains, making environmentally informed choices, sewing, and storing clothing and fabrics. A much-needed antidote to the standard-issue how-to manual, Laundry celebrates the satisfactions of ironing, folding, and caring for clothes and linens. Both pragmatic and eloquent, Mendelson provides beginning and veteran homemakers with a seamless combination of reliable instruction, time-tested advice, and fascinating personal narrative. As a farm girl in Pennsylvania, Mendelson—who is a philosopher, lawyer, and professor, as well as a homemaker, wife, and mother—received a classic domestic education from her grandmothers, aunts, and mother. Laundry combines the best of the traditional lore they taught her with the latest in technical and scientific information. Writing with infectious love and respect for her subject, Mendelson is sure to instill in readers a newfound affection and appreciation for the art of laundering.

Tack Care and Cleaning

Author: Cherry Hill
Publisher: Storey Publishing
ISBN: 1603422676
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Since 1973, Storey's Country Wisdom Bulletins have offered practical, hands-on instructions designed to help readers master dozens of country living skills quickly and easily. There are now more than 170 titles in this series, and their remarkable popularity reflects the common desire of country and city dwellers alike to cultivate personal independence in everyday life.

Care and Maintenance of Textile Products Including Apparel and Protective Clothing

Author: Rajkishore Nayak
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 135134272X
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Proper care and maintenance of textile materials is essential in prolonging their durability and appearance. This books describes methods of care and maintenance for textile products, focusing on types of laundering and dry-cleaning processes, chemicals, and equipment, while considering the environmental impacts of these procedures and green cleaning approaches. It details care labelling of garments, including electronic care labelling and instructions for different specialty textiles. Factors such as pilling, abrasion, snagging, color fading, and dimensional change are discussed. This book also emphasizes care and maintenance of textiles used for protection from fire, bullets, cold weather, and chemicals.

Quilt it with Wool

Author: Nathalie Mornu
Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company, Inc.
ISBN: 9781600593895
Format: PDF
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Provides 25 projects for a variety of wearables, accessories and home items that demonstrate how to quilt with wool, covering a range of techniques from appliqué to patchwork for such articles as a table runner, laptop case and classic quilt. Original.

Pocket Mom

Author: Dina Fayer
Publisher: Quirk Books
ISBN: 9781931686839
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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For anyone who's ever wondered where she is when we need her-even when we're "too old" to need her-Pocket Mom comes to the rescue. This is a collection of the essential practical wisdom of mom, from housekeeping, safety and hygiene tips to advice on life, love and getting along. Learn how to cook perfect rice, iron a shirt, install shelf paper, change the vacuum cleaner bag, prevent mould, fight germs, dress for a first date and recognize true love. When it comes to living in the real world, Mom really does know best!

Great Performances

Author: Larry Lewin
Publisher: ASCD
ISBN: 0871203391
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Offers a four-step approach to developing performance assessments.

Mary Ellen s clean house

Author: Mary Ellen Pinkham
Publisher: Crown Pub
ISBN: 9780517588239
Format: PDF, Mobi
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A detailed guide to cleaning and repairing everything in the home includes consumer tips on purchases for the home, as well as boxes of useful hints, lists, and advice. 125,000 first printing. First serial, Woman's Day. Tour.

Cool Clothes

Author: Sandy Tasker
Publisher: Ready-Ed Publications
ISBN: 1863975713
Format: PDF, ePub
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This fully revised series of photocopiable activity books uses a structured, three-tiered approach to cater for gifted and/or talented students working within the regular classroom. There are titles available for: Junior Primary, Middle Primary and Upper Primary. Activities have been presented in a range of interesting and motivating theme books linked to junior primary outcomes. The Pacemaker Series can be used for advanced students working independently or as an adjunct for topics studied by the class throughout the year. Cool Clothes explores the types of clothes people wear in a variety of roles, occupations and environments. The topic covers materials, safety wear, fashion, footwear and personal clothing choices. It also incorporates opportunities for students to develop design ideas with clothing.