A beginner’s step-by-step, photo-filled guide to the basics of embroidery, crewel, and cross stitch, with exciting projects to get you started.
This beginner’s guide, by embroidery professional Linda Wyszynski, uses easy-to-follow, photo-illustrated instruction to teach you the basics of classic embroidery, crewel, and cross-stitch techniques. In no time, you can use these methods to create beautiful, personalized designs.
After a review of equipment and supplies, fabrics, threads, patterns, and stitching basics, jump right in with these step-by-step projects:Creative embroidery—Embroidered Jacket Collar and Embellished Pillow CaseCrewel—Paisleys and Pearls Pillow and Touch of Gold Fedora HatCross-Stitch—Violet Blossoms Candle Band and Springtime Journal
There’s a first time for everything. Enjoy the journey and achieve success with First Time Embroidery and Cross-Stitch.
Tagines are the rich and aromatic casseroles that form the basis of traditional Moroccan cooking. These hearty one-pot meals, flavored with fragrant spices, are cooked and served from an elegant, specially designed cooking vessel, also called a tagine. In Ghillie Basan's collection of deliciously authentic recipes you will find some of the best-loved classics of the Moroccan kitchen, such as the sumptuous Lamb Tagine with Dates, Almonds, and Pistachios, and the tangy Chicken Tagine with Preserved Lemon, Green Olives, and Thyme. Also included are less traditional but equally delicious recipes for beef and fish—try Beef Tagine with Sweet Potatoes, Peas, and Ginger or a tagine of Monkfish, Potatoes, Tomatoes, and Black Olives. Substantial vegetable tagines include Baby Eggplant with Cilantro and Mint, and Butternut Squash, Shallots, Golden Raisins, and Almonds. Recipes for variations on couscous, the classic accompaniment to tagines, are also given, plus plenty of ideas for fresh-tasting salads and vegetable sides to serve alongside and complete your Moroccan-style feast.
Rosanne Hewitt-Cromwell has been locked in a love affair with cake and baking for as long as she can remember, from the early days listening as her mam sang happily in the kitchen, delicious sweet smells filling the house, right up to today, standing in her very own kitchen singing and baking more treats than her poor husband can eat.
Some favourites from Rosanne's popular baking blog, Like Mam Used to Bake, are included here alongside a whole host of new recipes from childhood memories and experiments in her kitchen. From the ever-popular mint-crisp pie, almond fingers and upside-down cake, to her addictive rocky road, there really is something to suit all tastes. Rosanne even dedicates a chapter to Christmas baking, her favourite time of year.
Peppered throughout with helpful hints and strolls down memory lane, this is much more than a cookbook.
Booksellers share the quirky questions and odd requests from customers that leave them speechless . . . “I’ve forgotten my glasses, can you read me the first chapter?” “Did Beatrix Potter ever write a book about dinosaurs?” “Excuse me . . . is this book edible?” Filled with funny, quirky illustrations by the BAFTA Award-winning Brothers McLeod and featuring contributions from booksellers across the United States the UK, and Canada, Weird Things Customers Say in Bookstores is a celebration of bookstores large and small, and of the brilliant booksellers who toil in those literary fields—and most of all, the myriad of colorful characters who walk through the doors every day. This irresistible collection is proof positive that booksellers everywhere are heroes. “So funny, so sad . . . Read it and sigh.” —Neil Gaiman
After his much acclaimed book Rock and Roll Mountains, Graham Forbes returns with Rock and Roll Tourist. A combination of Billy Connolly meets Bill Bryson, Rock and Roll Tourist is a hugely entertaining mix of travel, rock music and humour. Rock and Roll Tourist is a travel book with a difference. Graham Forbes takes us on a roller-coaster ride around the UK, Europe and the USA. The book features Franz Ferdinand, Rod Stewart, Hayseed Dixie, Anthrax, BB King, Incredible String Band, Jerry Lee Lewis and many others. It is a very funny, occasionally disturbing, sometimes moving book.
I like to think of the Archaeologist from a more advanced society who would dig up this album hundreds of years from now, listen to it, and wonder why we needed a comedian like Barry Crimmins in the early days of the millennium. What would be the purpose of a person standing on a stage getting big laughs stating obvious facts that were already accepted by even the youngest of children in his modern society? The only society that doesn’t need a Barry Crimmins would already have hundreds of millions of Barry Crimmins.
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