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The Woman's Day Book of Granny Squares and Other Carry-Along ... by Fawcett publishing
The Woman's Day Book of Granny Squares and Other Carry-Along Crochet
by Fawcett publishing
recommended for: beginner to intermediate crocheters
read in March, 2013
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I don't know why, but I was expecting to find a large variety of granny-type blocks in this book. Rather, its bulk is in patterns for complete projects. Obviously, one can just work the granny blocks themselves (I'm not using "granny squares" because ...more
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A Brain Wider Than the Sky by Andrew Levy
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Artfully written descriptions and unusual observations experienced by this man with migraine disease, and its effect on life, his and those around him. This is no ordinary memoir, rather it is like slipping into a dream where even fleeting thoughts h ...more
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More Creative Sewing Ideas by Singer Sewing Company
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After reading and being so enthralled with the book Creative Gifts and Projects Set by Step that I picked up at an estate sale, I looked online for other books in the Singer Sewing Reference Library and chose a few of them. Hey, most of them are a me ...more
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Sewing Projects for the Home by Singer Sewing Company
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The Sewing Projects for the Home book from the Singer Sewing Reference Library is a mixed bag of timeless helpful instructions for creating your own home decorative items and a sad reminder of just how puffy and floral the home décor of the early '90 ...more
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Tailoring by Singer Sewing Company
Tailoring
by Singer Sewing Company
recommended for: all serious sewers
read in August, 2011
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Do you work in the sweaty back room at a dry cleaners? Do you make men’s suits for a living? Neither do I, and yet I’ll probably get more use out of this book than any of the others in the series. Part of the Singer Sewing Reference Library, Tailorin ...more
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Singer Creative Gifts & Projects Step By Step by Singer Sewing Company
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Recently I went to an estate sale with one of my two best friends. Ordinarily she loathes such things, but this sale was reported to have vast quantities of fabrics (even velvet!), trimmings, and crafting supplies, so even she was intrigued.

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The Goddess in India by Devdutt Pattanaik
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This is a beautiful book!
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Indian Tales and Legends by J.E.B. Gray
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Hindu Goddesses by David R. Kinsley
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Loved this book. There are whole chapters devoted to the primary goddesses of the Hindu religion which discuss the origins (if known) of each goddess, where her centers of worship are, and traditions relating to her.
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