Saturday, October 25, 2008

Help, We really need a good home!

Hi. We're Flamingos that this kind lady saved from the trash at the Thrift Store where we were abandoned. Once we were Marionettes but that mean girl cut off all our strings. We are still very lovable and would like to go to a good home. The very kind lady who saved us just can't keep all of us. Her husband can't handle all the dust so she's trying to thin stuff out. All she asks is help with the postage. Would you please think about taking us into your home? Postage money is a problem with her right now even tho it can't be much. Thank you for looking at us. You can contact her at:

Friday, October 24, 2008

Beading Books for Sale

I love beading. I have gobs and more of different beads. I also have books on beading. As I'm not doing much stitching............. why keep all of these?

4. *Beaded Embellishment
A Beadwork how-to-do Book
Amy C. Clark & Robin Atkins - Interweave Press Softbound
C. 2002, 130 pages. New, never read. ...Four basic foundation stitches and their variations are illustrated in careful detail, and useful tricks of the trade abound for developing pattern and image.
New $21.95, Now $18.00 including postage (media) US only

5. *Bead & Sequin Embroidery Stitches*
Stanley Levy, this copy reprinted 2004. A Guild of Master Craftsman Publications. Slight shelf wear. 124 pages. Softbound. In this book Stanley Levy encompasses his many years spent perfecting the art of bead and sequin embroidery and will appeal to anyone with an interest in this creative technique. Full color Illustrations, helpful diagrams and photographs, the book progresses from the fundamentals to more advanced techniques.
$10.00 US shipping including postage.

6. *Ann Benson's Beadwear*
Making Beaded Accessories and Adornments
Hardbound, book in good condition, dust cover mended. 144 pages. C. 1994.
With the easy-to-learn techniques and complete patterns and instructions she's provided, you'll use seed beads, bugle beads, pearls, crystals, semiprecious stones and more, to make your own exciting works of wearable art. (Most can be adapted to Crazy Quilting. cj)
New: $27.95. Now $15.00 including US Media Shipping.

7. *Embellishing with Beads
Nancy Nehring. Hardcover, New. 128 pages. "Add interest, sparkle,texture and excitement to your projects with beautiful bead embellishments. They suggest elegance and wealth because good quality beadwork is still hand-stitched." "Learn... to lend focus to yhour beadwork with other enhancements, such as sequins, buttons, and ribbons. (The beaded Shisha instructions are great. Would love to learn to do this. And the beaded tassels are to die for)
New: $27.95 Now: 18.50 including US media postage. This is one I should keep.

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Books I'm willing to part with:

Skinny Sis came down Monday and spent the night. We sorted and culled lots and lots of stuff. I even took her upstairs..........the dreaded dark and cold dungeon that I don't let just anybody enter. For one thing, I have this OC about cardboard boxes. Big ones, little ones, tiny ones and I save them. All of them. So, consequently, the upstairs has a fair sized collection of empty boxes. Don't ask me why I save cardboard boxes. I can't answer you as I haven't a clue. But, Sis was a huge help in sorting things around. I have so much "stuff". I'm working on "grab bags" that will have lots of goodies in them. Watch for my ad on those.

I'm going to start this with listing some books that I've collected over the years. They all are sewing/embroidery related. But not necessarily listed in order. I'm not going to upload pics of these. If you want one, I'll send you a pic.

1. The McCall's Book of Quilts
1975 edition. Hardbound w/dust jacket. Book in good+++ condition. dust jacket has small tear at the top that I taped. 160 pages. Quoting from the dust jacket: "41 Patchwork Quilts with wonderfully evocative names--"Mariner's Compass," "Grandma's Garden".....--and legendary stories to tell". 12 Applique Quilts in whimsical, delicate designs such as 'Whig Roses,' 'Lotus' and 'Plume'. " US shipping only at $15.00 including media postage.

2.Painting with Stitches
Creating Freestyle Embroidery by Hand by Sue Dove
Published 2004, Interweave Press. Soft cover. Good++++ condition.130 pages "Paint your Creative Visions with a Needle and Thread." This book appealed to me as it called out to the Individual in me. I hate structure in all things. Some great ideas which stirred my creative self. US shipping only at $15.00 including media postage.

3. Fabricrafts
50 Extraordinary Gifts & Projects, Step by Step.
Published 1996 by Crown Trade Paperbacks. First American Edition. Slight shelf wear. Soft Cover. "This innovative book offers fifty beautiful and creative ideas for making gifts and projects from fabric." "Techniques include Cartonnage. Bead work. Scrapscrafts.Weaving. Stenciling. Felting. Stamping. Marbling. Applique.and Quilting." 160 pages. $15.00 US shipping including postage.

This is taking a little longer than I thought. I'll be back to list some more this evening.