MAGPIE'S MUMBLINGS

A blog about my interests, which include crazy quilting and various and assorted other artsy pursuits and sometimes known to contain mumblings of a random nature.

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

A bookish post....

It's been a good mail week because I've received some pretty nice books.  First I will show you this one, which I will be giving away!  

Specs:  'Wild Color -  The Complete Guide to Making and Using Natural Dyes'  Revised and Updated Edition.  Author is Jenny Dean. 


ALL YOU HAVE TO DO TO WIN
IS TO LEAVE A COMMENT
ON THIS POST
TELLING ME WHY YOU'D
LIKE TO WIN THIS BOOK!!

I will draw the winner on Feb. 21st.
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The mail brought my copy of 'Embellishing Crazy Quilts' by Kathy Seaman Shaw (known as Shawkl).  

Kathy has done an outstanding job on her book.  It includes four pages of stitch template patterns, 150 charts of combination stitches in multiple scales; 104 monogram motifs; and over 60 other motif designs.  I know this book would be an excellent addition to your library, particularly if you enjoy crazy quilting. 
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The mail also brought my copy of Karen Ruane's 'Embroidery' book....


If you follow my blog you will already know how much I admire Karen's work, so this book is a little treasure to have in my hands to drool over any time I feel the urge.  I'm lucky enough to own a pincushion from Karen too and it's exquisite (and, I might add, it will NEVER be poked with horrible needles!!).  

I wonder what might come in tomorrow's mail?





9 comments:

Anne Huskey-Lockard said...

Oh I love books! It looks like you got a good haul~~~mine was art supplies! :-D Plus I got an art book the other day.....
Mail is fun!!!

XXOO~~♥
Anne

A Gypsy Angel/Stamperbee said...

Looks like some wonderful books. I am a book lover! Have a happy week. Hugs, Kim

Suztats said...

oh, I'd love to learn more about natural dyes! I'm fairly new to CQing, so it would be a wonderful reference for creating colours on fabrics. Please enter me in the draw. Thank you!

Connie Eyberg Originals said...

Oh boy, now I'm drooling! I would love to win the book on dying because that is next on my list of things to learn. I'm sure your two new books are awesome. I've been tempted, but they will have to wait. Take care, Connie

Dolores said...

The outdoor environment is full of goodies that would make great dyes. I just don't have the know-how but would love to learn. You seem to be adding some lovely books to your library.

karen said...

thankyou!! but please....stick pins in it!! I don't want to go in the draw...I have that book, it's a brilliant resource even if I will never dye anything!!

Yvonne said...

Oh my since I've been dyeing fabric I've always wanted to learn natural dyeing. I grow things purposely to do things with them, such as herbs for oils and vinegars, roses and other plants for putting into soaps...etc. I just love handmade nature things, even in my dolls I add a bit of nature.
All great books here MA!

Connie Eyberg Originals said...

Did I mention I 'really' need this book~lol. Connie

so-crazy said...

Oh that book would be lovely to have in my library to be able to know how to experiment with dyes what fun, thanks for the chance to win.
Hugs Linda