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555 little sayings in cross-stitch
Barber, Marie.
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Publication Information:
New York, : Sterling Pub. Co., 2000.
Physical Description:
128 pages : color illustrations ; 29 cm
General Note:
"A Sterling/Chapelle book."

Includes index.
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Orchard Park Library TT778.C76 B355 2000 Adult Non-Fiction Open Shelf

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You'll always have a perfect saying for your cross-stitch projects with 555 patterns that will touch your heart as they enhance your work. Celebrate friendship, home and family, love, simple pleasures, spirituality, the holidays, and more, with sentiments such as "It is by believing in roses that one brings them to bloom," "Mother knows best," and "No whining or complaining allowed." Charming motifs range from flowers and stars to animals and athletes. The author lives in Ragland, AL. 128 pages (all in color), 8 1/2 x 11.

Author Notes

Marie Barber, born and raised in Kristianstad, Sweden, now lives in Ragland, Alabama, on the Coosa River with her husband and their three children. Marie says she was always loved to draw and illustrate. At the age of 14, she was the youngest student to study oil painting under the instruction of the late Dr. Goran Tronnberg. She came to the United States in 1983 as an exchange student, and in 1987, returned after being accepted to the Art Institute of Atlanta. She has freelanced as a novel illustrator for a Swedish weekly publication and her artwork is featured at Loretta Goodwin's Gallery in Birmingham, Alabama. Although she has explored several avenues of the art world, Marie says she found her passion in 1993 when she began designing cross-stitch patterns.

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Booklist Review

To needleworkers across the country, Barber's first collection will be a true shot in the needle. After all, more than 500 designs--albeit crammed into 117 pages--offer at least one or two choices for even the most fastidious of stitchers. Gathered here are a selection of new and old homilies, separated into 10 family-oriented categories, from celebrations and love to thank-yous and friendships. Some examples of these sayings are "Make your own rainbows" and "My idea of housework is to sweep the room with a glance." Beginners should be alerted to the fact that few directions, except in the broadest terms, are included. Kreinik conversion chart and metric conversion chart are appended. --Barbara Jacobs

Table of Contents

Friendshipp. 4
Heartfeltp. 16
Celebrationsp. 30
Home and Familyp. 42
Living Thoughtsp. 58
Lovep. 74
Motivationalp. 88
Simple Pleasuresp. 96
Spiritualp. 104
Thank Youp. 116
General Instructionsp. 122
Kreinikp. 126
Metric Conversion Chartp. 128
Indexp. 128

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