Author: Cooper Union Museum for the Arts of Decoration
When an antique bridal quilt appears under mysterious circumstances at the vintage clothing shop where Rachel Grant works, she is fascinated.
Author: Barbara Michaels
Publisher: Harper Collins
When an antique bridal quilt appears under mysterious circumstances at the vintage clothing shop where Rachel Grant works, she is fascinated. She has never been able to resist handmade textiles from the past, for she believes that through the ages, women wove protective magic into their fabrics in order to mark the important events of their lives: birth, marriage, and death. But there is more than good in the quilt's magic power. Day by day Rachel sees and feels the power growing, as she senses the quilt influencing her thoughts and actions. Much as Rachel's logical mind longs to deny the supernatural, the aura of evil coming from the quilt is terrifyingly real, and it seems to carry a sinister legacy into the lives of the people Rachel loves.
In Stitches in Time I'd like to lead you through time to explore the extraordinary
stories of our most ordinary possessions. I'll be delving deep in sock drawers,
shoe boxes and jumper shelves; I'll be examining what's on the coat hooks, the
Author: Lucy Adlington
Publisher: Random House
Riffling through the wardrobes of years gone by, costume historian Lucy Adlington reveals the rich stories underlying the clothes we wear in this stylish tour of the most important developments in the history of fashion, from ancient times to the present day. Starting with underwear – did you know Elizabeth I owned just one pair of drawers, worn only after her death? – she moves garment by garment through Western attire, exploring both the items we still wear every day and those that have gone the way of the dodo (sugared petticoats, farthingales and spatterdashers to name but a few). Beautifully illustrated throughout, and crammed with fascinating and eminently quotable facts, Stitches in Time shows how the way we dress is inextricably bound up with considerations of aesthetics, sex, gender, class and lifestyle – and offers us the chance to truly appreciate the extraordinary qualities of these, our most ordinary possessions.
Each photo has a message and if you, the reader, know of better ones that are
available, send them to me and perhaps I can create a stitches in time album with
supplementary photos on the world wide web. The photos provided by the ...
Author: David Watters
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
This book deals with the history of surgery in Papua New Guinea from the early 1800s until the beginning of the 21st Century. It spans the period from the first European contact to the emergence of highly educated sub-specialist national surgeons. It tells the story from the first impressions of ships surgeons to the introduction and development of surgery. Between 1870 and 1950 the country and the lives of its peoples changed greatly as a result of exploration, evangelisation, colonisation and war. The history traces the surgical challenges encountered as well as the colourful characters who provided the health services run by missions, companies, governments and armies. After World War II PNG progressed politically from an Australian Administered Territory to become an Independent Nation. Within a generation it had trained its own doctors and surgeons. The history is set within the context of tropical pathologies, introduced diseases, surgical progress and the lives of the medics who have contributed to the Stori bilong kamapim long dokta bilong katim man (The history of surgery).
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Author: Elizabeth Donaldson
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Her writing is about being born in a much earlier and simpler time, before the great technological advances. She writes about childhood memories and experiences and education in a rural area in a small community in North Western Ontario. Life raising a large family, working and eventual changes are also described to some extent. Some of her thoughts in poetry are included and, as well as some thoughts on certain aspects of life.
It filled a hole in her life, almost like there'd been dropped stitches in a sweater or
blanket and someone—Fern and Amos and David, then Luke—took the time to
unravel the yarn and go back to fix the dropped stitches. Her life was full of ...
Author: Suzanne Woods Fisher
Detachment had worked well as a life strategy for horse trainer Sam Schrock. Until he met Mollie Graber . . . New to Stoney Ridge, schoolteacher Mollie has come to town for a fresh start. Aware of how fleeting and fragile life is, she wants to live it boldly and bravely. When Luke Schrock, new to his role as deacon, asks the church to take in foster girls from a group home, she's the first to raise her hand. The power of love, she believes, can pick up the dropped stitches in a child's heart and knit them back together. Mollie envisions sleepovers and pillow fights. What the 11-year-old twins bring to her home is anything but. Visits from the sheriff at midnight. Phone calls from the school truancy officer. And then the most humiliating moment of all: the girls accuse Mollie of drug addiction. There's only one thing that breaks through the girls' hard shell--an interest in horses. Reluctantly and skeptically, Sam Schrock gets drawn into Mollie's chaotic life. What he didn't expect was for love to knit together the dropped stitches in his own heart . . . just in time. Suzanne Woods Fisher invites you back to the little Amish church of Stoney Ridge for a touching story of the power of love.
There were several reasons for a woman to choose stitching over writing as a
way of leaving her mark. Some women received only a rudimentary education.
Others simply had no time or inclination to keep a written diary. However, sewing
Author: Aimee E. Newell
Publisher: Ohio University Press
Drawing from 167 examples of decorative needlework — primarily samplers and quilts from 114 collections across the United States — made by individual women aged forty years and over between 1820 and 1860, this exquisitely illustrated book explores how women experienced social and cultural change in antebellum America. The book is filled with individual examples, stories, and over eighty fine color photographs that illuminate the role that samplers and needlework played in the culture of the time. For example, in October 1852, Amy Fiske (1785 – 1859) of Sturbridge, Massachusetts, stitched a sampler. But she was not a schoolgirl making a sampler to learn her letters. Instead, as she explained, “The above is what I have taken from my sampler that I wrought when I was nine years old. It was w[rough]t on fine cloth [and] it tattered to pieces. My age at this time is 66 years.” Situated at the intersection of women’s history, material culture study, and the history of aging, this book brings together objects, diaries, letters, portraits, and prescriptive literature to consider how middle-class American women experienced the aging process. Chapters explore the physical and mental effects of “old age” on antebellum women and their needlework, technological developments related to needlework during the antebellum period and the tensions that arose from the increased mechanization of textile production, and how gift needlework functioned among friends and family members. Far from being solely decorative ornaments or functional household textiles, these samplers and quilts served their own ends. They offered aging women a means of coping, of sharing and of expressing themselves. These “threads of time” provide a valuable and revealing source for the lives of mature antebellum women. Publication of this book was made possible in part through generous funding from the Coby Foundation, Ltd and from the Quilters Guild of Dallas, Helena Hibbs Endowment Fund.
ready. I intended to do it properly this evening, but I could make it safe in a
moment. As Jermyn says, ' A stitch in time may save nine.' " " You are getting as
bad as Jermyn, Lucy, with your old proverbs. Never mind the stitches. I cannot
wait now ...
Author: Mrs. Annie Webb
Category: Domestic fiction
My dad was a Time-Needle until his retirement a few years ago and so was his
father. Our job is to sew together holes that have opened up in time using a Stitch
. If they remain open, people will die. I find Stitches in time and you're a Stitch.
Author: Amanda James
Publisher: Choc Lit
A woman anxious for adventure is swept off her feet in an award-winning time travel romance that’s a “Top Pick” (RT Book Reviews). Sarah Yates is a thirty-something Sheffield history teacher, divorced, disillusioned, and desperate to have more excitement in her life. Making all her dreams come true seems about as likely as climbing Everest in stilettos. Then one night the doorbell rings and the handsome and mysterious John Needler brings more thrills than Sarah could ever have imagined. John needs Sarah to go back in time. As it turns out, she possesses untapped powers as a “stitch”—and she has the ability to guide those in the past to make choices that can change the future. Sarah is whisked from the Blitz to the suffragette movement to Edwardian England to the prairies of the Old American West, trying to make sure that every couple gets their happy endings. The only question is, will she ever be able to find hers? “Hitch a ride and whisk back in time with a heroine readers will relate to, feel sympathy for and then root on till the finish. . . . Readers will be on the edge of their seats . . . in this unique, romantic story.” —RT Book Reviews
A group of Balarat women are sewing their place in history as part of next month's Eureka 150 celebrations.
A group of Balarat women are sewing their place in history as part of next month's Eureka 150 celebrations.
“He needs a reality check,” said Betsy, picking up the hippopotamus ornament
she was working on. She'd made a mistake twenty stitches back. She'd seen it
half a dozen stitches ago. Realizing it wasn't an important mistake, she'd tried to ...
Author: Monica Ferris
When a damaged tapestry is discovered in a small-town church closet, needleworkers join to stitch together the clues which lead to a crafty crime. "Entertaining...Fans of Jessica Fletcher will devour this book." --Rendezvous
... limbs made every movement an aching effort. But little by little 1 peeled away
the dressings. In horrified fascination, I examined the puffy, weeping red skin,
mottled in technicolor bruises and the angry, throbbing stitches carved beneath
Author: Kathy Lette
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Entering her thirty-ninth year confident in her happy family life and contemptuous of her model half-sister's values, television journalist Lizzie McPhee faces the loss of everything she cares about and undergoes a rollicking journey involving divorce, bikini waxes, and plastic surgery. Original. 25,000 first printing.
Samplers in the Museum's Collection : Introd. and Catalogue University of
Kansas. Museum of Art, David Park Curry. N5010 2422 K35 10.3 Stitches in Time
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Author: University of Kansas. Museum of Art
Stitches in Time is esser 3 0000 116 084 397 that has been in Leba Wine ' s
family for many generations . When the quilt became hers , when she held this
confection , she was seduced by its beauty and mystery . The central figure of the
Author: Leba Wine
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Stitches in Time is essentially the biography of a quilt that has been in Leba Wine's family for many generations. When the quilt became hers, when she held this confection, she was seduced by its beauty and mystery. The central figure of the quilt is a black rider upon a black horse - his plume, epaulets, & spurs picked out in silver thread. Surrounding this brooding figure are jeweled hands, strutting peacocks & garnet-eyed dogs. What was this all about?
Author: Arnold Smith
Publisher: Don Mills, Ont. : General Publishing Company
Category: Commonwealth countries
Author: Frances Morris
Category: Art, Modern
This bundle contains Her Restless Heart, The Heart’s Journey, and Heart in Hand, PLUS bonus chapters from A Time to Love, A Time to Heal, A Time for Peace, and Annie’s Christmas Wish.
Author: Barbara Cameron
Publisher: Abingdon Press
This bundle contains Her Restless Heart, The Heart’s Journey, and Heart in Hand, PLUS bonus chapters from A Time to Love, A Time to Heal, A Time for Peace, and Annie’s Christmas Wish. Her Restless Heart Mary Katherine is caught between the traditions of her faith and the pull of a different life. When Daniel, an Amish man living in Florida, arrives and shares her restlessness, Mary Katherine feels drawn to him and curious about the life he leads away from Lancaster County. But her longtime friend Jacob has been in love with her for years. He’s discouraged that she’s never viewed him as anything but a friend and despairs that he is about to lose Mary Katherine to this outsider. Will the conflicted Mary Katherine be lost to the English world, or to Daniel, who might take her away to Florida? Or will she embrace her Amish faith and recognize Jacob as the man she should marry and build a life with? The Heart’s Journey Naomi knows she should be excited about her upcoming wedding but she remains unmoved. Not only are her feelings for her fiance lackluster but she believes he may see her more as a servant than a partner. And he's so controlling. Is it too late to back out of the marriage? While praying for God's guidance, Naomi takes a break from her duties as a quilter and travels with her grandmother to Pinecraft, Florida. Along the way Naomi finds herself becoming attracted to Nick, their Englisch driver and friend, and the two begin to fall in love. The journey soon becomes one in which Naomi explores her most secret dream for love. But can she veer off the "safe" path she'd envisioned for her life to marry Nick? Heart in Hand After the wedding of her cousin Naomi, knitter Anna, a widow, finds herself missing love and the closeness of a husband. She feels a special connection with her grandmother as they both struggle to go on with life. Is Anna on the verge of finding happiness when she realizes John Esh is interested in her? Love begins to warm Anna’s heart, but will she be so afraid of losing someone that she gives up the second chance that God has provided?
The oil on canvas , entitled Peshwa in Pune , a work by the contemporary
expressionist artist Savi Sawarkar , a Dalit , critically addresses issues of history ,
power , and difference , which are also present at the core of Stitches on Time .
Savi ' s ...
Author: Professor of History Center for Asian and African Studies Saurabh Dube
Publisher: Duke University Press
DIVA critical analysis of histories and anthropologies of South Asia, seen in relation to the subaltern studies project, and several examples of how colonial history might be done differently./div
A sequel to this volume has just been produced and converted into e:book format entitled THE WORDSTITCHER by David Evans embracing the work sewn since 2007, a book which gives equal importance to David's poetry which is featured on much of ...
Author: David Evans
Category: Canvas embroidery
Two gay men of later years share their love of needlepoint in a fully colour illustrated volume displaying a body of original work created over the forty year span of their lives from 1977 until 2007. Using stories recounting some of their inspiration and experiences enjoyed on their extensive travels, David Evans and Nigel Quiney celebrate their lives with colour and originality in their work which is revealed as being so much more than merely decorative. A great deal of thought and interpretation have been invested in the symbology contained in many of these works which include wall hangings, panels, cushions, table tops (under glass), chair and stool coverings, spectacle cases, handbags, decorated denim jackets, hats and berets ... A sequel to this volume has just been produced and converted into e:book format entitled THE WORDSTITCHER by David Evans embracing the work sewn since 2007, a book which gives equal importance to David's poetry which is featured on much of this essentially English work.
The book features over 300 detailed photographs and explanations from ten vastly different productions, showing how she did it and what she learned professionally and personally along the way.
Author: Jacqui Emden
One woman's journey from being a volunteer Mum, helping out at school productions, to working as a professional costumier for theatre and opera companies. The book features over 300 detailed photographs and explanations from ten vastly different productions, showing how she did it and what she learned professionally and personally along the way.