New Arrivals - Arts, needlework, and recreation
"With Vintage Crafts, use paper scraps, teacups, and a splash of paint to decorate your house room by room. More than just a craft book, Vintage Crafts features recipes fresh from the countryside, lessons for safe and easy outdoor improvement, and tips for keeping your house eco-friendly. This is the ultimate home decor resource from Sweden's number one lifestyle blogger, Clara Lidström. Learn to liven up secondhand clothes, turn old fabrics into patchwork projects, and interject some '50s-era chic into your thrift store finds."--www.Amazon.com.
A death at Xavier Institute reveals an enemy within the Institute and the X-Men must depend on each other more than ever as their world goes crazy around them. Meanwhile, an alien race watches and waits to see if they will have to move in and finish annhilating the X-Men themselves.
The author delves into the mystery of what happened to nine experienced hikers who died in 1959 in the Russian Ural Mountains. Eichar retraces the hikers' journey and provides an account, aided by access to the hikers' own journals and photographs, government records, and dozens of interviews.
The Emmy Award-winning producer of PBS's Masterpiece Theatre and Mystery! reveals the secrets to Downton Abbey, Sherlock and its other hit programs.
A collection of 12 simple quilting projects.
Presents 36 patterns that evoke the simple joy of gardens no matter the time of year or location.
"A memoir about the author's relationship with renowned painter Lucian Freud that includes interviews with many close friends and family members as well as critical analyses of Freud's art"-- Provided by publisher.
"... features 13 projects for a virtual one-year quilting bee. Crafted with a modern aesthetic, the patterns are inspired by traditional quilt blocks as well as bits and pieces of daily life. As you quilt along with this book from month to month, you'll master sewing techniques elevating in difficulty?from easy to advanced. Each project is comprised of block instructions and a pattern to finish a full-size quilt. You'll also find a comprehensive section on quilting basics and plenty of tips on organizing your own virtual bee"--From publisher description.
Great for new and experienced crocheters alike, The Crochet Stitch Dictionary offers 200 stitches with detailed written, charted, and photographed instructions. This essential book presents 10 color-coded stitch sections: Basic, Fans & Shells, Bobbles & Clusters, Spike stitches, Post stitches, Mesh & Filet, Cable stitches, Tunisian stitches and more! Learn each stitch as they are simultaneous written, charted, and offer step-by-step photo instructions, clearly explaining where the yarn goes each step of the way. In addition to the photo instructions and charts, each stitch pattern shows a finished swatch in actual size. You'll enjoy the colorful and eye-catching "candy-box" sampler pages of every stitch that start every section. The Crochet Stitch Dictionary offers excellent useful instruction and eye-catching inspiration for all crocheters.
"... author Tess Whitehurst explains how to build a wardrobe of beautiful items that enhance your attributes and personal magnetism. Discover how to select clothes, shoes, jewelry, and other accessories with simple guidance that will help you look and feel your best and manifest positive life changes. Put together empowering outfits every day--and for every occasion--with simple guidance on everything from the color, material, and pattern of clothes to gemstones, nail polish, and tattoos. Drawing on astrology, feng shui, the Wheel of the Year, moon phases, and more, this unique mystical fashion guide teaches you how to build a wardrobe of beautiful items that will express your true essence and attract what you desire most."--www.Amazon.com.
"In The 34-Ton Bat, Sports Illustrated writer Steve Rushin tells the real, unvarnished story of baseball through the lens of all the things that make it the game that it is. Rushin weaves these rich stories--from ballpark pipe organs played by malevolent organists to backed up toilets at Ebbets Field--together in their order of importance (from most to least) for an entertaining and compulsive read, glowing with a deep passion for America's Pastime."--www.Amazon.com.
"Football is the country's most popular pastime, and yet most of what happens in today's NFL is a mystery. The New York Jets gave Nicholas Dawidoff a security code, a locker, an office in the scouting department, and for an entire year he lived with the team. He has written a vivid, funny, and moving narrative about an emblematic NFL season that deepens the way we know the game. In Collision Low Crossers, Dawidoff introduces us to a memorable cast of characters: brilliant, polarizing head coach Rex Ryan; the defensive coaches and their offensive counterparts and rivals; the best defensive player in football Darrelle Revis and the young, whimsical, and erratic quarterback Mark Sanchez; and the brotherhood of American characters who come together to form a team. Here finally is the definitive work on the elusive game, a story that is part Paper Lion and part Moneyball, part Deliverance and part The Office"-- Provided by publisher.
"The Avengers of tomorrow face their baptism of fire! A thousand years from now, Vance Astro, Yondu, Martinex, and Charlie-27--the Guardians of the Galaxy--rise to retake Earth from reptilian raiders! But they're not just building on the heroism of past centuries, they're recruiting from it. Captain America, Dr. Strange, the Thing, the Hulk, and more join the star-spanning heroes in the greatest war the future ever saw"--From publisher description.
"Learn to not only create something new, but also renew, revitalize, and reuse your old linens and blankets, thrift store clothing, and yard sale finds"--P.  of cover.
To preserve order, the Guardians of the Universe have decided that all free will must be eradicated by their new Third Army, drones whose sole purpose is to convert living creatures into soulless beings like themselves. Unchecked, the Third Army will soon overrun all life in the universe. How can the Green Lanterns stand against them?