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New Arrivals - Arts, needlework, and recreation

A collection of corduroy projects, including quilts in different sizes, a variety of stylish bags and a scarf.

"... top artists take you back to the scene--be it a bustling cafe, town square, or quiet park--to share the subjects that caught their eye and how they captured them on paper. Showcases the work and approaches of more than 20 contemporary urban artists. Covers topics such as how to hone observation skills, sketch moving subjects, and convey a sense of atmosphere. Features a range of media, from pencil to watercolor. Explores a variety of techniques, including ways to work with digital tools such as tablets and smart pens. Uncover the fun and excitement of drawing on location while filling your sketchbook with buildings, people and scenes"--From publisher description.

For five years, Luther Strode has been a legend terrifying criminals. But now the criminals have struck back, and the hunt for Luther Strode is on! Can Luther survive old enemies working with new friends? Collects The Legend of Luther Strode #1-6. -- Publisher's website.

"Answers to your quilting questions now updated with 40% more information! Expanded edition includes 20 additional pages with new quilt blocks, cutting charts, piecing techniques, and more"--Page [4] of cover.

"An intimate look at the journeys of two men--a gentleman scientist and a visionary artist--as they struggled to capture the world around them, and in the process invented modern photography"--From publisher description.

"Matriarch Miss Kay, Korie, Missy, Jessica, and Lisa Robertson speak out in this insightful book about their roles in the crazy Robertson family and the core values that make this family work. Fans of Duck Dynasty already know that the women behind the men with the beards know their own minds and know how and when to speak out to their men. But this insightful book will give readers a look into what goes on behind the scenes and the real character and spunk of the women who love these bearded men"-- Provided by publisher.

Deshi accidentally kills his older brother, Wei, by shoving him in front of a moving jeep, and his furious mother, calling on the ancient tradition of ghost marriage, demands that he find the unmarried Wei a corpse bride, a recently deceased single woman who will accompany him in the afterlife. Guilt-ridden Deshi seeks the help of a matchmaker, a grave robber, and a hospital attendant before he runs into stubborn, spirited Lily, who would make a perfect bride if she weren't so alive. Is Deshi prepared to commit murder to fulfill his mother's request? Or will he find a way to give his parents some peace while preserving his own happiness?

The first book to focus on the solo residential work of the visionary interior decorator Stephen Sills. Simultaneously classical and modern, Stephen Sills's design work is a dialogue between past and present. Filled with luxurious fabrics, furnishings from across centuries, and unusual finishes, his work is polished, seemingly effortless, and quietly rich, with a muted color palette that serves as a brilliant foil for modern art. In this striking, meditative volume, the follow-up to his best-selling book Dwellings, Sills presents sixteen breathtaking homes, gorgeously photographed by the legendary François Halard, in locations as varied as a penthouse on Manhattan's Fifth Avenue, a modern Aspen retreat, an estate on the North Shore of Long Island, and his own country house in Bedford, New York (dubbed the "chicest house in America" by Karl Lagerfeld). Common to them all is a sense of atmosphere, point of view, and soul--the sense of a master craftsman at work.

Wormholes in your kitchen. Gravity failures at school. Quantum tornadoes tearing through the midwest. As with all natural disasters, people do what they always do: they adapt and survive. And if things get really bad, the Federal Bureau of Physics (FBP)is only a call away. This is the story of Adam Hardy. Young, brash and smart, he's a rising star at the FBP, but when a gravity failure leads to the creation of an alternate dimension known as a "BubbleVerse," Adam is sent on a rescue mission and finds his skills and abilities pushed to their limits when he discovers his partner has a different agenda..

A comprehensive, quick-reference guide for both new and advanced crocheters. Presents easy-to-follow advice on tools and materials, troubleshooting tips, and step-by-step techniques. What do you do if your stitches keep twisting? What happens if you've counted your stitches incorrectly? How do you substitute yarns, and what do you do if your border doesn't lie flat? Organized by the stages in a project with cross-references between sections.

"Two teenaged punk-rock girls hitchhike their way across Italy without a penny in their pockets. Set in 1984, an intimate, detailed, funny, touching, and dramatic chronicle of several eventful months in the life of the author as she and her new best friend Edi make their way from Vienna, Austria, to Sicily. There is sex. There are drugs. There is rock 'n' roll. And there are stints in jail, inclement weather, panhandling, life lessons, new friendships, acts of kindness and acts of betrayal. And, this being Sicily, some uncomfortably close brushes with the Organization Whose Name You Mustn't Mention"--From publisher description.

Includes patterns for 24 wild animals with brief accounts of the characteristics of the various species and tips and advice on sewing up the animals.

A user-friendly guidebook that details everything you need to know about hanging, framing, and displaying art.

"Based on his popular series in the New York Times chronicling his cross-country bicycle trip, bestselling author Bruce Weber shares his adventures from his solo ride across the USA. Riding a bicycle across the US is one of those bucket-list goals that many dream about but few achieve. Bestselling author and New York Times reporter Bruce Weber made the trip, solo, over the summer and fall of 2011--at the age of fifty-seven. Expanding upon his popular series published in The New York Times, Life Is a Wheel is the witty and inspiring account of his journey, where he extols the pleasures of cycling and reflects on what happened on his adventure, in the world, in the country, and in his life. The story begins on the Oregon coast with a middle-aged man wondering what he's gotten himself into and ends in triumph on the George Washington Bridge, wondering how soon he might try it again. Part travelogue, part memoir, part paean to the bicycle as a simple and elegant mode of both mobility and self-expression--and part wry and panicky account of a fifty-seven-year-old man's attempt to stave off mortality"-- Provided by publisher.

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