Tuesday, February 7, 2012

3 New Beading Books

For you beaders, the library has three new books on beading.  Some of the work looks easy.  Some is more intricate.  Here are the titles:

Artisitc Seed Bead Jewelry: Ideas and Techniques for Original Designs by Maggie Roschyk
Classical Elegance: 20 Beaded Jewelry Designs by Maggie Meister
Peyote Stitch: Basic Techniques, Advanced Results by Stitch Workshop

They will be in the new book section upstairs for the next couple of months.

Kathi Linz

Knit Along with Debbie Macomber: Friendship Shawls

Knit Along with Debbie Macomber: Friendship Shawls is new in at the library.  For all you knitters with outreach goals, this book gives 10 patterns for beautiful prayer/comfort shawls.  In my opinion, (and I'm not THAT much of a knitter) some patterns look easy and some look more advanced.

While Debbie Macomber points out doing these shawls for Warm Up America.org, they can be used to extend prayers and well wishes to anyone you know who needs moral support.

Kathi Linz

The Prayer Shawl Ministry Volume 2

The Prayer Shawl Ministry Volume 2 by Lion Brand Yarn

New at the library.

Here are 10 prayer/comfort shawl patterns combined with testimonies of those who have received them and prayers to use while knitting or crocheting the various patterns.

This book has beautiful photos and clear instructions as to how to knit or crochet each pattern.

Kathi Linz

Grace Under Pressure by Julie Hyzy

I enjoyed Julie Hyzy's White House Chef series.  So I anticipated enjoying this first book about a curator in a private museum called Grace Under Pressure

Lately, I've turned in even some of my favorite authors half-read.  Not this book!  I lost several hours of sleep for reading this mystery.

On page one, Grace confronts a large man in the museum restaurant who is making a huge ruckus.  As it turns out, the man was creating a distraction while Grace's boss was murdered.  There isn't a wasted page in the whole story.  Family secrets, hidden passages, intentional misinformation, and privilege all turn the story around.

I can't wait to read part two, Grace Interrupted.

Kathi Linz