Sunday, June 5, 2011

Craft Book Score!

Look what my Grandma gave me!  A buttload of craft books including all these cross stitch books.

There's some great ones in here.

These great alphabets.  You can never have too many alphabet patterns in my opinion.

This one has a bunch of fun, small designs that will be great for holidays.

This one is in German.  Trusty google translator says Stickmustertucher means "sampler."

It shows some fabulous historical samplers...

...then follows with charts that you can stitch. This is a really interesting book.   I wish I remembered more of my high school German.  There is also this book "Cats of the World in Cross Stitch." 

I thought it'd be full of cheesy tiger and lion stitches that I would probably never stitch, but then I opened it up.

It's got several house cat charts that are really pretty ( like the Abyssinian above), so who knows, maybe I'll stitch one up.  

 There are a few random books too, some on beading and crochet. 

Also, a pretty nice how-to book that includes tatting which I've been wanting to try.   So yay for Grandma's!


Connie said...

I am soooo jealous! I'd love to peruse that alphabet book and the sampler book especially! My German is super rusty, but I might recognize a few words...

Crystal Rhew Staley said...

The sampler book is really interesting. My German is VERY rusty but I may just type a paragraph or two and translate just to try to get the jist of what it's talking about.

Kristi said...

Nice!! That German sampler book looks AMAZING. :)

Bex said...

Oooh love the alphabet and Hip Hemp!!