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The Discarded Image: An Introduction to Medieval and Renaissance Literature (Canto)
C.S. Lewis
Boys and Girls Learn Differently!: A Guide for Teachers and Parents
Michael Gurian, Terry Trueman, Patricia Henley
Ambition and Survival: Becoming a Poet
Christian Wiman
Deep River: The Life and Music of Robert Shaw
Keith C. Burris
Daring, Trusting Spirit
John De Gruchy
The Vatican Diaries: A Behind-the-Scenes Look at the Power, Personalities, and Politics at the Heart of the Catholic Church
John Thavis
The Whisperers: Private Life in Stalin's Russia
Orlando Figes

Tasha Tudor's Heirloom Crafts

Tasha Tudor's Heirloom Crafts - Tovah Martin I'm on a Tasha Tudor kick these days. This book is a treasure trove of the MANY artisan level skills that Tasha Tudor cultivated and learned over her lifetime. (Tasha herself hated the word "crafts" for anything that she did. I would have to agree. No one says of Norman Rockwell, "oh, he painted such lovely crafts", or of J.S. Bach that he composed lovely little "craft" songs. No, Tasha creates art! And that art is often edible or wearable or can be played with! She is a true artist.)The book contains many pictures of Tasha quilting, lace making, making soap and candles, weaving baskets, dyeing wool and weaving it into fabrics. Her garden is just so beautiful. I especially loved the close up pictures of the doll house! I have read about the dolls, their Christmas Eve tradition, and how Tasha made clothes for all of them.... but to see them in their beautiful tiny home is almost worth the book for me.I recommend this book. It is an encouragement to me that these kinds of things ARE indeed worth doing, and doing well.