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Subject: myteries, etc dealing with crafts
Date Posted: 11/4/2007 9:46 AM ET
Member Since: 7/31/2006
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I went to International Quilt Festival in Houston this past Wed night and all day Friday and had a blast..came back with a little fabric, I spy templates, video/kit for needle tatting, kits/patterns/dvd ordered for toothbrush rugs..and finally an autographed mystery by someone I'd never heard of! Got me to wondering how many other good finds there are that get lost in all the books being published!

this one is Quilt as Desired by Arlen Sachitano and is pretty good though not sure non-quilters would like it. As a quilter I find i like reading about the projects and people and this one is heavy on terminology but so far a good read. A 12 yr younger man as a romantic interest but this is the first one and so far just a kiss and she's worried about the age difference and getting over some old baggage...

I also like Earlene Fowler's Benni Harper series. Each title is named after a q uilt or pattern or block - though no one seems to quilt in these I still like them!

Jennifer Chiaverini has several books that are nice to read. some flashback to the past and others deal with the present. again some are better than others.

While visiting with Earlene Fowler at festival a few years ago I met Monica Ferris who writes a needlepoint series. I love these mostly for reading about their projects..makes me want to learn knitting again(only knew the basic stitch and nothing else and that was long ago!)

maggie sefton? or something like that was recommended by someone on here and I've been getting hers to start reading.

Laura Childs has a scrapbook mystery series. I've only read 1 of these and liked her tea shop series a lot better. I prefer the character in that one but like I said I've only read 1 to base it on. Just like that setting better than new orleans and dealing with an exhusband like the scrapbook series is. thoug hI did enjoy reading about the scrapbooking part!

anyone know of any others that are pretty good and touch on the subject of crafts?



Last Edited on: 11/4/07 9:47 AM ET - Total times edited: 1
Date Posted: 11/12/2007 6:40 AM ET
Member Since: 5/22/2007
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I remember going to a book fair and picking up many of the tea shop mysteries in paperback that you are referring to, and some of the ones that had a card making project or scrapbooking idea in the back, I never got to read any of them, but I think I kept one or two of them back. They were really great mysteries! Alot of times my shelf would get low, so to keep my shelf  'full' I would look for books I knew participants were looking for, and they were so inexpensive. lol! Had to move them because hubby didn't like all of those books on the floor!!lol