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Review Date: 3/17/2012
Showcases a great variety of applique techniques. Good pictures and examples. I'm not into the designs, but I'll keep this book as a good reference for whenever I want to try something different with applique.
Review Date: 12/15/2010
This book is geared towards costume designing as a profession. It doesn't have many pictures of costumes or much information about making costumes. If you want to know how to budget for plays, set up a workroom or deal with places that supply costumers, then this book is for you. If you wanted to learn how to make costumes, then look elsewhere.
Review Date: 1/30/2009
This story definitely has the feel of a folktale, a genre which I really enjoy reading. I found it first as an anime show on the Cartoon Network, but they only showed the first 10 episodes of the anime series made from this first book, so I had to read the book to find out what happened in the end. I hope the rest of the episodes are eventually shown in English, since the anime series was completed in Japan.
I'm really looking forward to reading more of this book series when they are published in English. If you're interested in Japanese fantasy, I've also been reading The Twelve Kingdoms novels, which is being translated from Japanese, too. The first two volumes are out now, with the third due in March 2009. It's been done as an anime as well, with 45 episodes available on DVD, in English.
Review Date: 7/23/2013
The story line is getting darker, but with the lead characters growing older, it works fine. I love this series and have enjoyed listening to the audiobook version.
Review Date: 7/17/2012
A charming YA story that I'm glad I found. I love Anne McCaffrey's writing!
Review Date: 10/6/2017
If you're interested in the classic Round Robin style of friendship quilt, this book contains the patterns for one group's quilts.
Review Date: 8/28/2012
This is a sequel to The Shadow Queen. I liked how the main character continued to grow and change, with the help of her circle. She still has her flaws, but she is a better person and a more capable queen than she thought she was able to be.
Review Date: 9/15/2011
This book covers the fascinating history of signature quilts, showing great examples of vintage signature quilts. It has patterns for a number of projects that can be made with the traditional patchwork and applique blocks provided. I waited a long time for this book to turn up and I'm really glad I finally got a copy!
Review Date: 11/13/2017
Beautiful color photos of kimonos! A feast for the eyes.
Review Date: 1/1/2012
This is the weakest book in this series. I'm not giving up on the series, because I love the characters, but I'm going to be very sad if the next book isn't better than this one.
Review Date: 3/13/2012
This is a short story collection, like Dreams Made Flesh, so some of the stories are better than others. But I have to say, I cried when I read the High Lord's Daughter and it's my favorite of the collection. Next is Shades of Honor, then Family and last is Winsol Gifts.
I'm a fan of the Dark Jewels series, so I've followed all these characters in their adventures for many years. I hope Anne Bishop will continue to write stories in this world!
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