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MaryJane's Stitching Room on Bookshelves May 2007


Whether you’re a farmgirl or just wish you were, MaryJane’s Stitching Room is a treasure trove of projects that will have you stitching, crocheting, embroidering, and tatting like one before you know it.

Along with more of MaryJane’s engaging essays and endearing farmgirl wisdom, you’ll find projects that have an irresistible appeal for the contemporary crafter who is intrigued with the delicate handcrafts of yesteryear. MaryJane includes nostalgic patterns with simple step-by-step instructions for projects to wear, for gifts, or to bring down-home charm to any room of the home, all with her unmistakable farmgirl flair.

MaryJane’s Stitching Room is a wonderful companion to MaryJane’s Ideabook, Cookbook, Lifebook, but it also stands alone as a useful guide to the handiwork of days gone by.

***** The Best!
May 21, 2007, by Kate Wells "" (North Texas)

If you're only going to buy one sewing book this summer...this is the one!

Absolutely beautiful illustrations, very clear photographic instructions. A real plus for me as I'm a "visual" learner! And I loved the sweet and interesting little bits about rural life and real people from 19 to 90 who enjoy doing various needle arts.

This is a book you will enjoy for many years as it's chocked full of patterns and lovely things that stir you to creativity! I'm so glad I decided to buy this book! I highly recommend it ...

***** Beautiful blend of instruction, photography, and conversation
May 2, 2007, by Alyssa N. Gaulke (Moscow, ID)

MaryJane opens her book by welcoming you into her home and her life. She takes you through a verbal tour of a morning with her which culminates in reaching her Stitching Room.

As with her magazine and previous book "MaryJanes's Ideabook, Cookbook, Lifebook" the photos are photo gallery perfect. She captures the beauty and elegance of sewing in photo and her easy going conversational style of writing. She has some great stories to tell and some amazing people to introduce you to.

And this book isn't just to enjoy reading and looking at. She has practical projects. Not to mention the easy to understand instructions for nearly 50 sewing projects! She has photo and hand drawn illustrations to help guide you through the projects. And if you don't know how to crochet or tat, she has a wonderful section that applies equally well for a beginner or someone that just needs a refresher course.

So if you love anything from sewing to beautiful photography I highly recommend this book. It has become the pride and joy of my coffee table, which also happens to be in my sewing room!