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Arranging Flowers in a Vase

Arranging Flowers in a Vase

  • Author: Judith Blacklock
  • Publisher: Falcon Guides
  • ISBN: 9780993571510
  • Category: Flower arrangement
  • Page: 272
  • View: 2821
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A beautiful vase of flowers will transform a room, but it can be hard to create an arrangement that looks effortlessly stylish and is to your satisfaction In Arranging Flowers in a Vase, Judith Blacklock reveals how, with tips and advice to ensure success every time. With more than 60 colored illustrations and 200 magnificent photographs.

Garden to Vase

Garden to Vase

Growing and Using Your Own Cut Flowers

  • Author: Linda Beutler
  • Publisher: Timber Press (OR)
  • ISBN: 0881928259
  • Category: Crafts & Hobbies
  • Page: 304
  • View: 4764
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An accomplished gardener and florist, Linda Beutler offers unique insights into creating inspired floral arrangements and growing the plants that go into them. Creative uses for plants in your garden; techniques for harvesting and preparing cut flowers; "bouquet basics"; and arrangements for special occasions are included, with detailed descriptions of more than 200 outstanding plants.

Silk Flower Arranging

Silk Flower Arranging

Easy, Elegant Displays

  • Author: Marcianne Miller
  • Publisher: Lark Books
  • ISBN: 9781579905989
  • Category: Crafts & Hobbies
  • Page: 127
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Quick, easy to make, sophisticated, and elegant, these 40 silk flower arrangements are well suited to today's busy home decorator. The basics of designing that are illustrated and presented here will soon have the arranger making creative leaps in styling. Put the new, more lifelike silk flowers in treasured tiny vases; go "simply exotic" with Chinese-red blossoms and a single bold leaf; or make an everlasting, never fading bride's bouquet. Show off a bucket of tall blossoms, artfully arranged to look as if you've just carried them in from the garden. Hang a unique sylvan wall sconce, with leafy greenery, ferns, and berries, and a grapevine nest hidden amid the flowers. Designer tips and project variations expand the decorating possibilities.

Knitted Socks East and West

Knitted Socks East and West

30 Designs Inspired by Japanese Stitch Patterns

  • Author: Judy Sumner
  • Publisher: Open Road Media
  • ISBN: 1453268081
  • Category: Crafts & Hobbies
  • Page: 144
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Open up a world of knitting possibilities with these fun and stylish sock designs using Japanese stitch techniques. In Knitted Socks East and West, author Judy Sumner compares knitting a sock to writing a haiku: both challenge you to create something beautiful and original within a sparse, strict format. In this, her first book, she recounts how she came to study hundreds of exquisite Japanese stitch patters and then apply her new knowledge to the sock designs showcased here. Whether short or long, fine or bulky, simple or complex, each of the 30 designs in Knitted Socks East and West is named after an intriguing aspect of Japanese culture. For example, the leg of the Origami crew socks appears to fold in and out; the Sumo slipper socks are named after the heavy, organic movement of the cables in their thick yarn; and the Ikebana knee socks highlight a textural floral design. Step-by-step text and easy-to-read charts are included for each design, along with illustrated directions for the Japanese stitchwork introduced in the projects. This is a fixed-format ebook, which preserves the design and layout of the original print book.

Chinese Flower Arrangement

Chinese Flower Arrangement

  • Author: H. L. Li
  • Publisher: Courier Corporation
  • ISBN: 0486169022
  • Category: Crafts & Hobbies
  • Page: 144
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Illustrated history of Chinese floral art provides practical suggestions for applying traditional methods to modern settings, including selecting flowers for symbolic qualities and beauty. Forty-two illustrations span centuries of Chinese paintings, prints, tapestries, and porcelains.

The Art of Genes : How Organisms Make Themselves

The Art of Genes : How Organisms Make Themselves

How Organisms Make Themselves

  • Author: Enrico Coen
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, UK
  • ISBN: 0191587672
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 396
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How is a fertilized egg able to turn itself into an adult? Through a highly original synthesis of science and art, this book vividly describes the recent revolution in our understanding of how plants and animals develop, and the fresh insights this gives us into the nature of evolution and human creativity. - ;How is a tiny fertilised egg able to turn itself into a human being? How can an acorn transform itself into an oak tree? Through a highly original synthesis of science and art, this book vividly describes the recent revolution in our understanding of how plants and animals develop. Drawing on a wide range of material -- from flowers growing petals instead of sex organs, and flies that develop an extra pair of wings, to works by Leonardo and Magritte -- it explains the language and meaning of genes, in an entertaining way that is both accurate and accessible to the general reader. It shows how an organism develops through an interactive dialogue in which there is no clear separation between plan and execution, much as an artist might paint a picture. By explaining how this process has arisen, the book arrives at fresh and exciting insights into the nature of evolution, development and human creativity. -

Love, Lies and Liquor

Love, Lies and Liquor

An Agatha Raisin Mystery

  • Author: M. C. Beaton
  • Publisher: Minotaur Books
  • ISBN: 9781429969925
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 240
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Love, Lies and Liquor continues the tradition in M. C. Beaton's beloved Agatha Raisin mystery series—now a hit show on Acorn TV and public television. Agatha Raisin is lonely. Busy as she is with her detective agency and the meetings of the Carsely Ladies' Society, she still misses her ex-husband, James Lacey, so she welcomes his return to the cottage next door with her usual triumph of optimism over experience---especially when he invites her on holiday at a surprise location that was once very dear to him. With visions of a romantic hideaway in Italy or the Pacific dancing in her head, Agatha goes off happily with James to...Snoth-on-Sea, in Sussex. While James may have fond memories of boyhood holidays there, Snoth-on-Sea has seen better days, as has the once-grand Palace Hotel, now run-down and tacky and freezing cold. Nor do the other guests have much to recommend them, especially the brassy honeymoon couple, Mr. and Mrs. Jankers, who pick a fight with Agatha in the dining room. But trouble has a way of following Agatha even if romance does not: Just as she and James are preparing to flee to warmer climes, Geraldine Jankers is found dead on the beach—strangled with Agatha's scarf. So much for Agatha's holiday fantasies: Not only is it time to put her detective skills to work, but the police are not even sure that she'll be allowed to leave town.

Cells to Civilizations

Cells to Civilizations

The Principles of Change That Shape Life

  • Author: Enrico Coen
  • Publisher: Princeton University Press
  • ISBN: 1400841658
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 336
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Cells to Civilizations is the first unified account of how life transforms itself--from the production of bacteria to the emergence of complex civilizations. What are the connections between evolving microbes, an egg that develops into an infant, and a child who learns to walk and talk? Award-winning scientist Enrico Coen synthesizes the growth of living systems and creative processes, and he reveals that the four great life transformations--evolution, development, learning, and human culture--while typically understood separately, actually all revolve around shared core principles and manifest the same fundamental recipe. Coen blends provocative discussion, the latest scientific research, and colorful examples to demonstrate the links between these critical stages in the history of life. Coen tells a story rich with genes, embryos, neurons, and fascinating discoveries. He examines the development of the zebra, the adaptations of seaweed, the cave paintings of Lascaux, and the formulations of Alan Turing. He explores how dogs make predictions, how weeds tell the time of day, and how our brains distinguish a Modigliani from a Rembrandt. Locating commonalities in important findings, Coen gives readers a deeper understanding of key transformations and provides a bold portrait for how science both frames and is framed by human culture. A compelling investigation into the relationships between our biological past and cultural progress, Cells to Civilizations presents a remarkable story of living change.

Are You a Jackie or a Marilyn?

Are You a Jackie or a Marilyn?

Timeless Lessons on Love, Power, and Style

  • Author: Pamela Keogh
  • Publisher: Penguin
  • ISBN: 110146240X
  • Category: Reference
  • Page: 272
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Read Pamela Keogh's blogs and other content on the Penguin Community. An irresistible guide to modern-retro style, celebrating the legacies of two iconic women. The hit TV show Mad Men recently featured an ad campaign with two images of a model in her underwear. As a brunette, she sips from a china teacup. As a blonde, she swirls a cocktail. Debutante or bombshell? Sometimes women want to be both. On the surface, Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis and Marilyn Monroe could not be more different, but they had more in common than just JFK. Are You a Jackie or a Marilyn? is a fun way to explore the classic madonna/ whore conundrum while becoming fabulous in all aspects of life. Readers start by taking the definitive quiz to determine where they fall on the Jackie/ Marilyn spectrum, and then it's on to customized advice on beauty and style, sex and marriage, power and career, decorating and entertaining, and more. Any woman who has aspired to Marilyn's sultry allure or Jackie's unstoppable elegance (or who wants to balance sexy and serious) will love these entertaining lessons on channeling your inner Jackie or Marilyn in any situation, from throwing a dinner party to penning a love note. Sidebars compare Jackie's and Marilyn's dating tips, lists of favorite books and music, diet plans, and even makeup know-how. Packed with charming two-color illustrations, this is the book that gives every woman her own star power. Watch a Video

Love Letter to the Editor

Love Letter to the Editor

A Four Weddings and A Kiss Novella

  • Author: Robin Lee Hatcher
  • Publisher: Thomas Nelson
  • ISBN: 0529102021
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 95
  • View: 511
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It's 1885 and five preachers sit around a campfire out West, trading stories of unlikely couples they've seen God bring together. This is one of those stories . . . She's the best writer the paper has ever had. He's her new editor. And she doesn't like it one bit. Molly Everton is the outspoken daughter of the town's newspaper publisher. She had the best education her father's money could buy and she's a better writer than he is. So when her father passes her over for the position of editor and gives the job to an outsider from back East, she's furious. But a smart girl like Molly knows she can drive the new guy out of town with little trouble if she plays her cards right . . . Jack Ludlow came out West for adventure and wide open spaces, not romance. And he's not intimidated by the beautiful daughter of his new employer. At first he's just trying to prove to her he is the right man for the job—but before long he's set on stealing her heart. “Robin’s stories are always an adventure of the heart! She is one of the premier storytellers of our day." —Karen Kingsbury, best-selling author