Introducing Ruthy Sturgill, author of Spring and Easter Ornaments: An Easy Appliquéd Project

“Colleen was exceptionally willing to help and always very prompt and courteous. She will be one of your best Author Representatives.”

Ruthy Sturgill started her company, Sunshine, etc., in 1978. Unfortunately, it remained “dormant” while she pursued her career as a program manager with the Federal Government and later as a Government contractor in the Washington DC area. Since her retirement, she has “rejuvenated” Sunshine, etc., and now spends much of her time sewing and writing. She is avidly working on not only creating; but, publishing the instructions and templates for the magnitude of sewing project ideas that she has carefully documented over the years.

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Book description…

Have fun creating a variety of cute and comical ornaments that will make the family look forward to the coming of Spring and Easter. Use two simple stitches to create all of the ornaments. Then, let the children have fun decorating the Easter tree, which can be made with artificial or real Spring branches or flowers. Inside, you’ll find: 30 full-size templates for the ornaments; clear, easy, step-by-step instructions for creating the ornaments; and, an abundance of illustrations and photographs to make the project even easier and more fun.

Introducing Terry R. Combs, author of The Boy Scout, The Beekeeper and The Bees

“Very pleased; any bumps in the road were taken care of to my complete satisfaction. Great job!”

Terry Combs’ lifelong interest in insects and spiders led him to the art of beekeeping, a vocation he has pursued for 50 plus years. After 42 years as a solitary beekeeper, Terry joined several organizations and participated as member, vice president, president and webmaster. His achievements include a first-place prize for light honey at the Illinois State honey competition in 2012. Terry teaches four beekeeping classes and two insect classes at a local college, as well as giving outreach and educational presentations to young people and the public. He lives in Keyesport, Illinois with his wife Debbie, and keeps bees in Bond and surrounding counties in Illinois.

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Book description…

All the Buzz on Beekeeping in One Indispensable Book! If you’ve always wanted to start beekeeping but didn’t know where to begin, this is the book for you. For half the price of a one-day beekeeping class, you’ll have an ideal resource from veteran beekeepers that want you to succeed, giving you a wealth of advice and reference information, while avoiding the confusion of conflicting opinions. Best of all, you can enjoy and learn in the comfort of your own home. You’ll get the best information about how to start beekeeping, and how to expand and refine your craft. Based on the solid protocol of the Boy Scouts of America Beekeeping Merit Badge, this superb guide takes you through many levels of beekeeping. Using these techniques, your hives can prosper even in years when other beekeepers are experiencing losses. Whether you’re interested in producing honey, helping the environment, or investing in a fascinating and rewarding hobby, you’ll treasure this thorough, accessible, and valuable tool.

Introducing Sondra L. Millard, author of Having A Meltdown!

“I learned so much through the process of writing my first book. Leona is fantastic! She helped me through technical issues and answered any questions I had. I hope that in the future I get to work with her again!”

Sondra Millard is a Kansas born and raised artist, quilter and fabric dyer. She learned to quilt from her 4th grade teacher, during snowy Kansas winters. She has been designing her own quilt patterns since 1997. In 2009, she began marketing her patterns to local quilt shops. She has designed quilt patterns for fabric designers and her dyed fabrics have been used in national award-winning quilts by various quilt artists. Her love of quilts, fabric and color led her to teaching and sharing her techniques which ultimately led to her writing this book and pouring her passion for color into her work as a quiltmaker.


Product description…

You will look forward to having a meltdown when you try Sondra’s easy, no-stress methods to create beautiful artisan fabrics with Procion fiber reactive dyes and ice. She has brought together her love of fabric dyeing and quilting to create a book packed with techniques, ideas and exciting quilt patterns! Learn how to manipulate large fabric pieces to create dramatic one-of-a-kind quilt backings and fabrics that will make your quilts sing out with beautiful color. Full color images and illustrations throughout the book enhance your learning experience with detailed instructions and patterns. Five exciting quilt patterns bursting with color. Ideas for wholecloth quilts. Fabric preparation. Fabric manipulation. Caring for dyed fabrics. Tips to help you achieve gorgeous blended color. **ATTENTION E-BOOK PURCHASERS** You can now purchase a companion instant download file of all the templates needed for the book quilt patterns by copying this link into your browser. http://www.craftsy.com/pattern/quilting/other/having-a-meltdown-pattern-templates/194268?_ctp=194268&_ct=iuqhsx-kdyluhiqb-huikbj-fqjjuhd&NAVIGATION_PAGE_CONTEXT_ATTR=PATTERN

Introducing Douglas W. Roussin, author of Canteens and Horseshoes

“I was not sure of all that was involved with this process. Everything went very well. I will publish my next book with Outskirts Press and will ask for Lisa.”

Douglas W. Roussin has been collecting and studying Civil War and Grand Army memorabilia for nearly 60 years. This is his second book on GAR memorabilia. Doug is a current member of the Civil War Veteran Historical Association and present Camp Commander of the Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War. He enjoys relic hunting, traveling, gardening and antiquing with his wife Kathie.


Product description…

In the 83 years following the American Civil War, a powerful organization known as the Grand Army of the Republic dominated the life of the Civil War veterans. Founded in 1866, the organization’s membership peaked in the 1890’s, with nearly 450,000 veterans. In 1949, the last surviving members disbanded the organization and it became history. The organization was all but forgotten except by Civil War enthusiast, historians and collectors of Grand Army of the Republic memorabilia. During its existence, the Grand Army produced souvenirs in the form of badges, canteens and good luck horseshoes. “Canteens and Horseshoes,” is an in depth study of what the veterans left behind. This volume containing approximately 280 colored photos of Veteran’s badges, miniature canteens and canteens used to hold the veteran’s liquid of choice, “whiskey.” Their motto, “We Drank from the Same Canteen” had real meaning to the veteran. Along with canteens, this study contains a large variety of little known, and often overlooked, decorative horseshoes which the Civil War veteran proudly displayed in his home. After nearly 60 years of collecting, researching information at numerous museums and conversing with other avid collectors, I have compiled and cataloged this study on Grand Army canteens and horseshoes. This study will give the novice and advance collector a better understanding of what can be found on the collecting market. The last remaining veterans never realized how fascinating their souvenirs would become to future generations.

Introducing Ruthy Sturgill, author of Spring and Easter Ornaments

Ruthy Sturgill started her company, Sunshine, etc., in 1978. Unfortunately, it remained “dormant” while she pursued her career as a program manager with the Federal Government and later as a Government contractor in the Washington DC area. Since her retirement, she has “rejuvenated” Sunshine, etc., and now spends much of her time sewing and writing. She is avidly working on not only creating; but, publishing the instructions and templates for the magnitude of sewing project ideas that she has carefully documented over the years.

“Colleen G was exceptionally willing to help and always very prompt and courteous. With additional experience, she will be one of your best Author Representatives.”

Product description…

Have fun creating a variety of cute and comical ornaments that will make the family look forward to the coming of Spring and Easter. Use two simple stitches to create all of the ornaments. Then, let the children have fun decorating the Easter tree, which can be made with artificial or real Spring branches or flowers. Inside, you’ll find: 30 full-size templates for the ornaments; clear, easy, step-by-step instructions for creating the ornaments; and, an abundance of illustrations and photographs to make the project even easier and more fun.

Planting Design Illustrated by Gang Chen

“After years of trying with conventional publishers, I finally got my book published through the great services of Outskirts Press. They know what they are doing and they walked me through the publication process step-by-step. Now they continue to provide excellent marketing advice.” – Gang Chen

 

 

Absolutely fascinating! Informative, enlightening, and entertaining!

This is one of the most comprehensive books on Planting Design. It is a Book of the Year Winner for ForeWord Magazine.

It fills in the blank in this field and introduces poetry, painting and symbolism into Planting Design. It covers in detail the two major systems in Planting Design: Formal Planting Design and Naturalistic Planting Design. It has numerous line drawings and photos to illustrate the Planting Design concepts and principles. Through in-depth discussions of historical precedents and practical case studies, it uncovers the fundamental design principles and concepts as well as underpinning philosophy for Planting Design. It is an indispensable reference book for Landscape Architecture students, designers, architects, urban planners and ordinary garden lovers