Today's book review comes from Nancy, one of our many talented employees.
Hi everyone! I was so excited when I saw this book at the shop the other day. I love Oliver + S patterns, from their clean and classic designs to their adorable little paper dolls that come with the patterns. This book, called founder Liesl Gibson, is full of 20 of the most precious things to make for children. Out of the 20 accessories and toys in this book, I want to make all 20! It was hard to pick one to start with, but the bucket hats, little red riding hood cape, and penguin backpack are my favorites. Oliver + S patterns are always very detailed and well written, and I love the fact that they list their difficulty level, so I know if it will be a quick project or a new challenge. At the end of the book you'll find a set of the Oliver + S little boy and girl paper dolls, along with clothes to dress them in from the book, "A little something extra to keep young ones occupied as you stitch up new items for their wardrobes!" (taken from Oliver + S book jacket) If you have children in your lives you that you love to sew for, I highly recomend picking up a copy of this darling book.
Husband and wife team Randy and Sandy Workman opened the doors of Pine Needles in August of 1996. It began as a small cross stitch store and is now proud to carry all the wonderful necessities for quilting, cross stitch, primitive embroidery and Russian punch needle. Many of the items we offer are by local artisans whose work appeals to shoppers and tourists alike. Our walls are brimming with the promise of projects to be done.