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Hardcover The Prairie Girl's Guide to Life: How to Sew a Sampler Quilt & 49 Other Pioneer Projects for the Modern Girl Book

ISBN: 1561589861

ISBN13: 9781561589869

The Prairie Girl's Guide to Life: How to Sew a Sampler Quilt & 49 Other Pioneer Projects for the Modern Girl

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Frontier fun meets a home-spun touch in this heart-warming mixture of pioneer projects and wistful nostalgia. Jennifer Worick teaches readers how to sew a quilt, master the art of bread-and-butter... This description may be from another edition of this product.

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I borrowed this from the library years ago!

So happy to have found it again and now it's mine to reference anytime I need !!Very quick shipping and great condition!!

Great inspirational book

There's something incredibly soothing about reading about how to make candles, soap, and quilts, even if you never plan on taking the time to actually create all of them yourself. Jennifer Worick writing style is funny and light; spending hours reading this book feels like an escape in itself. And it even convinced me to have a tea party.

The Prarie Girls Guide to Life

Jennifer Worick has compiled a collection of practical old fashioned skills that can still apply in our fast paced society of today. Combined with her personal and often humorous recollections of growing up on a small farm in Michigan, this book makes for a fun read. Written with the adventerous and often rough and tumble lifestyle of prarie women at heart, I also felt that it's a great book for men who enjoy embracing the American pioneer spirit that's inevitabely in all of us.

A Treasure Chest of Vanishing Know-How

The Prairie Girl's Guide to Life: How to Sew a Sampler Quilt & 49 Other Pioneer Projects for the Modern Girl This book is a real treasure chest of rapidly disappearing folk knowledge and skills. It captures a nostalgic segment of the cultural heritage of the U.S. and our pioneering ancestors. Where else would one go for information on how to make a garlic-mustard poultice, rock candy, or learn to play jacks, let alone make your own furniture polish? Even if you are not searching for Grandmother's recipe for peppermint soap, this book is delightful to read. It's charming, funny, quaint, and totally engaging. The book construction is reminiscent of early bookbinding techniques, with an easy-to-read layout and wonderful illustrations. This book would make a perfect gift for daughters and grand-daughters, siblings, friends who like handcrafts, and friends who are seeking the simpler life of earlier times.

Sassy Worick does it again

Jennifer Worick has written another zesty, tidy, and oh so fantastic tome, this time on crafts from the great mid-west and "pioneer times". As with her previous books (which I recommend highly--especially "How to Live with a Man and Love it!") she injects her sardonic sense of humor into even the most basic of craft projects. As a pie maker, I thoroughly enjoyed the recipe for the Rubarb pie, and intend on getting one in the over this fall. For anyone who wants a quirky, vintage (yet simultaneously avant garde), and feel good read that allows you to escape from the modern world of email, texting, and teleconferences, this book is for you.
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