Discover a world of enchantment and creative possibilities with Sammie Crawford, the Fairy Gourdmother.(TM) Her painting and decorating techniques, patterns, and practical instruction will have you creating masterpieces.
Author: Sammie Crawford
Publisher: Schiffer Pub Limited
Category: Crafts & Hobbies
Discover a world of enchantment and creative possibilities with Sammie Crawford, the Fairy Gourdmother.T Her painting and decorating techniques, patterns, and practical instruction will have you creating masterpieces. Gourds are everywhere: in gardens, at the grocery or farmer's market, and online. Whether you create a Christmas character, a frog prince, a snowman, a mermaid, a lighthouse, or a bow-legged cowboy, you'll be smiling from start to finish. Eight step-by-step projects are shown to get you started, and there are lots of other examples to inspire your own ideas of what a gourd can be.
This delightfully written book, styled for the general reader, will also appeal to professional and amateur botanists, anthropologists, horticulturists, and everyone interested in plants or gardening.
Author: Charles B. Heiser
Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press
Category: Technology & Engineering
Humankind has had a long and intimate association with gourds, and one of them, the bottle gourd, or calabash, may have been man's first cultivated plant. Although grown in the United States today primarily as ornamentals, in other parts of the world gourds have many other important uses. In delightful text and stunning color and black-and-white photographs, The Gourd Book provides fascinating scientific information and folklore about these remarkable plants and keys for identifying species. The first part of the book deals with tree gourds, widely used as containers and for decoration; the Cucurbita gourds, including the buffalo gourd, the Turk's turban, the silver-seed gourd, and the Malabar gourd, all utilized as food, and the beautiful ornamental gourds that are fun to grow; the loofah gourds, which are now enjoying great popularity as cosmetic sponges but have many other uses as well; minor gourds, such as the snake, wax, bitter, teasel, and hedgehog gourds, some of which are used as food or medicine; and gourds mentioned in the Bible. The second part takes up the bottle gourd, which archaeologists tell us men have used for thousands of years. Even today this gourd is almost indispensable in many parts of the tropics, where different species are used to make containers, musical instruments, and clothing, as food and medicine, and in art. The author concludes with a discussion of the gourd in folklore and myth and an appendix on growing, hybridizing, and preserving gourds for decoration. This delightfully written book, styled for the general reader, will also appeal to professional and amateur botanists, anthropologists, horticulturists, and everyone interested in plants or gardening.
He invited everyone and said he would provide the most delicious food and the
most fun entertainment. There would be dancing ... All he asked was that each
family brought with them a gourd of wine to add into the pot. When Abel, a man
Author: Lucy Brownridge
Publisher: Frances Lincoln Children's Books
In this follow-up to Read to Your Baby Every Day, soothe your toddler with retellings of traditional folk tales, fairy tales and fables from around the world paired with images of Chloe Giordano's charming hand-embroidered illustrations on cloth.
“Welcome, everyone,” Doralee began. “First, my thanks to Sherry for inviting me
to teach you about gourd art, and to Nixy for her lovely introduction. Second,
thank you for being here this evening. I hope you'll enjoy the class. Now, if you
Author: Nancy Haddock
First in a crafty new cozy mystery series from national bestselling author Nancy Haddock There isn’t much crime in Lilyvale, Arkansas, but local authorities have their hands full with Ms. Sherry Mae Stanton Cutler and her housemates—a crafty group of retirees who’ve dubbed themselves the Silver Six. But when Sherry Mae’s niece, Nixy, arrives to keep them in line, Lilyvale also plays host to a killer. When Leslee Stanton “Nixy” Nix gets the latest call from Lilyvale detective Eric Shoar, she knows it means trouble. There’s been another kitchen explosion at her Aunt Sherry’s farmhouse, and the dreamy-voiced detective has had enough. If Nixy doesn’t check on her aunt in person, the Silver Six could become wards of the court. But the trouble Nixy finds in Lilyvale is not at all what she expects. The seniors are hosting a folk art festival at the farmhouse, featuring Sherry’s hand-woven baskets, when land developer Jill Elsman arrives to bully Nixy’s aunt into selling the property. When Jill is later found dead in the cemetery, Sherry is suspected of weaving a murder plot, and it’s up to Nixy and the Silver Six to untangle the truth. Recipes and crafting tip included!
A car loaded with young people (you had to have a lot of girls in the car for the fun to be doubled) would travel down the back dirt roads of the county to search
for old abandoned farm homes that could possibly be haunted. Everyone wanted
Author: Gary Mitchell
Publisher: Dog Ear Publishing
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Gary Mitchell was reared in rural South Alabama, and the memories that he captured in this book are some of the fondest that he recalls during that special time when life seemed so much simpler. Family has always been central in his constellation of influences. “Whippoorwills at Dusk along Gourd Neck Road” is a collection of stories recounted by some of his most significant, influential family members, as well as some of his own experiences during childhood, adolescence and early adulthood. The book also contains a brief description and history during his early years of the small community in which he spent most of his life. Fullers Crossroads is a small community just north of Luverne, the seat of government for Crenshaw County, Alabama. This community and the small dirt lane, Gourd Neck Road, which is located within the community, is the focus for the majority of the stories recounted in the book. These stories were recorded to prevent them from dying at the passing of the author’s generation. It is hoped that the reading of this book will allow the reader to experience similar recollections from their own past so that they, too, will share those precious memories to the current generation.
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Author: Margaret Wilson
Category: Crafts & Hobbies
Provides instructions for making thirteen Christmas decorations by painting holiday designs on glass, wood, ceramics, fabric, wax, and other surfaces.
They went home, and, of course, said that the boys had been making fun of them.
Then the boys went again and ... Having swallowed everyone within reach, the gourd made its way into a lake and stayed there. In a short time, the woman bore
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Africa south of the Sahara is a land of wide-ranging traditions and varying cultures. Despite the diversity and the lack of early written records, the continent possesses a rich body of folk tales and legends that have been passed down through the strong custom of storytelling and which often share similar elements, characters and ideas between peoples. So this collection offers a hefty selection of legends and tales – stories of the gods, creation and origins, trickster exploits, animal fables and stories which entertain and edify – from ‘Obatala Creates Mankind’, from the Yoruba people of west Africa, to ‘The Girl Of The Early Race, Who Made Stars’, from the San people of southern Africa, all collected in a gorgeous gold-foiled and embossed hardback to treasure.
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Includes, beginning Sept. 15, 1954 (and on the 15th of each month, Sept.-May) a special section: School library journal, ISSN 0000-0035, (called Junior libraries, 1954-May 1961). Also issued separately.
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Everyone will be interested in hearing about Mrs . Emma J . Henning , a member
of the Gourd Society of America , who ... her daughter , with whom she is living ,
increased their garden activities , growing many flowers , vegetables and fruits .
Provides instructions for creating all kinds of decorative pins from cardboard ,
papier - mache , felt , wood , salt dough , and other easily obtainable materials ...
CRAWFORD , Sammie , 1938745.5 Gourd fun for everyone / by Sammie
But everyone knows she doesn ' t like Dadijan , even the servants . So they just
love it when Dadijan comes to visit ! Now for some fun they say , thinking Saira
can ' t hear because she ' s a child . And when they see the two of them together ...
Author: Talat Abbasi
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Beautifuly Written And Choreographed This Book Will Certainly Have A Lasting Impact On Contemporary South Asian Literature.
... we col . lected zucchini , crookneck , patty pan , hubbard squash , eggplants ,
and large and small gourds of all descriptions . In our " funny features ” search ,
we gathered green beans , black - eyed peas , carrots , radishes , parsley ,
Interest in self taught, outsider or folk art is exploding, and both curious newcomers and serious collectors can now turn to this guide, which provides information on the artists and the places where their work may be viewed or purchased.
Category: Characters and characteristics in literature
Contains analyses of characters that appear in novels, plays, epics, and other classics of world literature, providing lengthy descriptions of central characters, and less extensive discussions of supporting players; and arranged alphabetically by title.
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Tarzan , because the vines will run all Here is where the fun starts . over it and
you will have to climb after the gourds when they are ready Let's plan to sell a few
as souvenirs to pick . to the local variety stores . Try a bottle souvenir first . Cut the
We had a starling to gourds for martins We planted a gourd patch and grew lots
of problem on the front of the house that kept ... Yes , you guessed it , all three As
for Maggie , why not install pairs nested in horizontal gourds . temporary fencing
around ... That goes for all martin landlords out there ; we so much fun to watch .