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A vast and varied selection of used books. 326 Main Street, Placerville, California. 530-626-6454 We buy books on Monday and Friday or by appointment. Hours: Mon-Thurs 10:00 to 5:30 Fri-Sat 10:00 to 7:00 Sunday 10:00 to 4:00

Friday, February 18, 2011

The American Sewing Guild Coming to the Bookery

For this year's Girls Night Out in downtown Placerville, Friday Feb. 25, we have special plans at the Bookery!

Four women from our local chapter of the American Sewing Guild will set up a big display of beautiful handmade items and they will be available to answer your questions about sewing and all kinds of handicrafts including knitting, crochet, quilting, applique and felting.

Nancy and Heather paid a visit to Carmen Barbour, a very crafty and charming member of the Sewing Guild, to learn more about the sorts of projects they tackle. There are several different neighborhood groups who take on all kinds of different projects...so there is always something new to learn for participants!

For example, the group called "Sew Threads of Love" makes charitable contributions to community.
They make pillowcases for displaced children to fill with their own personal items when removed from home.
The children then get to keep the pillowcase as a gift from a loving community.

They even make heart-shaped breast warmers for breast cancer survivors.

Other groups such as "Sew Scrappy" and "Sew Elegant" take on more personal projects such as these adorable hats.

Check out this gorgeous felted handbag.

Or this gorgeous and vivid quilted and appliqued banner for sweethearts.

Carmen's work includes intricately detailed embroidery on handsewn jackets.

Carmen in an expert knitter and learning all kinds of cool tricks:

And even this darling rustic wall hanging that brings a lot of the different techniques together to create a cozy camping scene. 

And finally, Carmen recently felted this little replica of her own precious Scotty dog.

The Sewing Guild has access to such a great big world of fun and creativity!
And lucky for us at the Bookery and our crafty customers,
they will be sharing their knowledge and expertise at our bookstore (where we have plenty of books on sewing and crafting to supplement your knowledge)
for Girls Night Out, Friday February 25 from 6 - 9 p.m.
Come join the fun!

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Happy Valentines Day from the Bookery

It's that time of year again...time for romantic celebrations with your special someone!

Here at the Bookery, we've put lovely romantic books on display in the front window.

Books that bring out the lover in you: they make you want to kiss, cuddle, squeeze and twirl your favorite sweetheart whether it is your child, your husband, your pet or your best friend!

We even have books on special romantic crafts you can make and give to show a little extra care this year.

Come by and blow us a kiss...

And don't forget to look at the "Relationships" section, with books ranging from love life quizzes....

to the history and philosophy of passion...

...to romantic activities and ideas for you and your Valentine.

We here at the Bookery wish you the sweetest Valentines Day ever!