A stitch in time…

The response was so great for our book giveaway last week, that we thought we would do another today!

19 projects, lessons in quilting, rug hooking, cross-stitch, and more!

Stitches from the Schoolhouse:

Projects Inspired by Classrooms of the Past

By Renée Plains, Kansas City Star Books http://www.pickledishstore.com

Have you ever looked at turn-of-the-century photos and wondered about the people that looked back out at you? Renée Plains has always had this fascination with old school photos, and this curiosity has inspired her latest book.

Old schoolhouses, with their classic structure, rows of wooden desks, and coat hooks are a reminder of what education used to look like, when seven-year-olds shared a classroom with 13-year-olds, and each student wrote out their lessons on their own slates. Quite unlike today, where SMART Boards have replaced chalkboards, and students can bring their laptops to school.

The projects Renée shares will help bring a bit of the good ‘ole days into your everyday life. The Apple for the Teacher Pincushion is a different spin on a gift for your child’s favorite teacher; the Cat’s Game Book Tote is the perfect accessory for a trip to the library; the Vintage Photo Album will be the perfect place to display your treasured antique photographs. School- themed quilts like the Schoolhouse Steps and Little Brown Schoolhouse will look equally beautiful draped at the foot of the bed or displayed on a wall. Beautiful color photos and easy-to-follow steps accompany each project, and patterns are included.

Visit the Create & Decorate website for a chance to win this book: click here!