First up, I Can't Believe I'm Quilting Beyond the Basics by Pat Sloan. This is definately a great book for the next step beyond newbie quilter ... but I found there were great short cuts for someone who's been doing it for a million years. Great photos and instruction ... perfect way to make four Flying Geese at once.
Tot Stuff by Linda Lum deBono is for that mom who's just getting into sewing ... or the new grandma who might be new but also might have some experience and just want something quick to make. City style designs are hip hop and rockin'!
Mary Engelbreit has given us The Art of Embroidery and has included both old-fashioned tried and true designs as well as modern and trendy ones. She shows you how to color them in ... how to do the stitches ... as well as how to make the projects. Get out the needle and embroidery floss.
And finally from Gooseberry Patch we have Sew Simple ... another one of those books for a beginner but just as good for advanced with fun projects for your home or as gifts ... totes, runners, organizers ... all done with pretty, contemporary fabric. And then Sweet & Simple Embroidery is filled with darling, sweet embroidered pieces ... bread cloths, aprons, little signs, sachets and the ever popular 'days of the week' towels ... great instructions on how to make the stitches. Did I mention recipes?
All of these books are perfect for Spring time sewing ... pretty little things to doll up the house.