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Christmas Cross-Stitch

Christmas cross stitch cover

Better Homes and Gardens
Christmas Cross-Stitch
1987

Another Christmas craft for you! We are getting closer to those dreaded holidays and you need to be ready. Time to whip out the needles and floss and make your family some traditional stockings for your special Santa moments.

The designs in this book aren’t too bad, but I think we can safely weed some of these 1980s era craft books.

Mary

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Thankfully Weeded

It's time for Thanksgiving

It’s Time For Thanksgiving
Sechrist and Woolsey
1957

As we start heading into November, I thought I would share this little holiday gem that had not left the shelf in at least 20 years. It might have been longer than that, but the library automated in 1995 so what happened before is anyone’s guess.

This book is actually done by 2 youth librarians and is perfect for anyone wanting to have some themed ideas for a preschool or story time —in the 1950s. It has skits, crafts, poems, and stories that are perfect for a story time or teacher led program. I have a feeling these librarians assembled their best stuff and wrote a book for their fellow youth librarians. This was the 1950s equivalent to a Pinterest board or story time ideas blog.

I think it needs to be retired just on the fact that a few crafts depend on using hatpins.

Mary

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Groovy Pilgrims

thanksgiving crafts and cookbook cover

Thanksgiving Crafts and Cookbook
Hathaway
1979

Just in case you have no ideas what to do this Thanksgiving holiday, this book is for you. The illustrations are just outrageous. That groovy doe-eyed look on everyone from Pilgrims to the modern people is just….weird. Think of these as a pencil version of a Peter Max wannabe.  I think I will stick to my traditions of the Lions losing and marathon Hallmark Channel movies.

Thankfully,

Mary

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