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I was born in the early 50s, the second child of seven, in Madera Ca. We were a poor family and moved around a lot following the fruit, or we picked cotton in Oklahoma and Texas. I didn't start to write until later in my life, however I've always made up stories in my head for my own entertainment and to share with others. My husband encouraged me to write down one of my story, so I tried it and the stories came along so easy. Now I'm having such fun, writing Poems and short stories, and now even a few novels. I live in a small town outside of Salem Oregon and I'm married to a wonderful man; he's a musician and songwriter, an artist as well. We have two grown boys who have given us wonderful grandchildren. I have other hobbies; I raise a garden of flowers and vegetables, I quilt, do oil painting and I love to cook and make new receipts.
Learn to make your first quilt the easy way, with designer Carolyn Vagts! If you are a beginning quilter, or an expert just looking for new tips and techniques, this book is perfect for you. Carolyn walks you through making your first quilt with step-by-step photos and instructions, giving you her favorite tricks along the way. The book focuses in on one pattern consisting of one block, which can be turned in different directions to make an infinite number of designs! You will also learn which tools are best and how you can use them to make your quilting easier. Once you have mastered this easy quilt design, you will have all of the knowledge you need to try other projects!
Nova Scotia and Connecticut played a unique role in the freedom conflict of the colonies during the Revolutionary War period. Martha Washington's Quilt brings our attention to little-known pieces of history as we look through the eyes of the Starr family. Samuel Huntington, a relative of the Starr family, was one of the signers of our Declaration of Independence. This story is about one family's struggles, triumphs, heartache, faith, and joy as they live through a defining piece of our nation's history.
Children who have experienced a loss, whether from a death, divorce, illness, or even a disaster, grieve. As adults, we cannot fix their grief, but we can be a significant help to them as they go through it. The Jesus Comfort Quilt Coloring Book was created by a Children's Pastor to help elementary-aged children and a caring adult to think about both sadness and comfort. Conversations about serious topics are easier to enter when we are doing something alongside someone, rather than being face-to-face.
Magnetic nanoparticles (NPs) are finding their place in many modern technologies such as electronics (memory or spintronic devices) and medicine (contrast media, electromagnetic thermal therapy) to name just a few examples. The application of modern techniques based on synchrotron radiation, in particular X-ray spectroscopies, as well as an rf transverse susceptibility probe, built ad hoc, allowed the author to investigate several classes of magnetic NPs with diverse applications. For example, the interesting anisotropic properties of CoW and CoPt NPs revealed new magnetic behaviour and phases. Gold NPs prepared on a biological template from Sulfolobus acidocaldarius S-layer, were shown to possess intrinsic magnetism caused by the electron exchange with the sulfur atoms of the template. Silica and oleic acid coated magnetite NPs showed excellent human compatibility while preserving the bulk magnetic figures of merit. Both macroscopic and microscopic properties of all these NPs, hitherto unexplained, have been revealed for the first time.
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