We currently cannot take on-line orders because our Virtual Shopping Cart is undergoing an upgrade. While we are making improvements we decided to make the printed catalogue available on-line for your perusal. Please call us at 815-444-8800 ext. 238 and we will be happy to process your order over the telephone. You can also request a copy of our printed catalogue in braille and large print and we will mail it to you, free of charge!
Horizons for the Blind, Inc.
125 Erick St., A103
Crystal Lake, IL 60014
(815) 444 8800 Voice/TDD
(815) 444 8830 FAX
E mail: mail@horizons blind.org
Web: horizons blind.org
IN THIS CATALOG…
CLOCKS AND WATCHES
WRITING AND LABELING
EXTRA GOOD READING
HINTS AND TIPS
RECIPES FROM OTHER LANDS
BEAR WALLOW SERIES
IN THE KITCHEN
KNITTING, CROCHETING, AND TATTING
LEARN HOW BOOKS
IN THE CRAFT CLOSET
PLANTS AND GARDENING
Horizons is pleased to present its new catalogue. As you scan through the pages, you’ll find many additions as well as entries from our previous catalogue. To make it easier to find what you need, we’ve included a table of contents.
Since its beginning in 1977, Horizons for the Blind has worked very hard to make cultural, recreational and quality-of-life experiences more accessible and interesting for those of us who are blind or visually impaired. This catalogue of materials is a part of these “access” activities.
Many of us have gone shopping or have had articles read with exciting information about crafts or recipes–all of which are unavailable to us. People who are sighted very often pick up a little book, glance through it, and either use or collect the information. This opportunity is rarely available to us.
Horizons’ catalogue cannot possibly answer all needs, but this collection of materials does begin to bridge that gap. All materials are currently available in braille and large print. Prices for both formats are the same.
We hope you enjoy our catalogue as much as we like putting it together. We are constantly adding new titles, so be sure to keep track of future issues.
And, let us hear from you! We would like to know your preferences. You can help to build our collection to include your favorite items.
HOW TO ORDER
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Prices subject to change
IF YOU HAVE QUESTIONS, PLEASE CONTACT US:
Horizons for the Blind
125 Erick Street, Suite A103
Crystal Lake, IL 60014
Telephone: (800) 318-2000
A brief reminder: Products in this catalogue make excellent gifts for someone special for Christmas, birthday or just to show that you care.
We are pleased to make available to you a gift certificate from Horizons for the Blind. This makes a wonderful gift for birthdays, holidays, or “just because”!
Available in $10 or $25 denominations
$10 Gift Certificate: HFTB10; $10.00
$25 Gift Certificate: HFTB25; $25.00
BAR CODE SCANNER FOR USE WITH DIRECTIONS FOR ME: MS3580; $159.00 (includes shipping and handling)
The Metrologic Quantum bar code scanner is customized for use with the DirectionsForMe service, which allows you to identify over 450,000 items and obtain directions, ingredients, warnings and other packaging information in an accessible format. This bar code scanner is easy to use, just plug it into your computer or notetaker, go to www.directionsforme.org and start scanning. The Quantum gives us the freedom to organize the pantry, prepare dinner, or bake that delicious cake mix without having to ask a sighted person to read the labels.
–Built-in swivel stand that offers simple, hands-free operation.
–Omnidirectional lasers for improved scanning.
–Compatible with any USB enabled device such as Windows and Macintosh computers as well as popular notetakers like BrailleNote, BrailleSense, and PAC-Mate.
EXTENDED 3 YEAR WARRANTY: ATMS3580W; $59.00
For those looking for additional peace of mind, we offer a three year extended warranty from date of purchase for an additional charge. This warranty covers manufacturers’ defects and does not include physical or accidental damage.
Directions for bar code scanner available in braille, large print, and audio.
SILVER INDOOR/OUTDOOR THERMOMETER: DL1012X; $13.95
TALKING BATHROOM SCALE, 440 pound capacity: DL1007X; $54.95
TALKING THERMOMETER, English: DL1009X; $12.95
TALKING COLOR DETECTOR BY COBOLT: C104X; $124.95
Very light and easy to use, this device has a wide range of useful applications from checking the color of clothes to the ripeness of fruit while shopping at the grocery store. Simply select one of the three available volume levels and hold the front of the unit against almost any surface – paper, cloth, wood, plastic etc. and the color will be spoken. The device uses Cobolts’ own high quality speech system. Supplied with a clip-on cover to protect the sensors while being carried in a pocket and an earphone which turns the speaker off to avoid disturbing others. The cover clips onto the back of the case when the device is being used. The case has been ergonomically designed for both right-and left-handed use and can be held comfortably in several different ways.
Size: 61mm – 2.43” (W) x 141mm – 5.57″ (L) x 34mm – 1.35″ (D).
Powered by 1 x PP3 9v alkaline battery not included.
TALKING TAPE MEASURE BY COBOLT: C103X; $104.95
A 16 foot (5 meter) tape measure with a resolution of 1mm-1/16”. The measurement is spoken automatically in a clear English voice. A press of a button adds the width of the case if required. Measurements can be added to memory to enable total measurements up to 99.99 meters. The memory is retained when the unit is turned off. The tape can be reset at zero at any position. Readings can be taken in feet/inches, meters, centimeters, or millimeters and can be converted at the touch of a button. Size: 95mm-3.74 inches (W) by 72mm-2.83 inches (H) by 52mm-2.06 inches (D). Powered by a standard PP3 9v Alkaline battery not included.
CLOCKS AND WATCHES
ATOMIC TALKING WATCH: DL1001X; $49.95
ONE BUTTON TALKING WATCH, silver band: DL1002SX; $39.95
MEN’S SILVANA BRAILLE WATCH, silver face: DL1003S; $141.95
MEN’S SILVANA BRAILLE WATCH, gold face: DL1003G; $141.95
BRAILLE WATCH, men’s, silver: DL1005SM; $54.95
LADIES’ SILVANA BRAILLE WATCH, gold: DL1004G; $145.95
LADIES’ SILVANA BRAILLE WATCH, gold and silver: DL1004GS; $141.95
BRAILLE WATCH, ladies’, silver: DL1005SL; $54.95
TALKING ALARM CUBE CLOCK: DL1021X; $19.95
TALKING TIMER: DL1026X; $12.95
TALKING KEY CHAIN CLOCK: DL1022X; $9.95
TALKING CALENDAR CLOCK BY COBOLT: C100X; $74.95
This clock incorporates many of the features our clients have been asking for, including:
–very high speech quality
–full reporting of day
–full reporting of date
–automatic adjustment for summer/winter time changeover
Selectable speech styles, i.e. “Two Twenty Eight PM” or “Almost Half Past Two”. Separately adjustable speech and alarm volumes. Choice of alarm sounds. 1 button reporting of current settings. Selectable hourly report. No loss of time settings when changing the battery. etc. etc. Supplied with a removable cover which protects buttons from accidental operation and completely covers the set up buttons. Designed to be very quick and easy to set, the calendar clock is powered by 1 standard 9v PP3 Alkaline battery not included.
WRITING AND LABELING
BUMP DOTS, small, clear, 20 pieces per pack: DL1010CS; $2.75
BUMP DOTS, medium round, clear, 20 pieces per pack: DL1011CM; $2.75
BRAILLE LABEL MAKER: DL1016; $30.95
CLEAR LABEL TAPE FOR BRAILLE LABELER, pack of 3: DL1017C; $5.95
BOLD LINE PAPER: DL1024; $2.95
20/20 PENS: DL1025; $1.25
BRAILLE ALUMINUM SLATE, PIN UP: DL1030; $9.95
Economical aluminum slate that measures 28 cells by 4 lines, pin up, and includes plastic stylus.
WOOD HANDLE STYLUS: DL1031; $4.25
REVOLUTION GRAPHITE FOLDING CANES
52”: DLFC-52X; $36.95
54”: DLFC-54X; $36.95
56”: DLFC-56X; $36.95
ROLLER POLYMER TIP: DLRT; $14.95
REVOLUTION GRAPHITE IDENTITY FOLDING CANES
52”: DLFID-52; $29.95
54”: DLFID-54; $29.95
56”: DLFID-56; $29.95
CANE HOLSTER, black leather: DL1028L; $21.95
OPTELEC MINI: DL1032; $295.00
The Compact Mini is the smallest and lightest video magnifier offered by Optelec, designed as a simple and effective, high contrast alternative to a traditional optical magnifier.
Imagine being able to read from medicine dosage labels, restaurant menus and bus timetables. The 3.5 inch full color screen magnifies up to 11 times and offers a wide range of image modes. The Mini’s camera is centrally located, so positioning the Compact Mini over reading material is easy and intuitive.
OPTELEC COMPACT+: DL1033; $495.00
The Compact+ is the perfect combination of sophisticated design and functionality. Take the Optelec Compact+ on the go to read price labels, maps, bus schedules, directions and your favorite restaurant menus.
OPTELEC COMPACT 5 HD: DL1034; $895.00
Experience a revolutionary breakthrough in electronic hand-held low vision technology with the Optelec Compact 5 HD.
Offering a new, crisp high-definition image, the widest magnification range available (1.6 to 18x) and features never seen in hand-held video magnifiers, the Compact 5 makes reading on the go more fun and less tiring.
Enjoy a new kind of reading comfort with the Compact 5 HD’s large screen and the detailed image quality. Find out how the continuous zoom and the individually adjustable features provide ease of use never seen before.
OPTELEC COMPACT 7 HD: DL1034; $1295.00
Imagine using a high definition magnifier providing a greater overview and more words per line combined with the best available image quality. The Compact 7 HD integrates the largest screen available in the Optelec Compact product family; still it is small enough to be carried easily from one location to another.
With an adjustable magnification range starting from 2 times, the Compact 7 HD allows you to see the smallest details of photographs and objects on the ergonomically positioned, high contrast 7-inch high widescreen. Maximize your reading ability with its increased field of view.
For an effortless user experience, all Compact 7 HD controls are easy to see and operate. The 8 megapixel High Definition and Auto-Focus camera delivers superior image quality and keeps the text or photos on the screen sharp and clear. A patented LED lighting system eliminates glare.
CHECKERS: DL1018; $22.95
BRAILLE PLAYING CARDS: DL1019; $6.95
LARGE PRINT PLAYING CARDS: DL1020; $4.45
OUT OF SIGHT COOKING by Brenda Rice: (SD Card Only) CB69; $25.00
A compilation of recipes, menu plans, freezer options, stories, and a few other surprises. This cookbook contains over 170 recipes from first thing in the morning to appetizers and snacks! Also includes helpful tips like “Making Meal Plans work With Ease and Variety” and “How to Set the Mood for a Special Occasion”. SD Card Only
175 BEST BABYCAKES, by Kathy Moore & Roxanne Wyss: CB68 (3 volumes); $39.50
This cookbook uses recipes for the Babycakes Cupcake Maker. Easy recipes for bite-size cupcakes, cheesecakes, mini pies and more!
GREAT FOOD FAST, BOB WARDEN’S ULTIMATE PRESSURE COOKER RECIPES: CB70 (2 volumes); $24.00
Here’s a cookbook that allows you to quickly and efficiently use a pressure cooker to cook almost anything.
SLOW FOOD FAST, by Bob Warden: CB71 (2 volumes); $24.00
This book includes pressure cooking charts, time and money saving tips and over 120 recipes.
FAVORITES OF THE FOUR SEASONS; A Collection of Recipes by the Four Seasons at Weatherby Community Residents, Woolwich, New Jersey: CB72 (2 volumes); $24.00
At your fingertips you have a volume of tried and true recipes for you to enjoy with family and friends. You can even consult with the recipe contributors listed.
5 INGREDIENTS OR LESS COOKBOOK, by Gwen McKee and Barbara Moseley: CB73 (3 volumes); $36.50
An interesting combination of quick and easy meals including Grilled Chicken Pepper Toss, Marinated Tomato Salad and Buttermilk Yeast Rolls. This book includes an index.
GLUTEN-FREE COOKING FOR DUMMIES by Danna Korn: CB74; $37.50
Here are more than 150 wheat and gluten-free recipes. Discover how to: prepare your kitchen, shop for gluten-free products, boost nutrition and flavor in your dishes, and get the kids involved.
IN THE KITCHEN
YULE LOG CAKE PAN: N86448X; $28.00
9 cups–2.12 liters
Celebrate the season with a delightful tradition–the yule log. Signifying the warmth of the hearth during cold winter days, it makes a welcoming treat for holiday gatherings. This log has holly leaves and berries. Small circular patterns show where the log has been cut.
Length: 13.9 in.
Width: 8.5 in.
Height: 3.2 in.
ZOO ANIMALS MUFFIN PAN: N82224X; $28.00
2 cup–.47 liters capacity
Your ticket to the zoo starts with this cute zoo animal pan. This adorable zoo animal pan is loved by boys and girls alike. Makes a great way to turn an ordinary summer day into a special celebration. The animals are: elephant, fish, giraffe, hippopotamus, lion, monkey, rhinoceros and whale.
Length: 12.25 in.
Width: 8.25 in.
Height: 1.5 in.
AUTUMN WREATH PAN: N82348X; $28.00
10 cups–2.4 liters
Classic and simple, a beautiful fall wreath makes a breakfast coffee cake or a fall flavored dessert something special. The wreath has acorns, oak and maple leaves.
Length: 11.75 in. (29.85 cm)
Width: 11.75 in. (29.85 cm)
Height: 3 in. (7.62 cm)
HOLIDAY WREATH PAN: N85348X; $28.00
10 cup capacity
Create a beautiful centerpiece or holiday treat for your next festive gathering. The wreath has a bow, holly berries with leaves and pinecones.
Length: 12.75 in. (32.39 cm)
Width: 12.5 in. (31.75 cm)
Height: 3 in. (7.62 cm)
MICROWAVE PERFECT POTATO BAKER: N60082X; $3.50
This microwave potato baker has an upright design to hold 2 or 4 potatoes for rapid, even cooking.
MICROWAVE 5 MINUTE BROWNIE PAN: N60210X; $9.95
Bake moist, delicious brownies in minutes using your favorite mix or recipe, or check out the recipe in the instructions.
MICROWAVE BACON GRILL PLATE: N62404X; $9.95
This microwave plate is two-sided, smooth side for pizza and nachos and ribbed side for bacon and meat. Oven safe to 400 degrees F.
PALM PEELER: K2010; $6.95
Slip on your finger and peeler fits in the palm of your hand for ease in peeling potatoes or carrots.
PALM BRUSH: K2009; $6.95
GARLIC ZOOM: K2005; $9.95
Place your garlic clove(s) into container and close lid. Place on counter, roll the wheels on the container until garlic is chopped/minced to desired size.
VEGGIECHOP: K2027X; $19.95
Place your veggies in container and lock the lid. Pull the ring handle until veggies are chopped to desired size.
VIBRATING LIQUID LEVEL INDICATOR: DL1013; $12.95
Easy to use and accurate; simply place the steel probe into the center of the designated meat, extend the heat-resistant cable (approximately 35”) outside of the oven and place the animal on the counter or on the oven door with its magnetic feet.
CHEF PALS (TM) FISH THERMOMETER: K2019X; $22.95
This fish shaped thermometer makes bubbling sound.
CHEF PALS (TM) TURKEY THERMOMETER: K2020X; $22.95
This turkey shaped thermometer sounds like a gobbling turkey.
CHEF PALS (TM) BEEF THERMOMETER, mooooing alarm: K2021X; $22.95
The cow shaped meat thermometer with 3 settings, select from medium rare, medium and well done. This thermometer will moo when correct temperature is reached.
CHEF PALS (TM) PORK THERMOMETER: K2022X; $22.95
This pig shaped meat thermometer oinks when desired temperature is reached.
CHEF PALS (TM) CHICKEN THERMOMETER: K2023X; $22.95
This chicken shaped thermometer will cockle-doodle-do when it reaches the correct temperature.
SPRING CELEBRATIONS COOKIE CUTTER PLAQUE: N1330X; $4.75
Reversible cookie cutter includes eight Easter and spring shapes.
Eight shapes in one make this plaque so easy to use and store. These shapes are: daisy, tulip, butterfly, bee, egg, chick, bunny and basket.
Length: 6 inches (15.24 cm)
Width: 7.437 inches (18.9 cm)
Height: .625 inches (1.6 cm)
FALL HARVEST COOKIE CUTTER PLAQUE: N1310X; $4.75
Reversible cookie cutter includes eight Halloween and harvest shapes.
Eight shapes in one make this plaque so easy to use and store. These shapes are: turkey, corn, oak leaf, maple leaf, ghost, witch, scarecrow, Jack-o-lantern.
Length: 6 inches (15.24 cm)
Width: 7.437 inches (18.9 cm)
Height: .625 inches (1.6 cm)
WINTER AND HOLIDAY COOKIE CUTTER PLAQUE: N1320X; $4.75
Reversible cookie cutter includes eight winter and holiday shapes.
Eight shapes in one make this plaque so easy to use and store. These shapes are: snowflake, wreath, tree, gift, Santa, snowman, reindeer and gingerbread boy.
Length: 6 inches (15.24 cm)
Width: 7.437 inches (18.9 cm)
Height: .625 inches (1.6 cm)
TALKING KITCHEN SCALE BY COBOLT: C101X; $94.95
Weighs up to five kilos or eleven pounds in five gram or half ounce steps. Accurate to within 2 percent, the scale has a large secure bowl and non slip feet. Very easy to use with smooth surface for easy cleaning. The English speaking version weighs in imperial and metric units and can convert weights between them. Touching the bowl causes the weight to be repeated. Adjustable volume and tare function. High and low tones sound every five grammes or half ounce when weights are adjusted slowly to help with precise measurements.
Size of base: 175mm-7 inches (W) by 230mm-9 inches (L) by 83mm-3.28 inches (H).
Size of bowl: 230mm-9 inch (Dia) by 106mm-4.2 inches (H).
Powered by a standard PP3 9v Alkaline battery not included.
TALKING MEASURING JUG BY COBOLT: C102X $94.95
This jug has our high quality male voice. It measures in imperial–pints and fluid ounces, metric–liters and milliliters and U.S.–pints and fluid ounces and can convert its readings between any of these. The user selects the type of liquid to be measured, either water, milk, oil based or user defined. Liquid can be added either with the jug on a worktop or held in the hand. The contents for the jug are spoken at the press of a button or automatically as a liquid is added. A Tare function enables the reading to be set to zero once a measurement has been taken, without emptying the container, to allow a measured volume of a second liquid to be added. The user defined function allows the jug to be calibrated for any liquid, or indeed any solid if your recipe calls for a litre of sugar for instance. The container is removable for easy cleaning and can hold up to 2 litres of liquid. Speech volume is adjustable.
Size: 150mm-5.90 inches (w) by 240 mm-9.44 inches (H) by 210mm-8.26 inches (D).
Powered by 1 standard PP3 9v alkaline battery not included.
KNITTING, CROCHETING, AND TATTING
LEARN HOW BOOKS
LEARN TO KNIT ON LONG LOOMS, 17 projects to make with the Knifty Knitter (TM) Long Looms, by Ann Bipe: CP97; $9.00
This companion book to Learn to Knit on Circle Looms (CP96) will show you how to use the long loom, then make several different projects including Magic Mobius Scarf, Woodsy Warmth Shawl and Reversible Checkerboard Afghan.
MINICROCHET: CP100; $9.00
Here are twenty-nine fun projects to make. Use them as fridgies, plant picks, or hang on buttons or shoes. Some of the projects include snowflake, ice cream cone, daffodil, tulip, dinosaur and football.
BABY FARM ANIMALS, by Barbara Anderson: CP98; $7.00
Here’s a book we recently put on the computer which will be fun for crocheters suggesting an F crochet hook. You’ll find seven stuffed farm animals: a colt, bunny, calf, kitten, lamb, chicken and pig. They’ll be fun to add to your collection or to give away as gifts.
SAFARI FRIENDS, by Lori Jean: CP99; $8.00
Here’s another book we’ve just put in the computer. There are six safari friends; size G and H hooks recommended. Animals included are Ellie Funt, Ty Garre, Jay Raffe, Lemon Lion, Chocolate Chimp and Al Gatore.
IN THE CRAFT CLOSET
Hairpin Lace Kit: W7405X; $4.50
12-inch fork, adjusts from 1/2 inch to 4 inches, includes crochet hook.
WIRE NEEDLE THREADERS, pack of 10: DL1014; $2.75
KNIFTY KNITTER ROUND LOOM SET: W3702001001X; $19.95
Boye Knifty Knitter round loom set includes 4 looms, 1 hook, 1 needle, and easy-to-follow instructions. Knit two ways–flat or circular. Make scarves, baby blankets, booties, hats, and so much more.
KNIFTY KNITTER RECTANGULAR LOOM: W3702006001X; $9.95
Boye Knifty Knitter rectangular scarf loom set includes 1 loom, 1 hook, 1 needle, and easy-to-follow instructions. Make baby blankets, scarves, pot holders, and much more!
KNIFTY KNITTER KNIT SPOOL SET: W3707450000W; $7.50
Spool knitter set includes spool, hook, needle and instructions.
KNIFTY KNITTER FLOWER LOOM: W3707645000WX; $5.95
Flower loom includes loom, hook, needle, and instructions.
KNIFTY KNITTER LOOM HOOK: W3702003001; $1.20
BOYE LONG LOOM SET: W3702004001X; $25.95
This Boye long loom set makes bags, baby blankets, scarves and more. Three easy ways to knit: flat, double, and circular. Set includes 4 looms, 1 hook, 1 needle, and easy-to-follow instructions.
THE DIABETIC BIBLE by Dana Armstrong, R.D., C.D.E., and Allen Bennett King, M.D., F.A.C.P., F.A.C.E., C.D.E.: MIS36 (4 Volumes); $50.00
Your All-in-One guide to living well with diabetes. More than 100 delicious recipes. Lifestyle tips for better control. Steps to prevent complications.
EXTRA GOOD READING
TREASURY OF JOY AND INSPIRATION by Editors of Reader’s Digest: MIS35; $35.00
The Most Moving Stories Ever from Reader’s Digest.
A DAY IN THE LIFE OF THE AMISH: REI01 (2 volumes); $21.00
In their own words, friendly Amish folks from several different states and Canada describe their day from dawn to dusk. For an inside look at the hard work, pleasant play, hearty meals and devout worship of the “Plain People”, 63 Amish families were asked to keep a diary–all on the same day–of their dawn-to-dusk activities. Very interesting reading!
A DAY IN AN AMISH KITCHEN: REI02 (2 volumes); $21.40
Amish cooks invite you into their kitchens to chat about gardening, cooking and canning … and share some family favorite dishes. This is a companion book to “A Day in the Life of the Amish”.
THE GOOD LAND: FARM FAMILIES REMEMBER: REI03 (2 volumes); $26.30
This book is dedicated to the many farm families who still embrace the values and traditions fashioned by their forefathers in simple times–hard work, honesty and a strong sense of love and respect for land, family, church and country. The stories inside–accounts of farm life in the early twentieth century–were gathered from hundreds of reminiscences submitted by readers of Country, Country Extra, Country Woman and Farm & Ranch Living.
THE LITTLE HOUSE COOKBOOK: FRONTIER FOODS FROM LAURA INGALLS WILDER’S CLASSIC STORIES by Barbara M. Walker: CB31 (3 volumes); $35.00
For those who have read the “Little House” books, you’ll love reading and perhaps sampling some of the foods Laura had as a pioneer girl growing up in the Midwest. If you haven’t read the books, you’ll find this an interesting history of foods in early America.
MIND-BENDERS AND BRAIN-TEASERS: HFB01; $5.20
Horizons for the Blind has a fun book for your entertainment. It’s a collection of mind-juggling puzzles and quizzes designed to give your mind some mental aerobics, and at the same time, enjoy doing it!
LIVING WITHOUT ELECTRICITY by Stephen Scott and Kenneth Pellman: AMI01 (2 volumes); $20.40
This book answers many questions about Amish customs. You’ll find out how to light up a room without electricity, about Amish plumbing, and what Amish people do for entertainment without TV. This is a fascinating book for those who want to learn more about the Plain People.
THE PUZZLES OF AMISH LIFE by Donald B. Kraybill: AMI02; $13.30
The puzzles of Amish life are many. Telephones, taboo in homes, stand at the end of farm lanes. Powerful tractors, used at Amish barns, rarely venture into fields. State-of-the-art calculators are permissible, but not computers. Clothing, styled in traditional patterns, is made from synthetic materials. Read this book and find out why.
BY BIRTH OR BY CHOICE by Martha Denlinger Stahl: AMI03; $18.00
This book is a careful analysis of the reasons for the misunderstandings, as well as an accurate portrayal of who Mennonites are, what they really believe, and why they are actually pleased to welcome newcomers.
OVERHEARD AT THE COUNTRY CAFE: REI05; $22.10
A collection of more than 500 good clean jokes you can tell your preacher, priest or rabbi. Like a cup of coffee at the country cafe, an amusing joke shared among friends creates warmth and cheer. We think you’ll agree as you dig into this book’s more than 500 good clean jokes, “served up” by the readers of COUNTRY, COUNTRY WOMAN and REMINISCE Magazines.
COPING WITH BLINDNESS by Alvin Roberts: MIS03 (2 volumes); $19.10
Alvin Roberts, a prominent author and rehabilitation teacher of people who are blind or visually impaired in Illinois, has three books to add to our catalogue. They make good, informative and entertaining reading.
This book of informative and humorously told stories gives a new and revealing perspective as to how people who either are born blind or become blind in later life, deal with and live normal lives.
TAVERN TALES by Alvin Roberts: MIS04; $13.50
BARSTOOL FICTION by Alvin Roberts: MIS05; $13.00
WE HAD EVERYTHING BUT MONEY: REI06 (3 volumes); $37.70
Love and sharing saw America’s families through the Great Depression … these are the memories of those who lived through it.
WE MADE OUR OWN FUN: REI07 (3 volumes); $37.60
In a golden era called yesteryear, money didn’t buy fun, and having a good time often took a good imagination. The stories in this book were shared by readers of Reminisce, who can remember a time when kids never said, “I’m bored,” and even adults could “play” for a song.
WHEN THE BANKS CLOSED, WE MADE OUR OWN FUN: REI08 (3 volumes); $42.70
Hundreds of personal memories of the Great Depression, from readers who recall the days when families drew closer and refused to let tough times defeat them.
WHEN FAMILIES MADE MEMORIES: REI09 (3 volumes); $38.90
This book is from people who recall the early days of growing up with all the relatives near, and how wonderfully close our families once were.
LIFE IN THE FABULOUS FIFTIES: REI12 (2 volumes); $26.90
This Reminisce-branded book, Life in the Fabulous ’50’s, celebrates one of our reader’s favorite decades. Our pages–graced by real life stories told by the people who lived them, vintage ads, newspaper and magazine clippings, and icons of pop culture–capture the best of the past to delight readers both young and old. 422 pages
A NICKEL’S WORTH OF SKIM MILK–A BOY’S VIEW OF THE GREAT DEPRESSION by Robert J. Hastings: MIS15 (2 volumes); $21.30
This is the story of a young boy growing up in a small town in Southern Illinois during the Great Depression. His brothers and sister left their small town with the hope of finding a brighter future in a big city, which left him and his parents to survive those tough years on their own.
WE PULLED TOGETHER … AND WON! Published by Reminisce Magazine; REI11; $37.90
This is one of those works that is fun just to have around to browse through from time to time. The work is a collection of WWII memories, letters, photographs, etc. Some of the chapters are On the Home Front, Cherished Photos, Memories from the Field, The Fun we Found, and Victory. Different aspects of the war are covered by those who were actually there, either here on the Home Front or from those Over There. This book is ideal for those searching for lost memories or those who seek a more personal touch from those times.
THE OLD-TIME SALOON by George Ade: MIS07; $13.20
This book takes a look at the history of the old time American saloon including the backroom, where any number of shady activities could be going on. The author also tries to solve the mystery of why saloons were so popular.
GRAND SLAMS, HAT TRICKS AND ALLEY-OOPS by Robert Hendrickson: MIS10 (3 volumes); $34.60
At a loss about popular sports terms? This book not only defines them but also gives their origin.
GOD’S PROMISES FROM A TO Z by Helen Steiner Rice: POM01; $8.70
Helen Steiner Rice addressed in poetic form, many of God’s promises regarding the trials, tribulations, joys, and sorrows of life. In this book a number of God’s promises are paired with poems by Mrs. Rice. As you read, allow these verses to bring cheer, comfort, peace, relief and solace into your life.
GOD BLESS AMERICA by Helen Steiner Rice: POM02; $9.20
God Bless America contains material that we hope will inspire you, will add to your own inventory of prayers, and will assist you to recall some important patriotic moments in the history of our nation.
MATTERS OF THE HEART by Marita Lyn Tabron: POM03; $8.00
This is a collection of poems about love. The author tries to appeal to the ordinary person without using a lot of fancy words.
COME TO THE FOUNTAIN by Marita Lyn Tabron: POM04; $6.70
This is a collection of non denominational inspirational poems written by the author of MATTERS OF THE HEART. These poems are easy to read and will be an asset to your personal library.
1,029 BACKYARD BIRDING SECRETS Birds & Blooms Books: REI10 (3 volumes); $36.20
These tips from bird lovers across the country guarantee more feathered friends in your backyard! This valuable birding reference contains practical hints and tips that will attract more winged activity.
FIRST CHRISTMAS by Paul L. Maier: MIS12; $12.10
Dr. Maier’s best selling yuletide classic sheds new light on the location of the cave in which Jesus was born, the identity of the Magi, the astronomy behind the Star of Bethlehem, and many other aspects of the Nativity. Different religious persuasions will enjoy this unique book. The approach is reverent and brings a fascinating new perspective to a story we have known all our lives.
FIRST EASTER by Paul L. Maier: MIS13; $13.90
The author documents the conspiracy against Jesus and the politics behind His trial and crucifixion. Dr. Maier unveils fresh historical evidence that the sepulcher of Jesus actually was empty on the first Easter morning.
FIRST CHRISTIANS by Paul L. Maier: MIS14 (2 volumes); $21.60
The explosion of Christianity across the Mediterranean world was due to its extraordinary ignition in Jerusalem on the day of Pentecost. Written in the “you are there” style, this book recreates the world, the mood, the people, and the events of the exciting first years of Christianity.
A CHRISTMAS TREASURY OF YULETIDE STORIES & POEMS: POM05 (4 volumes); $55.00 Edited by James Charlton and Barbara Gilson
This is a collection of traditional stories and poems centered on Christmas traditions, including: “24 December 1777” by F. Van Wyck Mason, “Journey of the Magi” by T. S. Eliot, “Mr. Edwards Meets Santa Claus” by Laura Ingalls Wilder, “The Adventures of the Blue Carbuncle” by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, “The Boy Who Laughed at Santa Claus,” by Ogden Nash and “Water Bus” by Agatha Christie Mallowan.
THE BEST LOVED POEMS OF THE AMERICAN PEOPLE selected by Azel Felleman: POM06 (7 volumes); $106.20
Truly a classic, The Best Loved Poems of the American People contains over 575 traditional favorites to be read and reread. Categorized by theme, and indexed by author and first line, this is a collection that will be treasured by the young and not-so-young alike.
CRIMES AND MISDUMBMEANORS by Daniel Butler and Alan Ray: MIS27; $12.10
This is a comical collection of 100 new stories from the files of America’s Dumbest Criminals.
NOT MY TIME: CLOSE CALLS WITH THE GRIM REAPER by Alvin Roberts: MIS28; $10.60
This is a fascinating collection of stories about people who have had a close call with death, but managed to survive.
CLARK WEBER’S ROCK AND ROLL RADIO THE FUN YEARS: 1955-1975
Authors: Clark Weber with Neal Samors, Foreword, Neil Sedaka: MIS29; $23.40
How many “ifs” have you had in your life? What if I could take you back to when you were in your teens or early twenties and didn’t have a care in the world?
What if I could tell you stories about your music and the people who made it that you’ve never heard before?
How a teenager at a Brother Rice High School sock hop left her mark in a very unusual place on a member of Paul Revere and The Raiders!
Or, the story of Larry Lujack and how a crazed pilot (me!) left him ashen white and speechless while high over Chicago!
Or, a naughty girl named “Gloria” and what she did in her bedroom that helped her become rich and famous!
And, last, but not least how the Monkees rode the “Last Train to Clarksville” and almost made a monkey out of themselves!
I’m Mother Weber’s oldest son Clark. I was very much a part of your rock and roll musical scene in the ‘50s, ‘60s and ‘70s. As the Program Director and Disc jockey at WLS radio in Chicago, I chose the music that was played on that 50,000 watt rock and roll giant.
My new book includes a special CD that returns you to those fun years. Come with me and we’ll go back in time to when rock and roll was clean and the Chicago River was dirty. I can guarantee you that you’ll love the trip!
KITCHEN POTPOURRI: $10.00 per book. Buy the whole collection, get one free.
Volume 1: Fruits KPP01
Volume 2: Vegetables: KPP02
Volume 3: Freezing: KPP03
Volume 4: Poultry: KPP04
Volume 5: Fish: KPP05
Volume 6: Herbs & Spices: KPP06
Volume 7: Meats: KPP07
Volume 8: Ingredients, Equivalents and Substitutions: KPP08
Volume 9: Baking: KPP09
Volume 10: Kitchen Equipment & Safety: KPP10
CRAFT POTPOURRI: $12.00 per book, buy the whole collection, get one free.
Volume 1: Seasonal Items: CPP01
Volume 2: Slippers: CPP02
Volume 3: Afghans: CPP03
Volume 4: Potholders: CPP04
Volume 5: Mittens, Hats and Scarves: CPP05
Volume 6: Animal Families: CPP06
MINI COOKBOOK COLLECTION: $7.00 per book, $90.00 for entire collection.
Book 1: Recipe Round up: MINICB01
Book 2: Appetizers and Beverages: MINICB02
Book 3: Bread and Breakfast: MINICB03
Book 4: Candy: MINICB04
Book 5: Casseroles: MINICB05
Book 6: Dessert Delights: MINICB06
Book 7: Fin & Feather: MINICB07
Book 8: Harvest: MINICB08
Book 9: Meats MINICB09
Book 10: Soup’s On: MINICB10
Book 11: Salads, Sides & Vegetables: MINICB11
Book 12: Sauces, Dressings & Marinades: MINICB12
Book 13: Happy Holly Days: MINICB13
Book 14: Friendly Feasts: MINICB14
Book 15: Making Things Easier: MINICB15
HINTS AND TIPS
KITCHEN TRADE SECRETS by Sally Jones: MIS01; $10.50
This is the real classic of hints for people who are blind or visually impaired. It was printed in 1966, but to our knowledge, it is no longer available. It would be a shame to see this information be lost. The following topics are included: general instructions; equivalents and measurements; appetizers; beverages; breads; cream, butter, cheese; china, glass, silverware; desserts; cakes; cookies; frostings; pies; eggs; fruits; meats beef, chicken, fish, lamb, pork; vegetables; and substitutions.
NEARLY 500 WAYS TO SAVE ON THE FAMILY FOOD BUDGET by Walsworth Publishing Company, Inc.: MIS09; $8.10
Suggestions from this book on being creative with foods you already have on hand can save you money on your food budget. Tips on restoring food such as raisins and dates to freshness are also given.
PURE BAKING SODA (R): MIS30; $6.50
For Baking, Cleaning & Deodorizing
Over 100 Helpful Household Hints
Make your life easier with ARM & HAMMER (R) Baking Soda!
Baking soda may be the most versatile product in your kitchen, and ARM & HAMMER (R) is the most recognized brand. You know that baking soda is used for baking and cooking, but do you know what else it can do? Baking soda can be used as:
–an environmentally sensible cleaning solution
–a stain-remover for laundry, carpets, and dishes
–a dry shampoo for people and pets
–a facial cleanser and skin soother
–and much, much more!
The terrific tips in ARM & HAMMER (R) Baking Soda: Over 100 Helpful Household Hints will help you save time and money. So dig in, and start using them today!
OVER 100 HELPFUL HOUSEHOLD HINTS SALT by Christine Halvorson: MIS31; $7.00
Salt is often used in the kitchen, but did you know that it may be the most versatile product in your home? The terrific tips and tricks in Salt: Over 100 Helpful Household Hints will save you time and money. For example, salt can:
–Clean stains out of carpeting
–Relieve poison ivy
–Loosen chimney soot
–Remove yellow stains from clothing
–Help clean teeth
–Entertain kids with fun crafts
–And much more!
DON’T TAKE THESE TIPS WITH A GRAIN OF SALT–TRY SOME TODAY!
HEINZ (R) DISTILLED WHITE VINEGAR, Over 100 Helpful Household Hints: MIS32; $6.90
Make your life easier with Heinz (R) Vinegar!
You may know that Heinz (R) is the most recognized brand of vinegar, but did you know that vinegar may be the most versatile product in your home? The terrific tips and tricks in Heinz (R) Vinegar: Over 100 Helpful Household Hints will save you time and money.
For example, vinegar can:
–Absorb paint and other unpleasant odors
–Dissolve chewing gum in carpeting
–Remove mildew from canvas tents
–Entertain kids with fun crafts
–Relieve skin irritations
–Clean oven grease
–And much more!
Don’t wait to try these tips–start saving today!
RECIPES FROM OTHER LANDS
ORIENTAL RECIPES: CB15; $3.50
This collection of eighteen recipes includes such favorites as Chinese fried noodles, baked chop suey and almond chicken. And if you’re really feeling ambitious, try making your own fortune cookies.
DANISH RECIPES: CB05; $3.10
If it’s not in your budget or on your calendar to visit Denmark, you might enjoy sampling one or more of these nine favorite Danish recipes from almond sponge to frikadeller (Danish meat patties).
ENGLISH RECIPES: CB06; $3.00
These thirteen recipes give you a taste of English cuisine. Try plum pudding, Yorkshire pudding or English toffee for starters.
NORWEGIAN RECIPES: CB14; $3.10
Try your hand at one or more of these eight favorites including Mother Monsen’s cakes or bankebif (beef ragout).
MEXICAN RECIPES: CB13; $3.20
If you’re interested in making tacos, green enchiladas or pina coladas you will love this collection of twelve recipes.
POLISH RECIPES: CB16; $3.00
Try making kielbasa, pierogi or fruit bars from this Polish sampler of eleven recipes.
SPANISH RECIPES: CB18; $2.80
These eight recipes give you the flavor of sunny Spain. Try Spanish rice, chicken or Spanish cream.
IRISH RECIPES: CB10; $2.90
Eleven recipes from Ireland are included in this booklet; experiment with brisket of beef with cabbage or boiled short ribs. Top them off with some Irish coffee.
RUSSIAN RECIPES: CB17; $2.80
There are seven recipes in this booklet including cream of herring soup and Russian tea.
SWEDISH RECIPES: CB19; $3.00
We have chosen eleven recipes from far away Sweden to give you a glimpse of this country’s cuisine. Try kottbullar (meatballs), spritz or famous Swedish glogg.
FRENCH RECIPES: CB07; $3.20
Food from France is a favorite of many who enjoy a fine dining experience. We have sixteen recipes, which will give you this opportunity. Examples are shrimp de jonghe, beef bourguinon, French cocoa balls or pousse cafe.
GREEK RECIPES: CB09; $3.20
We have put together thirteen Greek foods for you to cook. You might like rice pudding, gyros, saganaki or hummus.
GERMAN RECIPES: CB08; $3.20
We present twelve recipes from this European country. Among them you will find potato pancakes, sauerbraten and apple streusel.
ITALIAN RECIPES: CB11; $3.80
You will be able to prepare many of your Italian favorites from our collection of twenty-four specialties–try ravioli, lasagna, and pizza and top them off with Italian ice.
JEWISH RECIPES: CB12; $3.70
Why not bring the flavor of Jewish cooking into your own home? We have twenty-one recipes from which to choose such as Lekach (Jewish Honey Cake), matzo ball soup, blintzes and matzo sponge cake.
BETTY CROCKER’S INTERNATIONAL COOKBOOK: CB51 (6 volumes); $80.70
This cookbook was inspired by the escalating interest of Americans in foreign foods. All of these recipes are “from scratch” rather than from convenience foods, and they have all been tested in the Betty Crocker kitchens. You will find more than 450 recipes from the cuisines of more than 50 countries.
THE BEST OF THE AMISH COOK VOL. 1 1991-1996, by Elizabeth Coblentz, edited by Kevin Williams: CB64 (3 volumes); $37.90
Here are excerpts from The Amish Cook–a column found in many newspapers written by an Amish woman who lived in Indiana. Learn about her life, her family and all of those interesting Amish customs and lots of recipes. 584 pages
THE BEST OF THE AMISH COOK VOL. 2 1996-2001, By Elizabeth Coblentz, edited by Kevin Williams: CB65 (4 volumes); $47.20
This second volume of The Amish Cook continues with more Amish customs, family life and those terrific recipes. 714 pages
THE AMISH COOK’S FAMILY FAVORITES & FACTS, Recipes by Lovina Eicher, Facts by Kevin Williams, Editor: CB66 (2 volumes); $27.20
This is a charming cookbook, crammed with many family-friendly favorites, cultural insights, and interesting tidbits. The Amish represent a simple, faith-filled throwback to a quieter time in America, a respite from the buzz saw world of the 21st century. In the Amish, for better or worse, we find evidence of what we used to be. As the Amish cling to their reclusive ways, plowing their fields with horse-drawn plows as scores of their forefathers have done before, we find ourselves ever more interested in these living links to another time and place.
Step foot in any Amish community and you’ll find cookbooks cobbled together by women in the church. Cooking is a favorite pastime among Amish women, sharing recipes, trying new foods, and perfecting old ones. As with most things the Amish create, this book is plain and simple, in keeping with their customs. If you’re wanting a fancy photo-filled cookbook with color charts and beef burgundy recipes, this is not the book for you. This book is filled with hearty, homey recipes with plenty of the quirks and idiosyncrasies which come in a unique Amish cookbook. This book is organized a bit like the recipe files found in most Amish women’s kitchens–haphazard and chaotic, but delicious! You’ll find many culinary treasures on these pages. So enjoy the journey. Hopefully many of the recipes in this book will become your family’s favorites also. 428 pages
SYLVIA’S KITCHEN, BY SYLVIA WALDSMITH: CB63 (2 volumes); $22.70
This cookbook offers you some simple, yet wonderful offerings from Sylvia’s kitchen and were created for the cooking show of the same name. The recipes are a compilation of the show from December 2006 through December 2008 along with longtime family favorites. The author presents her recipes in an interesting and entertaining manner.
Sections include: appetizers & beverages, soups & salads, vegetables & side dishes, main dishes, breads & rolls, desserts, cookies & candy and a section called This & That as well as an index. 338 pages
A SKILLET FULL OF TRADITIONAL SOUTHERN LODGE CAST IRON RECIPES & MEMORIES: CB67 (3 volumes); $27.70
Compiled by the Historic Preservation Society of South Pittsburg: CB67 (3 volumes)
On the stovetop or in the oven, the cooking performance of Lodge cast iron is often hailed by grandmothers and other great chefs as better than that of other cookware many times its price. The fact that it’s almost indestructible and is treasured as a family heirloom lasting for generations, only underscores its remarkable value.
Mrs. Fay Marsh perhaps says it best when referring to her pineapple upside-down cake, “I made this cake in a skillet that my husband purchased from Lodge in 1932 for 38 cents. That black iron skillet has never rusted and remains slick as a ribbon. I would love to see everything that I have cooked in it for the last 70 years. That is a lot of Good Eatin’!”
A Skillet Full is not only a primer on the making of Southern cornbread, but a sumptuous, mouth-watering collection of Southern comfort foods. Cracklin’ cornbread, crispy fried chicken, bubbling Brunswick stew, piping hot jambalaya, pan-fried okra, fried green tomatoes, and bread pudding laden with Tennessee bourbon sauce. Just a few reasons why cast iron cooking is such a cherished Southern tradition. 438 pages
BAKING WITH MIXES: Better Homes and Gardens: BHG03; $7.10
When cake mixes are on sale, why not pick several to have on hand for quick and easy baking? These mixes are used as basics for many baking favorites. The booklet includes variations for the following mixes: cake, biscuit, bread, cookie, refrigerated rolls, frozen patty shells and frozen bread dough. You will find recipes both for the beginner and the experienced cook who likes a challenge.
BAZAAR RECIPES: Better Homes and Gardens: BHG04; $4.90
Are you running out of ideas for things to bring to your next large gathering–PTA meeting, bazaar or church group? Recipes contained in this book will fill the bill. Everyone loves fudge; try the basic recipe. Or you can choose yeast bread or a variety of cookies. All of these basic recipes with many variations will offer you a wide selection for your next gathering.
BACK TO BASICS: Better Homes and Gardens: BHG02; $7.00
If you are bored with convenience foods and tired of zapping in a microwave oven, why not go back to mother’s old fashioned, basic recipes? Bring back the pleasant aroma of grandma’s baking. These recipes are just the thing for an after school or a between meal snack, and they are great for serving to a large crowd! Cookies, cakes, biscuits, muffins, pastries and yeast breads are all featured in this basic primer. And best of all, each grouping provides basic kitchen tips for foolproof recipes.
HOMEMADE MIXES: Better Homes and Gardens: BHG01; $8.30
Here is the perfect opportunity for you to make your own mixes and store them away so they’ll be ready whenever you need them. The book also gives recipes for variations using your homemade mixes. The book includes biscuits, cornbread, stuffing mix, seasoned rice, sauces and gravies, Italian and Mexican seasonings, pastry, cookie, brownie and cake mixes and a variety of beverage mixes like hot chocolate, cafe au lait, tea, and Bloody Mary.
COOKING IN A NEW DIMENSION by Donna C. Brinkerhoff: CB39; $13.20
Horizons is pleased to publish and transcribe a book written by a teacher who is visually impaired. It’s easy to read, fun to use and succinct in content. We believe you’ll really like it! This book is divided into the following sections: appetizers and beverages; breads; coffee cakes and rolls; cakes and frostings; candy and cookies; desserts and pies; eggs, fish and fowl; meats and variety dishes; salads and dressings; vegetables and casseroles; and a special hints section. Cooking in a New Dimension contains over two hundred recipes.
MICROWAVE CHARTS: CB20; $9.20
This book gives you a unique opportunity to use your microwave to its best potential. The book is divided into three categories: general cooking, defrosting, and reheating foods. It is not a recipe book. It is a quick and easy to use reference guide that will tell you how to microwave different foods how to prepare them for microwaving and how much time they need. It has been prepared especially by Horizons to meet the needs of busy people who want a no-nonsense approach to microwaving.
NOODLE AND RICE RECIPES: CB01; $3.00
This booklet provides you with a quick and easy way to make some do ahead meals in your busy schedule. It includes a special recipe for a rice mix and one for a noodle mix. Prepare these recipes and store them away until you want them. Then at mealtime, make one of the entrees using the mixes; others will think you worked for hours preparing the meal. The booklet contains two patterns for mixes and ten recipes.
CHEESECAKES: CB04; $3.40
People love cheesecake! And there are so many types of this dessert. This booklet gives you the choice of twelve types. Try a standard or experiment with banana cream, blueberry or strawberry. After you look at this selection, you may even come up with your own recipe.
SEAFOOD SPECIALTIES: CB03; $3.10
Fish and other seafood are becoming increasingly popular in our health conscious society. This collection of eleven recipes gives you some delicious seafood options like Clams Casino, Oysters Rockefeller, Escargot and five-minute oven-broiled fish fillets.
MUFFIN MANIA: CB02; $2.80
This booklet contains thirteen delicious muffins for you to try. Use them for breakfast, desserts or snacks. You will find such favorites as bran, corn, banana and blueberry.
CAKES: CB34; $3.50
Crisco Shortening and Eagle Brand Milk have joined together to create this booklet of ten luscious cake recipes. Examples include Strawberry Cream Shortcake, Family Favorite Carrot Cake and Simply Sensational Cheesecake.
EAGLE BRAND RECIPES: CB38; $2.70
This six-recipe collection comes from Eagle Brand sweetened condensed milk. Traditional Pumpkin Pie and Brownie Pie are two examples.
QUICK-TO-MAKE YEAST BREADS: from Red Star Quick-Rise and Oster: CB35; $4.60
Oster and Red Star have teamed up to make an informative little booklet about bread making. Thirteen recipes are included like old-fashioned white bread, whole grain white bread and drop doughnuts. A well-put-together list of bread making tips is included at the end of the book.
JAMS AND JELLIES by Sure Jell: CB36; $3.80
Nothing tastes quite as good as your own homemade jams and jellies. Sure Jell has created a booklet which is easy to follow and inexpensive to prepare. You will be able to can your own varieties, and, if you do not have the time or inclination to do that, simply follow the directions for no-cook frozen jams or jellies. They’re fast and easy to do!
HERSHEY’S RECIPES: CB37; $2.80
Here are six recipes that come from the kitchens of Hershey’s chocolate. You might enjoy trying Hershey’s White Chocolate Chunk Peanut Butter Cookies or Hershey’s Double Chocolate Mint Dessert.
COOKING FROM QUILT COUNTRY by Marcia Adams: CB21 (3 volumes); $25.80
This much-publicized book was originally written to accompany the PBS series by the same name. It is just a magnificent collection of good, basic cooking that Amish people enjoy every day. Some of the recipes are really collector’s items as the author has gathered them from attics, as well as by word of mouth from the Amish and Mennonite communities in Indiana. If you purchase this book, you’ll have another treat. Interwoven with these recipes, you will find paragraphs telling you about Amish and Mennonite culture and how the author went about collecting these recipes. The book has a “season” theme starting from spring and going through winter. While we worked to put it together, we had a hard time putting it down.
NEW RECIPES FROM QUILT COUNTRY by Marcia Adams: CB28 (4 volumes); $55.80
Because we have received so many orders for our editions of “Cooking from Quilt Country”, we’re sure you’ll enjoy this second visit to Amish cooking by Marcia Adams–famous for her PBS series. Totally independent from her first book, Marcia takes you through the day with recipes for morning, afternoon, evening and nighttime. You’ll also find interesting places to go with Amish flavor as well as a bibliography and index.
BETTY CROCKER’S CASSEROLE COOKBOOK: CB47; $21.40
Count on casseroles for convenience and ease, for variety and economy, for downright good eating. This outstanding collection of more than 125 casserole recipes offers something to tempt every taste, match any occasion. For example: Sausage and Vegetable Popover, Hot Chicken Salad and No-Noodle Lasagna will make any family sit up and take notice.
BETTY CROCKER (R) COOKIES, BROWNIES AND BARS BEST EVER RECIPES: CB22; $12.90
This is your official guide to cookie baking. You know that Betty Crocker has an outstanding reputation for excellent baked goods, so the recipes in this book are pure baking pleasure. The book is divided into the following six sections: The Ultimate Chocolate Chip Cookies, Brownies, From Our Kitchen to Yours, Lunch Box Treats, Holiday and Party Cookies, and Cookie Scoop (cookie making hints).
BETTY CROCKER’S BISQUICK COOKBOOK: CB48; $37.00
Betty Crocker’s collected all your treasured recipes–the ones you’ve cut off the Bisquick box or clipped from an ad–along with some soon-to-be-favorites and packaged them up in this recipe scrapbook. Browse through the chapters of recipes to find your favorite, or check out the ALL-TIME FAVORITE symbol for our top consumer picks.
HOLIDAY COOKING WITH BISQUICK: CB23; $4.30
Grab a box of Bisquick, look through this book, and you’ll get lots of ideas for each holiday. The following are featured: Christmas, Valentine’s Day, Presidents’ Day, Easter, Fourth of July, Halloween and Thanksgiving. There are recipes from appetizers to desserts.
LIGHT CAKES: CB24; $2.70
This collection of five cakes is a healthy low-fat way to satisfy your sweet tooth. You’ll find Lemon Poppy Seed Cake, Gingerbread, Snacking Cake, Pineapple Right Side Up Cake, Chocolate Snacking Cake and PDQ Peanut Butter Cake.
POTLUCK PLATES TO PASS: CB25; $3.60
Here is the book you’ll need for your next church bazaar or PTA gathering. This collection of crowd pleasers includes everything from salads to desserts. A few examples are Bean Salad, Pistachio Salad, Chicken Bake, and Cheese Pie.
SIX INGREDIENTS OR LESS: CB26; $4.80
This collection was sent in by one of our readers. It’s a tasty but easy collection of a wide variety of foods–from salads and breads to desserts. Each recipe has six ingredients or less. Look for Quick Biscuits, Fluffy Chocolate Mousse and Finger Jell-O along with other favorites.
THREE INGREDIENTS LOW FAT COOKBOOK: CB29; $10.10
EASY! QUICK! HEALTHY! These 175 recipes cover appetizers to desserts–try it, you’ll like it!
ALL AMERICAN MUFFINS: CB27; $4.60
Do you like muffins? If so, this book is really for you. It contains seven “basic” muffins: Basic, Bran, Corn, Oatmeal, Rich ‘n’ Sweet, Rye, and Whole Wheat Muffins. Then there is a muffin for each state. For example, you’ll find Alaska Salmon, Illinois Oatmeal ‘n’ Apple, and Pennsylvania Chocolate Chips. You can “muffin” your way across the country. Serving some of them would make a fun party theme!
JELL-O (R) CELEBRATING 100 YEARS BEST RECIPES: CB30; $11.40
This is a great and fun book for all “jelloists”! It contains recipes and fun facts about the history of Jell-O.
PILLSBURY INCREDIBLE CRESCENTS: CB32; $8.40
This booklet from Pillsbury gives you a great opportunity to make your rolls of crescents versatile. You’ll find recipes for appetizers, main dishes and desserts.
PILLSBURY EASY BISCUIT IDEAS: CB45; $4.80
This booklet includes recipes with Grands! (R) and Hungry Jack (R) biscuits from Pillsbury. You’ll find Grands! (R) Grilled Cheese Sandwiches, Bread Bowl Beef Stew and Favorite Pork Chop Dinner and 23 more recipes.
BREAD MACHINE MAGIC by Linda Rehberg and Lois Conway: CB33 (2 volumes); $25.00
This collection of 139 exciting new recipes has been created especially for use in all types of bread machines. You’ll find an introduction on bread making, chapters on grain, fruit, vegetable and specialty breads as well as sweet rolls, breads and coffee cakes.
CORNING: A Bouquet of Summer Tastes: CB40; $6.80
This is a cool summer book of recipes using your favorite Corning bakeware. Starters, mains, sides and desserts are featured.
CAMPBELL’S HOMEMADE MEALS IN 20 MINUTES: CB43; $3.70
Here’s a collection of quick-to-fix, easy-to-make meals tested by generations of families. You’ll find Chicken & Stuffing Skillet, 20-Minute Savory Beef Stew, Green Bean Casserole and hints. This booklet contains 21 recipes.
HERSHEY’S 1934 COOKBOOK: CB44; $17.50
This revised and expanded cookbook with chocolate recipes is brought up to date for use in today’s kitchens. This book gives you recipes for many of the Hershey cakes, cookies, pies and desserts you love so well. But it’s much more than that. You’ll travel back to 1934 and learn about the people and the times of Americans. It’s fascinating history. You’ll definitely want to keep this book on your shelf.
BUNDT (R) COOKBOOK: CB42 (2 volumes); $23.20
This book by Nordic Ware (R), the Originators of the Bundt Pan, contains over 200 Cake, Bread, Muffin, Entree, Dessert, Salad Recipes and Sauces! There are sections for Cakes from Scratch, cakes from mixes, breads, entrees, salads, special desserts, glazes, sauces and microwave hints.
BEST RECIPES FROM THE BACKS OF BOXES, BOTTLES, CANS AND JARS by Ceil Dyer: CB41 (7 volumes); $82.80
This book is THE book we’ve all been wanting. It gives you directions for many, many recipes found on convenience food products we use every day. You’ll learn history of many recipes as well. From appetizers to desserts, this is definitely the cookbook you always wanted.
WELCOME TO MISS JACKIE’S KITCHEN by Jacqueline Pirro: CB46; $20.00
Here’s a great cookbook written by a cook who is blind. She gives hints about her kitchen work and adds a humorous touch to these delicious recipes. There are sections on breakfast dishes, sandwiches and salads, entrees, pasta dishes, side dishes, breads and muffins, desserts and additional menu suggestions.
WELCOME AGAIN TO MISS JACKIE’S KITCHEN! by Jacqueline Pirro: CB55; $25.00
This book is the sequel to Ms. Pirro’s first book, WELCOME TO MISS JACKIE’S KITCHEN. She gives more helpful hints as well as recipes for low-fat, low-sodium and low-cholesterol foods.
ACB ALAMO KITCHEN edited by Kay Kuhn and Debra West: CB49; $20.00
The Alamo Council of the Blind compiles this charming little volume. You’ll find chapters on appetizers, breads, cakes, candies, casseroles, cookies, desserts, eggs and side dishes, meats and main dishes, vegetables, pies, and salads. There is even an interesting list of websites to check out. And best of all, your purchase of this book helps the Alamo Council of the Blind.
MR. BOSTON OFFICIAL BARTENDER’S GUIDE 63RD EDITION: CB50 (4 volumes); $51.80
This book is dedicated to all those professional and aspiring amateur mixologists throughout the world who seek the most authoritative, accurate, and complete source for perfect drinks. This book really has it all–from beers, liqueurs, brandies and even a bartender dictionary. You’ll love it for your parties!
WEIGHT WATCHERS IN GOOD TIME 123 SLOW COOKER RECIPES: CB53 (2 volumes); $22.70
This cookbook gives you easy meals for every occasion, hearty meatless main dishes, snacks and sides you’ve got to try, and heavenly desserts.
WEIGHT WATCHERS JUST LIKE HOME, 130 RECIPES: CB54 (2 volumes); $22.50
Here are classic favorites made light. WEIGHT WATCHERS invites you to experience the qualities in homemade dishes that can’t be measured or arranged on a plate. The editors have selected their favorites; classics that haven’t changed much over the years and that always seem to hit the spot. These recipes reach that place inside you that just craves chicken potpie or milk chocolate pudding–recipes you can come home to.
ORVILLE REDENBACHER’S POPCORN COOKBOOK: CB52; $7.20
This book contains 30 recipes–delicious dishes from Orville Redenbacher. Helpful step-by-step instructions make the end results perfect every time.
FROM EMERIL’S KITCHENS by Emeril Lagasse: CB56 (5 volumes); $60.70
Here is a chance to try your hand at some of Emeril Lagasse’s famous recipes. Experience for yourself the fine dining of his restaurants.
FORGOTTEN RECIPES by Jaine Rodack: CB57 (2 volumes); $24.30
If you like to collect recipes, here’s a must for your bookshelf. Recipes range from 1870 to 1948. Some of the interesting oldies you’ll find are: Baked apples with sausage, popcorn cookies, timbales and rinktum diddy.
THE YANKEE COOK BOOK by Imogene Wolcott: CB58 (5 volumes); $62.40
This is an anthology of incomparable recipes from the six New England states and a little something about the people whose tradition for good eating is herein permanently recorded.
BETTY CROCKER’S DINNER FOR TWO: CB59 (2 volumes); $31.80
Dinners for two can be just as exciting, varied, and delicious as those for a larger number. And this book copyrighted in 1958 is designed to prove that point! These recipes for two allow for generous servings, and leftovers in cases where extra amounts will keep well. When you entertain, you’ll want to double the recipes given for two, or use the recipes for four in the section, “When Company Comes.”
COOKIN’–YANKEES AIN’T ET: OL’ PLANTATION AND MOUNTAIN RECIPES: CB60; $11.90
Here’s the Old South’s original mountain and plantation cookbook originally copyrighted in 1980. Look for Corn Meal Dodger, Hog Jowl Turnip Greens and Mountain Grape Catsup and many more! Written in the dialect of the South.
NEW FESTIVAL CORNBREADS: CB61; $6.20
Having a cast iron skillet is like having a bottle of fine wine. It improves with age. Martha White (R) and Lodge Manufacturing (R) have compiled a great collection of cornbread ideas for you. Each recipe has been tested and is a winner in their annual Cornbread Festival held in Tennessee each year. Here are some tasty samples that will make you hungry for cornbread and you’ll want to get in the kitchen and create something right away. Chicken and Dressing Skillet Bake, Cornbread Supreme, Coastal Carolina Skillet Supper, and Alabama Country Supper. We think many of these will become family favorites.
JIFFY (R) COOKBOOK; CB62; $10.90
In 1930, Mabel White Holmes created JIFFY (R) Baking Mix. Today the company she founded, Chelsea Milling Company, offers 21 JIFFY (R) Mix varieties. JIFFY (R) products have been a mainstay for many cooks over the years and in the JIFFY (R) cookbook you will be able to find recipes that utilize many of the products. These recipes run the gamut from appetizers to desserts, and most of them only need a few ingredients added to the boxed product. With a pantry full of JIFFY (R) products, and this cookbook, you will never run out of inspiration for a tasty meal.
BEAR WALLOW SERIES
BEAR WALLOW BOOKS
How would you like to step back into a time when our country was new and unsettled–when we weren’t filled with malls, shopping centers, and myriads of parking lots! Oh, it was quieter then: imagine being able to hear the birds singing during the day, the choruses of crickets in the evening, and experiencing the sound of rustling leaves falling on a crisp autumn day. People knew how to do things themselves; they built their houses, healed the sick and raised their crops. There were no prepackaged goods, and you used a woodstove to cook your meals. This outstanding series compiled by the Connor Prairie Museum in Indianapolis, Indiana gives the history of the people as well as the recipes they used in daily life. You’ll read about their celebrations, learn about the fishing villages and find out more about the explorations of Lewis and Clark. If you’re interested in getting back to the basics, these books are for you. Try one, or better yet, get them all!
There are 40 books in all. Each book is $7.00. Save $60.00 by buying the whole collection for $220.00, or any 5 books for $30.00 ($6.00 each).
LIST OF BOOKS:
Old Amish Recipes: BW05
Old Fashioned Apple Recipes: BW14
Old Fashioned Berry and Cherry Recipes: BW15
Old Fashioned Bread Recipes: BW17
Old Fashioned Bread Pudding Recipes: BW16
Old Fashioned Cake and Cheesecake Recipes: BW18
Old Fashioned Candy Recipes: BW19
Old Fashioned Celebrations: BW20
Old Fashioned Cheese Recipes: BW31
Scrumptious Book of Chocolate: BW40
Old Fashioned Christmas Recipes: BW21
Old Fashioned Cookie Recipes: BW22
Old Country Store Recipes: BW06
Old Recipes from Family Farms: BW12
Grandma’s Old Fashioned Recipes: BW02
Hearthside Recipes: BW39
Old Fashioned Herb Recipes: BW07
Old Fashioned Honey, Maple Syrup, Sorghum Recipes: BW23
Old Fashioned Ice Cream Recipes: BW24
Lewis & Clark, Adventures in Cookery: BW03
Old Fashioned Muffin Recipes: BW25
Old Fashioned Mushroom Recipes: BW26
Native American Recipes: BW04
Old New England Recipes: BW09
Old Fashioned Orange Grove Recipes: BW27
Old Fashioned Persimmon Recipes: BW28
Old Fashioned Pie Recipes: BW29
Old Pioneer Recipes: BW10
Old Fashioned Pumpkin Recipes: BW30
Old Shaker Recipes: BW13
Old Fashioned Soups, Stews & Chowders: BW32
Old Southern Recipes: BW33
Old Fashioned Strawberry Recipes: BW34
A Dish of Tea: BW01
Old Fashioned Tomato Recipes: BW35
Old Fashioned Vegetable Garden Recipes: BW36
Old Recipes and History from Western Trails: BW11
Old Fashioned Woodstove Recipes: BW37
Old Fashioned Zucchini and Squash Recipes: BW38
Old Fishing Village Recipes: BW08
IN THE KITCHEN
SHAPED PANS FOR CAKES AND MOLDS
Horizons is pleased to present cookware from Nordic Ware. We offer these pans that can be used for commercial cake mixes as well as your own recipes. In addition to cakes these pans can be used for quick breads, gelatin desserts and salads, mousse and Rice Krispies molds. The possibilities are unlimited and will make any occasion for family or guests truly festive.
SPRING LAMB 3-D CAKE PAN: N41100X; $15.00
An 11-1/4 by 7-1/2 by 3-1/2 inch pan creates a 3 dimensional stand up cake. You can use a 16-ounce pound cake mix. This is delightful for Christenings, First Communions, Confirmations, and Easter.
EASTER BUNNY 3-D CAKE PAN: N41200X; $15.00
10-1/4 by 8-3/4 by 3-3/8-inch pan uses a standard cake mix or your own 2-layer cake recipe to make a charming 3 dimensional bunny for toddlers’ birthdays, Easter or just to welcome spring.
SANTA CLAUS 3-D CAKE PAN: N41300X; $15.00
Add fun to your holiday parties with this 7 by 10-1/4 by 3-1/2-inch aluminum stand-up Santa going down the chimney. No decorating necessary. You can use a 16-ounce pound cake mix.
ROSE BUNDT PAN: N54148X; $27.00
The first of our floral Bundt pans, this easy-release pan produces a beautiful rose-shaped cake with petals good enough to eat! 10 cup capacity.
Recreate a garden scene with this perennial favorite, the Rose Bundt pan by Nordic Ware. Made of heavy cast aluminum, it bakes evenly every time, providing crisp detailing on your cake. Premium nonstick interior assures quick release and cleanup. Made in the USA.
Length: 9.25 in. (23.5 cm)
Width: 9.25 in. (23.5 cm)
Height: 3.875 in. (9.86 cm)
BOUQUET PAN: N55248X; $27.75
Our bouquet pan allows you to assemble an edible bouquet of your favorite flowers … rose, sunflower, and daisy. Six 1 cup cavities. 6 cups capacity; 1.44 liters.
Length: 14 in. (35.56 cm)
Width: 9 in. (22.86 cm)
Height: 2 in. (5.08 cm)
LEMON LOAF PAN: N58348X; $25.00
Finely detailed lemons top this perfect size loaf pan. 6 cup/1.44 liters capacity. This pan has one lemon centered with two cut lemons and leaves on the sides. Lemon slices can be found all around the base of the pan.
Length: 11 in. (27.94 cm)
Width: 5.75 in. (14.61 cm)
Height: 3 in. (7.62 cm)
PUMPKIN LOAF PAN: N57448X; $25.00
A great way to showcase delicious autumn breads and cakes, complete with a pumpkin harvest design. 6 cup capacity. One pumpkin is located in the center and a side view of a pumpkin with leaves are found on each end. Small pumpkins can be found around the base of the pan.
Length: 11 in. (27.94 cm)
Width: 5.5 in. (13.97 cm)
Height: 2.75 in. (6.99 cm)
GINGERBREAD LOAF PAN: N56948X; $25.00
This pan is perfect for your holiday quick breads. 6 cup capacity. The pan has a gingerbread boy and girl with a bow in between.
Length: 11 in. (27.94 cm)
Width: 10.75 in. (27.31 cm)
Height: 2.25 in. (5.72 cm)
QUILTED HEART PAN: N57848X; $25.00
Show someone that you love them by baking a beautiful cake in this intricately detailed heart pan! The Quilted Heart pan is made of durable cast aluminum and has a premium non-stick interior, ensuring even baking results and easy release and cleanup every time you bake. 8 cup capacity. Made in the USA by Nordic Ware.
Length: 11 in. (27.94 cm)
Width: 10.75 in. (27.31 cm)
Height: 2.25 in. (5.72 cm)
BANANA BREAD PAN: N81837X; $25.00
Perfect for banana bread, pound cake or any other quick bread recipe. 6 cup capacity. The pan has two bunches of three bananas and two banana trees.
Length: 11 in. (27.94 cm)
Width: 10.75 in. (27.31 cm)
Height: 2.25 in. (5.72 cm)
SHORTBREAD BASKET PAN: N54348X; $25.00
A delightful basket-woven muffin that is great for berry shortcakes, chocolate muffins, and many savory treats. Pan has 6 cavities. After baking, invert on board or cooling rack. Muffin has concave shape on top and makes gorgeous strawberry shortcakes when center is filled with strawberries and topped with whipped cream.
Length: 14.125 in.
Width: 8.375 in.
Height: 1.375 in.
BEEHIVE CAKE PAN: N54537X; $28.00
Make a buzzingly beautiful cake for your summer parties. The pan has 2 cavities, one for each side of your beehive. The cakes would be placed back to back after baking to bring this unique design to life! Decorate your table with honey jars when serving cake to enhance the mood or get small “honey” inspired gifts for your guests.
Length: 16.4 in.
Width: 7.3 in.
Height: 3.6 in.
TRAIN CAKE PAN: N59048X; $28.00
All aboard! Create a choo choo train made of individual muffin cars. 5 cup capacity. Nine great shapes from the locomotive to the caboose. This pan is a nine cavity pan with eight different shapes. Can be used individually as cupcakes or muffins or lined up on platter as the complete train. Great for masculine birthdays or kids’ parties! It includes an engine, coal car, boxcar, 2 grain cars, 2 tankers, a log car and a caboose.
Length: 15.625 in.
Width: 9.75 in.
Height: 1.875 in.
VEGETABLE/SEAFOOD STEAMER: N60140X; $12.00
This steamer comes with a lid with steam release vent and a removable trivet which raises food for steaming vegetables.
EGG ‘N MUFFIN BREAKFAST PAN: N60510X; $4.25
Now you can have the perfect egg sandwich without leaving home–and it’s easy to do.
OMELET PAN: N63600X; $3.00
This microwave pan will allow you to cook the perfect 2 to 4 egg omelet in minutes.
RICE COOKER WITH PASTA/VEGETABLE BASKET: N64000X; $9.25
This pan cooks rice in minutes, and it’s also great for steaming vegetables. 8 cup capacity for steaming rice.
MICROWAVE 4-CAVITY HARD AND SOFT EGG BOILER: N64802X; $10.00
This microwavable egg shaped container makes perfect soft or hard boiled eggs. Holds up to 4 eggs; dishwasher safe.
POPCORN POPPER: N60120X; $9.95
Ideal for popping delicious popcorn with or without oil, a healthy alternative to bagged popcorn. Serve directly from the bowl. Widely recognized as the most favored microwave popper on the market. 12 cup capacity.
ONION AND GARLIC COOKER/KEEPER: N66204X; $3.75
2 piece onion shaped container is perfect to roast or steam onions, garlic, or other veggies in minutes. Also great for storing leftover onions and garlic.
CORN BUTTER BOAT: N66704X; $4.00
The oblong container is the perfect addition to your kitchen to microwave an ear of corn in 2-3 minutes, and roll the corn in butter. 2 piece container is great for serving as well.
KNITTING, CROCHETING AND TATTING
LEARN HOW BOOKS
LEARN TO KNIT: CC01; $6.60
Have you ever admired knitting done by a friend or relative? With the help of this short booklet from Coats and Clark containing fourteen patterns, you will be able to make attractive items from a simple scarf to a more complicated sweater. The book will show you various techniques such as casting on, knit, purl, increase, decrease and binding off. Included are instructions for blocking, laundering and taking care of your knit treasures. It is a good reference guide to keep within easy reach.
LEARN TO CROCHET: CC02; $6.50
This basic booklet from Coats and Clark will give you all of the crochet basics you need to know. You’ll learn about the chain, single, double and triple crochet as well as increasing and decreasing. The booklet contains twelve patterns including potholder, drawstring bag and a granny motif scarf.
LEARN TO TAT: CC03; $6.30
Tatting is fun and easy. You can use it to spruce up your note cards, or to make lapel pins and edge your favorite handkerchief. The booklet from Coats and Clark will give the basics of double stitch, ring and picot. There are fourteen patterns from edgings to placemats.
I TAUGHT MYSELF KNITTING: W6398X; $15.00
Here’s everything you need (except the yarn) to learn about knitting. This kit from Boye is great for beginners as well as those who want to review some stitches. You’ll get needles, point protectors, stitch holder, cable and a step-by-step book and much more.
I TAUGHT MYSELF TO CROCHET: W6397X; $15.00
If it’s crocheting you want to learn, here’s the kit from Boye for you. It includes everything but the yarn. You get crochet hooks, afghan hook, tapestry yarn needles, an instructional book and much more.
KNITTING IN PLAIN ENGLISH by Maggie Righetti: CP53 (3 volumes); $36.50
Grab a pair of knitting needles and a cup of your favorite coffee or tea and enjoy this book. You’ll feel like the author is sitting with you and chatting about knitting. This is one of the best books we’ve found to show someone how to knit. It’s not wordy–it’s just plain English! If you already know how to knit, you’ll also like this book as many of the more advanced stitches and techniques are discussed. Because this book has a good index in the back, it will make an excellent reference book to keep near your knitting patterns.
CROCHETING IN PLAIN ENGLISH by Maggie Righetti: CP54 (3 volumes); $38.20
This book meets the needs of those who have never picked up a hook as well as those of you who have been crocheting for years. We especially like the book because pictures (often so vital in print instruction books) are not of great importance. You will understand it without them. And, with Maggie’s great sense of humor, you will smile as you learn.
HAIRPIN AND BROOMSTICK LACE: CP14; $4.50
Here are two different variations to crocheting. Hairpin and broomstick lace are easy to learn, and you use 4-ply yarn. In broomstick you’ll find a shawl, sleeveless tunic, bed jacket and afghan. In hairpin, there are patterns for a baby blanket and poncho. The Coats and Clark booklet will give you complete directions to do these crafts.
STITCH BY STITCH–Sewing with Low Vision by Kathryn Hodges: CPLP01; $25.00
This book is designed specifically for individuals who have vision loss, and have an interest in learning or relearning to sew, embroider, knit, or create other needlework projects. In this 185 page book, the author, Kathryn Hodges, provides detailed descriptions and large images of adaptive techniques and tools to make the process easier and less troublesome. She has written this book with hopes that her own personal experience with a visual impairment might provide others with the tools and confidence to enjoy stitching. The unique variety of projects and “helpful hints” makes this book stand out from the rest!
This book is available in Large Print only.
MITTS FROM SHADY LANE
These crocheted collections of potholders can be made up at the last minute for bazaars or decorative gifts. Not only are they fun to make, but also, with a little imagination, you can use scraps of yarn you have left over from making larger projects. Besides, they can do wonders to cheer up your kitchen on a drab or rainy day!
COUNTRY LIFE POTHOLDER MITTS: CP18; $7.10
A set of seven: cow, horse, goat, rooster, pig, sheep and hen.
FRUIT POTHOLDER MITTS: CP19; $5.90
A set of seven: pineapple, lemon, orange slice, strawberry, pear, watermelon slice and apple.
VEGETABLE POTHOLDER MITTS: CP20; $5.60
Set of seven: eggplant, pumpkin, asparagus bunch, pea pod, tomato, turnip and mushroom.
HOLIDAY POTHOLDERS TO CROCHET: CP30; $4.00
These potholders will cheer up anyone’s kitchen and help you celebrate the holidays. You’ll find a pumpkin, turkey, Easter egg, American flag, Christmas stocking, heart and shamrock.
A FLOWER GARDEN OF POTHOLDERS: CP62; $3.70
You can bring a flavor of spring into your kitchen if you crochet these lovely seven flower potholders. You’ll use worsted yarn and an I hook. There are patterns for primrose, blue flax, crimson star, daffodil, gardenia, poppy and peony.
These charming little goodies in crochet are so much fun and so easy you’ll enjoy making lots of them. Use them with magnetic tape on the back to decorate your refrigerator; put a pin on the back and wear them, or find some other creative use of your own. You will also be able to use up little bits of yarn you have on hand from other projects. Gauge is not very important in these projects from Leisure Arts.
HOLIDAY FRIDGIES: CP36; $4.00
22 magnets for special occasions: ghost, flag, turkey, bunny, and of course Santa are examples.
BARNYARD ANIMALS: CP38; $3.90
This is a collection of 12 magnets including Randy Rooster, Henrietta Hen, Clarice Cow and Little White Duck.
COUNTRY FRIDGIES: CP37; $3.90
Here are fourteen magnets to cheer up your kitchen and give it country flavor. You’ll find a milk can, coffee pot, shadow boxes, and of course a cottage, barn and outhouse.
MORE FRIDGIES: CP39; $4.10
This is a collection of 25 magnets from bumblebee and rainbow to wiggle worm and gingerbread boy and girl.
MORE FRIDGIES FOR FUN: CP34; $4.30
Here are fourteen more magnets to crochet. There’s a spooky night with a tombstone, moon, ghost and bat; a bluebird on a branch and autumn leaves.
Afghans are rewarding and fun to make. They are excellent gifts and splendid heirlooms. And, they keep you warm!
AFGHANS: CP12; $4.40
This booklet contains four knit afghans and three crochet afghans. For example, you will find a knit sampler afghan using 4-ply hand knit yarn and a circular size 10 needle and a crochet chevron afghan made with 4-ply hand knit yarn and size J hook. These patterns come from Coats and Clark.
AFGHANS OLD AND NEW: CP11; $4.80
This collection from Coats and Clark includes four knit and two crochet afghans. If you are an experienced knitter you’ll love the textures in the knit bobbles ‘n cables afghan. If crocheting is more your thing, you’ll like the crochet hound’s tooth afghan with wintuk or fabulend yarn and a K hook.
MAKE AN HEIRLOOM AFGHAN: CP45; $8.00
If you enjoy making afghans, this book is a must for your collection. It is 63 easy to crochet pattern stitches to make your own designed afghans. The booklet is published by Leisure Arts. From simple to complex, this book is what you’ll need to keep on your shelf for any type of afghan. Complete assembly instructions are given.
SAMPLER Afghans: CP46; $10.90
This book from Leisure Arts gives you sixty easy-to-knit pattern stitches to make the afghan of your choice. Knitters will want to keep this book on the shelf; it’s versatile and inclusive. Assembly instructions are included.
QUILT AFGHANS: CP28; $4.10
This booklet from Leisure Arts contains three of the most familiar patterns to crochet: Variable Star, Drunkard’s Path, and Double Wedding Ring. If you like to crochet, you will be able to make them easily as all color charts shown in the print edition are described in words for our braille and large print editions.
BRAILLE AFGHANS by Dorothy Neely: CP63; $3.10
A very novel idea for afghans–either knit or crochet. Instructions are given to make each braille letter–you can even add a name if you wish. Use worsted yarn, 7 needles and G hook.
A YEAR OF AFGHANS 1999: Leisure Arts, Inc. and Oxmoor House, Inc.: CP79 (2 volumes); $32.20
Like the ever-changing seasons, this outstanding treasury of afghans offers striking beauty, abundant variation, and heartwarming reminders of times past. Our impressive collection of 52 wonderful wraps–in many different styles, colors, and textures–lets you add the excitement of the vibrant seasons to your decor.
AFGHAN TRADITIONS: The NEEDLECRAFT Shop: CP81 (2 volumes); $21.10
This book gives you a collection of over 40 crochet afghans to remember the unforgettable times of your life, as well as supply the means for you to create more. A family album, you might say, of reasons and places to enhance your life with comfort. Since comfort plays such a large role in our enjoyment of life’s happenings, what a better way to be comfortable than with afghans.
VANNA’S AFGHANS ALL THROUGH THE HOUSE: The Needlecraft Shop: CP80 (2 volumes); $25.00
Create a timeless treasury of over 50 distinctive afghans designed for all the times of your life.
QUICK AND COZY AFGHANS by Leisure Arts, Inc.: CP82 (2 volumes); $21.00
Everyone loves afghans, but today’s busy schedules often limit the time we can devote to crocheting them. So to help you make the most of your stitching minutes, the best, fast and easy patterns are gathered into this indispensable volume.
ALL-TIME FAVORITE AFGHANS by Jean Leinhauser: CP92; $4.90
If you’re looking for the best of the all-time favorite afghans, you’ll love this collection! They are the favorites with a new twist in knit and crochet. There’s Knitted Fisherman’s Afghan (size 11 needles), Crocheted Summer Rose Shell (J hook), Knitted American Beauty Rose (1-1/2 circular), Knitted Daffodil (10-1/2 circular), Crocheted Just Peachy Granny (I hook), Crocheted Mile-a-Minute Quickie (I hook) and Crocheted Sky Blue Rose Ripple (J hook).
It’s really a good feeling to know that you are wearing something you have made. You have the self-satisfaction of knowing that you have created your own garment, and you also can fix it so it’s just right for you. It’s a rewarding experience. Your own creations also make excellent gifts, and you know the recipient will treasure them.
WINTER WARMTH: CP13; $3.10
This collection from Coats and Clark will help beat the cold weather blues. The book includes leg warmers made from 4-ply hand knitting yarn and no. 7 knitting needles; a knit scarf and hat set made with worsted yarn and no. 8 needles; and a pair of mittens made with worsted yarn and no. 4 needles.
HATS TO CROCHET AND KNIT OF RUG YARN: CP48; $3.30
This array of nine patterns gives you eight hats to crochet and one to knit. You will use a J hook for most of them and sizes 8 and 11 needles for the knitted cloche. You’ll love the star tam, the butterflies and the popcorn tam.
HAT AND SCARF SETS TO KNIT AND CROCHET: CP49; $3.70
This grouping from Leisure Arts gives you two knit and two crochet hat and scarf sets. You’ll find a bobble and ski set to knit and a fashion and glamour set to crochet. These would make great Christmas gifts!
MITTENS AND HATS TO KNIT: CP50; $4.50
If you are looking for a good basic booklet of hats and mittens to knit, this collection is your answer. It is made up of four types of mittens and four hats–some with two needles and others with four (double-pointed). And to make the collection even better, there is size changing for all–children and adults. It’s a classic collection.
FASHION SCARVES TO KNIT: CP51; $4.30
This grouping of six scarves gives you an excellent selection to knit. You’ll find a bear paw, autumn leaves, ripple, narrow lace, lacy triangle, and a bandanna. If you like to knit, why not take one of these along on a long car or train ride? It will make the time fly.
KNIT BERETS: CP52; $4.20
This collection of six hats will need circular needles sizes 6, 8, and 9 and double pointed needles sizes 8 and 9. If you want a challenge, you’ve got one! And you also have the makings of an heirloom that can be used for years. You will receive patterns for: sea star, woven basket, spring flowers, double star, pinwheel and swirl berets.
TWO NEEDLE MITTENS: CP55; $6.60
This selection of twenty patterns gives you a big selection of mittens to knit for the whole family. Infants to adults, ladies and men–you will find styles for everyone. And you won’t have to use double pointed needles!
HATS, MITTENS AND SCARVES: CP44; $6.20
Here is a great collection of seven sets of hats, mittens and scarves from Leisure Arts–three to knit and four to crochet. They can be made for children or adults. There’s a knitted striped set, knit cable and rib set, knit basket weave, crocheted rib, bobble, ripple and striped sets. It’s a great book to add to your collection.
CLASSIC SWEATER: CP04; $3.30
Here’s a keeper! This pattern is for that classic sweater you’ll want to do again and again–for sizes 32 through 42. Use Sport weight yarn and size 2, 3 and 4 needles. The pattern comes complete with a glossary, discussion on how to find your right size and washing instructions.
BIG NEEDLE SWEATERS: CP01; $3.10
If you’re looking for a weekend project that goes quickly and looks attractive try these big needle sweaters using worsted yarn and size 15-19 needles. You’ll find a denim blue pullover, rose-striped top, blue-green vest and taupe tone cardigan. Garments fit a wide range of sizes.
BACK TO BASICS: Dropped Shoulder Sweaters: CP56; $5.70
Here is a group of four sweaters: a pullover V-neck, pullover crewneck, cardigan V-neck and cardigan crewneck. They fit sizes 6 months to 4 and you use size 3 to 5 needles depending upon the yarn.
BACK TO BASICS SET-IN SLEEVES: CP57; $6.30
This companion book to CP56 has the same four patterns except with the set-in sleeves. Again, 6 months to 4 are the sizes.
KNITTING FROM THE TOP DOWN, BY BARBARA G. WALKER: CP69; $21.60
This book, tells you in plain words, not in numbers, how to knit from the top down. This method is easy because it insures a perfect fit. You’ll be able to make skirts, pants, sweaters, capes, ponchos and much more with a minimum of calculating.
MITTENS AND HATS: CP73; $6.20
This collection contains 21 knit patterns. For the beginner, there are some hooded scarves. Those who have more experience might like to try the cable back mittens. There are hats and mittens patterns for the whole family. Although the title of this book is Mittens and Hats, you also will find patterns for some socks and slippers.
DREAMY FASHIONS IN EASY-TO-DO CRO-HOOK: CP66; $3.30
In addition to directions for doing Cro-hook, this booklet contains patterns for two vests, a stole and a t-top.
SWEATER DESIGN IN PLAIN ENGLISH by Maggie Righetti: CP89 (5 volumes); $66.60
This practical compendium of knitting advice tells what a sweater will look like and how it will fit before you start. It includes sensible advice on colors, yarns, styles, and taking measurements with step-by-step instructions for 14 classic sweaters.
VOGUE KNITTING: Very Easy Knits: The Butterick Publishing Company Edited By Trisha Malcolm: CP83 (3 volumes); $37.00
With this one-of-a-kind collection, timeless, easy-to-knit fashions are within the reach of every knitter.
SOCKS SOAR ON TWO CIRCULAR NEEDLES by Cat Bordhi: CP91; $18.20
The first sock book ever to teach knitting with two circular-needles.
–learn in minutes
–knit socks faster and, more gracefully
–300 fewer “intersections” per average pair of socks
–more control over intricate designs
–translate traditional patterns
–tricks for durability
–11 designs from simple to sophisticated
–basic pattern to fit man, woman, or child
–a better fitting felted boot
–introducing cat’s Turned Toe (C)–the smoothest toe on the planet
–many original tips and techniques
Techniques work for gloves, neck bands, cuffs and hats
If you are expecting a new arrival in your family, or if you have a good friend who is having a new baby, you’ll want to buy these books of patterns. Maybe you have a special little doll at home that needs new clothes. Take a look at the list of projects and make your choice.
KNIT BABY BOOK: CP16; $3.70
Make a hooded sweater with sock and sweater yarn or a fan stitch shawl with pompadour yarn. You’ll also find a sweet outfit composed of a sacque, bonnet and bootees.
CROCHET BABY BOOK: CP15; $3.50
Make a crocheted coverlet with sport weight yarn or a baby outfit with pompadour yarn. The set is made up of a sacque, cap, bootees and blanket.
BABY LAYETTE IN EASY-TO-DO CRO-HOOK: CP65; $3.20
In addition to directions for doing Cro-hook, this booklet gives instructions for baby’s jacket, bonnet, booties and blanket.
Your own holiday craft projects will enhance and personalize special seasons. If you give them as gifts, they tell the recipient that you care enough to give something special. If you use them to decorate your own home, they will give it your very own personal touch.
EASTER ITEMS: CP09; $3.20
This collection contains two patterns of crocheted flowers–a button and a carnation. You’ll also find a knitted white lamb with worsted yarn and size 6 needles. Finally there’s a yellow and white crocheted rabbit using worsted yarn and an H hook.
CHRISTMAS BAZAAR ITEMS: CP03; $2.90
This grouping of small things to knit and crochet will fill the bill for all of those fundraising events. Besides, they’re so much fun to make, you’ll enjoy preparing them. And, if you make one or two extra, you can always use them at home. You will find a crocheted wreath pin, knit small Christmas stockings, knit Christmas bells, hang up kitchen towel with crochet, and a Christmas tree potholder.
CHRISTMAS TREE ORNAMENTS: CP10; $6.10
Here is a collection of six quick to make ornaments for you to knit. They are each about 4-1/2 inches high and require scraps of 2-ply yarn and a set of double-pointed size 3 needles. You’ll find Santa, elf, clown, choirboy, angel and snowman.
KNIT NATIVITY: CP40; $3.60
Here from Leisure Arts is a beautiful pattern consisting of nine figures including Mary, Joseph, Baby Jesus, three wise men, shepherd, shepherd boy and angel. You use pompadour yarn and size 3 needles. Plastic foam balls and cones are used as the “stuffing”; you knit the pieces and place them on the forms. Why not make this treasure for yourself or someone you love?
CHRISTMAS ORNAMENTS TO KNIT: CP42; $4.60
Leisure Arts has issued 12 designs for Christmas time knitting including hat, Santa, Goldilocks and the Three Bears. Patterns range from simple to complex.
CROCHET FOR CHRISTMAS: CP41; $6.80
This 12-design book from Leisure Arts gives you an array of ornaments to crochet like Mr. and Mrs. Snowman, bell ornaments, and Santa pillow.
EASTER PROJECTS TO CROCHET: CP43; $6.20
The collection of Easter items includes puppets, egg covers and baskets. There are bunnies, chicks and ducks to delight young and old alike.
NOT A CREATURE WAS STIRRING: CP35; $6.10
Here’s a Leisure Arts collection of two items to knit and 10 to crochet for Christmas. There’s Mr. and Mrs. Santa Claus using worsted yarn and size 8 needles. They will be a real addition to holiday collections. In crochet, there are Santa and snowman jar covers, string of lights and many more.
GREAT SKATES!: CP32; $3.40
Instead of hanging up stockings on Christmas Eve, why not try a knit ice skate and a crochet roller skate? You might be surprised at what Santa will put inside of them when he sees these specialties! The ice skate is made with worsted yarn and size 8 needles. The roller skate is made with worsted weight and an H hook.
CHRISTMAS CRAFTS TO CROCHET: CP61; $5.00
In this collection, you’ll find: Mr. and Mrs. Santa Claus using worsted yarn and size F and 2/0 hooks. Snowman and Snowlady who need worsted and size F hook and are about 8 inches tall. Ginger Jack and Ginger Jill, worsted yarn and G hook, size about 20-1/2 inches tall and a deliciously-feeling Gingerbread House with worsted yarn and an I hook; the house measures about 14 inches tall.
SEASONAL TATTING: CP33; $4.80
We have collected a real treasure for you in this book of fourteen seasonal items for you to tat. It is difficult to find tatting, but it is a very rewarding art form. You don’t have to use the thread suggested, you can use heavier 4-ply yarn to make tactile decorations to place on note cards or use as lapel pins or ornaments. We have a tree, bell, eggs, flag, hearts and even a Halloween bat, just to mention a few! Why not give tatting a try?
HOLIDAY PLACEMATS TO CROCHET: CP64; $7.00
This pamphlet from Leisure Arts gives directions for a placemat and napkin ring for Valentine’s Day, St. Patrick’s Day, Easter, Fourth of July, Halloween, Thanksgiving and Christmas. They’re fun to make, attractive to decorate your table, and make great gifts. You’ll need size I, J and K hooks.
HOLIDAY COASTERS: CP68; $3.20
This little booklet has patterns for heart, shamrock, Easter egg, fireworks, pumpkin, turkey and snowflake–all in crochet just ready for your holiday decoration collection.
COUNTRY CHRISTMAS CROCHET by Laura Scott: CP78 (4 volumes); $49.60
This collection of Christmas crochet patterns will provide you with all the things you need to give your holiday season a personal touch. You will find patterns for ornaments, kitchen helpers, sweaters and much more.
LILY (R) SUGAR ‘N CREAM (R) NO. 1814: Around the Seasons Wreaths: CP84; $6.90
A detailed description for each wreath will be shown after the original “Assembly” directions. To help describe the assembly of the wreaths, each is presented in relation to clock positions. Optional animals have been added to the Happy Easter wreath for this alternate format edition only.
NICKY’S KNITTED CHRISTMAS STOCKINGS by Kooler Design Studio, Inc.: CP86; $5.70
Believe it or not, all knitted Christmas stockings in this book are made from the same basic pattern. Award-winning designer Nicky Epstein uses yarns of different sizes, weights, and textures to make each stocking unique. Easy, creative embellishments are added–when completed each stocking becomes a distinctive hand-knit gift of love for someone special. What a great way to say Merry Christmas!
This alternate format edition contains excerpts of the original text.
ANNIE’S ATTIC NO. 873451 CROCHET HOLIDAY DOOR HANGERS: Designed by Cindy Harris: CP85; $6.40
Nine whimsical greeters to welcome the upcoming season are each made from worsted yarn.
AMERICAN SCHOOL OF NEEDLEWORK (R) CROCHET CHRISTMAS STOCKINGS by Kathy Wesley: CP87; $8.00
What is it about Christmases past that you remember most? We’ll bet that it’s not the store bought gifts but rather the handmade treasures that Mom or some other loving person made for you. You can create the same sort of warm memories for your loved ones by giving them unique Christmas stockings that you crocheted yourself. We’ve included all the instructions right here, so that any crocheter can create wonderful stockings.
If you’d like to make some animals to give away to that special child or if you’d like to increase your own collection, we have some patterns for you either to knit or crochet. One of these furry fellows might be just the thing to put under a tree.
KNIT ANIMALS: CP07; $3.50
This collection of three animals is a monkey, mouse and frog. The monkey is about 13 inches tall and is made with cotton knit and crochet yarn. The mouse is 15-1/2 inches tall and is made with jockey yarn. The 18-inch frog is made with rug yarn.
CROCHET CRITTERS: CP8; $4.20
Here are six animals which use worsted weight yarn and size F crochet hook. They are gray donkey, pink pig, white lamb, Siamese kitten, rose elephant and brown horse.
FOUR PUPPY DOGS: CP22; $3.10
These cute canines are Ginger, Spot, Blackie, and Patches. They are about 11 inches tall; Patches wears a knit-on sweater and patches of fabric. You can use worsted weight yarn and size 4 knitting needles.
THREE LITTLE KITTENS AND MOTHER CAT: CP23; $3.10
Each of these three little kittens has its mittens tied securely on a cord around its neck. Kittens are about 6 inches tall and their mother is 11-1/2 inches tall. You’ll need one pair size 4 knitting needles and a crochet hook size 0.
BETTY AND BILLY BUNNY: CP29; $2.90
These two knit bunnies are about 14 inches tall with knit-on sweaters.
WOBBLYS–CROCHETED TOYS: CP02; $4.00
Here are four imaginative crocheted toys–creatures that can actually walk! These puppet-like “animals” need rug yarn and G hook; each one is about 16 inches long. You’ll also need some washers, cardboard and masking tape.
PET MENAGERIE: CP31; $6.80
This group of lovable pets is bound to please anyone from 1 to 101. There’s a skunk, mallard duck, goldfish, raccoon, alley-gator, shaggy dog, cat and kittens and even a bride and groom penguin. They are all crocheted and use hooks from size E to H and worsted yarn.
ANIMAL FRIENDS: CP60; $3.40
Seven new animal friends to crochet–Ebenezer Elephant, Roosevelt Raccoon, Percival Pig, Rabbit Twins, Jerome Giraffe and Danny Dinosaur. You’ll need worsted weight yarn and F and G hooks to make them all.
THE KNITTED FARMYARD: CP58; $6.60
This book is for the experienced knitter who enjoys a challenge filled with fun. The knitted farmyard is created out of a mixture of knitting and crochet, although all the main pieces are knitted. The base is the size of a small rug, and would be ideal for a child’s room, especially with the family figures and farm-animals which live on it in their buildings. Although it is quite a large task to make everything on the farm, the quantities of materials needed are quite small. Oddments of knitting yarns, rug-canvas and embroidery threads, terylene padding and pipe cleaners are the main components.
The animals in the overall scene are as follows: 2 cows; 2 ponies; 1 mule; 1 donkey; 3 pigs; several chickens and ducks; a dog; 3 sheep.
The people in the scene are as follows: The farmer and his wife, mother, father, a boy and a girl.
The buildings shown are as follows: 1 church; 1 shed; 1 barn; 2 houses.
MORE CRITTERS TO CROCHET: CP90; $8.00
Here’s a great collection of animal friends from Leisure Arts. Use these ten as decorative pets or give them away to your favorite young boy or girl. There are patterns for a turtle, panda, dog, bunny, elephant, boy and girl duck, owl and a mother and baby kangaroo. You’ll need a variety of colors of yarn, sizes D, E, F, and G hooks and other notions to make these critters, but they are fun to crochet.
BEAR HUGS AND DUCK TAILS by Betty Saxon and Luana Saxon: CP93; $3.80
Here are four crochet charmers–lamb, skunk, bear and duck. You will need sizes D, E, and F hooks.
CROCHETED PETTING ZOO from The American School of Needlework: CP94; $4.60
Here are Ellie Elephant, Jack and Rita Rabbit and Three Little Lambs to crochet. You will need sizes D and H hooks. Come make these guys your own!
Dolls are fun to make. You can follow the pattern exactly, or you can give your dolls their own special personalities. These are great gifts or you may find a special place for them to stay in your own home.
KNITTED BOY AND GIRL DOLL: CP05; $3.30
This brother and sister team is about 19 inches tall using 4-ply hand knitting yarn and number 9 and double-pointed size 8 needles. The boy wears a blue and white shirt, turquoise pants and a scarlet cap with a visor. The girl is wearing an orange skirt, white blouse and blue hat. The pattern comes from Coats and Clark.
KNIT GIRL AND BOY DOLLS: CP06; $2.90
Each member of this girl and boy duo measures about 7 inches tall and is a pattern from Coats and Clark. Use Persian type Needlepoint and Crewel yarn and size 3 knitting needles. The girl’s skirt and boy’s pants with suspenders are made separately. The shirt and blouse are knitted as part of the body.
COUNTRY KIDS: CP21; $3.60
These boy and girl dolls are called “country kids” because of their dress, but they will feel right at home in any town or city, too. He wears a striped T-shirt top and blue “denim” overalls, a red bandanna around his neck, and a handkerchief tucked in his back pocket. She wears a red and white sweater top, striped knee socks to match her sweater, a blue jean skirt and a pinafore apron trimmed with braid. These dolls are 15 inches tall, use worsted weight yarn and sizes 4 and 6 knitting needles.
GINGER BREAD BOY AND GIRL: CP24; $2.80
Each of the dolls is 13 inches tall. They are brown with white trim and are dressed in denim. The pattern calls for worsted weight yarn and number 4 knitting needles.
SAILOR BOY AND GIRL: CP25; $3.10
This duo wears traditional sailor outfits with flowing collars and red ribbons. He wears a hat, and she has a ribbon in her hair. They are 7-1/2 inches tall and need worsted yarn and size 4 knitting needles.
BABY IN A BASKET: CP26; $2.90
This little baby is dressed in a bunting and is placed in a lined basket for carrying. The baby and bunting are worked together in one unit then the hood and basket. The handles are crocheted and the basket is lined with a pretty print. The baby is 9-1/2 inches long and the basket is 12 inches long. Use worsted yarn, 4 and 6 knitting needles and number G crochet hook.
EIGHT LITTLE DOLLS: CP27; $4.20
Here are eight nursery favorites to knit; they are all about 7 inches tall. You’ll find Hansel, Gretel, Little Red Riding Hood, Alice in Wonderland, Mistress Mary, Little Boy Blue, Rose White and Rose Red. You will need worsted weight yarn and number 4 needles.
These doll outfits come from Fibrecraft. You can use either a 13-inch bed doll or a 10-1/2 inch pillow doll. Each pillow doll has a half body, which attaches to a crocheted pillow base to make a firmly stuffed skirt. Aside from our bride and groom, you’ll find many of your fairy tale favorites in our selection. All of these outfits are crocheted using size D through H hooks.
Jack, 13-inch doll only: FC01; $3.20
Jill, 13-inch doll only: FC02; $3.40
Queen of Hearts: FC03; $4.00
Peppermint Candy: FC04; $3.70
Bridal Gown, 13-inch doll only: FC05; $3.00
Groom Tuxedo, 13-inch doll only: FC06; $3.10
Cinderella: FC07; $3.40
Little Red Riding Hood, 13-inch doll only: FC08; $3.20
Hansel, 13-inch doll only: FC09; $3.30
Gretel, 13-inch doll only: FC10; $3.50
Polly, Put the Kettle On: FC11; $4.20
Goldilocks, 13-inch doll only: FC12; $3.00
Little Bo Peep, 13-inch doll only: FC13; $2.80
Little Miss Muffet, 13-inch doll only: FC14; $2.90
Mary Had a Little Lamb: FC15; $3.80
Mary Quite Contrary: FC16; $4.10
HONEYMOON CRUISE FASHION DOLL WARDROBE: CP47; $8.60
This grouping of twelve outfits to knit will delight any Barbie and owner. You’ll find a ruffled party dress and purse as well as a bathing suit, beach jacket and bag plus ten other designer outfits.
ANNIE POTTER PRESENTS CROCHET FASHION DOLL SPRINGTIME FROCKS: CP75; $5.80
This book contains 6 lovely spring dresses, which can be crocheted for a fashion doll.
QUICK AND EASY CROCHET BATH ACCESSORIES FROM AUNT LYDIA’S HEAVY RUG YARN: CP17; $3.00
This booklet will give you patterns for tank topper, lid cover and contour rug. You will use a size n hook and double strand of yarn throughout your work. The book gives you excellent suggestions for various color schemes.
DOG SWEATERS (KNIT): from Leisure Arts: CP59; $3.40
Here’s a unique project if you have a dog or if you want to give a gift to someone who does. It gives patterns for two dog sweaters using sizes 7 and 8 needles. Directions are also given for measuring the dog to determine the size of the sweater.
FRUIT SHAPED DRAWER SACHETS: CP70; $4.20
Keep linen closets or dresser drawers smelling fresh with these dainty fruit shapes. Nine sachets are included: pear, grape cluster, raspberry, strawberry, banana, acorn, orange, apple, and pineapple. You are asked to use double-pointed 0 needles, but we don’t think the knitting police will come to you if you use a little larger size.
CROCHET FRUIT SACHETS: CP71; $3.90
Fill the fruit shapes with felt scraps scented with fragrant oil, and you’ll keep your closets and drawers smelling fresh. Nine sachets are included: pear, apple, orange, banana, grape cluster, strawberry, watermelon, pineapple and acorn. Directions ask you to use a 0 hook.
DISHCLOTHS, FROM ANNIE’S ATTIC: CP74; $7.00
This collection of 20 crochet patterns for various dishcloths and scrubbies are easy to make and fun. You’ll find a pinwheel dishcloth, a wavy shells dishcloth and scrubbie, and even dishcloth pantaloons.
GRANNY SQUARES: CP72; $6.00
This book gives a good description of the granny square and also contains 16 patterns. You’ll find afghans, hats and scarves, a giant granny bag as well as placemats and a rug.
ANNIE’S ATTIC CROCHET BOOKEND BUDDIES: CP76; $4.80
Enliven your bookshelves with these 5 lovely crocheted animal bookends. You can create a: giraffe, cow, duck, mouse and horse.
LEISURE ARTS (R) LEARN TO CROCHET 24 PATTERN STITCHES WHILE YOU CREATE QUICK & EASY DISHCLOTHS: CP77; $6.50
This Leisure Arts booklet will teach you 24 easy crochet pattern stitches while you make these 24 quick and easy dishcloths.
AMERICAN SCHOOL OF NEEDLEWORK (R) NO. 1251 CROCHET TRENDSETTING TOTES: CP88; $6.70
You’ve been seeing crocheted bags in all the most fashionable catalogs and trendiest stores and have probably thought I could make that! Now you can! Here is a smashing selection of eight very up-to-the-minute and very tote-able designs with easy to follow instructions using cotton yarn.
SEWING TECHNIQUES FOR THE BLIND GIRL by Sally Jones: MIS02; $3.90
This “companion” book to “Kitchen Trade Secrets” discusses specific sewing techniques. It is a reprint of the original edition written in 1965. It gives excellent suggestions for machine sewing that are easy to follow and fun. It also covers cutting out patterns, garment construction and fitting.
OPENING THE SEWING BASKET: HFB02; $2.90
A number of our readers have requested a simple, short guide to beginning sewing by hand without reference to illustrations. To comply with their requests, Horizons is pleased to offer our little “Opening the Sewing Basket”. It’s short, easy and assumes you know nothing about hand-sewing. Enjoy!
ORIGAMI: CP67; $11.95
Want to try something new? Try origami–a method of folding paper into various shapes. The author, Dorothy Kaplin has tried to give a good verbal description in her book. It’s a great craft for young and old alike. Please note: This book is only available on cassette.
One of the most popular crafts we’ve seen in craft stores these days is plastic canvas. It’s made by stitching yarn through a sheet of plastic grid. Many of the patterns found in the stores are based on pictures with small printed number and color codes. We have found a solution for you.
INTRODUCING PLASTIC CANVAS: CCAN01; $2.90
This booklet with accompanying illustrations begins with a general description of using the canvas. You’ll find patterns for block loop coasters, diagonal stripe tissue box cover and variations to make a jewelry box and handy box. These patterns have been created by Terry Powers, one of our braille readers from Maryland. We believe you will enjoy trying this new craft as much as we enjoy working with Terry.
BABY MORNING LIGHT: LH01; $3.80
Here is a great wall hanging for a baby’s room. It’s a picture of a kitten cuddling with a bear and flowers in the background. It measures 24 by 34 inches.
TEDDY WITH A HEART: LH02; $3.00
The instructions for Caron Kit No. 4269 are for a picture of a teddy bear holding a heart. The picture measures 20 by 27 inches.
LEARN NEW STITCHES ON CIRCLE LOOMS, 9 Designs Using 10 New Stitches by Anne Bipes: CP95; $5.90
Knitting looms are the fast and fun new way to knit. Now you can learn new stitches and knit up a variety of items for yourself, your family and your friends. The designs in this book will introduce you to creative stitch patterns, and utilize a variety of yarns. Loomers of every skill level will find something new and exciting to knit.
Keep warm with the Bordered Scarf and matching Woven-top Hat, or the fun-to-knit and fun-to-wear Popcorn Bobble Hat. Dress up any outfit with the Mobius Shawl or Diamond Lace Shawl. The Seed Stitch Spa Set and Drawstring Purse are quick-to-knit projects that make great gifts.
Knit the Chevron Baby Blanket to welcome a child, or the Shell Stitch Afghan to decorate your home. Pick up your loom, some yarn and this book, and Learn New Stitches on Circle Looms today! 70 pages
LEARN TO KNIT ON CIRCLE LOOMS, 10 Easy Projects by Denise Layman: CP96; $6.00
Jump on the knitting bandwagon and make yourself and a loved one a warm and cozy item with a circular knitting loom. It’s easy to master by crafters of all ages.
Keep-Warm Hat and Tubular Scarf are great starter projects. They will introduce you to knitting in the round on a loom. Make-It-Soft Hat & Scarf are made of luscious soft suede-like yarn. 72 pages
IN THE CRAFT CLOSET
We have received a number of requests from our customers for craft equipment. In an effort to comply with these requests, we are now offering some of the Boye Needle Company products at a reduced price to supply you with these needs. The more products you purchase from us at our reasonable cost, the lower we can price our books and pamphlets. So, even though our prices are lower than retail, we can reserve some of the money you spend on these items and put it towards the higher cost of braille or large print books. This way, you can save on products and your books. Think of this when ordering gifts.
The Needlemaster: W7312; $70.50 (retail: $94.50)
The ultimate component knitting set. Thirteen pairs of needles, sizes 2 through 15, plus cables and accessories, all in a vinyl zippered case.
10 inch Single Point Aluminum Knitting Needles:
Size 5: W6327-5; $2.00
Size 6: W6327-6; $2.50
Size 7: W6327-7; $2.50
Size 8: W6327-8; $2.50
Size 9: W6327-9; $3.00
Size 10: W6327-10; $3.00
14 inch Single Point Aluminum Knitting Needles:
Size 5: W6328-5; $2.00
Size 6: W6328-6; $2.50
Size 7: W6328-7; $2.50
Size 8: W6328-8; $2.50
Size 9: W6328-9; $3.00
Size 10: W6328-10; $3.00
Size 15: W6328-15; $3.25
Size 17: W6328-17; $3.25
Size 19: W6328-19; $3.25
Size 35: W631035; $4.50
Size 50: W631050; $4.50
Size 0: W6307-0; $3.00
Size 1: W6307-1; $3.00
Size 2: W6307-2; $3.00
Size 3: W6307-3; $3.00
Size 4: W6307-4; $3.00
Size 5: W6307-5; $3.00
Size 6: W6307-6; $3.00
Size 7: W6307-7; $3.00
Size 8: W6307-8; $3.00
16-inch Circular knitting needles:
Size 0: W7348-0; $4.00
Size 1: W7348-1; $4.00
Size 2: W7348-2; $4.00
29-inch Circular Knitting Needle:
Size 17: W7350-17; $5.50
Knit Spool: W7450; $2.00
Cable Stitch Needles: (set of 3) W7449; $3.50
Point Protectors: (two sizes) W7547; $2.00
Stitch Holder: set of 3: W7554; $2.75
Circular Stitch Holder: W7462001; $2.39
CROCHET MASTER: W6277; $34.00 (retail: $45.00)
Aluminum crochet hooks in sizes D through K and steel hooks in sizes 00 through 14 in a vinyl zippered case.
Crochet Hook, Size B: W6218-B; $1.25
Crochet Hook, Size C: W6218-C; $1.25
ALUMINUM CROCHET HOOK SET: W6975; $11.50 (retail: $15.00)
Eight crochet hooks, sizes D through K, in a fitted case.
ALUMINUM CROCHET HOOK, Size N: W6218-N; $1.75
Plastic Crochet Hook:
Size P: W6232-P; $1.85
Size Q: W6232-Q; $2.25
14 inch Afghan Hooks:
Size F: W6212-F; $3.00
Size G: W6212-G; $3.00
Size H: W6212-H; $3.00
Size I: W6212-I; $3.00
Size J: W6212-J; $3.00
Size K: W6212-K; $3.00
20 inch Afghan Hooks:
Size H: W6213-H; $4.50
Size I: W6213-I; $4.50
You’ll soon be an expert! Easier than crochet and softer to wear, Cro-Hook will be a happy addition to your needlework skills! Cro-hooks are 14 inches long and have a hook at each end. They are available in sizes F, G, H, I, J, K and N. Cro-hook is worked with two skeins of yarn–one at each end. The fabric is reversible and features subtle ridged stripes. Look in the “Craft Closet” section of this catalogue to order these to add to your craft collection.
Size F: W6216-F; $3.75
Size G: W6216-G; $3.75
Size H: W6216-H; $3.75
Size I: W6216-I; $3.75
Size J: W6216-J; $3.75
Size K: W6216-K; $3.75
Size N: W6216-N; $3.75
Comfort Grip Crochet Hook: W7418; $1.95
Crochet Hook Case: W6273; $9.00
Crochet Markers: W7588; $1.30
Jumbo Plastic Broomstick Lace Pins:
Size 35 (Single): W6300-35; $3.50
Size 50 (Single): W6300-50; $3.50
Tatting Shuttle: W7413; $2.50
This is a metal shuttle with removable bobbin.
Tatting Bobbins: W7414; $2.00
Pom Pom Maker: W7460; $2.00
Yarn Needles, 13-152: W7505; $.89
Yarn Needles, 16-161: W7506; $.89
Yarn Needle Threader: W422 B; $1.00
Assorted Yarn Sleeves: W6312; $2.25
Bulky: W7571; $2.00
Regular: W7575; $2.00
Flat Stitch Markers: W7580; $1.30
Open Coil Rings: W7581; $1.50
Wooden Offset Latch Hook: (commonly used for latch hook patterns) W7439; $2.25
PLANTS AND GARDENING
THE MASTER GARDENER COMES TO US
Those of you who are lucky to tune around on the radio, have probably heard Jerry Baker “The Master Gardener”. He answers all of your questions about plants both in the home and in the garden. And the really great thing about his plant tips is that he recommends using lots of things you have right in your own home–from dish soap to 7-Up; and from chewing tobacco to whisky. He says that plants are like people, and we do believe he is right. We now have a collection of Jerry Baker’s books for you to help make your home and garden plants healthy and happy.
BAKER’S DOZEN: PG01; $5.30
Basic tips tricks and tonics.
EVERGREENS AND SHRUBS: PG02; $5.60
FLOWER GARDENS: PG03; $5.90
HOUSEPLANTS: PG04; $6.50
LAWN CARE: PG05; $5.60
TREE CARE: PG06; $6.00
ROSE CARE: PG07; $6.00
VEGETABLE GARDENS: PG08; $6.60
MAKE FRIENDS WITH YOUR HOUSE PLANTS by Jerry Baker: PG09; $12.90
This book tells all you’ll need to know to take care of your houseplants. Included you’ll find chapters on watering, lighting, potting, propagating and choosing plants. The first chapter is titled: “House Guests.”
HOW TO GROW A VEGETABLE GARDEN: from the A.B. Morse Company: PG10; $6.70
This little booklet guides you through the steps of vegetable gardening, including yields of vegetables for your garden, planting and care, planting and harvesting and freezing the harvest.
HOUSE PLANTS by Dr. D.G. Hessayon from Hyponex: PG11; $11.50
This book gives identification and easy care of the most popular foliage and flowering House Plants.
1,112 DOWN TO EARTH GARDEN SECRETS: REI04; $38.10
Here are just a few samples of the practical hints you’ll find in this valuable garden reference: “When planting seed rows, I plant a few onions on the ends so I can tell where the rows of slow germinating seeds are.” Della Rebbe, Fremont, Nebraska “To protect your garden from slugs, spread a layer of crushed eggshells around the plants.” Marie Blahut, Yorktown, Saskatchewan “For the freshest cut flowers, pick blooms early in the day while it’s cool. Carry a container of lukewarm water and place the stems in the water as soon as they’re cut.” Angela Griffin Hatchett, Altoona, Alabama
These are tips that really work–from backyard gardeners across the country!
CONTAIN YOURSELF by Kerstin P. Ouellette: PG12 (3 volumes); $40.70
Fundamental information on container gardening and easy to follow directions are given in this book. Plants are grouped according to hardiness as well as form and color.
DR. EARL MINDELL’S VITAMIN BIBLE: HS04 (4 volumes); $45.00
This million-copy selling book describes vitamins, and helps you to find out which ones you need for your particular lifestyle. Minerals, fats, carbohydrates and herbs are also discussed. This is an excellent reference book.
DR. EARL MINDELL’S HERB BIBLE: HS05 (3 volumes); $34.30
This must-have book for your shelf starts with a definition of an herb and lists the “hot hundred” herbs to keep you healthy. It lists herbal needs for women and men and even includes a chapter on aromatherapy.
DR. EARL MINDELL’S WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT HOMEOPATHIC REMEDIES: HS01; $11.20
If you are interested in natural medicine you’ll want this book. Topics include the history, science and philosophy of homeopathy, self-treating and using remedies, 62 of the most commonly prescribed homeopathic remedies, remedies for short term acute illness and the homeopathic first aid kit.
DR. EARL MINDELL’S WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT NATURAL HEALTH FOR MEN: HS02; $11.70
This book gives men important information about well-being. It is divided into two major parts: how to stay sexually healthy and keeping your prostate healthy naturally.
DR. EARL MINDELL’S WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT NATURAL HEALTH FOR WOMEN: HS03; $11.70
You can learn about women’s major medical concerns in this book including hormones, healthy breasts, monthly cycles, and solutions for PMS, healthy urinary tract, healthy pre-menopause and menopause.
YOU AND YOUR DOCTOR: from Reader’s Digest Great Health Hints & Handy Tips: MIS08; $11.70
We all need to become more involved in our family’s health care as well as our own. You will find information on insurance, choosing a doctor and explanations of common tests and examinations in this book.
GUIDE TO FIRST AID: from Reader’s Digest Great Health Hints & Handy Tips: MIS11; $12.90
Basic first aid is the subject of this book. It also gives information on how to assess an emergency situation and how to provide care until the emergency rescue team arrives.