Archive | November, 2010

Quilts Come To Life

Whether it’s a bird soaring over trees of cloth, the mischievous smile of a Curious George look-alike, or a friendly elephant waiting for a pat on the head, the appliqué whimsies in Linda Kopp’s Quilts, BABY! will delight adults and babies alike.  Felting, appliqué, and embroidery are generously employed, as well as non-traditional materials. With fast and effective techniques and many quilts for beginner skills, these projects can be done in time for the holidays.  A two-page spread for each quilt includes a drawing, instructions, and templates. For traditional baby quilt titles, consider Little Lone Star Quilts by Lorraine Olsen and Warm Welcome Cozy Quilts for Baby by Mary Hickey.

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Barbara Nadel: A Collection of Links

At last night’s discussion of Belshazzar’s Daughter, I said that I would post some interesting links to interviews with the author, Barbara Nadel, as well as articles she has written. Finally, there are two links concerning the final identification of the “missing” Romanov children. One link is to the research paper documenting the DNA analysis.


Barbara Nadel   (February 20, 2006)

Quest for the intangible: Barbara Nadels’s detectives and demons (June 16, 2007)

Barbara Nadel: Chatting about her newest book and the facts of writing
(July 5, 2009)

“Istanbul is Always There”: Barbara Nadel’s Inspector Ikmen Series (May 19, 2010)

The Outsider: An Interview with Barbara Nadel (October 12, 2010)

Articles Written by Barbara Nadel

Where the Bodies Are Hid (2005?)

The Last Hookah: with a smoking ban looming, Barbara Nadel seeks out Istanbul’s water pipe salons and laments the end of a 400 year old tradition (May 23, 2009)

Istanbul: My Kind of Town  (June 2, 2009)

Insider’s Istanbul (March 22, 2010)

The Romanovs
Mystery of murdered Czar’s missing children solved by DNA Study
(March 11, 2009)

 Mystery Solved: The Identification of the Two Missing Romanov Children Using DNA Analysis (March 11, 2009)

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