By Kitty Danton
'1942 was going to be a very different type of year to its predecessor, she decided resolutely. Gone would be the feckless Evie, mooning over one faithless man after another, and in would come a bolder and more positive Evie 'As a new year begins and the world is at war, Evie Yeo is turning over a new leaf. Her nearest and dearest in the little Devon village of Lymbridge, the war effort for the boys on the front, and her class of infant pupils will be getting all of her attention this year and nothing will soften her resolve. Though rations are slim, and work is hard with the men away, Evie knows she's lucky to have her friends and family around her - even if they don't always agree on each other's choices in fashion, hobbies or love. They have supported her through a broken heart more than once so she knows they'll stick together even when there are new suitors, new babies or new jobs to contend with.But as the snow falls, Evie realises it might be harder than she thought to put the past behind her and find her happy ending. And when the trauma of war is felt even in the usually peaceful village, will Evie and those she cares about emerge unscathed?
By Kitty Danton
The second in a trilogy of World War Two sagas featuring Evie, a new teacher in a Devon primary school, and a supporting cast of characters destined to become as familiar as old friends.After having her heart broken not once but twice, Evie Yeo has sworn off men and is focusing on her job teaching at the village school. Her class is much bigger now that evacuees have come to Lymbridge and if she thought her previous boss - the mother of her scoundrel of an ex-fiancé - was bad, she's in for a tough term as new headmaster, Mr Bassett, is already proving to be more difficult.It's a busy time for all in the village as Linda is getting married and there's a dress to make, Tricia's baby is due any day now, and Evie is determined to help raise the spirits of the men in the recuperation hospital. Friends and family always come first, especially in a place like Lymbridge, and as the Yeos have to face more than their fair share of troubles, it's good to know that allies are not hard to find. Wartime is a time to come together but when a familiar face returns, Evie might find that her broken heart isn't as easy to forget as she'd hoped...
Encyclopedia of Sewing Machine Techniques
By Nancy Bednar, Joanne Pugh-Gannon
An indispensable resource that every sewer should own, this huge encyclopaedia is a gold mine of more than 70 techniques that will enable anyone to use their sewing machines to their full potential. When you want to stitch something for your home or wardrobe, you¿ll be able to give it a unique, decorative treatment ¿ whether you¿re a seasoned sewer or a beginner.Start with the valuable sources of information that can help you get the most from your sewing machines, then learn the special tips on maintaining your machine. Then move on to the sewing techniques; heirloom sewing, lacemaking, passementerie, smocking, stippling, buttonholes, hem and seam finishes, topstitching ¿ the number of techniques is breathtaking and so are the results you¿ll be able to achieve.
Embroidering with Silk Ribbon
By Donatella Ciotti
Add an extra beautiful touch to dresses, a bunch of flowers, your hair¿ a range of possibilitiesFun and easy-to-learn projects designed for modern lifestyles