At last! It's taken a little while to track down a fix for the problem, but the "View Cart" buttons should all be working now, allowing you to view your cart at any time without having to add an item to it and to check out at your
pleasure. If for any reason you find this is not the case, please let me know by emailing me at the email address here. Thank you for your patience, and your assistance!
Another fiscal year has passed and we finished another twelve month's worth of our 3"x3" heraldic cross-stitch charts, and so have added another twelve of these patterns to our increasingly large collection. (These most recent twelve
charts bring our total up to 120 charts of heraldic charges!) This year's collection includes the following charges: Bowen knot; Cross of Toulouse; Cross pomelly; Fess bretessed; Fess dancetty; Fess embattled counter-embattled; Fess
engrailed; Fess indented; Fess invected corded; Goutte de poix; Serpent; and Stafford knot. You can purchase this newest set of charts, or any of our earlier sets, or even a CD-ROM with all 108 needlework charts, from our order
forms (either in Word format or in .pdf format) or from the links on our Needlework page.
I have a hard time believing it. Do you know that I'm nearing the end of my 28th year of writing movie reviews? I don't quite understand how something that was supposed to be a "one off" has become more than 27 years of regular
movie reviews. (For an example of one of our movie reviews, this month's review can be found at www.appletonstudios.com/movies2.htm.) But it's true - and the end of 26 years of movie reviews also means that Volume XIII of
Da'ud Bob ibn Briggs Goes to the Movies has been published and is now available for purchase to read at your pleasure. Two years' worth of movie reviews - 25 different movies (we published two reviews in one month last year) - all
in the inimitable style of the "Briggsian school of alfresco film criticism." (Holman and Harmon, A Handbook to Literature, p. 217)
You can get a complete list of the published movie reviews we've done, including those in Volume XIII, at www.appletonstudios.com/movies3.htm, or purchase any of the thirteen regular volumes of movie reviews, or the two
specialized volumes of movie reviews (the Best and Worst of Da'ud Bob ibn Briggs Goes to the Movies and Da'ud Bob ibn Briggs Goes to Shakespeare Movies), at www.appletonstudios.com/movies1.htm.
We've added a new page to the website: there is now a "Presentations" page that lists our profusely illustrated speaker presentations and gives a brief synopsis of each one. We hope that this will be helpful in explaining what these
talks are all about and what subjects they cover. Check out our Presentations page for all of this information.
Test your knowledge of many of the movies we have reviewed over the years. Take the Da'ud Bob ibn Briggs Historical Drive-In Movie Quiz! Take the test on-line here, or download a .pdf version here. And then compare your
results with the Answers found here.
We keep regularly adding new entries to our web log, or blog, about heraldry. The blog is musings of one kind or another about some of the heraldry that we see, or find, or run across in our research. The hope is that our readers will
find it informative, educational and of interest. We also have links to some of the better on-line armorials and ordinaries, heraldry websites, heraldry books, heraldic clipart and other blogs about heraldry, to all of which we continue to
add as we find good ones. We encourage you to check it out and, if you find it interesting, to drop back by on a regular basis to see what's new. Or you can become a Follower and get updates emailed directly to your in-box. (There's a
link to do that down the left-hand column on the blog's page.) You can find our blog, Heraldry: Musings about an esoteric topic on-line at http://blog.appletonstudios.com
Drop by our Free Stuff page, where we will place various goodies that you can access or download for free.
Our free needlework chart for this month has been uploaded here (or you can use the link on our Free Stuff page). (These needlework charts are a series of charts of various heraldic charges. They are in .pdf format, but if you'd prefer
one of these free charts as a .jpg or .gif or in some other format, please feel free to write, telephone, or e-mail us at the address, telephone number, or e-mail addresses here and we will be happy to send you one! Let us know which
format you prefer.)
We also sell a set that includes the first twelve of these needlework charts, another set that features the second twelve, a third set that features the third dozen, and so on up through the ninth dozen. Or you can get a CD-ROM with all
108 charts on it (each chart is 3"x3", 18 stitches/inch). More information and a description of what these packages include can be found here.
Naturally, we're hoping that you will see actual examples of what we can produce and ask us to create charts of larger, more complex heraldic works, or customized needlework or embroidery charts on any subject. In the meantime,
though, we are finding it a fun project that let's us combine our various interests - heraldry and textile arts - and we hope that you may find them entertaining and educational as well.
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