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June/July 1996:Vol. #40, Issue #3
Page Count: 88
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  • PROJECTS & PATTERNS
    • Knit Tea Cozy
           by Ann E. Smith
    • Crocheted Tea Cozy
           by Ann E. Smith
    • American Beauty Rose Afghan(knit)
           by Stephanie Roselle
    • Tea Pot Cover(cross-stitch)
           by Art Salemme
    • Tea Time Doily Trio(crochet)
      reprint from June 1951 "Workbasket"
    • Carol's Cat Corner
           by Carol
    • Tea Time Tasties(recipes):
      Honey-Almond Cream-Cheese Sandwiches
      Smoked Chicken and Walnut Salad Sandwiches
      Fresh Crab and Zucchini Bread Sandwiches
      Zucchini Bread
      Polka Dot Cakes
      White Chocolate Glaze
      Mini Cheesecakes
           by Inger Skaarup
    • Blue Diamond Afghan(crochet)
           by Betsy Balke
    • Stars & Stripes Coasters and Box(plastic Canvas)
           by Celia Lange Designs
    • Patriotic Birdhouse(wood)
           by Diane Foster
    • Flag Wreath(wood)
           by Diane Foster
  • FEATURES & DEPARTMENTS
    • Welcome Mat
           by Kay Melchisedech Olson, Editor
    • Garden Basics:
      Water Gardening
           by Joe Freeman
    • Calendar
           by Brent Shepherd
    • Equipment:
      Nifty New Garden Tools
           by Robin Pendergrast
    • Blood Lily
           by William Shear
    • Garden Destinations:
      Georgia Gardens Greets the World
           by Dr. Ellen Henke
    • Hot-Weather Hanging Baskets
           by William D. Adams
    • Making Hanging Wire Baskets
           by William Meeker
    • The Lazy Gardeners Guide to Potpourri
           by Donna Bickley
    • Garden Harvest:
      Pick a Peach(recipes):
      Vermont Maple Syrup and Peach Pie
      Roast Pork Tenderloin with Peach Mustard Crust
      Peaches and Honey Mustard
      The Best Peach Ice Cream
           by Kay Melchisedech Olson
    • Regional Digest
           by Regional Editors
    • Gardeners' Grapevine

Magazine Title: Flower & Garden Crafts Edition
Editor(s): June 1996 - ???: Kay Melchisedech Olson;
                 ??? - ???: Jessie Eisenstein;
                 July 1998 - Aug. 1998: Roberta Schneider;
Publication Frequency: BiMonthly, Subscription only
Began Publication: June 1996
Ended Publication: Aug. 1998
Published by: KC Publications, Inc., Kansas City, MO
Average Page Count: 88
Magazine Dimensions(ht. x w.): 11" x 8 1/2"
ISSN: 0891-9534

NOTE: ALL COVER IMAGES THIS PAGE ARE PROPERTY OF
PUBLISHER, but are scanned from my private collection.

SUMMARY: Quite a few of the patterns are reprints from "Workbasket". The marriage between their gardening magazine and "Workbasket" was a very awkward one and lasted only two years. The first issue was disappointing - one of the crochet projects was a reprint! I would have expected a new launch to have put its best foot forward to impress their subscribers and try to keep them. The Cats Corner was a two-page indulgence that had nothing to do with crafts or gardening. It was an amusing forshadowing of what the internet brings us now, though. Don't get me wrong, I love cats. It just wasn't an article that belonged in the pages of FGCE. There was a lot more advertising scattered throughout the issue as well - one of the reasons I don't pick up many of the women's magazines is because I feel like I'm buying ads with a few token articles instead of the other way around. This periodical wasn't that bad, but the article to ad ratio felt a lot more skewed toward ad to me. They went to subscription-only when they combined titles, making this a frustratingly rare title to find.

So, five more issues to go...

Here's the short-listing of tatting patterns in this run(incomplete list):

Mar/Apr 1997- "Easter Egg jacket", by Selma L Morin
May/Jun 1997- "Tatted Tulip Beach Bag", by Selma Morin
Dec/Jan 1998- "(3)Tatted Edgings", by Deborah Holladay
Feb. 1998- "(3)Tatted Edgings", by Deborah Holladay

Mar/Apr 1998- "(3)More Tatted Edgings", by Deborah Holladay
      "Mason Jar Bonnet Doily," by Selma Morin
May/June 1998- "Napkin Rings," by Ferrell
      "Bracelets: Narrow, Wide," by Billie Jo Heisler
      "(4)Coasters," by Noelle Goetz
      "Tatted Flag"(reprint)
Jul/Aug 1998- "Silver or Gold Barrettes"
      "Rings and Chains Bookmark"
      "Clover Leaf Bookmark"
      "Whirls and Swirls Bookmark"
      "Applique Initials"(reprint)

Anyone with more information about this publication, or has issues to donate or sell, can contact me through My Contact Page.



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June/July 1996:Vol. #40, Issue #3
Page Count: 88
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  • PROJECTS & PATTERNS
    • Knit Tea Cozy
           by Ann E. Smith
    • Crocheted Tea Cozy
           by Ann E. Smith
    • American Beauty Rose Afghan(knit)
           by Stephanie Roselle
    • Tea Pot Cover(cross-stitch)
           by Art Salemme
    • Tea Time Doily Trio(crochet)
      reprint from June 1951 "Workbasket"
    • Carol's Cat Corner
           by Carol
    • Tea Time Tasties(recipes):
      Honey-Almond Cream-Cheese Sandwiches
      Smoked Chicken and Walnut Salad Sandwiches
      Fresh Crab and Zucchini Bread Sandwiches
      Zucchini Bread
      Polka Dot Cakes
      White Chocolate Glaze
      Mini Cheesecakes
           by Inger Skaarup
    • Blue Diamond Afghan(crochet)
           by Betsy Balke
    • Stars & Stripes Coasters and Box(plastic Canvas)
           by Celia Lange Designs
    • Patriotic Birdhouse(wood)
           by Diane Foster
    • Flag Wreath(wood)
           by Diane Foster
  • FEATURES & DEPARTMENTS
    • Welcome Mat
           by Kay Melchisedech Olson, Editor
    • Garden Basics:
      Water Gardening
           by Joe Freeman
    • Calendar
           by Brent Shepherd
    • Equipment:
      Nifty New Garden Tools
           by Robin Pendergrast
    • Blood Lily
           by William Shear
    • Garden Destinations:
      Georgia Gardens Greets the World
           by Dr. Ellen Henke
    • Hot-Weather Hanging Baskets
           by William D. Adams
    • Making Hanging Wire Baskets
           by William Meeker
    • The Lazy Gardeners Guide to Potpourri
           by Donna Bickley
    • Garden Harvest:
      Pick a Peach(recipes):
      Vermont Maple Syrup and Peach Pie
      Roast Pork Tenderloin with Peach Mustard Crust
      Peaches and Honey Mustard
      The Best Peach Ice Cream
           by Kay Melchisedech Olson
    • Regional Digest
           by Regional Editors
    • Gardeners' Grapevine

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Volume 41, Issue #2: Apr/May 1997
Page Count: 64
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  • PROJECTS & PATTERNS
    • Snuggle Blankies(knit or crochet)
            by Kathe Brinkmann
    • Garter Stitch & Blocks Baby Blanket(knit)
            by Rachel Terrill for Monsanto's Designs for America
    • Tatted Easter Egg Jacket
            by Selma Morin
    • Whimsy Cat(pancake triangle)
            by Jill Drasner
    • Passover Pillow(velvet) and Matzoh Plate(painted tile)
            by Althea Sexton
    • Passover Recipes:
      Bubbie Silver's Passover Orange Sponge Cake
      Tuna-Spinach Pizza Patties
      Matzoh Cheese Kugel
            by Dorothy Eisenstein
    • Cross-stitch Birth Announcement
            by Rosemary Sandberg-Padden
    • Twelve Stars Quilted Wall-Hanging(pieced)
            by Art Salemme
    • Birdie Buffet:
      Seed-Studded Suet Mold
      Peanut Butter and Suet Pinecone Treats
      Braided Bread Bird Treat
    • Stunning Stationery(rubber stamps)
    • PATTERN CORRECTION
      Lacy Tam
            Oct/Dec. 1996(V40:5)
  • FEATURES & DEPARTMENTS
    • Editor's Note
            by Jessie Eisenstein
    • Reader Favorites:
      Pullover with Cable Panels(reprint from "Workbasket",July 1969)
    • Women Who Make Cents
      Li'l Buny Baskets(washrag)
            by Diane Marsh Scrap thread Potholder(crochet)      by Dell LaSart
    • Carol's Cat Corner
    • Healthy Gardener:
      Protecting Yourself From Pests in the Garden
            by Jessie Eisenstein
    • Impatiens for Summer
            by William A Shear
    • Boyce Thompson Southwestern Arboretum
            by Dr. Ellen Henke
    • Tropical Beauties Without a Greenhouse
            by Ruth Shaw Ernst
    • Calendar
            by Jessie Eisenstein
    • Gardeners' Gazette
    • Terms in Brief

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Volume 41, Issue #3: May/June 1997
Page Count: 56
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  • PROJECTS & PATTERNS
    • Rose Bordered Cottage Cardigan(knit)
            by Ann E. Smith
    • Antsy for a Picnic Cross-stitch
            by Diane Marsh
    • Painted Flowerpot Candles
            by Kristin Crain
    • Casserole Carrier(cloth)
            by Janet Martin
    • Picnic Recipes:
      Chipped Beef Cheese Ball
      Cheesy Potatoes
      Cottage Cheese Salad
            by Gina K Braun, Kristin Crain
    • Tatted Tulip Beach Tote
            by Selma Morin
    • Heart Place Mats(knit)
            by Stephanie Roselle
    • Strawberry Rhubarb Mousse(recipe)
    • Elephant Afghan(crochet,tapestry)
            by Linda Everson
    • Memory Books
            by Kristin Crain
    • Patchwork Barn Pillow
            by Art Salemme
    • Cross-stitch Barn Pillow
            by Art Salemme
    • Frayed Heart Potpourri Basket(cloth)
            by Carolyn Wallischeck
  • FEATURES & DEPARTMENTS
    • Editor's note:
      Gifts My Parents Gave me
            by Jessie Eisenstein
    • Healthy Gardener:
      Your Backyard Health Spa
            by Jessie Eisenstein
    • Foxgloves
            by William A Shear
    • Window Boxes
            by Linda Yang
    • Women Who Make Cents:
      Funny Bunnies(knit)
            by Toria Angelyn Clark
      Scented Bookmarks
            by Kelli Williams
    • Terms In Brief

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Volume 41, Issue #4: Aug/Sept. 1997
Page Count: 56
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  • PROJECTS & PATTERNS
    • Back-to-School Betsy(Air-freshener stump doll)
           by Cindy Groom Harry
    • Shcool Bus Cross-stitch
           by Diane Marsh
    • Heather Afghan(crochet)
           by Katherine Eng
    • Boy's Football Hero sweater(knit)
           by Rachel Terrill
    • Kids 'N' Cows Sweater(knit)
           by Ann E. Smith
    • Plastic Bag Keepers(cloth)
           by Janet Martin
    • Vegetable Garden Stakes(wood)
           by Lisa Megahee
    • Frayed (teddy)Bear(cloth)
           by Carolyn Wallischeck
    • Craft Parties For Kids
           by Kim Sawalich
    • Soft-sculpture Veggies(cloth)
           by Terrie McGill
  • FEATURES & DEPARTMENTS
    • Editor's Note
           by Jessie Eisenstein
    • Gardener's Gazette
      Rio Grande Botanic Garden
           by Sandra D. Lynn
    • Summer Lilacs for Butterflies(gardening)
           by Molly Dean
    • Craft Parties for Kids
           by Kim Sawalich
    • Carol's Cat Corner
    • Women Who Make Cents
      Stitch-in-time Kit(Henrietta Miller)
      Doll Hangers(Debbie Grange)
      Poorhouse Lace(knit(R.W. Whitsell Jr))
    • RECIPE FAVORITES: Kraut chocolate Cake
      Really Purple Yogurt Pops(Midland Dairy Assoc)
      Gouda and Strawberry Salad
      Strawberry Vinaigrette(Midland Dairy Assoc)
    • Ipomoea Sisters(gardening)
           by Mary E. Maurer
    • Terms in Brief
    • Classified Ads

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Volume 41, Issue #6: Dec/Jan. 1998
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  • PROJECTS & PATTERNS
    • (3)Tatted Edgings
           by Deborah Holladay
    • Child's Swedish Pullover & Hat(knit)
           by Diane Zangl
    • Whimsical Angel Doll(muslin)
           by Connie Ward
    • Flower & Herb Planting Kits
           by Kelli Willims
    • Gifts From the Heart
    • Cross-stitch Seasonal Towels
           by Diane Marsh
    • Cherub Music Box(cross-stitch)
           by Rosemary Sandberg-Padden
    • Sling Sack Bag(crochet)
           by Stephanie Roselle
    • Tulip Quilt:
      Pieced and Applique
    • Entertaining with Tapas(recipes):
      Smoked Gouda and Vegetable Spring Rolls
      Tropical Quesadillas
    • HOME COOKING(recipes):
      Mom's Meat Loaf(Peggy Eisenstein)
      Nana's Sauerkraut Soup(Peggy Eisenstein)
      Broccoli Salad(Luther Anne)
      Spaghetti Casserole(Rosemary Vogl)
      Award-Winning Chipacoli(chili with hominy(Rosemary Vogl))
      Aunt Paully's Date Cake(Peggy Eisenstein)
      Fresh Citrus Pie(Betty Hall)
    • PATTERN CORRECTION:
      Purple Cross Quilt(Sept/Oct. 1997)
  • DEPARTMENTS
    • Editor's Note
           by Jessie Eisenstein
    • KEEPSAKE CRAFTS:
      The Art of Stamping
    • WOMEN WHO MAKE CENTS:
      Mini Dolls(paper, wood bead)
           by Janet Martin, Linda Lesar
    • KID STUFF:
      Snow Dolly(stump doll)
           by Diane Foster
    • READER FAVORITES:
      Crochet Doilies-
      9" Sq. Pinwheel Medallion Doily
      10 1/2" Sq. Pineapple Star Doily
    • Carol's Cat Corner
           by Carol
    • Terms in Brief
    • Product Guide

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Volume 42, Issue #1: Feb/March 1998
Page Count: 48
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  • PROJECTS & PATTERNS
    • (3)Tatted Edgings
           by Deborah Holladay
    • KNIT: Swedish Pullover & Hat
           by Diane Zangl
    • CLOTH: Whimsical Angel Doll
           by Connie Ward
    • Flower & Herb Planting Kits
           by Kelli Williams
    • Gifts from the Heart:
      Environmentally friendly packaging ideas
    • Cross-stitch Seasonal Towels
           by Diane Marsh
    • Cross-stitch Cherub Music Box
           by Rosemary Sandberg-Padden
    • CROCHET: Sling Sack Bag
           by Stephanie Roselle
    • CLOTH: Tulip Quilt(pieced)
    • Entertaining with Tapas(recipes):
      Smoked Gouda and Vegetable Spring Rolls
      Tropical Quesadilla
    • Home Cooking(recipes):
      Mom's Meatloaf(Peggy Eisenstein)
      Nana's Sauerkraut Soup(Peggy Eisenstein)
      Broccoli Salad(Luther Anne)
      Spaghetti Casserole(Rosemary Vogl)
      Award-Winning Chipacoli(Rosemary Vogl)
      Aunt Paully's Date Cake(Peggy Eisenstein)
      Fresh Citrus Pie(Betty Hall)
  • DEPARTMENTS
    • Editor's Note
           by Jessie Eisenstein
    • Keepsake Crafts: The Art of Stamping
    • Kid Stuff:
      Snow Dolly(cloth)
           by Diane Foster
    • Reader Favorites: Crochet Doilies
      Pinwheel Medallion Doily,
      Pineapple Star Doily
    • Carol's Cat Corner
      Basic Rules for Cats Who Have a House to Run
    • Terms in Brief
    • Product Guide

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Volume 42, Issue #2: April/May 1998
Page Count: 48
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  • FEATURES
    • Double Irish Chain Quilt(pieced)
    • Bright Caps for Kids(crochet,knit)
           by Ann E Smith
    • Easter Cakes(recipes)
           by Inger Skaarup, Kay Melchisedech Olson
    • Fancy Frocks(cross-stitch)
           by Rosemary Sandberg-Patten, Tammy Weinzatl
    • Iridescent Eggs(sequins)
           by Sarah Tobaben Johnson
    • Mason Jar Bonnet Doily(tatting)
           by Selma Morin
    • The Fine Art of Labels
           by Marty Ross
    • Surprise Rabbit(plastic milk jugs)
           by Kay Melchisedech Olson
    • (3)More Tatted Edgings
           by Deborah Holladay
    • Curly Girlie Doll(knit)
           by Kay Melchisedech Olson
    • Quantity Recipes:
      Savory Steak
      Chicken Supreme
      Apricot Pudding
      Idaho Barbecue Potatoes
      Fruit Punch
    • Plant Pokes(painted)
           by Richard Dettman, Diane Foster
  • DEPARTMENTS
    • Editor's Note
           by Carol A Prebich
    • Women Who Make Cents:
      Little Leprechaun
      Crocheted Clovers
    • Reader Favorites:
      Daffodil Doily(crochet)
    • Terms in Brief
    • Product Guide

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Volume 42, Issue #3: May/June 1998
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  • FEATURES
    • Knit Dishcloth
    • Summer Crochet Motifs:
      Firecracker, Watermelon, Tulip
    • Knit Summer Floral Cardigan
      from Workbasket, Jun/July 1989
    • Stars & Stripes Crocheted Baby Romper
           by Cindy Polfer
    • Tatted Flag(reprint)
    • Cross-stitch Bookmarks:
      Flower and Vine, Monogrammed
    • RECIPE:
      Fruit Cordials- Apricot, Blueberry, Peach, Raspberry
           by Inger Skaarup
    • Earring Organizer(wood)
    • Diamond Afghans(1knit,1crochet)
           by Brenda Lewis, Rachel Terrill, Anne Morgan Jefferson
    • Tatting Projects:
      (4)Coasters, Napkin Rings
           by Noelle Goetz
      Napkin Rings
           by Ferrell
      Bracelets: Narrow, Wide
           by Billie Jo Heisler
  • DEPARTMENTS
    • Editor's Note
           by Carol A. Prebich
    • Gardener's Gazette:
      Boerner in Bloom,
      My Favorite Plant(Claire Pitcher)
    • Women Who Make Cents:
      Baby Shoes(cloth)
    • Carol's Cat Corner
    • Terms in Brief
    • Classified Ads

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Volume 42, Issue #4: July/Aug. 1998
Page Count: 48
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  • FEATURES
    • Cool Herbs(recipes):
      Pink Grapefruit, Mint and Gin Sorbet
      Mint Sorbet
      Lemon-Herbed White Port Sorbet
      Minted Melon Balls
            by Inger Skaarup
    • Pansy Summer Afghan(crochet)
            by Ann E. Smith
    • Cross-stitch Pillow-
      "Lovely are the hourse spent tending my flowers"
            by Janet Martin
    • Girl's Swim Coverup(filet crochet)
    • Crochet Fruit Sachets
    • Tulip Baby Blanket(knit)
    • "Welcome Baby" Cake
            byMarianna M Sockrider
    • Knit Baby Cardigan
    • Cozy Lion Coverup(towel,yarn)
    • Southwest Sweater(knit)
            by Stephanie Roselle
    • Miniature Christmas Tree Skirt(cross-stitch)
            by Rosemary Sandberg-Padden
    • Father Christmas Stump Doll(mixed media)
            by Diane Foster
    • Aunt Ellen's Favorite Crochet Doily(pineapple)
    • Applique Initials(tatting)
            REPRINT
    • (2)Tatted Gold/Silver Barrettes
    • (3)Tatted Bookmarks:
      Rings and Chains Bookmark
      Clover Leaf Bookmark
      Whirls and Swirls Bookmark
    • Pot-O-Pins Pincushion(clay pot,cloth)
            by Janet Martin
  • DEPARTMENTS
    • Publisher's Note
           by Roberta Schneider
    • Gardener's Gazette:
    • Women Who Make Cents:
    • Carol's Cat Corner
    • Terms in Brief
    • Classified Ads

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