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Book Club: Stuart McLean ‘Home from the Vinyl Cafe’

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I’m a little late getting acquainted with very popular Canadian author, Stuart McLean.  I Vinyl cafestumbled upon  “Home from the Vinyl Cafe ” and enjoyed  it.  A wholesome collection of stories about a good guy getting into situations that revolve around his life at the record shop, his wife and two kids.

 According to his official website:

stuart_nfld“Stuart McLean  is a best-selling author, award-winning journalist and humorist, and host of CBC Radio program The Vinyl Cafe. …

Stuart has also written Welcome Home: Travels in Small Town Canada, and edited the collection When We Were YoungWelcome Home was chosen by the Canadian Authors’ Association as the best non-fiction book of 1993.

Stuart’s nine Vinyl Cafe books have all been Canadian bestsellers and have sold more than one million copies since Stories from the Vinyl Cafe was published in 1995. Vinyl Cafe Diaries was awarded the Canadian Authors’ Association Jubilee Award in 2004 and Stuart is also a three-time winner of the Stephen Leacock Memorial Medal for Humour for Home from the Vinyl CafeVinyl Cafe Unplugged and Secrets from the Vinyl Cafe.

Vinyl Cafe books have also been published in the U.S., the U.K., Australia and New Zealand.

Since 1998 Stuart has toured with the Vinyl Cafe to theatres across Canada and the United States, playing towns from St. John’s, Newfoundland to Whitehorse in the Yukon; from Bangor, Maine to Seattle, Washington.

Over one million people listen to The Vinyl Cafe every weekend on CBC Radio and Sirius Satellite Radio and on a growing number of Public Radio stations in the United States. The program is also broadcast on an occasional basis on the BBC.”


Transfer a picture to a block of wood . . . Lori Howell

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Lori Howell
Transfer a picture to a block woodYou’ll need….
Block of wood
picture (printed from computer on plain printer paper will do)
Gel Medium
Mod Podgepic 1) Cover wood with gel medium
pic 2) place paper picture side down
pic 3) firmly smooth out all bubbles
pic 4) let dry overnight
pic 5) wet surface
pic 6) gently rub wetted paper off
pic 7) clean all paper residue off
pic 8) cover with mod podge
pic 9) let dry
pic 10) all finished
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