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We are now offering a collection of sixteen years of our small (3" x 3") cross-stitch charts of heraldic charges. 192 (count 'em! That's 192) needlework charts of heraldic charges on a CD-ROM or USB drive at one low price for the entire collection. You can find a list of all of the heraldic charges in this large collection, and order it on CD-ROM or a USB drive, here on our Needlework page. Or see our Order page for our order forms.

 



Appleton Studios has passed another milestone! Specifically, Da'ud Bob ibn Briggs, Historical Drive-In Movie Critic of the Barony of Steppeford Springs in the Kingdom of Lonestarrora, has finished another year of reviewing movies set in the Middle Ages, Renaissance, or other pre-technological worlds, which have now been added to the collection I think of as 33 Years of Da'ud Bob ibn Briggs Goes to the Movies. This collection now contains 399 movie reviews, plus an alphabetical listing with the dates on which each review was first published, and as a bonus, a PowerPoint program, "If ... You Might Be Watching a Da'ud Bob Movie." (As an example from the presentation: "If chickens are used as missile weapons ... against Roman legionaries ... You might be watching a Da'ud Bob movie.") This updated collection is available on CD-ROM or on a USB drive, and can be found for sale on the Da'ud Bob ibn Briggs introductory page or through the Heraldic Arts and Movie Reviews Order Page on this website.


The monthly movie reviews, Da'ud Bob ibn Briggs Goes to the Movies, have for a long time been collected into a series of booklets, each booklet containing two years' worth of movie reviews (24 per volume). Fourteen regular volumes and two specialty volumes of these booklets have been published, but because of declining sales, we are phasing out these booklets. The remaining soft cover regular booklets are still available in limited supply (until they run out) for $3.00 each at either of the links just above .

Also available - while they last - are the two specialty volumes:


The Best and the Worst of Da'ud Bob ibn Briggs Goes to the Movies, a special selection of movie reviews, all with new introductions and background information of the movies reviewed. All this, as well as a couple of special movie reviews which will not be published anywhere else, plus a specially-commissioned cover by the late William Blackfox. This special edition Da'ud Bob can be ordered for $10.00 at the same places.

Da'ud Bob ibn Briggs Goes to Shakespeare Movies contains reviews of some fifty movies of the plays of William Shakespeare, or movies based on them, plus a couple of films based on portions of his life. (I like to think of this volume as "Da'ud Bob meets Billy Bob!") This special edition Da'ud Bob can also be ordered for $10.00 at those links.

You can also purchase "The Compleat Da'ud Bob," all fourteen regular volumes plus 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 a significant savings over purchasing all of the volumes individually. Again, as long as supplies last.




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 on 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 heraldic 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.)


As noted above, we are now offering a collection of sixteen years of our small (3" x 3") cross-stitch charts of heraldic charges. The entire collection of 192 needlework charts of heraldic charges on a CD-ROM or USB drive. You can find a list of all of the heraldic charges in this large collection, and order it on CD or USB drive, here on our Needlework page. Or see our Order page for our order forms.


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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