Author: Jessica

First Coordinating Square Released!

Roadside Flower - Coordinating

Finally the first coordinating square has been released!! It is for the Roadside Flower. Each side of the square has the same amount of stitches as the original Roadside Flower. If you already have this pattern in your Ravelry library (bought or from when I offered this square for free) you should be able to download this pattern. If you buy this square from loveknitting or lovecrocheting please email me at so I can email you the PDF for the coordinating square. I am trying to find out how to make it so both can be downloaded form the site. You can also give me your Ravelry name & if I see that you bought it from loveknitting or lovecrocheting I will gift it to you on Ravelry. Also the price went up to $2.99usd from $1.99usd.

BOOK REVIEW: Improper Cross Stitch

Title: Improper Cross Stitch
Author: Haley Pierson-Cox
Genre: Arts & Crafts, Non-ficton
My Rating:

Book Description:

Sometimes it’s good to be a little..improper. Profane, funny, and smart, Haley Pierson-Cox’s THE IMPROPER CROSS STITCH invites the modern crafter to bring personality and humor to their cross stitch projects. From a fully designed “Damn it feels good to be a crafter” to the beautiful Art Deco inspired “fuck,” Haley’s patterns are fresh, lively and just what the crafter ordered.

In this book, she’ll introduce readers to the joys of stitching the naughty, the profane, the irreverent, and the just plain awesome. First, she starts with a basic lesson in cross-stitch technique, no previous experience required. Then, once readers know your way around an embroidery hoop and a skein of floss, the books moves on to the designs―35 in total, ranging from hip, to nerdy, to ironically domestic―where Haley encourages crafters to embrace their inner snark with gleeful abandon.

Her easy to follow instructions and colorful designs can make a cross stitcher out of anyone. In all her years of crafting, Haley’s learned many things, but this simple fact remains one of the most important: There is absolutely nothing in this world quite so satisfying as enshrining something deeply inappropriate within the delicate stitches of a cross-stitch sampler. It’s truly one of life’s great delights!

My Review

I NEED THIS BOOK!!! This is my kind of cross stitching! This book really makes me want to go buy some supplies and abandon all my crocheting & knitting projects & make some of these. Especially the cat lady one. What I have seen of this book so far and what there wasn’t to see (it’s a 30 page preview for me) I can’t wait to spend the money on a hard cover book. I NEED it to be hardcover so I can carry it with me & my new obsession of cross stitching. This books is fabulous. It has to be to make me want to add a new hobby – well pick up one I haven’t done in over 20 years.

I received this book from for a honest review.

BOOK REVIEW: Touch Of Ice (Dawn of Dragons #1)

Title: Touch Of Ice (Dawn of Dragons #1)
Author: Mary Auclair
Genre: Sci-fi, Fantasy
My Rating:

Book Description:

When Endora is faced with her daughter’s terminal illness, she takes the only chance she’s got. She braves the potential risks and signs a mating contract with the Delradon Draekon Lords, intent on using the payment to buy the aliens’ cure to save her daughter’s life.

Lord Aldric Darragon rules over his land with an iron fist until one day the only woman who is genetically compatible with him agrees to his offer of mating. As his all-consuming passion for Endora explodes, an ancient threat looms heavy over humans and Delradons alike. With the lives of everyone he cares about hanging in the balance, Aldric has to fight the demons of his past if he wants to defeat the enemies of the present.

Publisher’s Note: This gripping sci-fi alien romance has it all: dragons, passion and tension. It also contains explicit themes and is intended for adults only.

My Review

This book appealed to me because Sci-Fi, dragons, etc – they typical for me. I liked the book. I like how the author writes. However the only thing I can really say is she seemed to write it in preparation for a Sci-Fi movie and/or show. Which in my opinion it would be a very good movie and/or show. I just don’t like when things are written for that purpose and usually refrain reading such books. Maybe I feel this way because of Endorra’s actions. I get why she was like that but really? I really wanted to slap her A LOT. I doubt I’ll read this series farther if Endorra is part of the main story line. I refuse to fall for another series where the female lead is a hypocritical idiot. Despite how Endorra is I like how the world was described. I love Aldric. If Endorra isn’t part of the main story line going forward I will read more.

I received this book from for a honest review.

Making Coordinating Squares

For the past few weeks I have been thinking about making coordinating squares for some of my square designs. Meaning making a ‘plain’ square that you could use to make a blanket with the original design. I decided to start with Roadside Flower. This coming week I’ll be adding the coordinating square for Roadside Flower. It will have no petals yet it will have the same stitch count on each side of the square.

I would like it if you can help me decide which square to make a coordinating square for next.

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