Category: Book Reviews

BOOK REVIEW: Sewing Machine Magic: Make the Most of Your Machine


Title: Sewing Machine Magic
Author: Steffani Linceum
Genre: Arts > Crafts > Sewing
My Rating:
Book Description:


Sewing machines are complicated machines, but with the instruction you’ll find in Sewing Machine Magic, you can make even an old sewing machine work wonders.

With just a little know-how and the right accessories, you can get the most out of your sewing machine and give all your sewing and quilting projects a professional look!

In Sewing Machine Magic, author and sewing expert Steffani Lincecum shares 30+ years of experience on how to handle a sewing machine with greater ease and confidence, and explains how to easily find and use the right presser feetand other accessories for your machine, whether you purchased it at retail or found it at a yard sale.

You’ll learn the logistics of managing thread, how to achieve the proper stitch formation for every project, and how to troubleshoot a variety of common sewing problems. Learn to use more than 30 presser feet and other accessories, from the basics to more specialized tools designed to maximize efficiency, precision, and creativity. The 10 fashion and home decor projects show inventive ways to use some of the feet and accessories.

My Review

This book has inspired me to start sewing. I have off & on all my life – usually when my Mom was around to make sure I didn’t break her Pfaff. I have had a few sewing machines myself and I have made things (curtains mainly). This has helped me to narrow down my current search for a sewing machine I would want. Especially the foot sections. Also the chart that helps you decide what kind of sewing machine you are/want/need is awesome. I can see myself buying a physical copy of this book when I do start sewing (whenever that is) so I can refer to it at all times.


I received this book from netgalley.com for a honest review.

BOOK REVIEW: Blood Veil: A Mission Novel (Mission #2)

Title: Blood Veil: A Mission Novel (Mission #2)
Author: Megan Erickson
Genre: Fantasy, Paranormal
My Rating:

Book Description:


In the midst of supernatural chaos, worlds and hearts collide.

Celia: Having never known my parents, I’ve always felt like an orphan. All I want is a normal life. But after I’m attacked in my bedroom by one vampire—and rescued by another—it’s about time to give up on “normal” once and for all. Idris, the second in command of the Gregorie vampire clan, has come to my aid, but his motives for saving me are unclear. And what surprises me most is my attraction to his heated gaze. . . .

Idris: Terror. Curiosity. Arousal. These are the natural impulses of a human female, not the spawn of the ruthless Valarian king. Is it possible that Celia is unaware of her bloodline—and the power coursing through her veins? As the daughter of my archenemy, she was supposed to be my ransom. But how quickly the heat of desire changes everything. Now the family Celia has always craved is trying to kill her, and it’s up to me to save her again—when all I really want to do is make her mine.

My Review

I am really glad this can be read as a stand alone. I picked a book to review from a series without reading the books that came before it. Thankfully I can catch up rather quickly since this is book #2 in the series.

This book was a quick easy read. It was a bit predictable but I feel that lets you focus on the characters. There are a few bits of ‘vampire lore’ I enjoyed as they where different than what I mostly read. I hope that they inspire other authors to branch out of the generic plots of vampire worlds. I felt there was a few details that could have been added since it states it can be a stand alone if wanted. It was also a little fast paced once they found Amelia. I was rather disappointed I finished the book because I got so involved in the world.

Over all this is a good book to read and I would read other books Megan Erickson has written.


I received this book from netgalley.com for a honest review.