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Sofie Sunday ~ Book Review: Complete Guide to Needlework!

Hi, everyone! Today’s post will be a book review. It has been a while since I have done book reviews so I am going to do it again! The book I will be reviewing is called Reader’s Digest: Complete Guide to Needlework. This book is very amazing. It has everything about needlework— Embroidery, Needlepoint, Knitting, Appliqué, Quilting, Patchwork, Macramé, Crochet, Rug-making, and Lacework. That’s a lot!

 

This book is a good find if you are interested in any of the kinds of needlework. I want to learn how to do embroidery and knitting, so it is a great read for me! The crochet part is also good. There are many pictures to explain how to do needlework, making it easy to understand. It also explains types of yarns and threads, plus different kinds of needles too! It also tells about some supplies that you may need in needlework (like hoops and frames in embroidery, or types of scissors needed for cutting fabric, yarn, and threads) and explains why it is needed. While reading this thick information-filled book I saw many patterns and designs in the pictures. The book even tells you how to choose colors for your projects!

 

 

Reader’s Digest: Complete Guide to Needlework

 

To those learning how to do needlework, you must get this book! It has everything you need know on the many subjects, all inside this heavy book. The words and pictures will guide you as you sew, tie, cut, knit, and crochet. Even though old (published in 1979!), a good buy for those who wish to learn and create great creations!

Well, thanks for reading this post! Complete Guide to Needlework is great information-filled that is a good read for those who want to learn. More posts coming up next time! Have a happy Sunday, everyone!

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Crochet Therapy: Stitch Away Your Stress

Crochet therapy. I’ve discovered that I find peace, calmness and happiness in crocheting. It feels like every stitch takes away my stress.

There are many ways to de-stress. You just try and find what suits you best (and your budget too).

Adult coloring is one and I tried that, but I can’t do it for a long time because it hurts my hand and wrist. I have been diagnosed before with De Quervain syndrome  and from time to time I still feel pain when I strain my wrist too much.

My best friend in high school is now a hibiscus enthusiast. My good online friend is into succulents. While other people’s stress reliever are cooking and baking.

Today, I tried doing a headband turban for my daughter.

And here is my masterpiece!

My daughter (Sofie Sunday) trying it on.

Now don’t judge, LOL! I’m no expert on this and still learning the ropes (or should I say yarns? Hahaha!) I’m a newbie crocheter and the last time I crocheted was way back in grade school.

Crocheting is my happy pill. What’s yours?