Book Review: Born to Shop – Life Lessons

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Born to Shop – Life Lessons

Two things that I have always enjoyed are hand stitching, and chocolate. Well, I’ve finally found a book that let’s me combine both of these loves together. And isn’t that saying on the cover just perfect?

There are ten humorous cross-stitch designs just waiting for you to stitch them into fun projects for your home, or as gifts for friends. This book puts a humorous spin on all of life’s little lessons that we learn as adults. There are great sayings about your first cup of coffee, the dreaded exercise we ‘gotta’ do, stress, friendship, our opinions, our love of chocolate, and more. This book will be new in HancocK Fabric stores this March, most stores will probably receive by the end of the month.

Even if you don’t do a lot of cross-stitch, the book is worth having in your library of crafts just for a laugh when you need one!

The picture below may not be easy to read – the stitching had already been placed in a glass frame when I took the picture.

Saying reads: There is nothing better than a good friend – except a good friend with chocolate
I know I can agree with that – how about you?

This design was first stitched on regular aida cloth, then a border of fabric was added. Finally, it was put into a 12” square picture frame. The fabric used to border the cross stitch is one of the candy calico fabrics that have just started to arrive in the quilting departments at Hancock Fabrics. This spring I’ve seen several different fabrics that have chocolates. The best part is – they’re fat free!

While I’ve pictured a framed piece for my review, I can see these sayings worked into all sorts of things – pillows, totebags, wall hangings, or all ten sayings would look great on a quilt.

And if this book doesn’t give you enough chocolate humor – check out this site: Chocolate Humor. For all you quilters out there – tell me what you think of #18 on the second list from the top: Quilting is my passion, but chocolate comes in a close second. Does that describe you?
Sheila Reinke, Heart of Sewing

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