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Holiday Sale! All Digital Items 80% Off (Or More!)

December 11, 2022 Leave a comment
A screenshot of a shopping page. It features a fiddleheads cross-stitch pattern, a book club guide for Coffee Will Make You Black, and a how to guide for writing a book review of a play. The prices range from 99 cents to $1.99.

My Kofi shop features entirely digital downloads as pdfs. Now through the holiday season, everything is on sale for 80% off or more! Once you purchase a pdf, you can download it and then provide it to your intended recipient however you chose. Send an email, send a DropBox link, or go old school and load up a usb drive with files and gift that. An ideal stocking stuffer.

I have 15 book club guides available for just $1.99 each. They are beautifully graphic designed 2 page PDFs that contain:

  • An icebreaker specific to this book
  • 9 discussion questions based out of this specific book arranged from least to most challenging.
    Choose as many or as few as you wish to discuss.
  • A wrap-up question specific to this book
  • 3 read-a-like book suggestions

I also have 2 cross-stitch patterns available featuring native New England plants. These are on sale for 99 cents.

Also for 99 cents I have a homework helper. It’s a how to guide for writing a book review of a play. It features the entire text of a review of the play “A Dolls House” by Henrik Ibsen with instructional offering guidance on how and why the review works.

Everything is set to pay what you can with the minimum price being the sale price. This means you can choose to pay more if you so wish, but the sale will go through with the minimum sale price as well.

If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to ask in the comments.

I wish a very happy holiday season to all!

Cross-Stitch #15: It’s not a phase; it’s every day

I completed this collection of emoji’s and the word BI cross-stitched in the Bisexual Pride flag colors way back in 2014! Thanks to being work from home for almost a year due to the pandemic, I’ve been slowly organizing and cleaning up. I thought these deserved to be archived into my collection, so I created an art installation in my home where our coffee mugs usually hang. Full credit to my spouse for the high-quality picture. I call the installation: It’s not a phase; it’s every day.

5 hooped cross-stitches are hung in a triangle pattern. The word BI is at the bottom left with cross-stitched emojis leading away from it.
It’s not a phase; it’s every day

I have not yet written up the patterns for these to distribute, but let me know with a comment if you’d be interested in me releasing them.

View all my cross-stitch

If you found this review helpful, please consider tipping me on ko-fi, checking out my digital items available in my ko-fi shop, buying one of my publications, or using one of my referral/coupon codesThank you for your support!

Cross-Stitch #14: Fiddleheads

I’m happy to announce that I’ve finished designing and stitching the second item in my Foraging New England line.  I actually finished this a few weeks ago, but I gave the completed stitch away as a present, and I didn’t want to post it until I had given it away.  Didn’t want to spoil the surprise!

The second plant featured in the Foraging New England line is: fiddleheads!

Cross-stitch of a pair of fiddleheads. Fiddleheads is stitched above, matteucia struthiopteris is below.Fiddleheads are young ferns before their fronds have unfurled. They are foraged by New Englanders for use as a vegetable, generally boiled or steamed and served alongside a main course.  The pattern is stitched on oatmeal aida with the common name (fiddleheads) above the plant, and the scientific name (matteuccia struthiopteris) below it.  This is done to reflect older hand-drawn plant guidebooks.

I have closed my Etsy shop, but this pattern is available as a digital download for $2.99 in my Ko-fi shop.

Friday Fun! (April: Busyness and Hiking)

View of Boston city skyline

The view of Boston on our hike.

Hello my lovely readers!

April was such a busy month, I can actually hardly believe it’s over already!  It’s always a busy month for me at work, as I help organize and run an annual event on-campus.  In addition this month, we also welcomed a new program to our campus, so the library was very busy putting in the groundwork for supporting students studying that new subject area.  I also submitted my first-ever poster abstract.  So busy!  On top of this, the weekend of my work event was the same weekend as the first motorcycle race weekend of the season for my partner.  He was incredibly busy prepping for the races.  Instead of just the normal getting everything running again after the long winter, he also was prepping a new (to him) race bike to be track ready.  Since I couldn’t go with him for the first race weekend, I wanted to send along something nice, so I made him a pie and cookies for carb-loading at the track.  I honestly found the baking to be stress-relieving and really enjoyed it.  I’m happy to report both the work event and the first race weekend went well!

In spite of the busyness, we were able to squeeze in quite a few hangouts with friends and dates for ourselves.  One of our dates was to hike a local trail on Easter Sunday.  It was gorgeous weather in a month of a lot of iffy weather.  I always find it so refreshing to get outside and in the woods, and even more so with my boyfriend.  We saw lots of jack-in-the-pulpits and also got a great view of Boston.

My stitching slowed down a bit this month, although I did release the first design in a new line–rhubarb in foraging New England.  The rest of the patterns for the line are designed but they still need to be trial-stitched! I hope to release at least one of them this month.

I read and reviewed four books this month, sticking to my overall goal of one book a week.  I’ll be happy if I manage to stick to that during my upcoming even busier month of May! In my own writing, I’m still working away whenever I have the time on my new book idea, writing background short stories.  The typewriter my bf got me for Christmas is coming in really handy, freeing me of distractions.

Happy reading!

Announcement: New Line in Shop: Miffy / Nijntje!

A cross stitch of a bunny holding a basket of carrotsHello my lovely readers!

I am incredibly excited to announce the new line in my shop: Miffy / Nijntje!

Miffy is a beloved character from a series of children’s books by Dick Bruna.  Her name is Nijntje in Dutch.  I discovered Miffy on Netflix one night, and immediately fell in love.  She’s such an adorable little bunny, and her stories are wonderful!  Their availability in dual-language apps are also helping me on my side-quest to learn Dutch.  When I discovered a shocking lack of Miffy cross stitch patterns, I made my own so we could hang a version of her in our living room.  I decided to make BOTH the patterns and the completed products available for all Miffy fans to enjoy.  The picture on this post is just of my personal favorite design, Miffy’s Garden / De Tuin Van Nijntje.  Please click through to my shop to see all five designs!

PS I am now shipping completed items to The Netherlands and the UK in addition to the US! Patterns are available worldwide.

ETA 3/5/15: I have now closed my Etsy shop, but I’ve made my patterns available on my Cross-Stitch page.

Cross-Stitch #6: Sriracha Rooster Bottle

February 13, 2014 Leave a comment

I still have two cross-stitches I made for the holidays left to show you guys!  I fully admit, I was waiting on showing you the last two since they’re related to my newly opened Etsy shop.

One of my good friends is a big fan of Sriracha rooster sauce.  It’s a hot sauce made from chili and garlic, frequently used in Asian cuisine.  Its bottle is rather iconic.  It is red with a green cap and has a white rooster on it.  I thought it’d be a cute piece for her to have in her kitchen.  However, I couldn’t find a pre-existing pattern for cross-stitch, or even one I could adapt, anywhere.  I wasn’t expecting that, since it has a big fan-base.  But, oh well, I figured, I guess I’ll just design one myself.  And design it I did!  My friend was quite happy with her present.

ETA 3/5/15: I have now closed my Etsy shop, but I’ve made my patterns available on my Cross-Stitch page.

srirachabottle