I’m excited to announce our very first buddy read! Based on a recommendation from Modern Mrs. Darcy (she has great taste!), we’ll be reading Hooked: How Crafting Saved My Life by Sutton Foster.
From the publisher: “Sutton Foster manages to make it all look easy. How? Crafting. From the moment she picked up a cross stitch needle to escape the bullying chorus girls in her early performing days, she was hooked. Cross stitching led to crocheting, crocheting led to collages, which led to drawing, and so much more. Channeling her emotions into her creations centered Sutton as she navigated the significant moments in her life and gave her tangible reminders of her experiences. Now, in this charming and poignant collection, Sutton shares those moments, including her fraught relationship with her agoraphobic mother; a painful divorce splashed on the pages of the tabloids; her struggles with fertility; the thrills she found on the stage during hit plays; her breakout TV role in Younger; and the joy of adopting her daughter, Emily. Accompanying the stories, Sutton has included crochet patterns, recipes, and so much more! Witty and poignant, Hooked will leave readers entertained as well as inspire them to pick up their own cross stitch needles and paintbrushes.”
I love the idea of taking comfort in crafting. Sitting at my craft table, I find myself relaxed and in flow. Plus, I definitely feel like my handmade cards strengthen my connection with friends and I often look through my scrapbook photo albums when I need a boost.
I picked up my copy on Kindle but with any luck you may also be able to get a copy through your local library. I hope you’ll read along with me and check out my review of the book next month!