In the world of small town contemporary romance, there is a LOT of stitchin' going on. Quilt clubs, cookie clubs, cupcake clubs, quilted cookie-cake-pie clubs (WANT NOW). There are MANY.
For example, there's no shortage of quilting mixed with a little (or a lot of) romance:
No, I'm not sure what “Miss Pussy and the Quilting Club” is about, except for quilting and a woman named Miss Pussy. But it's not erotica, I do know that!
There's also plenty of knitting going on in and around romance land – of course!
And cookies! Don't forget the cookies! And the cupcakes! (Seriously, I'm asking, why are there not more cookie-cake-pie romances?)
And of course this has nothing to do with romance, but if I didn't share this book with you, I'd feel like a bad person:
Anyway, as I was saying, we are not short on crafty baking or baking craftiness in romance.
But then Elyse found this book, and, well, I think she's found a whole new world in terms of crafty-type fiction:
RedHeadedGirl: The babysitters club has grown up. It was inevitable.
Elyse: The smug look on the Amish lady's face though… OMG the quilts are made from people!!!
RedHeadedGirl: HANNIBAL DOES QUILTING.
Elyse: Is the woman on the left holding a doobie?
Carrie: I would read that. The woman in front left looks like she's ready to drop quilting as a hobby and take up mass murder instead.
Sarah: Yes, that woman front left looks like quilting has done her wrong. Very wrong.
Carrie: I had the same expression when I tried quilting, now that I think of it.
Sarah: So either the plot is “a variety of people joined this quilting club,” or it's about someone with a stock photo obsession. OR BOTH.
What's your craft of choice? (And am I alone in wanting cookie-cake-pie romances or manga cross stitch romances?)