Monday, November 23, 2015

My Magazine came today...one of them


This arrived this afternoon...in the middle of trying to clean the house! Stopped me dead in my tracks...it's a sickness I tell you.

      This would be the newest addiction in my life. Fixes only available four times a year...but what the fix contains...fabulous.

Because there are still many subscribers waiting for their own issues, I dare not share the 'inside' stories.  However, let me say, those who enjoy fine heirloom, fancy, awe inspiring sewing, will not be disappointed.

My 'want to do' list is growing exponentially and I have only had the magazine for just over three hours.  But more than that, I want to share and do so much with this. Anyone who wants to learn the fine aspects of sewing, this will be a good magazine to help you. I learned from previous magazines, but this one is detailed in many different ways. Nothing against it's predecessors, you did lead the way---Creative Needle, Sew Beautiful, even Australian Smocking...this one has many of the 'best things' of days gone by.

Kudos to the contributing stitchers...Claudia Newton, Michie Mooney, Connie Palmer, Gail Doane, Debbie Glenn, Laurie Anderson, Janet Gilbert, Kathy Dykstra, ...all of you I know personally, along with Lezette Thomason, Martha Campbell Pullen..what wonderful pieces and lessons you have given here.

And there is more than just projects, information, supply sources, helpful notes. And for the internet crowd...additional tidbits for magazine users!! All of it along with a separate pattern envelope!! AMEN to that...and 8 pages of sewing directions.

If gushing on is too much for you, I can't stop, but I will .  December 8th will see a full and special display at Barnes and Noble. I think I have to go and see if it moves off the shelf as I think it will.  Happy Stitching all!!

Friday, November 20, 2015

A copy of my other blog post...or why I stalk the mailman!

Yes it is true, I spend way WAY too much time on the computer!!
Often resulting in my own frustration at the lack of stitching, cooking, baking, cleaning not done.  But then there are days when I find fun stuff!! LIKE:

The next issue of saga news is in the mail...this is the cover:

I see/spy some great ideas, along with I know exactly who two of the designers will be!! lol  I will keep my opinions quiet until I see the credits. 

THEN there is this publication in the mail:
Classic Sewing Magazine.....be still by heart and soul.
According to Facebook, there are some in the 'southern' states who have received their copies already. Since it is mailed from Kentucky...my guess is the 'yankee' truck gets left to last.  [just kidding] I can hardly contain myself for wanting these magazines to arrive!!

The cover dress is a Gail Doane design. She will be here in NJ in May!!

 And then there is this to look forward to in September 2016...SAGA's national Convention in Hampton Virginia.  I do like this Logo...
Now I just realized I have this all written for the Holly Berries blog.  Well it will also appear on my Sewing snips blog...as it is all about the stitching....