Have you entered the Inspiration Contest yet? Dick and Erica are having a great time reading the entries. Don’t miss your chance to win one of two Erica’s gift cards. Someone is going to win!
Oh, and while you’re at it, don’t forget to check out those last chance sale fabrics. They’re going fast.
Now – I have a confession for all of you. I know I’ve told you about how much I love beautiful books. I already own quite a few. Well, I have a thing about pretty magazines, too.
The truth is, I’ve loved several magazines for a long time; even before I came to work here at Erica’s. Quiltmania has long been a favorite of mine, even with the interesting translations at times (it’s printed in France). And I’ve always been a big fan of Interweave Knits and Interweave Crochet magazines.
Since I have been working at Erica’s I’ve become a junky for Primitive Quilts and Projects, which is kind of a bummer because it a quarterly magazine. That’s a really long wait in between! It’s like they actually expect me to be completing the projects between issues or something silly like that. Although I do want to make every quilt, rug, and wall hanging in them.
It’s truly an occupational hazard that I see all of the new magazines as they come in to the building. People, I don’t even have a quilting machine beyond my regular sewing machine, but I am also in love with Machine Quilting Unlimited and Quilting Arts. This is not good for my budget.
And of course, I’m a sucker for the special holiday issues of cross stitch magazines like Just Cross Stitch and Stoney Creek Cross Stitch. Thankfully, most of the projects in these magazines are much smaller than the others. There’s at least a chance I’ll get some of them finished in my lifetime.
Now you know that I’m an equal opportunity lover of crafting books and magazines. Which do you prefer? Do you like to subscribe to magazines and have them delivered directly to your mailbox or do you prefer to browse at the store and buy what catches your eye? Or – are you reading magazines on your electronic tablet these days?
Thanks so much for letting me share my secrets with you. Feel free to share your crafty secrets in the comments. What kind of crafty items do you collect?
Until next, time, happy crafting!
You can see What’s New at Erica’s almost every day! Any page of our website has a column on the left that tells you where to find things, and all you have to do is look for “New Items” in purple, and click to find out.
(To find an item or event on our web site after clicking on the highlighted words, hold down the “Ctrl” key and touch F. Enter the item number in the box, press enter, and you’ll be taken to that item.)