Thursday, May 22, 2008

Inspirations

Last night I stitched a bit on my May TIF project but mostly I basked in the pleasures of the newest issue of Australian Inspirations.
Each issue has more lovely designs and ideas than the last, although it doesn’t seem possible. I get my copies by a subscription with The Wooly Thread. This is a lovely online shop and Jan is a delight to work with. It’s not easy to find crewel supplies (at least not near where I live) and Jan has them. It’s really fun and convenient to have a subscription to Inspirations through Wooly Thread—I always know when to expect my issue and they come really nicely packaged and in perfect condition.

I’m getting to the age when I’m not quite as thrilled by new magazines as I once was. I now enough projects going to keep me busy for the next twenty years or so. I don’t necessarily need new ideas. But I must say I don’t think I’d ever want to give up Inspirations or Stitch with the Embroiderer’s Guild.

The mail also provided another goodie for me last night. My friend Carol send a really lovely skein of pink and mauve overdyed floss from Valdani Hand. The tag says “Creating Art” which I love. It’s a cool website and I hope to have time to explore it further soon. My color is one of the lovely "Muddy Monet" collection which seems to be a strange name for some really lovely colors.

2 comments:

paulahewitt said...

I read both magazines, but i think i prefer Stitch - which I only discovered in December. The UK seems to be a very exciting place for embroidery at the moment (it may just be a case of the grass being greener).

Lelia said...

Once in awhile I see 'Stitch' at Barnes and Noble. It is an inspiration to flip thru the pages : )

I only subscribe to SAN-Q. I do enjoy the Art Doll quarterly -- it is packed with beautiful photos & tips & ideas.