I just love going to Barnes and Noble Book Store and looking at the wall of magazines. The BIG wall of magazines! They have about every magazine you could be looking for! And, they have Cross Stitching Magazines! You don’t see those around much anymore … unless you live in the UK! “Cross Stitch Gold”, “Cross Stitch Card Shop”, ”The World of Cross Stitching” and “Cross Stitch Crazy” are all from the UK. “Just Cross Stitch” magazine’s editorial offices are in here in the US in Alabama.
I thought it was fun to see the “Cross Stitch Card Shop” magazine right after I posted my card making blog post. The patterns in the magazine fill up the entire face of the card which are beautiful, but I don’t have that much time … I would probably finish only one! I always think on a smaller scale of just “Happy Birthday”, “Thinking of You” with a cute flower or heart, sew that onto a cute scrap of fabric, onto the card … add some buttons ?? The ideas are endless and fun and fast!
Just looking at all of the patterns in my haul of magazines is almost frustrating! I need more time to stitch!! I’ve recently taken on more “real” work and my stitch time is way down.
But … if you think about it, we get the benefits of a magazine from this site! “Stitching The Night Away” has patterns, information, supplies, blog hop, etc.. It’s our online magazine! Thanks Loretta for providing such a great place for all of us cross stitchers to come together!