5.8.15

Magazine *ahem* Monday


Let’s just pretend it’s Monday, ok? I mean, I don’t want it to be Monday, but Catherine seemed to threaten me with something painful if I didn’t post this on time. And hell hath no fury like a disobeyed preggo. I should know. 

My excuse for the tardiness? The dreaded GD diagnosis that left me spending most of the ‘real’ Monday in tears. More on that excitement in a future post. I bet you can’t wait. 

So, let’s get down to business. Catherine posted me another mag for our seemingly quarterly feature. This edition’s delight? 


QUILTING ARTS

This was a pretty timely post, seeing as I recently purchased a sewing machine with the vague intention of starting some sort of kitchen table Etsy business. Yeah, we’ll see how well that pans out. So I dived (dove?) in. 

What did I learn?

+ Firstly, I never knew there was so much to say about quilting. This is, I assume, a bimonthly publication, and I opened it wondering what on earth could possibly fill six editions a year of quilting chat. Turns out, quite a lot. Book reviews (books on quilting, natch), interviews with quilting artists, tutorials on techniques… And, oh the quilting supplies! 


+ I naively thought that a quilt was something you put on your bed to keep you warm, made of squares or hexagons. I was so very wrong. I mean, look at these? 


Works of art. Something I’d hang on my wall, throw on my bed? Maybe not. But beautiful, for sure. 

+ There is a wealth of quilting events out there. Tours, festivals, shows. America hearts quilting. 

+ I was particularly intrigued/attracted by the Quilting Seminars At Sea. I’m plumping for Panama. Who wants to join me? 


+ I am, frankly, gutted, that I missed the deadline for the Reader Challenge in honour of Quilting Arts’ 15th birthday. 

Gutted. 

+ I was mostly confused by the article on ‘Sweet Little Somethings – a mixed media take-along project’. I read the article, but am still none-the-wiser as to why you’d sew together a tea bag, a shopping list and something that look suspiciously like a stash of umbilical cords. 


+ I am still reeling from the tutorial on how to make felted soap. Felted soap? Why, yes. They “make a great exfoliator” and you can “pile them in a soap dish for a lovely display or give them as gifts”! I know what all my friends and family are getting this Christmas… 


+ But, despite the weirdy soaps and the confusing collages, I think we can all take a little something from Quilting Arts. Even if that’s just how to prioritise quilting (or your hobby of choice) in your busy life. Maybe I’ll heed this advice. 


Maybe. 

Stay tuned for the next edition of Magazine Monday, which will be happening at some point in the future, possibly on a Monday, or a different day of the week! Or don’t. 

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