In an effort to prove to my children that I am not a hoarder (they are starting to give me a complex!) – I’ve been going through all of my quilting magazines and purging them. I have such a huge collection of magazines – It’s actually quite ridiculous! I have my favorites – current magazines and older ones that no longer exist. As I go through them all, a little here and there, if I find projects or inspiring pictures that I might like to do in the future, I remove those pages needed, place them in plastic sleeves and put them in special binders and toss the rest of it in the recycle bin. Any magazines that I have not destroyed with my ripping out of pages will be donated to my local quilt guild, so that they may sell them at their upcoming quilting show. A few also – the special ones – I’m saving for my Aunt – but only if there are projects in there I think she would be really be interested in making! (I still have to find a spot to store those magazines for my Aunt so that we can deliver them to her when we visit her again, later this year!)
There are those magazines though that I refuse – absolutely refuse to get rid of. Some are picture above, those very early copies of Quilter’s Newsletter magazine that I lucked into finding on ebay last year!
These are a few more “oldie but goodies” I refuse to get rid of. I’m not hoarding them – I’m collecting them my dear children (if you are reading this – and I know you do read Mom’s blog – Thank you!)
Along with purging no longer wanted magazines – it’s been a little crazy in the quilting room! Strips and squares are flying everywhere and I’m having the best of times! There’s even a little Dear Jane block shown in the basket above – the little booger was giving me a devil of a time, so it’s taking a break in the basket until I’ve re-gathered my courage to attempt that one again!
The cutting table is still a mess – but it’s all good!
Here’s another little corner of my quilting room. Wonderful quilting books I love to look through every now and then! My favorite items here are momentos from my children when they were babies. My daughters first pink gym shoes are on the left and the little cow was my son’s most favorite toy as a baby! How sweet!