Thursday, February 5, 2015

oldest quilting buddy....

when i started quilting in 1979, immediately bought this magazine and devoured every word like a proverbial sponge.  when funds allowed, got my very own subscription and soon began saving every issue like they were first edition books.  have amassed quite a stack of issues--not every one but several--and now, due to cost, have decided to stop my subscription.  with the explosion of the internet--the death knell of many printed publications--no longer have to rely on this magazine for quilty news, patterns, photos.  it's a decision of mixed emotions.  i love to look back at old issues and pick up info previously missed.  but they do take up a lot of room and the cost has gone up beyond my now fixed income budget.  so long old friend....and thanks for making me a quilter.....

7 comments:

  1. I rely on the internet now also for my pattern ideas. If I hit a snag, there are videos to teach me what to do. It is good that you're adapting to our ever-changing world, but sometimes I'd just like it all to stay the same, LOL! I like my rut.

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  2. Why don't you go through them and pull the pages you want to keep? I did this last year (bought a cheap punch and put them in a binder). That way, you get to keep the best of them. And no doubt you will find things this last time that you've forgotten.

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  3. Hard to give up an old friend, isn't it?
    Have never subscribed to a quilting magazine and have been trying to talk myself down from that ledge recently, as there is one that has been tempting me. Maybe this will help me be strong. : )

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  4. I have been slowly reverting to Internet more and more.......I am trying to declutter my house I would like to find things that I am looking for without moving 20 things to find it!

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  5. I have QN back to the single-digit issues, so if you ever need an article let me know!

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  6. I agree with every.single.word of this post; I gave up my subscription a few eyars ago and suffered from the exact same bittersweet emotions. Hang in there.

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  7. I agree with every.single.word of this post; I gave up my subscription a few eyars ago and suffered from the exact same bittersweet emotions. Hang in there.

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