Monday, February 07, 2005

It could just be my opinion, but the new April 2005 issue of Just Cross Stitch that arrived today is one of the best they have done in some time now! I, like many on the bulletin boards, have been disappointed by the turn the magazine has taken in the past couple of years. Yet, I renew the subscription every year because they are basically "the only show in town" now - have got to get at least one stitching magazine coming in, right? But this issue featured a super pretty heart by Nan Caldera - in the Red Hat Society color scheme, a series I do not care for, but the colors are gorgeous and there is no reference in the design itself to the Red Hat Society....It's called "Lady in Red Heart," and then an article about and a pretty band sampler by Cindy Valentine, a cute castle from Dragon Fire Designs.... and the Gail Bussi contributions this month are lovely from the Elizabethan Garden to Friends & Flowers... I was so pleased, as you can tell, with this issue! My hopes are back up again!

OK... could the NE Patriots Super Bowl Champs hat really be any uglier??What's with the two tone browns?? Ha!

Well, the still as of yet unrepaired mailbox (the builder's secretary called today with a little info, and will get me more info on the template I need to get this reattached...the saga continues) had some stash in it today - I received Mermaid of the Pearls, Feather Fairy, Waiting For Ships and Joy from the ebay seller - so I shall be busy for a lifetime...

Stitched on today: Fairy Flora

2 comments:

Nicole said...

I hope that means my Just Cross Stitch is on it's way, since I moved the magazine has YET to change my address after numerous phone calls but my mom gets them and mails them to me anyway.

I also have feather fairy now - i won it at the yankee swap on super bowl sunday at Cross Stitch Unlimited in Arlington. I'm not a huge fan of the mirabilia fairies stitching wise - they are beautiful, i really admire them finished, i'm just not sure I will personally stitch one, but if i ever want to i have one now and I love the colors of the feathers.

Nicole

Kiwi Jo said...

oooh, I look forward to my copy of JCS arriving!