In addition to the umpteen blogs I follow on Bloglovin', I have recently returned to the world of print media. Having started my career in magazine publishing, and being married to a guy who has been in publishing for 25 years, it was astonishing to me that my subscriptions nearly came to a screeching halt a few years ago. We have a house full of books, but I missed stalking our mailbox. Suddenly, there are once again magazines being printed that I'm interested in. There are even fabric subscriptions available. Yes, please! I thought I'd share what I subscribe to, and I'd love to hear your favorites if you don't mind.
I signed up for Love Patchwork & Quilting over the summer and received the first three issues all at once (!) a few weeks ago. It was worth the wait. Quilty is excellent — a line that keeps coming back to me from the last issue is that using regular plastic wrap instead of Press n' Seal "will make you cry". It's a quilting magazine with a little 'tude. American Patchwork & Quilting, Stitch, Country Living and Modern are fun to flip through, and I pick up Modern Patchwork and Mollie Makes when I see them.
There are a few online subscriptions I can't live without, namely Cook's Illustrated a k a America's Test Kitchen. I may be biased; I used to work there. Their receipes are flawless, spot-on and never disappoint. PicMonkey has become addictive, and is useful for the blog.
Pattern subscriptions are fun, too. I recently signed up for Elizabeth Dackson's (of Don't Call Me Betsy) Lucky Stars Block of the Month Club for 2014. I'll be following along and sharing my completed stars with you.
The latest find I've stumbled across is Marmalade Fabric's Around the Color Wheel fabric subscriptions. This is great whether you have certain colors lacking in your stash or just want a few new cool fabrics each month. There are subsciptions available for solids or prints, from fat quarters to half yards. You can opt out or change the subscription at any time. December's color was lime. I'm thinking little shots of color will come in handy for the Lucky Stars blocks. For January I received these yummy greys.
So. Please tell me what you subscribe to. What am I missing out on?
P.S. If you're looking for a free printable monthly calendar that doesn't use all of your printer ink, TomKat Studio just came out with a new one for 2014. I keep two months at a time up on my wall in the studio to help me stay organized.