M is for magazines
I have lots of magazines, in fact so many that I realised I would probably never stitch them all, so I have started to declutter a bit.
But I did love to open my mailbox and receive a magazine and flipping through it's pages looking for a design I would like to stitch was the highlight of my week.
The stitching magazines I liked all came from the UK and they were a lot cheaper to subscribe to than buying one now and then. So I have subscribed to The World of Cross-stitching, Cross-stitch crazy, Cross-Stitch Card Shop (now not made anymore) and bought the occasional other magazines like CrossStitcher, Cross Stitch Gold (which has big designs). I have made lots of small cards with the patterns, learnt new techniques, saw new design to add to my to-do-list and found their forum. And on that forum I found some friends more new designers and patterns to do. And I lost my Cross Stitch mojo.
I might subscribe again someday or I might not. But all these magazines were quite good depending on what you might find interesting.
I could start a new subscription via their app, but there is something so satisfying about a real magazine, I have lots of crochet magazines on my pad and I flip trough them regularly, unfortunately I have had a lot of trouble with the app and am at that point were I would rather just print out all the patterns I might want to do. But I am more an analog than digital girl so you should decide if E-magazines or paper magazines are best for you.
I also share some Norwegian magazines with my mother with knitting patterns, crochet patterns and the odd sewing bit, they are sold around holidays and we usually buy them, they are great value for your money and we often make something from them or at least put it on our ever-growing to-do-lists.
Mimle is helping me destash
This box contains all the patterns I know I would like to do and some I might do for cards for like weddings and birthdays and baby showers or something like that and five magazines where I loved most of the patterns so it seemed like a waste to rip it to pieces.
My de-stashing was a success I think and now I might actually have a chance at finishing more of these designs.