Thursday, October 30, 2014

Thursday Miscellany

Pic from here


Star Blogger

I've heard from a number of folks who have received their Dec 2014/Jan 2015 issue of Vogue Pattern Magazine (VPM).

Yes, I was thrilled when I learned I was going to be featured in the Star Blogger column!

If you subscribe, the Star Blogger feature is on pages 12 and 13.

I was very touched by the piece that Kathy Marrone, the editor in chief, wrote about me.

If you don't subscribe, you might want to. This issue includes an article by Marcy Tilton on the perfect patch pocket, another on fabric-related shopping in Portland (I'm hoping to take a trip there next Spring), a profile on the Curvy Sewing Collective (written by Carolyn Norman!), and an article on irons and ironing boards.

I want to thank my photographer: Mary "mem" Campione! I still sometimes take my own photos in the alley behind my house using my tripod and remote, but the more fun and interesting photos at work are taken by mem. We usually do our little photo shoots on Monday mornings—we both get to work early. mem has a great eye and makes the process a lot of fun. For this feature, she took the photos of the grommet coat and those taken in the giant Adirondack chair.

Photo by mem

You can also buy a single issue of VPM, either on the newsstand, or a digital version for an iPad or other tablet device through the App store.

(And welcome to the new readers who found me through VPM!)

Check Out This Blog: Domestic Deb

I am always on the lookout for new blogs that excite me, and I was definitely excited to find Domestic Deb and, in particular, her fabulous version of Katherine Tilton's jacket!

Check it out!

Thread Cult

Be honest with me, have I been hiding under a rock?

When I read back through every post on Domestic Deb's site (it's a pretty new blog, so it wasn't hard to do), I learned about the Thread Cult. This site has interviews of all sorts of interesting sewing luminaries, such as Claire Shaeffer, Susan Khalje, and Natalie Chanin. (Seriously, what rock was I under to have missed this?!)

You can also subscribe to Thread Cult in iTunes and listen on your phone or tablet.

Grim Ripper

I no longer quilt, but I just loved this little wall hanging of the Grim Ripper!!! It's a free download on the Fons and Porter website. (And I just might make an exception, as this would be so cute on the wall of my sewing room.)