Friday, May 21, 2010

The Calm Before the Market!

I think Friday is the official start of Quilt Market but if you check out those designer's blogs you'll get some sneak peeks into their new fabric lines. I've tried to put them all in one easy to find place for you over there in the left sidebar. But I really wanted to shout out about something new I just discovered.

Check out this totally COOL and as far as I can tell, FREE magazines for hip, modern women! I love that their tag line is "Live like you mean it." How appropriate is that!? And do you know how I found out about them? Somehow they decided to follow little ol' Crafty Girls Workshop on Twitter! It turns out that the editer of this e-zine happens to enjoy sewing and quilting! Go figure! Well, this is such an awesome zine that I can tell it's going to be a super big hit! I highly recommend you check it out and be sure you have some coffee (or tea or your beverage of choice) and a long quiet block of time because you'll get lost in the beautifully laid out pages and well written articles. This magazine has substance, really! So, please check it out and I hope you'll tell your friends. Hey, it's free! What do you have to lose?

In other news, I've been adjusting to my second full week at my new job and have noticed that my free time for sewing has been dramatically reduced! I used to spend the week keeping up the house and working on the shop and then found time in the evenings and weekend to sew but now my evenings are almost gone by the time I get home and my weekends have been spent playing housekeeping catch up. Does that sound familiar to anyone? We still have a 10% discount going on ALL Meadowsweet until the end of May, as well as the Buy One Get One 1/2 Price special on select charm packs. We still have Aster Manor and Boutique, which happen to be my favorites, so better grab some before I do! Just a note, be sure to check out the New Items link on the sidebar of our web store. This is where the MOST recently listed items will show up. We have some CUTE new patterns and a new book by Sandi Henderson! OK, I think that's enough of a plug for the shop now. I have to get to bed!

Happy Stitches,


  1. That ezine looks great, thanks for highlighting it! Working is definitely tough on the fun schedule! Have a great weekend!

  2. Really neat o magazine.
    Thanks for sharing.

  3. I am visiting via Friendly Fridays.

    I hope you'll stop by and enter my GIVEAWAY. I am celebrating that I recently graduated from college. It only took 23 years. :)

  4. Stopping by from New Friend Friday!

  5. Neat feature on the magazine! :) I'll have to check it out!!

  6. love your blog!! so cute:)

    happy new friend friday!

  7. Going to have to check out Delish. I've heard of it, but I didn't know it was free!

    Stopping in from SITS!

  8. The magazine looks wonderful, thanks!
    Stopped by from SITS, have a grand weekend.

  9. Great tip! Thanks

    Stopping by from SITS to say hello.
    Have a great weekend!

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