Tuesday, August 21, 2007

New blog look

Well I was getting real tired of my old blog look so I fiddled around today and created a new scheme. Maybe the 'cool' colors will help me stay cool - I am so tired of being hot! In a few weeks we are off to San Diego for 5 days and I can't wait. We haven't been there in about 6 years and looking forward to visiting the Zoo, Sea World, and cooling off at the beach.

I went through a whole stack of old Cross Stitch & Country Crafts magazines recently. I tore out a few patterns I wanted to keep and tossed the rest in the recycle bin. Mind you, this is the second time I've had to do this - I got rid of my own years ago. Then a couple years ago I started collecting the annual stocking patterns through eBay. I was forced most times to buy a lot of 5 or 6 magazines to get the issues I wanted so I accumulated this whole stack of old magazines. It was fun looking back at how patterns have changed - so much of the 80's was ducks and country style in blue and pinks. CS&CC used to print a stitching cartoon in each issue. I cut them out and I plan to upload a few now and then. If some of you haven't seen them you'll appreciate them as only an obsessed stitcher can. :) There was no copyright on them in the magazine and they are about 20-25 years old so I'm thinking it will be okay.

7 comments:

  1. Have a great time in San Diego. I hear you about the heat. I think I will be going up to Prescott soon, they are having a craft fair in Sept. that sounds inviting.

    Magazine wise, I just throw away whatever I don't want anymore. My house is virtually clutter free.

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  2. Enjoy your trip! I too should go through all of my magazines...between cross stitch and quilting I have TONS.

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  3. I remember these cartoons well and it is fun to see them again. I got rid of all my magazines way back when and still have far too many. Now they are mostly quilting magazines.

    Enjoy your trip to San Diego!

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  4. I like the new look and color!!! I do the same thing, tear out what is interesting and toss the bulk of the magazine.

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  5. I like your new look too and I love those cartoons, keep putting them on your blog, they are so much fun. I love to look through my old magazines though my pile has been dwindling. But everytime I look through them I find things I don't remember being there and want to stitch them. LOL

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  6. Love this cartoon!

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  7. I enjoy your blog so much and love the new look!!

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