Don’t miss these!

There are So many great magazines and books out right now I can hardly keep up with all of them. I love going to Barnes and Noble and searching the magazine section. And then there are the books. I could spend hours in that store.

Here’s a few of my new favorites you might want to pick up. These are “keepers” that will have a place on my shelf.

“Stitched in Time” by Alicia Paulson from Posy gets Cozy has to be the most delightful craft book I’ve ever read. Not that I “read” most craft books but this one I read from cover to cover. The pages are filled with Alicia’s wonderful writing style writing. The projects are simple and sweet. It’s the perfect book for beginners or the more accomplished. She not only designed the projects and wrote the book, but she also photographed it too! Charming is the word that comes to mind. A keeper!

The premier edition of “Where Women Create” is wonderful! If you liked the book you will love this magazine. And here’s the best part…this is only the beginning. There will be more! I went to and subscribed.

If you read my market posts you may remember that I met Kaari Meng at market. She owns the French General in Hollywood California. Not far from me! Any one interested in taking a class together? She has the table all set for us! She’ll have her first line of Moda fabric at Spring market. I know I will want her fabric!

One of the best Christmas craft magazines this year is Better Homes and Gardens “Holiday Crafts”. It’s FILLED with great crafts for the holidays. A designer friend of mine, Karina Hittle from Artful Offerings is featured throughout the book! You will LOVE her projects.

What could be cuter than “Sweet Treats”? I’d use these for party decorations anytime! Imagine a table set with these.

Have you tried English paper piecing yet? I haven’t, but after seeing this quilt by my friend Vicki Bellino from Bloom Creek on the COVER of the February issue of McCall’s I may have to try it. She swears that it’s addictive and the magazine teaches you how to paper piece. (Vicki likes to make her projects portable so she substitutes “finger pressing” for the ironing part). Just look at her quilt! It’s gorgeous! If you’d like to purchase a kit just go to her web site. She’s may be sold out, but she can refer you to a shop that still has some.

So you can see I’ve been busy reading. Oh my how did we get so MANY talented people! Aren’t they wonderful? Keepers, each and every one!



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  • Anonymous - I agree with you about all of the designers we have working so hard for us including yourself. My daughter and I were just in Barnes and Noble yesterday finishing off some Christmas shopping from my list. I remember a few months back when you mentioned the lovely book from French General. I purchased it and was sharing it this last week. I again noticed a new publication from French General at B & N. yesterday, but I stayed focused on my list. Perhaps I will have to add that new one to my wish list..hmm..LouiseReplyCancel

  • Mary - You are a life saver! I have been looking all over for the new book “Where Women Create” (I have the first one) and YOU are the first one to let me know that it’s a magazine and NOT a book.

    Thanks to you I can move onto things like Christmas shopping.ReplyCancel

  • Wendy - Isn’t there the most talented quilter’s out there. I hadn’t seen that magazine “Where Women Create”, before, I’m going to check that out for sure.ReplyCancel

  • Lisamariesmom - I’ll see all of you at Borders! Great list.ReplyCancel

  • Peddlecar Quilts - Oh wow, Anne, those are great publications! I already have the Holiday crafts and it is super! French General looks very intriguing, I will check it out. You are an inspiration to all of us too, you know!!!! I am making a quilt with your Miss Emmas Flowers! Thanks for all you do!!!ReplyCancel

  • from little acorns - Before I even finished looking through all of the "Where Women Create" magazine – I went online & signed up for a subscription! They had me about one third of the way through the first issue. It's magical & so inspiring! Great recommendations!
    xo, BrenReplyCancel

  • Rachael Rabbit - Looks like you have enough goodies there to keep you reading well into 2009 ;-) I need to read more … maybe a new years resolution!ReplyCancel

  • jlevy3 - Anne, I feel like running out to B&N right now!! Thanks for inspiring me once again!
    –Jen (longtime reader, first time poster, I think)ReplyCancel

  • Auntie Pami - Thanks Anne! I just stimulated the economy again in my own little way. My bookshelf is groaning.ReplyCancel

  • CJ - Thanks for the reviews. I like to know a book/magazine is worth it before I plunk down my dollars. :DReplyCancel