This weekend, my therapy was totally retail-related. But by way of magazines…the best kind. I have long been a fan of Euro-import crafty mags, but this weekend it was brought to a whole new level when I brilliantly thought to myself, “Self, what the hey? I wonder if there are any super-cool quilting magazines. Could it be?…this one looks…yes…it is larger than the other magazines…yes…QUILTY GOODNESS EURO-STYLE??!!?!” I apologize if the picture is, in fact, as fuzzy as it looks to me, but my excitement is clearly difficult to contain. I went with Patchwork and Quilting and Popular Quilting (I’m not really sure how I missed Popular Patchwork, except for that I must find it). I cannot be happier with these magazines, and just feel like there is something about the Euro mags that are more current, and way mare tutorial-ish. I have even already found a new awesome sewy blog at Diary of a Quilter from Popular Quilting– PLEASE check it out if you haven’t seen it yet…I would say it is imperative. It’s pretty and helpful and inspiring.
I am sure that it is noticeable that I keep posting about sewing blogs and magazines and haven’t posted any projects. That’s because it is very time consuming to collect all of the “data” which means I’m not actually doing anything. I’m ok with it though, it’s part of my process (and “productivity” is relative). On the work-front, I have been stalking Kate’s Science Classroom though, who seems to take her class beyond typical Science lessons, and integrates some really great concepts for personal growth. I admire her going above and beyond subject matter for her students, and find there are some great ideas here that can easily fit into the Counselor’s office as well!
One last note: While perusing the crafty book section at my local book store, I couldn’t help but notice this precariously placed self-help book. Regardless of the fact that I mix therapy and crafties right on this here blog thang, I had to refrain myself from leaving a note that says, “Crafting is in again! Just because I’m crafting on a Saturday night doesn’t mean I have low self-esteem! I choose this life! I have friends (friend) and everything!”