Inspirations Subscription Winner!

Thank you all for your responses to my question “What would you look forward to most if Inspirations magazine appeared in your mail box?” there wasn’t one of you with whom I disagreed. I, too, look forward to the photos, the projects, the tips, the articles and even the advertisements!

My proof reader and handsome assistant, Steve (also my husband – aren’t I lucky?!) , has done the drawing and the winner is Sharon Loftis, who wrote…

“I love this magazine! Living on a farm there are not enough hours in the day during the summer for stitching. Winter however, is my favorite time, I can sip tea and stitch. I would look forward to picking out some projects for my winter stitching time. The photographs in this magazine are so beautiful and inspiring! But more importantly the projects featured are true quality projects, worth spending my limited time on. ”

Congratulations Sharon! I hope you enjoy every issue!

Thank you to all of you who wrote comments and participated in the give-a-way. I so enjoyed reading why you’d love to see Inspirations in your mail box and agreed with every one of you! Ah…if only I were a fairy godmother and could grant everyone’s wishes!

Inspirations Subscription Give-a-way

After reading the delightful and interesting interview with Anna Scott, I pulled out some of the older copies of Inspirations I have on my book shelf to look through. As I was sitting with a cup of tea, absorbing the beautiful photography, I realized that one of the very first projects I did and wrote about on The Unbroken Thread was a beautiful Elizabethan Sweet Bag from Inspirations Issue 51.

More recently I’ve stitched the darling needle book from issue 67 designed by Barbara Jackson. Many times a new issue arrives and I sit down to drool over the projects but decide that, right then, I haven’t time to start anything new. Later, when I am looking for a new project, I’ll turn to Inspirations for…well…inspiration! It’s the first place I start when I want to learn something new. The projects are manageable in both size and cost of materials and the instructions are clear. I save each issue, knowing that I’ll come back to it later – sometimes much later – to find something beautiful to create.

To celebrate issue 75 of Inspirations magazine, Country Bumpkin has arranged for a one year subscription to be given as a gift to one of The Unbroken Thread readers. One of you will soon be receiving this gorgeous magazine in your own mail box!

Here’s what you have to do to enter:

Leave a comment on this post answering this question:

“What would you look forward to most about Inspirations magazine if it appeared in your mail box?”

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Henry Art Gallery – a great resource!

I want to tell you about an online resource I found via the internet. I was looking for a simple on-line stitch dictionary for my embroidery classes of students in grades 3, 4, 5 and 6 when I came across the Henry Art Gallery. It’s at the University of Washington, in Seattle, WA, USA.

They have an extensive textile collection at the Henry Art Gallery. In addition, they have provided visitors to their web site with some wonderful resources.

The introductory page looks like this. (See below) I did explore the “Costumes” and the “Connections” pages. They are interesting and I would recommend that you take time to look at them.

Naturally, I was most interested in the textile pages so I clicked on that first. The next page made me stop and think for a minute

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