Tuesday, 23 October 2007

Some Reading Material...

Well I had a very fast trip to Perth for training in a new system we are going to be using at work and of course while I had access to a range of shops I had to drop in on a couple of bookshops before heading back to the airport this afternoon! My plane back tonight was a bit delayed too so I was extra glad of having something interesting to read.

I gave in and bought Linda and Laura Kemshalls' "The Painted Quilt" - I have been resisting it for a couple of months but I am already very glad I gave in!

I also dropped in at Borders and as that is the only place I have ever seen Belle Amoire, I had to buy the latest issue as it has fabric rusting on the cover!! It is only the second time I have ever bought this Stampington publication (one does have to set limits) and it is a lovely occasional indulgence. (Edit - Lisa Crofts has reminded me that of course the wonderful shop Artistic Journey stocks all of the Stampington magazines - my problem is that when I am in Perth for work I don't have a vehicle so I am only thinking of shops in the city centre that I can reach on foot! Thanks for the reminder though Lisa as I would far rather support Jo and Jackie's shop than a big chain!)

I also bought the Australian quarterly Textile Fibre Forum which I find to be an odd sort of magazine - I guess it is covering such a wide range of styles that it doesn't come across as having a distinctive style itself. I have been buying it for a while now and it is a great resource on Australian suppliers and events, even if the actual magazine content does not always appeal to me personally. I think this issue has been out for a while but I must have missed seeing it until now.
And waiting for me when I got home from the airport were my three return ATCs and a lovely thank you from Linda, Godelieve and Ilse from their Belgium Wall of ATCs exchange. Now to go work on some inchies!


gina said...

Thank you SO much for visiting my blog. I love Stampington magazines and have given my best friend a subscription for the next year. I hope that she receives that issue as her first one! Please come back by!

Penny said...

Hi Debbi, I have put the finished version of my washers on my other blog
thanks for looking.

Penny said...

oh bother that is not clickable, it is in the links on my backvalley seasons blog.

Lisa Crofts said...

Hi Debbi, you can get most/all of the Stampington magazines and other cool books and magazines from Artistic Journey. They are located at 1062a Beaufort Street.BEDFORD. West Australia
PH (08)9471 8658. They also have an online shop at www.artisticjourney.com.au. Thanks for being a prolific blogger it is always inspiring to get your updates.

sharon young said...

You look like you've got some exciting reading material here, Debbi, all you need now is a relaxing day to read them all :)
I really love Linda Kemshall's quilts, I saw a beauty at the Quilt Festival the year before last, A girl holding a bowl, I was blown away.