Sometimes you just have to come out in the open and own up - I am a magazine junkie! While doing the big sort out I am finding magazines piled up in every corner and I still can't believe that our little house actually has that many corners and still I keep finding more.
The magazines used to all live in this bookcase neatly filed in order but then I started running out of space and was too busy doing other things to start sorting.
Well the problem just compounded and at the moment the worktable in the studio is covered with ever growing piles. This photo was taken early in the day and believe me the heaps have grown.
I am not a minimalist and really love my magazines so a lot of these will be kept and put into archive boxes at least for the foreseeable future. My love of quilting and all my inspiration has generated from these publications and my earlier quilts all began as magazine projects so they have become part of my quilting life. I just wish I had the time to keep rereading them and I have to admit to being distracted on many occasions today while I flicked through some. If I am ever at a loss about what to make with a particular range of fabric I just sit down with a coffee and a heap of magazines and time just flies while I indulge myself with all the inspiration. I just don't seem to get the same buzz from reading magazines on the internet and hope it is a long time before I have to downsize to the extent that I can not longer keep my favourite mags.
Till next time