Did you recognize this quote?…It came from Steve Martin in ‘The Jerk’ as he runs like a wild man throughout his town, waving the newly released phonebook…screaming “The new phonebook is here!! The new phonebook is here!!” He was excited to see his name in print! (Trust me it was funny!…Well, maybe you had to be there?)
Anyways..that’s how I felt yesterday!! I FINALLY had my hot and sweaty hands on the newest Quilts and Crafts magazine called ‘Simply Vintage’!! I have been drooling over this magazine for months now… but this is the FIRST issue translated into English and we found it in Chapters and Monroe Book Store in Victoria!! (insert happy dance…and me running throughout the shop yelling ‘Simply Vintage’ is HERE!! ‘Simply Vintage’ is HERE!!!!)
Oh man…it was SEW worth the wait! Imagine Lisa Bongean, Norma Whaley, Connie Tesene and Mary Etherington, Polly Minick, Mary Flanagan, Kathy Cardiff…and SEW on…and SEW on..all in one magazine!! WELL here they are…all together!!
Have a peak…isn’t it purdy…they really captured that vintage feel…
This wool runner (by Lisa DeBee Schiller) stopped my heart…I swear, they had to get out the paddles!!
It was worth the price of the magazine just for this pattern alone!!
A sweet and simple quilt…the best kind!! (by Norma Whaley)
And Kathy Cardiff whipped this one up…gorgeous!!
Wish I could show you MORE…but I better not!! I WILL show you the back of the magazine…top left is Lisa’s ‘Favourite Things’!! Yowzers, I love this quilt…and yes the pattern is in this magazine!! On the bottom right…looks like a penny rug but it’s really a cover for an ottoman! SWEET!
I would say that ‘Simply Vintage’ is a cross between ‘Primitive Quilts Magazine’ and ‘Quiltmania Magazine’…SEW if you like those two magazines then you are going to LOVE ‘Simply Vintage’! If you want to see more of ‘Simply Vintage’ than go HERE…and if you click on the magazine, it will activate the page flipping magic!! (love the computer!!) That way you will get to see MORE projects without me breaking any copyright laws!! ALSO check out the newest WINTER edition…it’s a winner too!
So rush out to your nearest bookstands…if we have this magazine here in Canada, then you will definitely have it wherever you may live! Happy hunting!!
I hope you have a FUN Friday…as for me, I’m off to a Craft Fair and lunch with THREE car loads of women…and I am the only QUILTER! Yes, I like to occasionally keep in touch with the ‘outside world’! :0))))