This Spring I found a whole stack of the best magazine ever, "Mary Engelbreit's Home Companion" at my local thrift for .25 each. There were a few in there that I didn't have, but of course I took them all!
For .25 each how could I leave them there? This magazine was so full of inspiration!
This is MY copy of the "Premier Issue". I was a freshman up at the University of MN Duluth, as was my twin sister Angie. She visited home one weekend and I stayed on campus. And when she came back she brought me this magazine! That's my sister! :)
I think I looked at it for days! Finally there were people who liked the same things that I did!
People who liked to CREATE and COLLECT...and collect! hehe
That first issue taught you how to make a tassel out of rag ball strips!
However I very soon found what would become my favorite section for years to come. The Artist's Workshop would feature a new Artist in each magazine. They would tell the story of how they became an artist, what exactly they create, and usually a look at their work space.
The artist in that first issue was a Folk Artist named Linda Solovic. Just look at the beautiful collage work she does with found objects.
I remember the day I went to Barnes & Noble to buy my highly anticipated, newest copy of H.C...and it wasn't there! The kid behind the counter typed some things into the computer and then told me (like it was no big deal) that they wouldn't be carrying it anymore, but he didn't know why. What????
I got online and found out the bad news. This great magazine would no longer be!
What a bummer! It was so great while it lasted right? And I'm so glad that I kept my copies!
A few weeks ago this tiny book was at the Goodwill for .99. I never got into anything M.E besides the magazines, but I really love some of the encouraging sayings that are in here. So it came home with me.
At the beginning of the summer Target had a bunch of M.E. things in the dollar section. Did you see them? These note cards were too cute to pass by,
as were these recipe cards! I thought they would be great in my vintage J.Chein & Co. recipe box...but nope!
Vintage recipe boxes are much smaller than the cards made today. Oh well, the cards can be used for so many other things.
Of course there are still plenty of other cute M.E. things out there to buy if you must!
Go HERE for this cute set of Alphabet and Number Magnets!
Or how about HERE for the 2013 Mini Wall Calendar?
Look at this super cute Paper Crafting Kit! You can order it through TARGET!
Target Online also carries this book, Sew So Cute!
How many of you subscribed to M.E's Home Companion? And if you did, do you miss it like I do? Have you found a magazine that takes it's place?
Well friends, I'm writing this post from the couch, with my foot in a blue cast. They even put some glitter glue on it for me so it has a green sparkle! This time around is prooving to be a bit more challenging than the same surgery that was done on my other foot, last year. The ankle joint was in even worse shape, so they had to add a pin and do a bone graft. Yuck! In four weeks I get the pin out, and then I'll get the cast off in another four weeks from that. When I think about having this darn thing on for another two months I could easily lose it! I've also had to stop my R.A meds due to risk of infection. I know lots of you have arthritis and know what it's like if you go off of your meds for weeks. It's pretty immobilizing.
I NEVER want my blog to be a place for me to whine about personal problems. But just this once I needed to vent! And I also wanted to THANK YOU all so much for the kind messages and beautiful packages that you have sent.
Blogging and becoming friends with some of the most kind women ever has truly been a blessing in my life.
I hope you know that you're helping me get through a very difficult time, and you're so appreciated!