Since we are all doing the blogging thing -- either reading, writing, or both -- we are obviously well aware that the computer has become an integral part of the quilting world. I guess I didn't realize how much I depend upon it though until yesterday when I couldn't find the cord to my laptop and the battery was dead! How was I going to get to the pattern I needed in my Fons and Porter magazine? What? I had to go search through my stacks of magazines for the ACTUAL magazine? I can usually just log on to my computer and find my pattern in a snap in the digital magazine. Now I find I'm dependent on my virtual copies of my magazines.
Trust me, I still love my good old fashioned magazine. I get a tingle down my spine every time I open my mailbox and see a beautiful quilt picture snuggled in with the bills and advertising. I leaf through the pages and enjoy the feel of the paper and the smell of fresh ink. I drag it to my friend's homes for coffee gatherings to show them the latest projects I'm dreaming about, I tag the pictures that inspire me -- you know, all the things we do with our lovely quilt magazines. But when it actually comes time to use a pattern, I find that I love to use the digital version.
If you haven't yet experienced the digital quilting magazine, go to this link and sign up for a FREE online subscription. http://onlinequiltmagazine.com/ Give it a try and let me know what you think.