This is just a quick news item, perhaps worthwhile for those of you looking for a special project or kit, especially if you live in the US or Europe. You know I mention (sometimes even “rave on about”) Country Bumpkin quite often.
I love their magazine, Inspirations. It’s always filled with great information, sources of inspiration, and detailed instructions to complete the featured projects — not to mention, great photography, nice stories, and so forth. It’s the ideal magazine for someone who loves fine needlework.
Their kits are excellent, too. With their kits, you get all the materials you need to finish the project in the magazine – fabrics, threads, needles, embellishments, finishing goods, etc.
The biggest drawback to ordering from Country Bumpkin is the postage, which can often be steep even if you’re just ordering a “little” something. BUT – this is my point of this post – if you keep up with international exchange rates, you may have noticed that, at the moment, the Australian dollar is somewhat low – I think the exchange rate right now is about .068 on the US dollar, and .50 on the Euro, which can add up to significant savings if you’re ordering outside Australia.
That being said, it might be a good time to check out Country Bumpkin’s online shop, or, if you subscribe to their magazine, it may be a good time to renew a subscription. If you have a special someone in your life who loves needlework, a subscription would make a great Christmas gift, too.
So, if you’re in the market for any of the above, do check out Country Bumpkin’s online shop (make sure you switch to your country’s currency so you can see the price difference), or their Subscriptions page.
On another note…
I’ve been spending time on the Long and Short Stitch lessons I’ve mentioned, and am about ready to reveal the pencil sketch of a sampler that I think I’ll call “The Long and Short of It.” That’s probably a really trite name. I don’t know what else to call it. I thought about “Shaded Stuff,” but that just doesn’t ring, you know? I’m not ready to launch into the lessons, yet, though. I have to stitch ahead on those, film and edit the tutorials, and so forth, all of which takes a lot of time. I don’t see those coming about until mid-November-ish, unless I have a blessedly free weekend before then! I’ll keep you posted as that develops.
Don’t forget to sign up for this month’s Autumn Abundance Stash Give-Away, if you haven’t already! It’s a good one!