Well, I was out perusing blogs a little while ago and I read that Country Home and Mary Englebriet's, Home Companion will no longer be published. Country Home will be kaput after the March issue and ME is looking for a new publisher and the last issue from the old publisher is the December/January 2009 issue. Also, I read that Country Living is teetering on the brink of extinction too.
The economy is to blame.
Don't the publishers of these magazines realize there is nothing, nothing better than getting a fresh issue of these magazines and curling up on the sofa with a soft kitty, a blankie and a cup of tea and escaping for a while? To look at inspiring artwork, view artist's studios, see idea filled interiors, see AMERICA through the pages of these magazines? To have creativity at your fingertips, a springboard to new ideas, to try new creative outlets, to see what's up and coming.
I've purchased all of these magazines for as long as I can remember. Country Living since the 80's, Country Home probably just as long. And ME's Home Companion, I haven't missed an issue in 10 years.
I'd pay more for this little pleasure if they kept the magazines alive. It's one of my indulgences. Like stash.
What's a girl to do?
It's just SAD.
Oh, there will be stitching pictures soon. I've got a progress picture of Bea.