Do you currently subscribe to any stitching publications or have you
in the past? (Either in print or online) If so, which ones?
In the past I used to buy magazines, but too often they were filled with patterns that didn't suit my taste., so it wasn't worth getting a subscription. Now I only buy magazines very occasionally if there's something in it of interest. The last magazine I just purchased was the back issue of Sampler & Antique Needlework Quarterly (summer 2007) because of the knottedoek pattern that I want to make and would love to see hanging in my home.
Buying patterns is preferable to me, what you see is what you get, and they take up less space than a collection of magazines. Not that I don't have any: I have a large collection of Rowan knitting books, Spin-Off and Vintage Quilts. The preference for separate patterns also comes from the fact that when moving home in the past across oceans, I ended up ripping the magazines apart, saving only those patterns that I wanted to keep in a binder. Now, in a effort to finish what I start, and keep my stash under control, I've become very careful with what comes into the house. After all, I'd prefer to enjoying decorating my home, or making someone happy with the real thing and not dreaming about it when looking at a picture.