An Affair(e) With a Magazine

Jewelry Affaire, one of the many magazines from Stampington and Company, is for sale at Costco for 30% off.

A Great Read

I thought I was seeing things a week ago when I noticed Where Women Create on a rack in the middle of the store, near but not adjacent to the book section. I already had the issue, so I didn’t pay that much attention.  But today’s Costco run was uncharacteristically quiet, probably due to stellar weather, with fewer than normal people in the usually hyper-charged Saturday frenzy.   I had time to mosey.  I looked through the movies.  I slowly made my way up to the cash registers and almost lost my balance when I saw the latest issue of Jewelry Affaire.  I’d stopped buying them at JoAnns because they keep them perennially at 10% off, I felt, so you couldn’t use the 40% off coupon.  But 30% I can live with.  30% brings these into my budget.

A Taste

What’s the difference, you ask?  Well, 30% of $14.99 (the average on these magazines) is $4.50.  If I multiply that times any volume of magazines I buy, and I LOVE these magazines, then I am almost getting a free one every third purchase. To me that is a real savings.  I would imagine Somerset doesn’t mind either because it may be Costco providing the discount.

I highly recommend this issue of Jewelry Affaire, no matter what you have to pay for it. The photography once again is simply the best, and I am further fractured by the motivation this provides.  All of the articles are phenomenal, even at a glance.  The weather is getting good for soldering on the lanai, so I hope to be posting some of my own creations soon.

And while we’re on the subject of saving money, snorkeling the Net for Serger thread took me to JoAnn’s site where Maxi-Lock 3000 yard cones are $4.79, but at, they are only $2.00 for the same cone of 3000 yards.  I bought 8 cones for a total of $21.00 including shipping; literally half the cost of buying retail.

A Serger Skirt

Why did I need this thread?  Because I was going to put my old Serger (White, Superlock) in my shooth, but thought I might give it yet another try; see if my age (it’s got to be 10 years old) has enhanced my ability to master the machine.  I made my first draw-string gypsy skirt with (8) godets, and it finished up beautifully.  It would have taken me days and days with my regular sewing machine.  This took less than one evening from start to finish.  Total cost: under $9. It’s knobby homespun fabric and I have a long, black, gauzy top that covers half of it, but looks great together.

Enjoy your weekend.

About Patsye

I am an older woman and artist. I love to craft. I love to sew and knit and crochet and needlepoint. I love to paint and draw and make art with my hands. Being creative is what gets me up in the morning. Art is my tea, my fresh air, my good book, and my cats all rolled into one. I have much to share and hope you'll visit often.
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