One of the reasons I didn’t want to buy the Premiere Vision show guides is because I didn’t want to schlep those around in addition to the French pattern making books I bought. One must have priorities. I know you’ll agree I did the right thing.
Speaking of buying at the show, I bought a subscription to a newish magazine published in Italy called Show Details; it was frightfully expensive. An extravagance. They were having a show special, two issues for 100 euros (about $150 then, less now) with free shipping. Amazon lists it at $100 an issue with no cancellation or refund; first issue to arrive in six months. Eek! As painful as it was for me to fork out that kind of money (and it was), I knew I’d kick myself forever if I passed it up. Not your traditional fashion pub, it has photos of garment details, the things you can’t see in Vogue or from runway photos. Exquisite, really. I never imagined such. I haven’t received my issues yet -and I ordered past issues- and I’m becoming frantic that I won’t. If I could do it over again, I’d do cash and carry. That sounds easier than it was. The magazines are 16″x11″ and weigh 5 lbs apiece. Really. Does anyone speak Italian and can write the publisher (Agenzia Italiana Esportazione) for me? if you can.
I’m going home for awhile to take a nap; I’m not feeling well. I’ll tell you about the French pattern making books later which is what I’d intended to write about in the first place.
Oh, I’m going to Houston on Friday for the International Quilt Festival, if you’re going too.