country living

July 22nd, 2008

We are back from a very long and lovely vacation. My days were filled, but nothing really got done, which is just how it should be.  Swim, eat, nap, swim, and watch cable.  Perfect. There are so many beautiful parts of this huge country that I haven’t seen yet.  The midwest is sorely underrated.  Seriously, stop flying over us and come visit for once. I think it’ll be another week before I’m back up to speed. Do you always want to move where you vacation? No matter where it is you go? oh well.  Home is isn’t too bad either.

And why is there a picture of Country Living magazine up there? Because holy crap I’m in it, that’s why. It’s a little sewing tip* passed down to me from a wonderfully crafty lady.  The blurb is pretty small, so I forgive you if you can’t find it (unless you are related to me, then you have to go out and buy it and read the whole thing and tell all your friends too).

have a good week!

*edited to add the tip:

If a pin is a little dull, run it (carefully) through your hair. The tiny bit of oil it picks up will help it glide through your fabric with ease.

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19 Responses to country living

  1. Ali says:

    You can’t tempt me like that and then not pass on the tip!! Scan, woman, scan!

  2. Mirre says:

    Congratulations! Please, share it with us!

  3. emily says:

    but can you tell us the tip!? and congrats on being in there, no matter how big or small.

  4. Mom says:

    Okay, okay. I’ll buy it!

  5. susan says:

    that is so cool!!!
    eep how exciting tiny tip or not!

  6. Rebecca says:

    What a great tip, thanks for sharing :)

  7. bethany says:

    I did see that and thought… wow, she is being quoted by the big people! Bloggers are starting to rule the world!

  8. congratulations. even the smallest notice is huge. you should be proud!

  9. celia says:

    Oh, please, I can not get the american country living mag here in my island in Spain. Could you, please, post a pic of the page where you’re in in the magazine??? Please, please, I would love to see it!!!!
    Congratulations! I am sure it may have been a great excitement to see yourself in the mag!!!!

  10. beki says:

    I saw it Meg!! I’m a Country Living faithful, so I was thrilled to see a familiar name. I wanted to email you right then :-)

  11. amandajean says:

    I sure could use a vacation like that! congrats on your tip in Country Living-how exciting.

  12. Thimbleina says:

    Well done. Great tip

  13. erin says:

    i found it! i did!
    sounds like a lovely vacation. and i agree with you – most people don’t give the midwest a chance. it is so beautiful – they are all missing out.

  14. Megan says:

    I came across it, too, and was excited to see you and your blog (one of my very favorites) mentioned. I’m a fan of modern design, but I still love Country Living magazine.

  15. gardenymph says:

    Cool! This is one of my favorite magazines. Congratulations! :~)

  16. Johanna says:

    Meg- congrats on the Country Living tip!! Good for you!!

  17. sam lamb says:

    Wow – that’s very exciting! Congratulations! (And what a great sounding vacation too. Exploring your own country is so rewarding, every square inch.)

  18. Ann-Margret says:

    Hey, I remember reading that tip in the magazine! :D


  19. I read that one! I am always surprised how cool that magazine is. They are right on with the vintage goodness.

    Yeah for your tip!