It's a beautiful, sunny June day and while many people are counting down the days to their summer vacations, we're planning for Halloween and beyond! The QA staff is knee-deep in preperations for our Quilting Arts GIFTS photo shoot that will be taking place at my house this next Tuesday. It's funny to me to see the juxtaposition of the potted petunias on my front porch with the holly wreath on the front door, and the lit Christmas tree in my living room in the distance (more pictures on the photo shoot coming soon).
Also this week much of staff worked very hard to swap 2000 mixed-media charms with other readers for our "Charmed or Be Charmed" reader swap appearing in our September/October issue of Cloth Paper Scissors. Featured in the same issue will be some of the results from our "Skeletons in Your Closet" reader challenge, and below is a sneak peek at some of the entries. Warning: This video is scary for a number of reasons, including the fact that I'm having a really bad hair day. What's funny to me, however, are the two somewhat unexpected guest appearances.