Just when you think all is well in the stitchy world, someone drops a bomb. Has anyone else noticed something different about their Sampler and Antique Needlework Quarterly (SANQ) magazine? It is no longer published by Hoffman Media. Apparently, both it and Just CrossStitch magazine have been sold to Annies, a publisher of craft and assorted other mags. Now i`m sure Annies is a fine publishing house, but Phyllis Hoffman started Just CrossStitch....she is a stitcher, and I think that is what made both SANQ and Just CrossStitch so great. She knew what we wanted and it was served up regularly and we were rarely disappointed with an issue of either magazine. It remains to be seen if the magazines survive or dwindle away into less quality publications. But what really pisses me off (pardon my language) is that there was not a word in the previous issue of SANQ about the change. Their publishing anniversary was being discussed, with a skein of new DMC to celebrate.
ETA: It was in the last issue of Just CrossStitch that the anniversary was being discussed, not SANQ. Does anyone know if Just CrossStitch will continue to be published? I have heard that it isn`t. But then why would Phyllis Hoffman start a multipart sampler with the pattern to be published in 6 issues? If I had started that sampler (and I was very tempted) I would be irked, to say the least!
Does anyone else feel hosed, or is it just me?
Keep stitching ladies!