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Machine Embroidery magazine recommendations?

I am mostly aiming this question at Beverly but any ideas and words of wisdom are of course welcome. I thought I would get my mother a subscription to a machine embroidery magazine for Christmas and wondered if you had any particular recommendations? I want to get her a physical magazine not a digital one.
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Claire in Montreal FRANCE 
http://claireowenperso.free.fr
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Claire in France
My older DD thought the same thing soon after I got my embroidery machine. Her solution was to buy three different December 2006 magazines, and let me choose. She gave me the current issues of "Designs in Machine Embroidery", "Machine Embroidery & Textile Art", and "Creative Machine Embroidery". I still have all of them, so I was able to refer to them in response to your question.
After Christmas that year, I leafed through them: "Machine Embroidery & Textile Art" included a project called "Make a beautiful heirloom style lingerie bag". Not my thing at all. :-O "Creative Machine Embroidery" had some really clever Christmas projects, but it required expensive downloads of designs if I recall correctly.
I finally selected "Designs in Machine Embroidery", and DD bought me a year's subscription. I saved all of them, and even marked a few pages with sticky notes. As I recall, I did make up a couple of projects, but asked her not to re-new it the following year, there just wasn't enough there that interested me.
However, your mother may find a perfect fit, so I urge gifting her actual issues of a few magazines so she can make the selection herself.
HTH,
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Beverly 
http://www.ickes.us
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BEI Design
A brilliant solution as ever Beverly. Mum has subscriptions to two card-making and paper craft magazines so I thought I would try her other interest. I am off to buy one of each of those three as per your brilliant suggestion. Tipping hat and rushing off I have 15 mins before I go to the coffee morning .
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Claire in Montreal FRANCE 
http://claireowenperso.free.fr
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Claire in France
When I started learning embroidery software , I also started looking at wha t people are actually making besides logos on hats ... I found that looking at the various websites of manufacturers of sewing/ embroidery machines wa s extremely helpful as even though each embroidery machine has different fe atures, you can get lots of ideas on design, techiniques , lessons - even manuals that you can download has hundreds of creative ideas for designs an d application of designs on clothing, home furnishings, bags , toys , you n ame it.
Hopefully the company that made your mothers machine has a robust website w ith a section devoted to embroidery. Would make it seem more familiar even if if the examples are from different models
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joe holiday

I don't take credit for it, I'll let DD know you think so. ;-D
I enjoy giving a "sample" of something prior to plunging in all the way.
I admire DD's cooking skills greatly, so I am giving her another apron this year, along with gift cards to some specialty food stores. I would never dare purchase actual food, but this way she can splurge on items she might otherwise not be able to afford.
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Beverly 
http://www.ickes.us
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BEI Design

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