Thursday, January 27, 2011

My Wonderful Wednesday

Hello friends, thanks so much for visiting my little blog. I know you all have thousands of great blogs to read and I am so grateful that you have chosen to spend a few minutes with me every week. your are probably wondering why my Wednesday was so wonderful.
To start the day we had a wintery forecast of snow and Mother Nature did not disappoint.

This morning it was so pretty outside...the white snow and the gorgeous soft clouds

I had to capture the beauty of this male cardinal for my friend Gretel, who tells me England does not have these beautiful birds.
So that was that was part of the fun of wednesday...the other part was what came in the mail

Aside from "I Love You", these may be the most lovely words in an artists/crafter's world.

             Here is the cover of Altered Couture Magazine by Stampington & Company

To start my giddiness going, on the inside cover page, in the top lefthand corner is the hem of my 'Girl Back Home' couture apron that will be in the annual issue of Apronology this February.
Ok...I'm really smiling at this point...but it gets better.. 118!! KellyAnn, you will love whats on page 120!

I love the title they gave my feature and Oooooo there's my name again!

They gave me two whole pages!!!! The photo is fabulous and they did such a great job of presenting my children's sweater. Thank you..thank you!

I would love to send a very special Thank You to Ms. Beth Livesay, who has been so gracious, encouraging and helpful. 
Beth is the managing editor of Altered Couture and Apronology magazines. I have only talked with Beth via the internet, but I hope to someday meet her in person. You rock Beth!!

So that was my Wednesday. Pretty exciting, don't ya think?

Thanks for hanging with me while I shined my own apple, as an old teacher of mine used to say.
For all of you fellow artist's/ crafters who have thought about submitting a creation to a magazine, I have two words for you...DO IT!
My philosophy is this...all they can say is no, but they just might say YES!!!
So submit a lot and submit often..go for it!

Until next kind and stay creative


The LadyBugs Garden said...

I am so proud of you

Kelly Ann said...

You Rock....gonna bring it by so I can take a lookie? but not today...gonna stay inside and hunkered down...hope hubby got home safe last night.

Tweed Thoughts said...

Oh wow! You absolutely deserved to shine your own apple today Janet!! Big congrats, crafty gal!:) xx

Gretel said...

What a beautifully laid out article Janet, it does you (deserved) justice! Thank you for my Cardinal fix! ♥

Bobby - #4 said...

Wow! I can brag that my sister was 'published'! Very proud of you! I don't normally buy fashion magazines but I think I'll make an exception and hunt this one down.

And the Cardinal pic is exceptional. If I were you I'd submit that, as well,to a bird publication. What a great Wednesday!

Travel With Lulu said...

That is so cool. Congratulations!


Danielle said...

Wow, congratulations on being published! You MORE than deserve it. I love the picture of that cardinal in the snow too...can't say I've ever seen one in California.

Aprons and More said...

Yippee!! I am so excited for you! I can't wait for it to come out so I can buy one! And I agree with should submit the cardinal pic to a magazine too! Such a talent you are!!

Katy :)

Sweet Birdy Love said...

Hey Janet, what a day, could it get any better?

Fantastic spread in the magazine, well deserved congratulations.

Just watching the world weather report, bit of chaos over there with the snow storm, amazing photos.
It's going to heat up here with 39 forecast for Monday, shall send some your way........

Love that gorgeous red Cardinal.

Thanks for popping by,hope you are feeling better,

Claire X

~mel said...

That is FANTASTIC NEWS!! Congratulations!! I wanted to pop in and let you know that the circles scarves have arrived and they are SO PRETTY, & SOFT, and I can't wait to wear mine and to use the other one on one of our raffles at the fund raiser for suicide awareness. Thank you so much for sharing your wonderful talents!!

Kathleen Grace said...

Squeal! I am so happy for you Janet! your creations are gorgeous and they deserve to be highlighted! I can't wait to see the magazine:>)

Yellow House Knits said...

A wonderful Wednesday indeed! First of all, that picture of the cardinal in the snow is so bright and cheerful. Second of all, congratulations on an amazing feature! The sweater is adorable, but the whole feature is really lovely. Good for you!

Beth said...

Janet, your words have made my Thursday wonderful! Thanks so much for your support and for encouraging other artists. I love finding new artists and showing them off in our pages. You are amazing. I hope to meet you one day as well. Let me know if you are ever in CA. Until then, I look forward to more blog and email correspondence! Cheers to a week of wonderful!

Leigh Powell Hines said...

Janet, Congratulations! I was so excited to hear your news. I'm so delighted for you. That is a great spread, too.

You will have to send me the post if you posted on that children's sweater. It's so cute. My daughter would be a good model for you.:)

I can't even thread a needle so I have to rely on my fellow bloggers for their creativity. Hats off to you!

And the bird photo was beautfiul. THAT SHOULD be a Christmas Card.

Wanda..... said...

You sound like you are on one of those big fluffy clouds, Janet. Happy for you! The cardinal photo is great!

Anonymous said...

congrats, congrats!!! :)

Atelier Conti said...

I've missed four post while I was in've been prolific this week! But I'm caught up now...What great news about the publication of your beautiful felt work...great stuff! So did you just send photos over email, or did you actually send them that pretty jacket?

Marie said...

This is so exciting - I am so proud of you. Wow! So cool - no I can say I know a celebrity.

Hugs - Marie

Annette said...

Congratulations, Janet!!!! You continue to inspire me! :)

Frances Tyrrell said...

Congratulations, that is a very nice spread and recognition. I love what you have done with the sweater, clever and charming!