Sunday, November 22, 2009

I'm Published in an Actual Book!!

Sure, I've had projects written up in a few trade magazines and contributed to a few blogs, but there's nothing to compare seeing your name and work in an actual book -- one that had a first printing of over 56,000 copies!! I am so tickled to be among the contributors to One Yard Wonders, by Patricia Hoskins and Rebecca Yaker. It was released last month, and yesterday, I got my copy from the publishers.


Is that a happy face, or what?

My project is on pages 38-40, and is called "Smocked Pillow in the Round". This was a pillow I had designed for the 2006 International Window Coverings Expo. Once the project was accepted by the authors, I had to make a sample using the fabric they sent me, plus write out comprehensive instructions for creating the pillow.

They're Having a Contest!
Want to win some fabric so you can make at least 12 of the projects in the book? Storey Publishing is having a "Win Free Fabric for an Entire Year" contest, and 25 very lucky people will be winning a yard of fabric every month for all of 2010.

I'm Having a Contest Too!
Want to win a copy of "One Yard Wonders"? I'll send a copy (and I'll even autograph my project page... which ought to increase the value by at least three cents) to one lucky reader of this post. The rules are simple: Just leave a comment on this post. On Friday, November 27, at 8pm Eastern Time, I'll pick one of the comments at random. (Just be sure you give me some way of contacting you!)

28 comments:

  1. Congratulations. You definitely should have a happy face!

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  2. Oh, Welmoed! Congratulations! How very exciting. I would love to have an autographed copy of the book. I'll check back to see if I've won! :)

    SherryV

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  3. Congratulations! What a wonderful achievement and well-deserved too!

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  4. I want to be like you when I grow up;)

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  5. That is so awesome Welmoed - I can only imagine how wonderful that makes you feel!

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  6. Congratulations! You should be smiling!

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  7. The Bernina and Featherweight were luck, but this is talent. You are on a roll!

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  8. Congratulations!! I'd like an autographed copy, even if I don't win it!

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  9. Congratulations! I'm still waiting for my copy of the book so knowing yours arrived means I might see mine soon. However, I grew impatient and bought a copy and I LOVE your pillow project! I'm just trying to decide what fabric to use.

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  10. Congratulations! I can't wait to see a copy of this book, and would be thrilled to win one of your autographed copies!

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  11. Congratulations! I'd be so happy to win an autographed copy of this book.

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  12. How exciting! Thanks for sharing this on the creative machine list. I've heard so much about how wonderful this book is, and I'd love to own a copy.

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  13. I'd like to enter the book giveaway. How do you enter the fabric giveaway?

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  14. Congratulations. Fantastic job. Please enter me in the drawing.
    Angela

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  15. Awesome, Welmoed! It's a fun pillow shape, new and a bit old-fashioned at the same time. :-) I'd love to win a copy of the book (ooo, autographed by the famous Welmoed!) -- and also want to know how to enter the fabric drawing. Is that a contest at the publisher's site?
    Pam

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  16. Congrats on being published. You have worked hard on so many items for IWCE displays. It's nice to be acknowledged. Lynn B.

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  17. Just want to say congrats! No need to enter me in the contest :)

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  18. Way to go, Welmoed! That's a great pillow, too.

    Phyllis Carlyle

    dcarlyle@kc.rr.com

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  19. Congratulations, Welmoed! I'm so pleased for you. Charlotte

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  20. I love your pillow. My mother used to make smocked pillows-- it was her standard wedding shower present. I remember helping stuff dozens of them during childhood. I also love your blog.

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  21. Wow! Congratulations, that is so cool. I remember looking at the vignettes when you posted about them at the time. How exciting to have a project you designed picked up by a publisher.

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  22. Congratulations. I would so love to have a copy of this.
    rsgrandinetti@yahoo(dot)com

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  23. That is exciting that your project is in the book. I'd love to win an autographed copy.
    tteigen@swbell(dot)net

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  24. I am really impressed with your success.
    dcknitters(AT)comcast(DOT)net

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  25. Hi Welmoed
    I follow all your projects but this is fantastic. Karol
    karolsews_32@msn.com

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  26. I just ran across your webpage. I am a guy who has been sewing for a long time. My dad was an industrial sewer in the navy and he taught basics then I learned more from others. I sew lots of formal wear, mostly gowns. I do the muslin patterns too and it saves time and makes the job easier. I am going to save this site to favorites and keep up with your projects. thanks doug i can be reached at hairmaster69@aol.com

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  27. Congratulations! I see a million dollar smile and you deserve every bit of it. You're amazing ... there is no limit to your talents.

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