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.
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!)