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Saturday, 18 June 2011

My Lonely Mailbox

Canada post has been on strike this week - the whole country!  Can you imagine?  As a result, my big announcement pretty much flopped.  I decided to tell you anyhow, and then I'll do a more detailed post when the mail comes.  Here goes!  Remember this quilt?


It's the one I made in January for A Needle Pulling Thread magazine.  I wrote up the pattern and mailed it all off to Toronto.  That seems like a LONG LONG time ago.

Good News: The summer issue if finally out!

Bad news:  Due to the mail strike, it's still in Toronto with the quilt.

Shocking News:  as I poked around on their website, I noticed that they put MY quilt on the COVER!  I kid you not.  Take a look!  (Sorry - it's as big as it gets.)

all HOT 'Coppertone Summer' colors picked by the editor

I can barely wait to get my hands on this issue!!  My quilt is called "Snips n Snail".  It's a simple 16-patch kid's quilt in 70's solid colors.  It features embroidered/stitched mushrooms, snails, and dragon flies on the large white alternating patches.  The pattern is in the magazine, along with a large selections of some very beautiful needle arts projects.

detail of embroidered snails o the quilt patches

The cover!  Unreal.  Aren't the colors great?  Carla, the editor, hand picked them based on the original Coppertone suntan bottles.  I chose to swap the pink for the color "tomato" instead.  I also added those 1970's greens as well to keep it authentic.  You know, the green my daughter refers to as 'ugly green'.  I really love this color combo.

simple 16  patch, hot solid 70's summer colors

So... when it finally arrives on my doorstep, you will be the first second to know.  I'm definitely and absolutely celebrating with a magazine give-away!!  Carla was kind enough to send extra copies for a blog draw.  (Thank you Carla!!)


See you all tomorrow!
~Monika

32 comments:

Vicki W said...

Congratulations! Too bad the fun was ruined by striking postal workers. I hope the magazines get out soon!

Wendy said...

That's so exciting Monika! Way to go :) By the way, is this magazine sold locally - maybe McNally?

My Sweet Prairie said...

Yes Wendy! McNallys and a wool store on the south end of Broadway. I found it onlline. You can also subscribe there.

Leila said...

Yea! Congratulations!!!

Jillsy Girl said...

Hi-5!! How exciting!

Michelle V. Alkerton said...

Congratulations Monika. Darn Canada Post!!! :( We know that Canada Post can't keep a good woman down! Stay inspired!

Cloverleaf Art & Fibre said...

What a thrill! I love the colours in the quilt - makes me nostalgic for summer in the '70s!

Sheila said...

Congratulations , the quilt looks great, must check to see if we have that magazine locally .

diane said...

Congratulations. Another beautiful accomplishment for you!

Ellie said...

That is so exciting. Congratulations.
Elaine

Flo @ Butterfly Quilting said...

WOW how exciting...you are a Cover Girl!!!
Great job!
I am also getting tired of the mail strike...I have ordered some fabric etc...I check my mailbox anyway hehehe!

elle said...

Wonderful, Monika. I'm beginning to think that 'ugly' green is really a neutral as it is showing up in all my quilts! LOL

Rebel said...

Congratulations! That's a cute quilt... I've been thinking more and more about using solids in future quilts.

Rayela Art said...

Wow, Monika! Many hearty congrats! It must have been so much work to get this all together and I am sure it is disappointing that this strike is going on, but soon you will have your copies and all will be well. I hope it opens lots of new doors for you! Very exciting!

Anonymous said...

Miss Cover Girl!!
That is so awesome. What a huge event in your career! And interesting that it is a quilt when you are ready to pull the plug on quilting and switch to fiber art! Your skill level is incredible. Congratulations.
Bernie

Annabella said...

Congratulations - you must be on top of the world!

Sharon said...

Congratulations! That's awesome. :)

LynCC said...

How exciting!

LynCC said...

. . . And, No!! I cannot begin to imagine the entire country's postal service being down for an entire week!

Anonymous said...

Great job Monika! It's definitely your time to shine.
Congratulations.
Joyce

Patti said...

Fabulous! Such a great quilt! Congratulations!

felicity said...

Congratulations, Monika!!

Margaret said...

Oh! Felicitations, Monika! It's wonderful! Now to pounce once it hits the newstands. Soon, never fear! I might just have to make this pattern. Just think: my first 'modern' quilt. :-)

Gailanne said...

WOW, you are AWESOME Monika! Congratulations, mail or no mail....you did it! I'm going to look for it around here, I am SO proud of you! Keep up the good work!

Wilton Art said...

That's so great about the cover photo, not about the snail mail, but good things come to those who are patient.

Congratulations Monika!

Pieces of Sunshine said...

Big congrats Monika! Hope your mail starts moving soon.

Christie, Describe Happy said...

Hey there cover lady!! Pattern published -- fantastic, quilt pictures published -- amazing... hitting the cover of the magazine... Whohoohoooo!! I'm just jumping up and down for you sweetie!! Hope you can get a copy of it soon and enjoy every moment of it!

CityHouseStudio said...

How amazing and exciting!
What a wonderful honor - and your quilt deserves it - it's just beautiful!

northernknitter said...

Good for you! A "cover quilt" how great is that! Will be on the look out for the magazine at McNally's in Winnipeg.

Nicki said...

This is crazy exciting Monika!!! Congrats!!! Woo hoo!!! You rock! (Sorry I am late to the party!)

Anonymous said...

Big Sis Says: COVER GIRL!! GO GIRL GO!! Congratulations!!

kimberlee P said...

That is so exciting! Congrats! And how could that green be "ugly?!" ;) Love the quilt! And boo on no mail! Hope that strike ends soon!!

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