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Saturday, 14 February 2015

Stitch U.K.

I have been waiting and waiting to tell you the exciting news.  Last year, while sitting at the kitchen table flipping through the UK Embroiderers' Guild Stitch magazine, I received an email notification.  It was the editor of Stitch, introducing herself, her magazine, and the regular article feature called, 'From Sketch to Stitch'.  She wondered if I had heard of the magazine, and would I be interested in writing an article?

I nearly fell over backwards.  I snapped a quick cell phone photo of the magazine, open to that particular article on my lap and wrote back within seconds, "Yes! and Yes!"   Is that crazy serendipity or what!?  What are the odds?

That was a year ago.  I was knee deep in the earliest stages of our home studio renovations and had to politely request a later date.  How embarrassing, but she was so very kind and agreed.  In September I finally wrote my article for, 'From Sketch to Stitch' and sent it in.  Last week the published issue arrived in my mailbox!  I am over-joyed.

UK magazine publication.  Stitch issue #93

I had a couple emails prior to seeing it from people in other countries.  They all said, 'what a great looking article.'  That made the wait even more exciting.  I have to say, I think they are right.  I opened my copy and gasped.  It looks REALLY good.  The printed colours are perfect, the photos are large and clear.  WOW

I just don't even know what to say.  This is a pretty big deal for me personally.  It's beautiful.  It's a magazine I highly admire.  Stitch has published so many well respected embroidery artists.  It's an absolute honour to be in these pages.

Thank you Stitch!  : )

Usually I purchase this magazine in Saskatoon at McNally Robinson Booksellers.  It's also at Indigo across Canada. Unfortunately, this particular issue has not made it to Saskatoon.  I had my issues mailed to me directly from overseas, but I have been keeping an eye out locally.  Too bad!  I did put in a request at both our big bookstores, so we'll see what happens.  In the mean time, I'm awaiting an order directly from the UK Embroiderers' guild.

Stitch (UK) magazine, article  published on pages 18-21 of Issue #93

If you would like a copy but cannot find it locally, they ship worldwide.  You can find the link HERE if you are interested.

WOW~  They aren't kidding when they put 'the WOW factor' on their cover.  !


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Kate said...

Well done, Monika, this is well deserved!!

Judy said...

I just received my copy in the mail this past week and really enjoyed your article. Well done and congratulations!!

Margaret said...

"Stitch" is one of my favourite magazines -- and so hard to find over here that it's a real treat when I can get one. (The subscription from the UK is very expensive.) I'm going to look for this issue for sure!!

Jeito Mineiro de Ser said...


Terri said...

Congratulations! You are published, and deservedly, too. I think lots of magazines should publish your articles. You do your things so professionally, so beautifully, aaaand you can write well.
Years ago I submitted a "tip" to Quilter's Newsletter Magazine, and they published it! I was over the moon, and it was just a couple of paragraphs - no pictures - just copy which included my name. So Wow! on your article getting into a magazine, and we wish you many more!

Verna G said...

Of course we want a copy! Are you getting any for sale? I will check at the stores but if you have any to sell would like to get from you. Autographed of course!!
V and V

Jo Vandermey said...

I will have to go ASAP to Chapters to get a copy.

Karen said...

I read this post with a big smile on my face - SO awesome to see such a beautiful presentation of your fabulous work. Way to go, Monika!

Lin said...

Glad your copy finally arrived. xx

Jinnie Robisson said...

I've just discovered your work (and blog) because of the article in Stitch - its beautiful.

Threadpainter said...

Just returning home from house-sitting and catching up on my blogger friends ... Congrats Monika !

PrairiePeasant said...

Congratulations! It looks fantastic!

Janice / Dancing with Sunflowers said...

Congratulations! It looks beautiful. Haven't seen this issue 'in the flesh' yet but look forward to reading your article.

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