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Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Good News - Times Two

First off, let me say thank you for the kind thoughts about our medical troubles.  My DH is doing wonderful, and yesterday I stopped running fever and I'm slowly beginning to feel like "me".  As I was straightening things in the bedroom yesterday, I found something,  And I realized, that in the midst of all that's been going on, I had forgotten to share my wonderful news.  Organic Pink Pickles has been published!!!
I got a copy of the magazine last month.
This was what the article said about the quilt.  Quite a nice compliment from Victoria about my use of color.
I must say, that seeing my name on the same page as Victoria's was quite thrilling.
I love how the whole theme of the title page was grey, from the title to the chair to the background.
I'm not sure if I mentioned that I was asked if Organic Pink Pickles could go to Houston this fall and hang in the Interweave booth.  So my baby is going west!
This truly has been probably the most exciting thing to happen to me as a quilter, except for winning my first ribbon and the lifetime award from our guild for meticulous workmanship back in 2004.  Life as a quilter is such a great adventure.  Thanks for sharing in my joy.
Happy stitching,
Karen

20 comments:

belarmina said...

felicidades!!!!
su colcha se merece ese espacio especial
es preciosa
me alegro que la salud esta mejor
saludos

Every Stitch said...

Wow - congratulations, how exciting for you! It looks just wonderful photographed on that chair too :)

Marie said...

So glad that everyone is feeling better and congratulations on being published. Beautiful quilt and lovely photography of it. That will help lift your spirits.

Heather said...

How exciting for you! Very well deserved.

Dianne Mitzel said...

So very proud of you! What an honor to be in a magazine..know you are thrilled beyond words. Most of all, glad you are both better, and will soon be completely well..N.C. bound soon???
diannemitzel1@hotmail.com

audrey said...

Very thrilling for you to have to experience.:) Your quilt looks amazing in that photo!

Terri said...

Karen.
I absolutely love your quilt! Congrats....
I'm glad you are feeling better.
(I hope to see the quilt show in Houston this fall.)
Terri

Carla said...

Oh, I love all of your good news! I'm going to look for the magazine too.

QuiltSue said...

I'm so glad you're both starting to feel better. Congratulations on featuring like that in the magazine. I'm off now to see if I can buy it in the UK yet.

Ruth said...

Congratulations!! That is wonderful news about the quilt - both the magazine article and the Houston show!!! That quilt is so stunning, no wonder they picked it for those honors. And I'm glad you and DH are feeling better.

Karen said...

Are you going to travel to visit your quilt this fall?

Diane said...

Congratulations! That is a thrill and a very well deserved one. That quilt is really special. I'm so happy for you!

Lisa D. said...

A much deserved win. Your Pink Pickles is gorgeous!

Janet said...

Your quilt looks fantastic in the magazine!! Congratulations! You must be so pleased. I'm glad you're feeling better again.

Diane said...

Glad all is getting better on the "health front"
I bought that magazine 2 days ago and read the article and said to my family: "I know this quilt maker!" ;)
Very nice company you and your quilt are keeping!!! Congratulations!! Well deserved.

pandchintz said...

Oh Karen, that's great news!! That's a real boost for you - glad you're starting to feel better.

MamaT said...

That's so exciting! Do you think you'll go to Houston to see your quilt there?

Vivian said...

Good news to read that you're starting to feel better. When even hand stitching doesn't sound good, you know a quilter is not feeling good.
Hearty congratulations on the news about your Organic Pink Pickles. Being published and heading west for a show -- both terrific accomplishments. A big hug and a some pats on the back across the miles, Karen.

Janan said...

Congratulations Karen,
as a quilter I understand how you feel when the BIG accomplishments get rewarded!!
It really warms a girls heart!
PS - Glad both of you are feeling better.

Lori said...

That is very exciting and such a worthy quilt! Congratulations!