Monday, February 11, 2013

Celebrating 100!



No, I'm not that old!  And no, it's not my one hundredth post.  And no, I have a few more than 100 followers.

I am celebrating having my one hundredth design published!

Here it is - a wall-hanging called "Calista Cottage":



I am so glad that it worked out that this particular design was number 100.  It has so many elements that epitomise my style - applique and embroidery that is sweet and pretty with a bit of cuteness added!


On top of that, it is in one of Australia's most fantastic craft magazines - Country Threads. See it in the top right corner: 


and here inside the magazine:


Now, as if that wasn't enough cause for celebration, this particular issue of the magazine (Vol 13 No 10) also has my profile in it.


Never in my wildest dreams, did I imagine where my craft might take me!  I have been truly blessed.  I still get a thrill every time I see one of my designs in print! Some days I almost need to pinch myself to make sure that it is all really happening. I am still amazed that magazine editors think my projects are worth publishing, but I am ever so happy about it! 


I am going to have a Giveaway to celebrate, but I need a couple of weeks to get my feet back on the ground and get it organised - so stay tuned.

We spent the weekend away visiting our daughter and getting lots of hugs from four grandchildren. It is always such a joy to be with family, isn't it. I managed to get another design completed before we went away, but just a sneak peak for now:


Do you remember my Seven Weeks of Christmas giving?  I thought you would like to see what Carla has done with the Christmas door-knob ornaments:


Carla made two sets and had a play with some different stitches:


I always love seeing what you have all done with my designs.

Next week will be Apples of Gold time again with the next block in this free block of the month quilt, so don't forget to come back to collect it.

Happy stitching!
Val

27 comments:

Rita E in AZ said...

Your cottage is just beautiful and congratulations on the magazine article. You are such a talented designer.

Melody said...

Congratulations, Val. And such a lovely project for your 100th.

shez said...

congrats Val,we have great talent here in australia and you are certainly one of those talented designers.xx

Mommarock said...

Wow 100!! Super impressive amount. Congratulations on such a remarkable number to reach. It is quite amazing.

Marsha said...

Congratulations on your 100th! You should be so happy! I love the little cottage, it is adorable.

Susan said...

What an amazing feat - 100 projects! Love that little cottage.

jackiero said...

Love your cottage and all it represents! Congrats :)

retdairyqueen said...

I have just finished reading your profile

Christine M said...

Congratulations on your 100th publication, Val. I was reading the magazine on the weekend and your cottage caught my eye on the cover. I just love it! That one is definitely on my to do list!

Patty C. said...

Congratulations!

i fili di cinzia said...

Salve ho appena scoperto il suo meraviglioso blog e lo trovo entusiasmante.sono diventata una subito follower. Complimenti per le cose stupefacenti che fa!!

Lallee Rayward said...

Congratulations Val. Just received my Country Threads and the first article I read was your profile - even my hubby recognised your work. The cottage is beautiful and now another addition to my ever growing "wish list" of things to make.

Ondrea said...

Woohooo! Congratulations Val! You certainly are very productive . I enjoy looking at all your wonderful creations and thankyou for sharing them with us in the magazine and on here.

Sharon said...

Congratulations Val what a wonderful 100 design..I personally love the cottages. I have been following you for a very long time and you are a wonderful designer and I truly love this cottage...thanks for sharing your beautiful art with us.

Kate said...

Congratulations, Val! Love that cottage .... it is so 'you'. :)

B J Elder said...

Congratulations! Your work is always so lovely and fun. I wish the magazine was easier to get here where I live as it always is full of wonderful information and projects.

Carla Fiedler said...

Val,

Congratulations on your 100th design being published! Thanks for sharing with us!
Carla

FlourishingPalms said...

Congrats on being featured in the magazine! Your kind of talent ought to be appreciated and celebrated. Number 100 is sure a cute cottage. As always, your creativity and workmanship are outstanding.

Anonymous said...

Hello Val, I just love the little cottage and would like to say congratulations on your 100th publication, good for you. Love your blog and all your patterns, thanks for sharing.
Shawn
smjohns63(at)yahoo(dot)com

apronstringsandothertiesthatbind said...

Congratulations, Val. Your design is lovely...I wouldn't mind living in a cottage designed by you. :)

I hope you keep designing and we can celebrate # 200.

Judy in MS

Mimi said...

Congratulations Val!! You must be on cloud nine for each and every project that is published!! Love your cottage - very sweet!!

quilterliz said...

G'day Val. Congratulations, it's a great achievement. The cottage is gorgeous. Take care. Liz...

cq4fun said...

Congratulations on publishing 100 designs! And that doesn't even count all the ones you've given away. Lots of talent!

Denise :) said...

Congratulations!! What an accomplishment -- and it's a beautiful project, too!! :)

Leila Muller said...

Congratulations Val, "Calista Cottage" is awe inspiring, a very simple design with such detail for your 100th published design. If you equate reaching 100 years of age to having 100 designs published I think we can all appreciate the importance opf the ocassion. I look forward to seeing the next 100 designs. Well done, Leila

Anonymous said...

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SARAI CORONA said...

hola mi nombre es sarai corona, soy de Mexico me da gusto tu publicacion en la revista, realmente tus diseños son hermosos un abrazo.felicidades