Oh and By The Way……

by Heather on January 4, 2012

I’m published! I have a pattern in print!!

What seems like years and years ago I submitted a couple of patterns for consideration in a book. And I got an email that one was accepted. I followed all the directions and sent off the project to be photographed and used at the book premier. And then I waited and waited and waited. At some points it seemed like a dream. I was afraid to tell too many people because I was afraid there was some mistake. That my project ended up on the editing room floor. Side Ramble……Do they even have editing rooms? Perhaps it was highlighted and cut via computer instead? Who knows, but for the sake of my fears, there was a floor.

Then one day I got a box in my mailbox. And inside was……..

I think I shrieked when I opened it! It’s real. Thats me. I made that. Wow.

I think my 10 year old expressed it best when I picked her up from school. I showed her the book and she said it looked neat. My children are used to my fabric, sewing, fiber issues. Then I opened it up and showed her the pattern and asked who that was. She squealed and exclaimed, “Mom, that’s YOU. You are in a book!!!!”

The book itself is a sequel to the first One Yard Wonders book, by the same authors, Rebecca Yaker and Patricia Hoskins. This edition covers many different fabrics unlike the first one that simply dealt with quilting cottons. My pattern features home dec fabric, but there are many other categories. Everyone I have shown the book to has found something that they loved in the book. And I may have carried it around in my purse for a few days weeks showing it to anyone I encountered. I may have procured a large purse for the purpose of easily access to the book, but that’s a whole other topic for another day. The collection of patterns is diverse and amazing. I think all of them are fantastic! This also makes an excellent gift for anyone who is a sewist or thinking of being a sewist. My girls LOVED the first book and made lots of projects from the patterns.

And even better yet, as part of this blog tour, the publishers are giving away a book on my blog! Yes, that’s right, you can own your very own copy. Small print…..its open to residents of the US only, sorry. And its sent from Storey Publishing directly. Entries will close at 10pm central time on Friday, January 6, 2012 and a winner will be randomly selected.

All you need to do is comment below and answer the following question:

“What is your first planned project of the New Year?” This doesn’t have to be sewing related. :)

I moderated my comments, so if it doesn’t show up right away, check back in a bit! Good Luck!!

While you are at it, please take a look at some of the other featured pattern designers (some of them have book giveaways still open!)

12/12/2011 Becka’s Project Journal

12/13/2011 Craft Buds

12/14/2011 Patch Work Duck Designs

12/15/2011 Patch Work Duck Designs

12/15/2011 A Spoonful of Sugar

12/15/2011 Nifty Kids Stuff

12/15/2011 Becka’s Project Journal

12/16/2011 Nom Nom Nom

12/16/2011 Quaint and Quirky

12/17/2011 ikatbag

12/17/2011 Two Brown Birds

12/18/2011 Sharon Sews

12/19/2011 LBG Studios

12/19/2011 Carolina Fair Designs

12/19/2011 Under Construction

12/20/2011 Little Blue Cottage

12/21/2011 Craftzine

12/21/2011 Neuroses Galore

12/21/2011 Emily Steffen

12/22/2011 Jenna Lou Loves You

12/23/2011 Spincushion

12/27/2011 One Inch World

12/28/2011 Sew Sew Etc.

January ‘12 Lu Lu Carter

January ’12 Fiberosity <——ME!!

January ’12 Zuhause

January ’12 Obsessively Stiching

January ’12 No Bad Days

January ’12 Craft & Cackle

January ’12 AfricanKelli


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