Sunday, November 06, 2011

Penny for Your Thoughts

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Thank you for all the great comments on Garden of Eerie! I absolutely appreciate them. After finishing up GoE, I decided to turn my attention to my next Christmas ornament. I started this one back at the beginning of September and it became my travel project, so it didn't get a lot of attention. But, I worked on it this week and now she's finished! This is Penny Angel by The Primitive Needle from the 2009 JCS Ornament Issue. I stitched her on 40ct Daily Grind by R&R, because I had plenty left after stitching my Tulip Angel. I used the called for Belle Soies and Crescent Colors and added Belle Soie Oatmeal Scone for her dress. I needed something with a little more contrast than the Tumbleweed, due to my fabric change. This was a really fun stitch, and I'm so glad I finally got around to stitching her for myself. When I went out to take her photo this morning, I noticed how perfect she went with the fall leaves!

After finishing my little penny angel up on Friday night, I launched right into stitching my ornament for the guild's annual exchange. I'm attempting to be ahead of the game! So far it's turning out pretty and I can't wait to see what it looks like finished, since I converted all the threads.

And I wanted to share a bit of good news with you all too. Back in August, I received an email from the editor of Cross-Stitch & Needlework Magazine saying that she'd like to feature my blog in their January 2012 issue in their "Fab Finds" section. Somehow August became the end of October and I got another email saying that the issue would be available November 1st and my blog was in it!

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I can't even tell you how thrilled and appreciative I am for the wonderful write up! How freakin' cool is that?!?

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I have to say though, this blog wouldn't be what it is without all of you that come to visit me here and without all the other fabulous stitching blogs that inspire me so much. I discussed with another stitcher/blogger yesterday how small the world really becomes when you're a part of this community and how fantastic it is to be able to enjoy a blog and then look to see what blogs they read - it's like a stitcher's referral system! If you like this blog, you'll probably like this one too... How fun! So, thanks for stopping by, thanks for all of your support since I started this blog in 2006, and thanks for providing me with so much inspiration and friendship!

I am grateful for my stitching friends!

32 comments:

Anna van Schurman said...

Congrats on making the magazine. Cool!

Suburban Stitcher said...

fabulous! you were the first blog i started reading...about 5 years ago, so i think this is WELL DESERVED.

Nancy said...

Your Penny Angel is so pretty Michelle! Congratulations on being featured in the magazine. That is fantastic!

Nicole said...

Great finish Michelle!! Congrats on being featured in the magazine!! :)

Penny said...

Pretty colors in Penny Angel and lovely stitching too!
Being featured in the magazine is wonderful ~ congratulations!

Theresa said...

I love your Penny Angel!!! The colors are so beautiful!!!!

Congrats on making the magazine~ That is so awesome!!

DebbieSFL said...

I have been magazine browsing this week and I thought I saw your blog in a magazine, but could not remember which one. Yay!!!

Deb said...

Congratulations Michelle! The recognition is so well deserved. You always have wonderful projects and photography! It's a real kick seeing your blog in print isn't it?

Giovanna said...

Wow, congrats on being featured in the mag, how cool is that! And great finish on the angel, it's so pretty!

Margaret said...

I love your Penny Angel finish1 And the mag article -- I think that is so neat. Congratulations!

Laurie in Iowa said...

Your Penny Angel looks wonderful!
Congrats on making the magazine article... I know a star!

Mouse said...

oooo fame and fortune and a finish to boot :) not a bad week was it ..lol love that little penny angel mmm I may just have that mag in my stash :) well done :) love mouse xxxx

Vonna said...

I read the write up and was happy to know a celebrity :)
Congratulations Michelle, your blog is haute coutre!

The Scarlett House said...

Your blog was one of my first reads, too. And to think that you are now famous :) It is a well deserved acknowledgment. Great job on Penny, too

Mindi said...

I love your angel ornament, she's adorable! Great job on getting your blog featured in the magazine.

Siobhan said...

I am sooooo psyched for you, Michelle!! Congratulations on a recognition very well deserved. :)

Love the Penny Angel! I can't wait to see how you finish it so I can shamelessly copy you. ;)

Katrina said...

Woohoo, you are famous :-). Very fun that you are in the magazine!

Love the Penny Angel too!

Catherine said...

Congratulations on being recognized in the magazine!!
Your angel looks great!

Casa Pearl said...

Very cool! Congratulations on being in print. I will have to hunt down that magazine.

Dona said...

Michelle, how cool that your blog is featured in the magazine! I read your blog way before I ever knew you. I've loved how you close it with a gratitude!

Your Penny Angel finish is perfectThis design is on my 2011 challenge list and I hope can get to it soon.

Joy said...

How great...and congrats on the magazine! Love that little angel.

merumo said...

Love your penny angel! She will be a fabulous Christmas ornament!! Im also making some ornies lately, but haven't looked back the back issues of the ornament magazines. Thanks for a beautiful inspirations :)))

Sharon said...

Beautiful ornament! Congrats on having your blog featured!

Veronica said...

Cute Penny Angel finish. Congrats on being featured in Cross Stitch & Needlework magazine!

Hugs,
Veronica.

Measi said...

Congrats on the write up, Michelle! And thank you for joining the Wipocalypse for next year - I look forward to seeing your progress!

Best,
Mel.

Littlebit said...

Oh, I love that little Penny Angel! Beautiful!!

And what an honor to be featured in the magazine..well deserved, and congrats!

valerie said...

Congrats on your finish and magazine mention!

woolwoman said...

Congrats for your recognition in the JCS mag. AWESOME ! A friend at EGA had a copy last weekend - now I'll have to run out and get my own issue. LOVE your ornament finish - I've been absent from blogland lately due to work contraints but I'm anxious to catch up on what else you've been up to. Enjoy your weekend - Mel

marly said...

Wow! Congratulations! I absolutely love that Penny Angel and need to see if I have that issue.

Brigitte said...

Penny Angel is such a lovely finish and it looks great surrounded by the autumn leaves.
Congrats on being included in the magazine!

Karoline said...

Congratulations on finishing Garden of Erie & your angel as well as being featured in the magazine.

Michele B. said...

I love your Penny Angel...I guess I'm going to have to dig up my magazine!!! Congrats on being featured in the magazine!!!! What an honor! Cross stitching ROCKS!

Michele
Dansville, MI