Thursday, 14 January 2010

Fame and 601!

Woo hoo! Wah hay! Happy dancing in the extreme here!!! I’m so excited I can hardly speak!!! Phew! Calm down! Calm down!

Let me explain. I had an email today from Angela down at Art and Stitch in Peterborough to say that she had seen a quilt of mine on some advertising literature! What? Who? Where? I hadn’t a clue. Anyway, Angela’s given me the link and it’s true! There is my Journal Quilt advertising the Northern Needlecraft Show later in the year. Click here and scroll down and you can see a fuzzy view of it. The actual quilt is this one (good job you can’t see the back, it was not tidy!)

May 2

I know it’s only a teensy bit of fame but I am overcome! Fancy choosing my quilt and it’s not even a traditional quilt. I’ve rung Grosvenor Exhibitions and they’re going to send me the leaflet. Yeah! I may never come down off the ceiling :-D

Right, now then, calm down. The next bit of celebration is that yesterday was my 600th post! I’ve also been blogging for 2 and a half years and missed my 2nd blogversary so I think it’s time I had one of those giveaway thingies. I have had a great time blogging and meeting so many wonderful people and this experience has taught me so much and taken me along a path I never really expected. It is lovely to get your comments and know that I am not just burbling away to myself (which is what I do all the time at home, in the garden, out shopping, in the street…..) and I appreciate the fact that people are adding themselves to my followers. Thank you all for your lovely support and messages and even if you don’t leave comments thank you for bothering to look in here and suffer my inane ramblings. I have learnt so much from all the blogs I look at and I hope in some small way I have inspired some of you to try new things too.

Right, I need to set a time limit. If you leave a comment here or any future posts between today and next Thursday 21 January your name will be entered in a draw and the first name drawn will receive this Journal Quilt which measures 12” x 6”

Giveaway

or these photo cards of my artwork that my DH has made

Giveaway2

If I can manage it there might be a small third gift. (I don’t have a supply of ready made pieces so would have to make something). So leave me your name in a comment and make sure I can contact you if you are normally a no-reply blogger (email me separately if you prefer) and good luck! I will endeavour to post the result at the end of next week.

PS Talking of giveaways Kleinzonnetje is having a knitting and fabric giveaway on her blog. Pop across and have a look before 19 January.


41 comments:

Doreen K. said...

Congratulations!!! I can feel your excitment. What a thrill. I enjoy your blog. Your work is beautiful. Would love to be in your give a way.

Ruth said...

Congrats! Isn't it wonderful to have your work chosen and highlighted? 600 posts in 2 1/2 years is also amazing. I'm not even close to that number. I'd love to win either of the prizes in your giveaway.

LOVE STITCHING RED said...

Ooooooh! YES PLEASE! I would love to win a piece of your beautiful work or anything you may wish to "giveaway"

Congratulations on being published and I'm so glad you found out about it. It's nice to hear you are so HAPPY :o)

Your DH's cards look nice too. Say hello from me (waving)

Love n stuff
xx

Gina said...

Congratualtions on your claim to fame Julie - it is a lovely piece of work. I can't believe you've done so many posts. We started blogging at about the same time and I've only just past 350!

Nellie's Needles said...

Woo Hoo!!! I'll join in the happy dance for you! Your work is well deserving of honor. Woo Hoo!!!

JP said...

congratulations - wasn't that the piece you did after your visit to Cornwall? - yes please to be included in the giveaway

Robin Mac said...

Wow, what a thrill for you, very well deserved I am sure. I caught up with yesterday's blog just now as well, the colours are fab. I would love to be in your give away as I always find your blog so interesting. Cheers, Robin

silverpebble said...

Oh I'm just catching up with you here Julie and you're doing a giveaway. I hope you don't mind putting me in the hat.

How fabulous that you're on that flyer, although it's unsurprising! I hope you're still basking in the glow.

Do you know, the journal quilts are beautiful dyed but I really love their pared-down colours pre dye too.

maggi said...

Congratulations - and without you even knowing they had done it as well. It is a lovely piece. Must dig out my leaflet. Isn't your DH so good making those cards for you. 600 posts - that is some blogging, well done.

paddysdaughter said...

It is always such a thrill to see one's work in public, or in a magazine, and tht is a lovely piece - so congratulations to you. I would love to be included in your give-away please, and my fingers are crossed!

Penny said...

Congratulations.
I know what you mean about burbling away to your self, I feel I do that all the time too, get some funny looks in the supermarket.
ove to be part of your giveaway.

Sarah said...

Congratulations Julie - how brilliant to be recognised like that! And please add me to the giveaway.

Heather said...

Congratulations Julie - I'd be thrilled too. Your journal quilt is lovely as are the photos - I'd love a chance to win either of them.

Angela said...

Congratulations Julie you have every reason to be excited. Your quilt is lovely I remember you showing it to me.
601 posts wow a double celebration.

Julie said...

Hi JP. Yes, the quilt was based on the view across St Ives Bay. I worked on it while we were on holiday in Wales last May. I think I'm obsessed with that particular view, I've worked it in several different ways up to now.

Julie said...

Robin and Heather, thank you both. Good luck in the draw :o)

sweetypie said...

could third prize be a packet of tissues and some throat lozenges/and your AUTOGRAPH! YOU ARE THE FIRST FAMOUS PERSON I EVER MET .WELL DONE YOU AND HAPPY 600IVERSARY

Emma said...

Your quilt is lovely, sea colors, just like outside my window (I know how lucky I am)I also burble, my family are tolerant but my blog is new! Please add me to the hat, thanks.
warmest, Emma

Ro Bruhn said...

Congratulations all round Julie. How exciting to see your work in public. I'd love to be added to the draw. Thanks for your generosity.

lisette said...

congratulations - that's very exciting! it's a beautiful piece - well done .and i looove your giveaway quilt :)

The WestCountryBuddha said...

Oh, warmest congratulation Julie. Very well deserved too as it's a beautiful piece. I can understand your joy and don't you go getting down off that ceiling too soon!

Françoise said...

Congratulations! This is exciting.
And congrats on the 600th post too!!

Wendy Coyne said...

WOW, your quilt looks amazing on the leaflet, makes me want to go to the show. I hope you enjoy your happy dance of fame, and congratulations for making it to the front cover.

Diana said...

Many congratulations on your quilt being used on the leaflet, Julie, what a wonderful surprise to have!
I don't comment often on blogs because I never feel I have much to add to what has already bee said, but well done on your 600th post and I would love to be entered in the draw for any piece of your lovely work.
Keep it up!

Textile Art Showcase said...

Well done Julie - getting your name and your work in print. Well deserved too is what I say. It is quite a stange feeling to know that your work is being seen by so many people. Enjoy!

ju-north said...

I'd love to be the owner of a piece of your work!

Moogsmum said...

Ooh how exciting - your quilt looks great on that poster!!!

Many many congratulations on your 600th post. Your blog is always lovely to visit :)

xxx

Elizabeth said...

I dont want to hear any more excuses!! Glory in every moment!! Your work is wonderful and it is so fabulous to see such wonderful non traditonal work chosen to speak for all of the rest!! GREAT JOB YOU!!!!!!
I am so thrilled that we have met each other thru our blogs, thank you for all fot he woderful comments that you ahve left for me. I lvoe visiting to see all of your glorious creations!!!
Big Hugs!!!

smarcoux said...

congrats on the photo on the advertising ... did they not get in touch with you to say they were putting it on the advert!!! I guess presumably you signed something when you sent it off to them...

well done and yahey fame for you
Dangling by a Thread
sandy

sandra wyman said...

I'm absolutely delighted for you Julie - have been telling you for ages you are good so now will you start believing me?

Sue said...

What very fantastic news! Congratulations ! Mentally dancing for joy for you. Fabulous start to 2010 :)

gill said...

wow! fame at last - how exciting for you
gill

Dale Anne said...

CONGRATULATIONS Julie!
Both of these pieces are FABULOUS!!!

Jacquelines blog said...

Congratulations Julie!

Annette J said...

It couldn't happen to a nicer person, well done you. Love what you are doing at the moment.

Jackie said...

A well deserved bit of recognition. Congratulations.

pam said...

Oh wow Fame at last - Angela was running around saying look that's Julie's quilt in that advert - it is a lovely piece of work. I am such a newcomer to blogging I have hardly done any posts at all - keep them going as I love reading all of yours.

Susan said...

Hi!
Congratulations on your blog! I totally understand and agree with all you mentioned about the support and encouragement found through communication with like-minded fiber enthusiasts over the Internet. Congratulations too on your work's inclusion in a publication. What an accomplishment! Your post simply sings with joy! Thanks, especially, for the kind words of support you leave on my blog! They mean the world to me!
Susan

Dot said...

Congatulations Julie - this is wonderful news! Your art is beautiful and it is lovely to see it recognised. Congatulations on your 600th post too.
Hope you shake your nasty cough soon.
Lots of love
Dot xx

Lynne said...

Well done Julie, what a lovely surprise for you. I'm looking forward to seeing it for real at the show in September. Enjoy your fame!

Mags said...

Mags
Well done Julie. Didn't you have that quilt partly finished when I met you in Llandudno? The dyeing in your following post is brilliant too. I don't think I will be making a quilt for the FOQ after all. I'm sure yours will be great.