the 12 days of christmas {where women create style}

Oh how I love this time of year.




The fabulous ladies at Where Women Create asked me to participate again this year in their 12 Days of Christmas celebration.  You guys, this is so much fun!  For 12 days, there are 48 crafty ladies who are giving away LOADS of goodies.  No hoops - just leave a comment - each of the 12 days to be entered to win some serious loot!

What I love about this is "meeting" so many talented artists via their introductions and posts.

As an added tiny bonus to my giveaway over at the Where Women Create blog, I have another little treat.

I have a couple of extra magazines - the STITCH Fall 2011 issue that featured one of my patterns and a Spring 2011 Sew Hip issue with a Two Peas feature.  I'd love to share those with a couple of you.  Simply leave a comment here and I'll pick 2 of you and send off these issues for you to enjoy.  Guess what else?  I'm going to add in with the magazines a cute little zip pouch from my stash!  What you get will be a surprise but I promise you'll love it!

12 Days of Christmas - love it!  Hop over to Where Women Create everyday starting TODAY through December 12th for their giveaways.

And then Leave a comment here to be entered for the zip pouches and magazines (2 winners) and I'll leave this giveaway open until December 12th.  I'll pick 2 winners and announce them on December 13th!  Have fun and Happy Holidays!  THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED

Me? Hip? Not SEW much...

Ok...well maybe I'm a little hip.  Like SEW HIP...oh, really bad introduction, huh? Well, I've been busy writing patterns, sewing orders and taking care of a million other things going on with our family lately.  But little Sprout and I did manage a quick morning run last week to our local Barnes and Noble.

How lame, right?  Yes, I DID take a picture of Sprout and I actually getting the latest issue of Sew Hip magazine.  This is the first time I've been published and well, I'm tickled pink.

I'm even more tickled to find out that the project I submitted...well, they decided to run it as a series.

It's called a Pocket Full of Posies.  Have I already told you all this before?

So not only do I have a project in this issue but I'll also have features in the next two issues.

And the 3rd in the series...I got a note the other day from the editor.  My project made the cover.  YIPPEE!  That's just so cool...I can't wait to show my Mom.  Seriously...if you recall from previous posts, my Mother mostly displays my work (patterns, art quilts, etc) in her bathrooms.  She claims nobody will miss them in there.  Well, ok.  So I'm sure next time we visit I'll find my article probably framed and hanging over the toilet somewhere.  :>)

The Two Peas took a few photos of me while I was putting together the flower banner that's in the current issue...

I'm kind of anxious to get the banner back...I'm going to hang it in the Two Peas room I think...they love it and it would match their room perfectly.

Hip or not, I'm SO excited.  I would LOVE to know if you get a copy and make any of the projects.  Please share and I'll be glad to highlight you here on my blog.

Busy week ahead...St. Patricks Day is Wednesday!  Big day for our family...can't wait to see them all.