A New Milestone

A Whole Stack of Cuffs

I received an email recently that had me wondering if I am inhaling too many paint fumes (I’m painting 40 cupboards in my kitchen both inside and out…that’s a lot of paint fumes.)   It was from the editor of Belle Armoire, a Stampington & Company publication, who informed me that one of my cuff creations was selected for publication on January 1st.  Oh my!  To say that I’m excited is an understatement.  I’ve been trying to get into this magazine for over a year.

I used to write for my local newspaper back in the 90’s.  It was a weekly column dedicated to …wait for it… crafts!  Imagine that.  It was called Pastimes. I wrote and wrote and wrote, and never once felt that pang of writer’s block.  There were too many craft shows to write about, and too many up-and-coming crafting celebrities to interview.  I also wrote about my own crafts, and now and then drifted into some local news, though these were not published under my by-line.  A paycheck was a paycheck I used to say, so I’d write about anything, like I’m doing now.

It’s been years since I’ve received remuneration for my words and that won’t change with this new milestone.  I believe they simply send you a copy of the magazine.  Instead I think of this as a great honor.  Stampington & Company publishes dozens of magazines, and they indicate in their “calls for submissions” that thousands of items are received, and not all will be accepted.  So I’m feeling pretty lucky and happy to have been chosen.

In fact, I can’t wait.   -30-


About Patsye

I am an older woman and artist. I love to craft. I love to sew and knit and crochet and needlepoint. I love to paint and draw and make art with my hands. Being creative is what gets me up in the morning. Art is my tea, my fresh air, my good book, and my cats all rolled into one. I have much to share and hope you'll visit often.
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8 Responses to A New Milestone

  1. Katharine says:

    Patsye, Congratulations on your publication! I occasionally get your posts in my email and it always brightens my day. So you’ve moved! At last!
    Thinking of you fondly. All my best to you in your new home.

  2. That’s fantastic! Good for you. Those cuffs are so pretty too.

  3. Northern Narratives says:

    Welcome back. And a big Congratulations for the magazine 🙂

  4. Patti says:

    I mean “wonderful”. Oops. =)

  5. Patti says:

    Congratulations!! What a winderful honor.

  6. averyclaire says:

    Oh my….congratulations Patsye….what an honor. Those magazines should wake up!! Everything you do is worthy of publication!! Beautiful work.

  7. Congrats, Patsye, this is such great news! You are very deserving of this honor, your crafting is gorgeous. Always!

  8. Max says:

    Patsye, thanks for the comment on my blog. I have been just as bad as you at keeping up the flow of blog posts. You have been gone from the blogosphere for four months now! It’s so good to have you back again. Congratulations on being selected for publication in Belle Armoire. I wouldn’t be surprised if you became a regular on their pages!

    A big hug for you. Don’t be a stranger … Max

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