Saturday, October 13, 2007

Bizzy B's -- I love our hive!

Last night was ATC night at Bizzie B's. Barb and Tony surprised me with a cake and a copy of Sew Somerset! We all celebrated me being on the cover -- and then they tortured me by making me sign a copy -- and I agonized for over 4 hours over what witty comment I could make -- only to decide on something lame like, "xoxo, ~martha" -- okay, I did plant a big lipstick kiss on the front too, LOL. Because I love you guys! Anyway, it was terribly embarassing -- but I finally got to actually see the magazine --- and I REALLY AM ON THE COVER! with 4 pieces inside! WOOO HOOO!!! (see, Cori, I really do say wooo -hoo! all the time). This Sew Somerset is my FAVOURITE of anything that Somerset/ Stampington has issued (even if I wasn't in it) . Here are some pics of my pages. Bizzy B's will have more issues of the magazine shortly. -- call them to reserve a copy. Hey, I'll kiss it for you! (okay, possibly not a great idea -- since I've been sick lately) (Thanks for all of your help, Cori -- and thanks for the picture!) (I look so tired because I WAS tired -- it was almost midnight -- past my bedtime)(At least I'm not showing you the picture of me reading on the throne)

My inspirations for the pieces are really funny. HEY, I sound kind of intelligent. Kind of. Maybe. Click on the pics to read the inspirations.

(Somerset actually has sent me a copy of the issue -- but it appears to be missing -- and the wonderful, helpful editor, Amanda Nolan emailed me to let me know that she will resend it if it isn't here in another week)(every time I have emailed her, she has responded within a few minutes -- and with follow up emails -- she really does her job well)

I'm concerned about missing / late mail. It seems, that all of a sudden, mail is getting really slow from anywhere to Canada. Since our dollar is so strong right now -- I think that lots of people must be ordering stuff fromthe US and perhaps there is a huge backlog at the border (customs). Right now a package of RR books that was sent to me in August is MISSING -- and the tracking says that it entered Canada on August 23. Of course, everyone in the RR is worried, especially Melinda and Penny -- the owners of the books. Please think positive thoughts for a speedy recovery of the books.


Jo Wholohan said...

Congrats Martha, your pages look awesome, I cant wait to get my hands on a copy of this mag, looks amazing!!!

MarissaDW said...

Congratulations! I'll have to get a copy and get you to sign it. LOL! Sorry I missed the ATC Night and the signing session.

Joanne Huffman said...

You're right, the magazine is incredibly cool, including your art work.

Anonymous said...

These pages are beautiful! I can't wait to see them in person.

I agonize about stuff in the mail and it only happened to us once. I'm hoping that means it'll never happen again. I'm crossing my fingers that it is just very late and still travelling to you.

uncertainvoyage said...

Don't worry I'll be sending you the 'throne' photo - I think you'll find it amusing.

Anonymous said...

I'm so proud of you, Martha! You know you are one of my fave fabric artists!!! CONGRATS!!!


Beth :)

Anonymous said...

Congrats on the publishing... as for our postal service...I think they should revamp the whole sucks!

Patti G. said...

MARTHA, Biggest congrats on being a cover artist......SOOOOOOO Well deserved and wonderful! Ohhhhhh I will have to have you kiss my copy! HOW FUN! You are something dear lady!
I received your pattern and BEAUTIFUL gift today and ADORE ADORE it! Thank you!

Margaret McDonald said...

congrats Martha,
does anyone know if that magazine is available in the GTA? or only on-line?

Raine K said...

Hi! I just bought SEW Somerset yesterday! Haven't really delved into it but I did seek out all of your stuff - and it looks fab, of course. Congrats on getting so much into it - it's great that they recognize how awesome and unique your work is!

Veleta (Sammy) said...

Martha... congrats my friend! I am hoping to get into the booksstore soon to pick up a copy! Now you are one of the big people... and oh you looks great in the pic!

Heather Robinson said...

Whoo, hoo! Congratulations on being published and on the front cover too! Love the photo and the story about the signing, Martha. Can't wait to pick up a copy and see your work for myself. Such talent!

Maija said...

I am so proud of you! It must be so exciting to be ON THE COVER!!

I hope my little piece of mail makes it to you soon!

Ruth Rae said...

I have yet to see this mag!
thank you so much for posting the pages!
your art looks amazing!