Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Cover Girl


Audrey has moved on from her role as Aqua Net spokesperson and is now a cover girl!  It's a thrill for both me and our girl.

This past Spring I was asked by Stitch magazine to write two articles for the Oct/Nov issue.  It seems so long ago now.

The first article was titled 'From Sketch to Stitch' about my Breakfast at Tiffany's piece...


The second was for a project I designed for the magazine as an offshoot of my original...


Go Lightly.



It covers some of the components from my original design: the beaded chandelier, a beaded stumpwork butterfly (albeit much smaller), lettering, Audrey's hair and jewels...

It's message can be interpreted many ways.  Tread lightly.  Leave no trace.  Go with the light.  Don't take yourself too seriously.

Like Holly Golightly.  The girl who charms and beguiles, flitting in and out of people's lives, never allowing herself to be tied down or taken too seriously.


The instructions to make this project are in the current Oct/Nov issue of Stitch, the magazine of the UK Embroiderers' Guild.


I'm selling kits for the project and might consider offering an online class for the piece if there is enough  interest.  To hear more about both of these options, click here.

Happy day everyone!

53 comments:

Anne Bloom said...

Very cool! I am totally impressed, your work is stunning!

Linda H said...

Congrats Susan!! This is SO exciting. I have the previous Stitch mag which gave a small preview of what's in the next issue so I knew it would be in... You must be thrilled! I'll be off to our local newsstand to look for an issue today!! Wooohooooo!

Beth Ferrier said...

Congrats! The spread is wonderful! That little magazine project would make a wonderful workshop sample.

I'm adding Barnes and Noble to my galavanting list.

Shirlee Fassell said...

Wow wow wow and more WOWS!! Congratulations next stop...Barnes + Noble

Catherine said...

Many congratulations to you, Susan!! What an honor!

biddie1031 said...

Congratulations and WOW! Go Lightly, indeed - just glad you aren't treading lightly in the needlework world - thanks for sharing your beautiful projects and your sense of humor!
Online class...online class!!!

Nana said...

Wow, this is so great bt you deserved it.

Nana

FLOWER FRIEND said...

Congratulations Susan. My copy arrived today and you have hit the right note with your instructions.Plenty of detail for both the novice and the experienced stitcher to follow.Your sketch to stitch article is lovely and answers so many questions behind your final piece.

Cath said...

Congratulations! It's the perfect subject for those articles. Aiming to pick up my copy of Stitch later this week.

BackstoryBeads said...

Congratulations, Susan. I will pick up a copy to savor. I remember when you were sharing the creation of this piece with us - I couldn't wait for each post!

Suztats said...

Fantastic!!
Congratulations, Susan!!
Well deserved, too! Yay!!

Mary Ann said...

Wow...how wonderful. You must be totally thrilled. Congratulations:)

Rachel said...

I saw it heralded in last month's "Stitch" and hope to get my copy of the magazine when next I'm in town - Congratulations!

Cari said...

Oh my goodness Susan...Congratulations !! You are an amazing and talented lady!!

Lorraine said...

Congrats on the publication Susan!

Daphne said...

Hooray! How exciting - this is so neat!
Congrats!!

Darlene said...

Congratulations, I will have to look for it at the store!

Linda said...

Congrats! It's so lovely, you deserve all the accolades you get.

Keep up the good work. I so enjoy looking at your work.

Judy S. said...

You're famous! Along with your Holly G...... Congratulations! Looks like a great article from what I could read in the tiny print. Now to find the whole magazine.......

Heather M. said...

Congratulations Susan! It looks great and I'll have to hunt down an issue here (hard to come by).

Teodora Tănase said...

Congratulations Susan! I feel so inspired by your work and your passion!

SharoninStitches said...

You are an inspiration! Brava!

Lisa said...

Oh WOW Susan! Your work SO deserves to be published and what a great piece to get started with! Congratulations!!!

p.s. when is the book coming out?! :) Seriously ~ you NEED to think about putting all these great pieces in one!

Cathy K said...

Congratulations! Your honors are so richly deserved. And I predict that this is just the first of many wonderful things to come for you! And I am off to find the magazine today! Hugs, Cat

Marty52 said...

WooHoo... she's published! Sweet, sweet, sweet, m'dear... couldn't happen to a more worthy artist. Congrats!!!!

Momma Bear said...

Congratulations!
I am so happy for you and proud of you!
your published again!
I'm green (and orange and blue) !)
You my dear are a star and must keep at it so you can inspire more of us to greater heights!

Mary said...

What a beauty! I love all the detail you give your pieces! Congratulations!

Marsha said...

Congratulations! I'm so happy your work is getting the notice it deserves. It amazes and thrills me. Kudos!

Jane said...

Congratulations Susan, fame at last. Well deserved. I hope it is the start of many more interesting things.

liniecat said...

Congrats! I adore that piece and look forward to reading the article

Diane Lithgow said...

I saw this magazine last week at our embriodery guild meeting here in new Zealand and thought it looked familiar. fabulous work and a great project.
diane

Vicky aka Stichr said...

OMG Susan I am just gushing with pride!!!

Carol- Beads and Birds said...

I told ja so!!
Fantastic...Magnificent..Well Deserved..Recognition..Positive Attraction....
xx, Carol

Allison Aller said...

SSSSSOOOOOOO proud of you!!!

Sheila said...

OH Susan! Congratulations! Yippeeee! Doing the Snoopy Dance here. This is so wonderful! I'm so happy for you, and hope you are feeling over the moon proud of all your hard work paying off! Audrey's beautiful! :)

Sheila said...

*Should have said, "Over the Moon (River) proud."... grin

margaret said...

congratulations from me too, what a surprise when the stitch landed through my letterbox yesterday and I saw your name and work in it, wow and such detailed instructions, wonder how many will be stitches and blogged about.
Stitch is to me the best magazine around these days

éoline said...

I received Stitch yesterday!
Marvellous to be "à la Une", isn't it?

maire said...

Kudos to you!!! How wonderful. I'm so happy for you!!

Jocelyne said...

Wow after a French magazine now an English one, very soon you will be famous all over Europe!. Congrats Suzanne!

Sweetpea said...

Well, WOOT WOOT and HUGE CONGRATS, you Cover Girl, you!!!! How divinely AWESOME is all this?!?!?!?!?! HOORAY, Susan!!!!!!!

coral-seas said...

I just went to the Stitch website to look up something for another blogger and what do I see on this month's front cover? I realized that is was not your original Breakfast at Tiffany's quilt but it was unmistakenable your work.

Many congratulations, my friend. I'm so thrilled for you.

Jillayne said...

This is so wonderful! How exciting for you to have created the cover girl for a magazine, a what a beautiful girl she is. I so enjoyed reading through all the posts as you made the original - it was so enjoyable to follow along with your thoughts as you went.
Congratulations!

Colorado Stitcher said...

WOW!! Fantastic.

margaret said...

Susan is it okay for me to use your chandelier design but stitch it with thread not beads at a later date? had a second read of all your instructions yesterday, they really are great to follow, thanks

Thearica said...

Congratulations on your cover piece! It is beautiful!

Arts and Crafts said...

congratulations Susan on being published, my copy arrived today, and was so excited for you, had to read it straight away.

Arlene

Jen said...

this sounds like a magazine I should get a subscription to! Huge congratulations on your cover, but I can't say I'm surprised that they see how talented and deserving you are of the honor.

Elizabeth Braun said...

When I was flicking through the last issue in the shop a few weeks ago, I saw this in the 'In Our Next Issue' feature and recognised it at once. I haven't bought 'Stitch' for a long time, but I may very well indulge myself and get this issue...

WELL DONE!

Createology said...

Congratulations Susan Dear. Holly-Go-Lightly is magnificent. How wonderful of you to share your story with Stitch magazine. Stitching Bliss...

Marjolein said...

Congratulations!
It must be very special to see your work printed in a magazine.

vicki said...

Susan- I'm so happy for your success- absolutely well deserved!! The magazine pages are just magnificent-- works of art themselves! What a wonderful accolade to add to your growing resume of great things!!

Vicki

elmsley rose said...

Don't know what to say that hasn't already been said - except you and Tiffany thoroughly deserve this! :-) Congraulations.

PS How many copies did you buy?

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