Good Afternoon Everyone!
Did you know that I have been designing 30+ years ~
and I might add they have been wonderful years,
all of them. I actually published my first design
in 1979! You ask, what has that got to do with
Many years ago, in 1983, Just Cross Stitch
magazine made its entry into the needlework world
and they are now celebrating their 30th year.
They have planned a year long celebration by
planning "revisit/catchup" articles with designers.
I am so honored to have been chosen to be the
first designer to be featured. Do you think that
might have something to do with the fact that I am
probably one of the designers who has been around
the longest and maybe one of the oldest? Oh well,
whatever the reason, it is very special to me.
Another thing that makes me very happy is
that I was featured in their very first
magazine ~ May-June 1983.
Here is the cover. My, have things changed.
Magazine covers do not look like this anymore.
The beautiful design on the cover is by
Ginnie Thompson, one of the wonderful
leaders that our industry was so lucky
I still haven't received my copy, but I understand
that the magazines are in book stores, and those of
you who have subscriptions should have yours
by now. I was asked to do a design for the
readers, so here it is. Hope you like it.
I wanted it to say how I feel about all of you
out there who have supported me during
all these many years. Thank you so much.
Many Happy Stitches,