Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Birth of a Gathering and Good Fortune

I believe I process things bass-akwards.
I announce a Gathering and then I start to design.
Often I search through my supplies to identify quantities
of products that I already possess to help keep class fees lower. I buy during sales and clearance never knowing
what they will become.

I have had so many inquiries 
about the hearts that Jill taught us to make.
( Now I know they are everywhere but Jill taught me)
So she gets the credit.
I had hundreds of cut strips from another
 project so hearts it is!

I have felted balls by the dozens
( no snide remarks now- behave)
So they screamed Snowmen.
He is also adorable as an ornament and 
done up with glitter and mica.

I had paper mache boxes and bottle brush trees so..
It seems a theme of browns and creams and type is developing ..but of course glitter will enter soon.
These are just a few of the samples
 I am playing with for my next Gathering.
"Love is all Around"

Yep, that would be me inside those pages of the new issue of Where Women Create.
Some of you may remember my post about meeting 
Jo and Ryne last March. 
It was a very special day for me and now
the magazine is out, or will be soon in your area
and what a thrill!
Thank you so much WWC,
and thank you for all the kind words from
all my friends. 

In other news:
Guess what? I WON

I should go gamble, though I NEVER do,
but the stars are sure shining for me this week.
CA lottery maybe?

 I hope there is enough white in here Kathleen :D
 for me to  join White Wednesday.
I haven't partied with you for weeks and I want to. lol

22 comments: said...

YYYEEEEAAAA CONGRATULATIONS!!! I am going to get the periodical tomorrow! How exciting for you!!! I would definitely play the lottery;)
~Debra xxx
Capers of the vintage vixens

My Blessed Serendipity Life said...

So very happy for you today! Congrats on getting published and for your win. I can't wait to see that issue and I will be looking for you. Have fun with your creative workshop. Your snowman is adorable made out of felted balls and all. ;)


Anonymous said...

I want to come over and craft with you, z. I've been wearing glue and glitter in my hair since I was pint sized - I'd love to make these crafts! :)
Congratulations on the WWC feature - I wondered when that would come together. Yay! Hope to grab a copy next time I'm in the BIG city.
And thanks for sharing at my blog - we agree on most. I think some set up a no-email-profile because they don't want spam. I can respect that, but if you can't reach them, that's that. Publishing a blog over the www and not allowing comments is strange to me, because I think of blogging as a way to connect with others - not a way to keep a private journal. But as you said, we are all different.
And I wish I could take credit for the Kindergarten Rules, but that credit goes to Robert Fulghum - the link to his website is at the bottom of the post - good, good stuff!
the other Z

Jacqueline @ HOME said...

Dear Z,
You have so much wonder you won. Many, many congratulations. I love all of the things that you make....there is so much inspiration coming from you !!
......and, lastly, I'm just so pleased that you have felted balls !!!! There's nothing nicer !! haha XXXX

June said...

Great Gatherings in the making Z!!!

I can't wait to see you in print my dear.
love from here!

Tina @ TinyBear said...

Congrats on being published - that´s so great news and I can´t wait to get my copy.
Love you snowmann creation - so cute.

Razmataz said...

You really should be working for Martha...shall I write to her and suggest it....

Carole said...

That snowman is adorable and so are you. I never did find that hoo. Will have to order it online. Hey great pics BTW.


Laura @ 52 FLEA said...

Love those snowmen!
Congrats on Where Women Create and also your win!
You're awesome! :)

Theresa said...

CONGRATULATIONS ON A UTTERLY AMAZING WEEK!!! You so deserve all of it, the recognition, the big win...
every bit of it! I have never bought the magazine before but you can put some of that money down on me buying one at the first place I find it! Can't wait to see you and your beautiful space in it.
seriously happy for you,
t. xoxoxooxoxxo

time worn interiors said...

I'll I have to see if I can find a copy of the magazine here in Podunk! Finally!

Oh how I wish I could attend your Gatherings party! Looks like a lot of fun!


The Boston Lady said...

Congrats on the magazine! I will see if we get a copy in at our B & N! I just love the idea of your Gatherings and look forward to the day when I can perhaps be part of one. Love those felted balls, btw. Ann

Jacqueline said...

Sounds like 'flying by the seat of your pants' works for you Susan!

Cindy said...

I am not one bit surprised you are in WWC. You are so talented and original! A true artist! CONGRATS my friend! XO

A Cottage Muse said...

Congrats Z!!

Hee Hee...that was a felt funny!
You are witty and pretty!

C. Joy said...

How wonderful! I love this magazine. I discovered it in the summer and own two issues - looks like I'll just have to buy a third. This is so great. (Thank God you told me/us this or I'd still be giggling about you and your felted balls.)

Kit said...

Oh I so have to go and find that magazine. Congrats! I can't wait to "see" you! Kit

Kathy said...

Congratulations - I can hardly wait to see the magazine!!! I read this post earlier, while I was still at work, and was hoping it would be here when I got home. Maybe tomorrow.

TheCrankyCrow said...

Some of my favorite balls are felted... ;o) (That snowman box is ADORABLE!!)

And CONGRATULATIONS & YIPPEES X 2!!! Woo Hoo!!! What an awesome - and so-well-deserved honor to be featured...Sure hope I can find a copy here in Nod.....And what a fabulous prize package!!! I'm sure you'll put everything to its highest and best use!!

Now - go felt some more balls. ;o) Smiles & Hugs ~ Robin

Low Tide High Style said...

I can't wait to see the issue, congratulations! And your gathering is going to be so much fun!

Kat :)

Jill said...

I think I'm getting to Omaha this weekend so should be able to find you in print!! So exciting! Thanks for the shout out. :)
How DID you come by so many felted balls?!

Jillayne said...

FINALLY! I have been wondering when it would be out - I'm looking forward to seeing your room in print.
I do things that way too, and then scratch my head wondering what in the heck I've gone and got myself into now. But, I think better under pressure - at least that's what I keep telling myself. I bet the Gathering will be fabulous - fun, and fab.