Wednesday, 9 December 2009

Excitement and news.

Hi everyone…I have been a bit quiet as I have been busy sewing some special things for Christmas. I better not show you as who they are intended for might pop in and see their surprise.


I have had my profile published in Simply Patchwork and Stitching


and am so thrilled at what Katy did. It’s a 4 page spread…Wow…didn't think it would be that much. I am excited to the hilt!



There’s even some pictures of what’s going to be published. One day I will learn how to take good photos of things.

Another exciting thing is my good friend Jenny has her gorgeous design published in it also. She made the front cover with her design. Way to go Jen :)


Have you been having a look at the Among The Gum Tree’s blog each day? There are links to some fabulous Christmas things to read about and make and all sorts. I have got a surprise for Saturday and I have been busy with it the last few days…so keep an eye out for it on Saturday.

But check everyday as its Christmas Advent time right up until Christmas :)Sooo exciting! So much to see so make sure you have your cuppa ready to sip while you browse.


I always get a great thrill when one of you lovely ladies email me with piccies of what you have made of my designs. It really is a delight and to think that what I designed appealed enough for anyone to make is a big thrill and very humbling.

Here is what Joyce made, two of my bags I had published in Down Under Quilts.

Joyce's Bags 

Love ‘em Joyce!

Also Bronny has been flat out making up lots and lots of the Christmas Door Stops.

I think she might have had a production line going…hehehe

aren't they just fabulous?


nov 15 004


I hope you all are having a great time sewing your Christmas goodies …Before we know it Christmas will be behind us and we will have to think about lots of other good things to sew.

Hugs to all…..Vicki

23 lovely people said....:

teresa said...

Congratulations Vicki! That is so well deserved. Must go and get it to check it out. You must be tickled and very proud. xx

Ida13 said...

Congratulation! You work hard and make beatuful things.
I would be glad If I could get one copy of it, but I can't. Nice to see it!

Lucky-1 said...

Congrats Vicki, you so deserve the recognition for your beautiful and stunning work:)

Terry said...

Congratulations Vicki! Your work is beautiful! :0)

quiltinbysea said...

Congratulations to both yourself and to Jenny, Wow, 2 Gum Tree Designers in the same magazine.

Not usually a magazine buyer but this is a 'must have'

Thank you for the beautiful work you do and share.

Teodo said...

Congratulations Vicki.
I'm happy for you.
ciao ciao

Meredith said...

congrats! That is so exciting. Yes I usually lurk

Anna Rosa Designs said...

Hi Vicki,
I was wondering what was keeping you soo quiet!
That is fantastic news, seeing your profile and pieces in the magazine.
Well done, I'm sure your family are as proud of you as you're feeling.

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

Hey, congratulations Vicki - well deserve!

Val Laird said...

Congratulations, Vicki. Your designs are gorgeous.

Sharon (Stitches on Mars) said...

You are deservedly proud of your achievements Vicki. It must be lovely knowing you are creating things others enjoy making.

Robyn said...

Wooohooo you go girl!!
So happy and proud for you... you do work hard and your designs are lovely.
So glad you get to share them with the quilty world out there.


Julia said...

Congratulations to both yourself and to Jenny, Must go buy the Mag
Way to go!!
Julia ♥

Jude said...

It was a thrill to open my magazine and see a spread on someone i feel i can call my friend, well done Vicki. We are all madly sewing at this time of the year and I for one am looking forward to a rest after xmas, maybe for aweek or two.

Miriam said...

Congratulations Vicki!!

I will be looking for that magazine. :)

Colleen said...

Congratulations Vicki, It is so well deserved. I wish we got that magazine in the U.S.

Dawn said...

OOh aah... well done... must borrow the mag of Jude when she has finished devouring it... and read the print off the paper... he he
hugs Dawn x x

liloca, liloquinha said...

Parabéns Vick, Espero adquirir esta revista aqui no Brasil, pois é um pouco difícil!!!

Karen's Korner said...

Congratulations and well done. Your work is lovely and deserves recognition.

Micki said...

Congrats Vicki! What a great honor this must be for you!

Funoldhag said...

How wonderful to be featured in the lovely magazine! The editors know a great designer when they see one. Congratulations, Vicki - it is well deserved! Merry Christmas! Carol

Bronny said...

Congratulations to you both!!! I'll certainly add that magazine to my Christmas wish-list

belinda said...

I L-O-V-E the clam shell quilt that is featured!! I bought an old used quilt book last year mainly for the 'clam shell' quilt pattern that was in it. I have 'hand' pieced a few just to get the feel of it. This is just wonderful....I will look for this magazine!!