Friday, 19 July 2013
You never know where blogging will take you.
Many years ago when I was working at a fairly remote 2 teacher school on the Snowy River in the high country of NSW, I remember telling my class they would soon be able to talk to kids in other schools on the school computer via something called a "modem".
It was amazing and exciting at the time pre internet. My daughter was born not long after, and a few years later her brother arrived. The first generation to grow up with a mouse in their hand.
Fast forward 20 something years, the internet has changed our lives. It still amazes me that I can talk to people all over the world, in different time zones, different seasons and share the things we made or found.
Anyway.. getting to the point of this post, I wanted to thank SEW Magazine UK for sharing my beach hut tutorial in the latest issue. Never would I have thought something I sewed would end up in a sewing magazine!
A while back I was contacted by the editor of a Canadian magazine, I think it was Canadian Cottage, who wanted to include my driftwood boats in one of their issues. I'm not sure when this will be happening.
So.. you never know where the internet and blogging will take you.
Where has it taken you?
And.... The winner of the giveaway is Diane Lavender Dreams.
Thanks so much for all your entries and shares!
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That's great Cheryl. I guess they know talent when they see it. Teaching on the snowy Rr hey? That would have been fun.ReplyDelete
thanks carolyn! it was fun and a great experience. i don't miss the cold though.Delete
We have come a long way since that first e-mail was sent just as we did when Bell made his first phone call.ReplyDelete
I missed your little hut post. How exciting to be included in two different magazine. Who knows where it will lead you?
My husband was painting in his studio one day when a call came in from an ad agency. They had seen his website and were representing a winery that wanted to use his paintings as labels. That would never have happened if not for the internet. And, our lives were literally changed forever because of that transaction.
that's fantastic for your husband! i'm sure the internet has opened doors for a lot of artists.Delete
Ooh how did I miss those beach huts, they are super cute! Not surprised your blog is taking you to faraway places hon, enjoy! xxReplyDelete
WOW! Did I really win! I'm THRILLED! Thanks so much girlfriend! And I'm so proud of you! I love the beach huts and your driftwood boats. I made one of the beach huts but I don't think I ever showed it. Sweet hugs!ReplyDelete
I haven't had the success you've had but I enjoy blogging so much I eke away at it.ReplyDelete
Thats very exciting Cheryl! Fabulous recognition of your talent! xReplyDelete
I enjoy your work, the sea and the colors you use in your projects - all very inspiring . Houses are so cute, I really want to do such for my interior, thank you!ReplyDelete
I enjoy your work, Thats very exciting Cheryl!ReplyDelete
It is amazing where the internet will take you!!!! I just got published for the first time in a magazine and am so excited so I say congrats to you too. Good luck with further publications they will be a knocking!!!!ReplyDelete
Congratulations! Well deserved on both accounts. They are lovelyReplyDelete
Just found you through Carol at Art and Sand. What a beautiful blog you have! I am intrigued by your sewing creations! Those boats are tugging at my heartstrings!!!ReplyDelete
Congratulations on being chosen by TWO magazines. I'm not surprised, you're so talented. I'm also still amazed that thanks to blogging, I know people who live on the other side of the planet!ReplyDelete
Congratulations to you for being featured in 2 magazines, and also to Diane for winning your give away. We took a photo of my son by our computer when we first connected with the internet. We never realised how much it would change our life too.ReplyDelete
Never doubted your ability. You have incredible talent, very worthy of international media focus and attention, and you're proudly Australian! Go girl! HxReplyDelete