Hey Mom, Look at Me! . . . . Look Mom, Look!!

A couple of months ago, on a Wednesday, I told you that I was busy working on something top-secret and therefore offered a re-run.

Well have no fear, dear reader, because there is no re-run in your future today.

Instead, I am offering you the results of that top-secret work!

YES, the rumors are true
-- I've broken into print at last!

(It only took 20 years . . . )

Now that's not technically true. Because I worked in the magazine biz for 8 years, creating all sorts of craft flotsam-and-jetsam

and all of those things were photographed and put in magazines.

And once, in a M.E.'s Home Companion issue, they actually did a teeny tiny itty bitty interview about my materials in which they called me "Florida Copy-Maven Susan Hinckley." Which was ridiculous, but at least they used my name and it wasn't in the fine fine print on page 352.

And Quilting Arts kindly published one of my very first Small Works, from the "Dreaming the Garden" exhibit:

and there was a tiny blurb there as well, with my name
(in large print -- hooray!)

Oh well.

All of which brings us to today:

And today I have a FEATURE! And it is nice and LONG! And I got to write it myself! And my name is spelled correctly! And there's a full-page picture!

I hope the over-use of exclamation points has helped communicate my excitement.

And thanks to Lesley Riley, at CPS, who wrote the really great questions that shaped the interview into something

I'm truly pleased with.

And who, it should be noted, found me at Baltimore and more importantly, NOTICED.

By which I remain amazed.

It's a good Wednesday.

(anybody got a cake?)


Allie said...

WOOOOOOOOHOOOOOOOOOO - it's party time! I'm so excited for you Susan!

Marjorie said...

Congratulations! I can't wait for my issue to arrive! (BTW, I saw the mention in QA but missed it in ME.) Way to go.

Amelia and Justin said...

That is so exciting!! With everything spelled correctly and all! :)


Jake and Chelsea said...

i had to comment for two reasons:
(1) i am so proud of you.
(2) the word verification is "squiscor" which makes me think of inventing some craft tool of that name.

pass me the squiscors, please?

yea mom!!

susan m hinckley said...

I think you should invent it and we'll make millions. But I can't help but ruminate on its possible uses . . . squishy scissors of some kind? Something that squiscks?

VO said...

OMG, that is the coolest thing ever! Congrats, I'm giving you a huge virtual hug and can't wait to see it on the newstands!

LOL, my fried plays a game on her blog: Whatever the word verification you must make up a definition.

quillin: when you're chillin' in your quilt.

VO said...
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VO said...

Ok, so she's not my "fried" friend. Love those typos!

dechando = Sailor song sung to B I N G O about a deck hand.

judy coates perez said...

yay! just got my issue out of the mail box today and have yet to tear off the wrapper, now i can hardly wait to crack it open.

susan m hinckley said...

Thanks, all -- and I'm glad to know they're out there, Judy -- I have received my advance copies but not my regular subscriber copy and I wasn't sure when it would be on the newsstand.

And thanks for the post-post entertainment, VO. (I'm standing by the reply I left on the previous post!)

Norma Soulet (AZArtist) said...


Thanks to the article in CPS, I have found your blog. I love your work and I will visit it again soon. :)

Lisa Cannon said...

OK, I love the idea of defining the verification word. Today, mine is defined as Susan Hinckley:

She is pro many things such as art and literature but if you know her well, she is a little conallso!

I'm so happy for your article and can't wait to read it!

Melanie said...

I know how EXCITING this all is. I subscribed to both the magazines for quite some time. This is so FABULOUS for you. I'll do a happy, happy dance for you. Congrats!!!!

Amanda and Christopher said...

Congratulations Susan! You are truly amazing.

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