Look what came in the mail last week! The marketing staff at Houghton Mifflin had 18″ x 18″ posters printed to promote my up-coming book, Pocketful of Posies. It was a complete surprise to me, and to celebrate this along with the summer solstice, I’d like to offer a Poster Giveaway to 3 of my readers (international addresses included). Please leave a comment on this post by June 30th and the winners will be picked at random.
Salley – such a nice surprise! I imagine finishing up a book with all of the work that you do can be about like giving birth! =) Will have to look for that book and make it a special gift for one of our little ones! Oh – and it is good to see your smiling face! 😉
Wow! What a surprise! You look REALLY happy in that photo!
Think that we will have a very WARM “beginning to summer” in New England! Did you notice it was still almost light at 9 last night?!
Dear Salley~ Everyone deserves a nice suprise once in awhile. Looking forward to your new book this Fall to add to my collection.Penny
I would love to enter! Thank you!
Great picture, Salley! I would LOVE one of those posters, so sign me up!
With all your incredible work on this book, I would think its
the least they could do to make a poster in support of your
I wish I had room on my wall for the poster, but I will be more than satisfied to get my copy of the book when its finally out.
I like to think I was among the first to pre-order it!! 😉
I hope you sell a zillion and pick up an armload of awards!!
Thanks for all of encouragement, Carolyn! I’ll enter you in the contest anyways. If you are picked, I’m sure there’s someone you can give it to. As for the poster being made–I’ve learned not to expext anything, that way I’m pleasantly surprised when something happens!
Hi Salley, after raising the last 2 of my 5 children to enjoy reading your books I have now started in with my 3 grandchildren, who are as enchanted with them as my own were. You go girl!
What a treat to have such a beautiful work of art! I love what you do and have used your patterns in many gifts. Keep up the wonderful work.
I am a new fan of yours, and have started collecting all your books that I can find. I work with preschoolers, and have 2 grandchildren, so I enjoy sharing the books and my handwork with them. You are such an inspiration!! Thank you.
oh my! how exciting! i like seeing you in the photo and not just your stunning work. 😉 thanks for sharing and happy solstice!
Thank you for this unexpected lottery! Great picture. The poster looks very well done. I especially like the vibrancy of the background and how it works so well with your borders. Is the poster you’re holding mounted on foam core?
What a treat to see your happy smiling face, rest assured, you bring joy to so many people, I have your Wee Willie Winkie book on my kitchen dresser and smile each time I see it.
How wonderful to have the beautiful poster as a testament to all your hard work.
The poster looks great!!! I can’t wait to get a copy of the book. I’d love to enter your drawing!
So good to see both of your hands holding the wonderfully rendered poster! I love how you picked some of my favorite nursery rhymes to illustrate the cover of “A Pocketful of Posies” and I look forward to getting the book so I can see all of your artistry interwoven with the age old rhymes. A copy will be added to my collection and then given to our two “grandies”. Thanks for all you do to make even the old favorites, “new” again. Thanks also for this opportunity to win one of the posters…it’s a great idea!
I am new to your blog and am amazed at your gorgeous work!
Dear Salley, what a treasure! I have The Hollyhock Wall and love to look at the pictures over and over again; and such an enchanting story as well 🙂 Thank-you for helping us to see the magic in the world around us.
What a lovely poster and a very good sign of your publishers intent to promote your book in the way it deserves. I would LOVE to have one of the posters, please enter my name in the hat!
Congratulations on the publication of your newest book! Love your work.
Sally ,I have been anticipating this book since you started posting pages from it.I can’t wait to hold a copy in my hands.Your artwork is such an inspiration !I would love a poster.
Wow, what a nice suprise for you! Those posters are gorgeous, I can’t wait to see the book in print! I’m crossing all my fingers in hopes to win one, please enter me in your wonderful giveaway!
Hi, Salley! I love your art and the poster is amazing. I hope I win one! love, Beth
please include me too!
Your work is beautiful! Thanks for the give-a-way.
What a lovely poster! I have enjoyed following your blog and watching your work — would be lovely to have such a nice poster to frame on my wall so I could ponder it daily.
OH, how exciting to see your new book cover! It was so nice of your editor to send you these posters and I would love to be included in the drawing. Yesterday, I received one of your old books from Amazon, as I am attempting to collect all of your work. Am so hopeful that I can find a venue for your traveling exhibit in the Seattle area, so we can see your work, up close. It is wonderful that you chose needlework as your direction in the world of art.
I am one of your fan, you really have a great talent. Lucas my son really love your book Mary had a little lamb (I translate it for him to understand)
Thanks for this give-away, it would be wonderful in my kid’s room.
Beautiful artwork! Congratulations on everything. Your surprise is well-earned. Nice job, HM.
Congratulations! I am so very, very happy for you.
Well done on your book! I’ve loved making your little felt fairies and am so amazed at your skill.
What a lovely surprise for you – and how kind of ytou to share it! Please add my name to the draw. Thank you!
Wow I can’t wait for your new book to be available (I have all the others). Congratulations on the completion of this one. The amount of love you have put into every stitch is amazing.
How I would love to own a poster that illustrates your work. I think you know how much I admire and respect your art…especially by the number of faeries I have! I certainly hope to add more to my collection soon.
Hope you are having a wonderful first day of summer!
PS: Of course, I will be buying the book whether I win or not!
I love your work. I am looking forward to getting some of your books. Thanks for doing a give away.
Your work is always impeccable and inspiring. I have 3 of your books and I enjoy looking at them with my grandchildrens.
Congratulation for your book.
I have loved your stitching for a long time and would love a poster to frame and hang in my sewing room to inspire me. You are so talented, congratulations on your new book!
What a delightful poster, and a great tease (or sweet torture) for us having to wait for your book, LOL!! Please enter my name! Hugs, Cathy
I just found your blog, after always checking your website for updates!!! I can’t wait for this next book to come out. I love making your “wee folk”!!
The poster is absolutely wonderful, and I hope we will be able to buy one if we aren’t the lucky
winner. I can’t wait to have the book.
What a great poster! I’d love my name in for the drawing. I feel I hardly deserve to ask. I have Felt Wee Folk, which I LOVE, but have yet to make the first wee person. I have made and enjoyed some felt purses. Such a lovely book. I enjoy looking through it often. I’m so happy I found your blog.
Breathtaking is the only word to describe your work. Every night I look forward to reading Hey, Diddle, Diddle to my children. Thank you for putting so much love and dedication into your amazing work. I am anxiously awaiting your new book. Please enter me in your drawing.
All the best,
I would love that poster for my classroom!
I have been fan of your work for a long time. I so glad you joined the blogging world and keep us updated on the things you are working on.
Congratulations on your accomplishments! I have been watching your amazing talent blossom forth through your blog ~ your creations are unique and absolutely wonderful! ‘Pocketful of Posies’ is a delightful title for your incredible work and I would be thrilled to receive a poster.
Your work has been my inspiration for a long time – my sock dolls, my fabric art, my current poetry project. Enter my name, I’d love a constant reminder!
What a wonderful poster. I can’t wait to buy the book.
I can’t wait to see this book – the poster/cover is wonderful all by itself! Sign me up to try to win a poster!
Looking forward very much to purchasing this book for my smallest grandchild.
How lovely to see your happy, smiling, face holding such a wonderful poster!! Congratulations, and I cannot wait to receive the book when it comes out this fall!
Incredible work you do!
So Playful… cute… fun…. will be buying the book this fall.
Oh, please count me in…I have the perfect little person in mind for this wonderful poster!
What a good picture of you. I would love to share your work with my student with one of you posters! It is amazing how 3 dimensional the poster appears.
What a beautiful gesture, sharing your talent and your good fortune with others. Please add me to your competition.
U really look happy in that photo. Congrats Salley =D
Oh Wow, I really hope that I win this!!! I am really looking forward to when your book is published, Salley. I’ve also really enjoyed your posts on all of the borders that you’ve made. It’s been so great to see all of the tiny details of your fabulous work. I’m definitely planning a road trip from Minnesota to Muscatine, Iowa to see your work in person when it’s exhibited there next spring.
What great ideas & beautiful work! Great giveaway! Thanks
Hi! I found your website through Craft Gossip. I have loved your work. My daughters pour over your “Wee Folks” book so much the pages are beginning to fall out! Such wonderful creation and imagination. You have inspired us in many ways. I am so happy to be able to follow you more closely through your web site!
How nice to discover your blog. i have admired your work for quite some time. Your giveaway is a bonus treat. 🙂
The poster is cute and the felt people are really well done! Great work of art. I’d be glad to enter the contest.
Wow, what a great poster! It’s cute and very well done.
Your poster is truly a delightful surprise from your publisher, the graphics are endearingly enticing, I love your poster! I would indeed be so honored to win one of your posters in your giveaway. What a keepsake, your photo of yourself holding the beautiful poster. Thank you for posting this wonderful picture to share with us online.
Love your felt people! A cool poster, indeed, hope I have the luck!
What a wonderful giveaway! I’ve made and loved your wee folk, ( I still have coat pockets full of acorn caps from getting your book in 2003) and I love your illustration work. The poster would be so awesome for our daughter’s play space/ library where it will feel right at home as the colours will go beautifully and the play space is very Waldorf, wooly and woodsy.
Thanks for the chance, S
I have always loved your Wee Folk and made many of them after seeing the book! It was so inspiring. I also love to photograph them outdoors like they are real fairies! Thanks for the opportunity to win! I didn’t know you had a blog until now! 🙂
Oh what a treasure !!! Please enter me – I’ll have to bronze this if I win LOL !!!
I am a old fan of yours. I love your books, your blog, your pics….only in the Internet… Your giveaway is a bonus treat. I dream about that one )))
Love it! I can’t wait to see your new book.
Salley, It’s always great to see your work. Can’t wait to get your new book. I still have all my pins and pincushion from the Christmas Store. Stay well. Lyn
Hi Lyn, it’s so good hear from you! I remember our Christmas Strore days every time I unpack your xmas ornaments and stockings. The’ve got to go in a post this winter!
I love your work. Thank you for sharing so much in your blog.
Natacha, from Germany
how exciting Salley!!
happy summer to you too. xx
Your work is amazing. Thank you for the opportunity to take a chance on receiving one of these beautiful posters.
Lovely poster, have loved your work for ages and will be introducing my new granddaughter to your books!
What a great poster! Thanks for sharing a copy. I can’t wait for the new book.
Thank you to share with us your “tips”, your “pas à pas” when you work.
I would like to have your dexterity and your talent !!!!!
Congratulations!…your work is absolutely divine…
Lovely poster, you did a fantastic job! I can’t wait till the book comes out!
Salley, thank you so much for the chance to win one of your sweet posters! I love your work and am so HAPPY to see another one of your books being published!!!!
Hi Salley! Im so glad to have discovered your blog. I have your books…many of them and I just wanted to tell you how inspiring your are! Love your latest project!!!!
I have collected your books for years and treasure the beautiful stitched details in each of them. I can’t wait to see your new book! Thanks for the chance to win a poster!
I would love to enter!
I recently had surgery and have been unable to get out and about. Wanting to do something creative, I ordered your book and am thoroughly enjoying it! Plus, I can create the lovely Wee Folk while recovering, while resting in bed or sitting on the couch 🙂
You’re quite an inspiration!
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I’m in love with your work. Please throw my name in the hat! Best to you.
It’s almost the 30th so must leave a comment here to be part of the “drawing” or whatever you are doing. It is so helpful to see your photographic progress on your projects….to see what you do and in what order. Your work is so precise and even. The way you have done the borders is so charming. Your work gives me the same feeling I get when talking with children…..that YOU have not lost the spark of childhood is what makes your work so pleasing. Don’t ever lose that spark!
My mother & I have enjoyed collecting some of your books & kits.
We even figured out that we own a few of your first pins.
The new book looks like it is going to be even more fabulous.
Best of luck w/ the rest of the process.
I have been following your art for years it seems, somehow i just recently thought to look for your blog! LOL 🙂
Love,love,love your work!
Please enter me in your contest, if it’s not too late!