Posies wins Boston Globe-Horn Book Award!

WOW! My stitches are bursting open with excitement over this news! I’ve been holding my breath for a week, ever since Margaret Raymo, my editor at Houghton Mifflin called to tell me that Pocketful of Posies has won the 2011 Boston Globe-Horn Book award in the picture book category. This time I answered the phone while making soup from left-over sword fish. When I got the call about the Golden Kite award, I was making Portuguese kale soup. I’ve got the message, keep making soup! Sometimes I think my artwork is like making soup, adding this and that, trying out different combinations of materials, sprinkling in a ton of french knots and then letting it stew until done. Thank you so much to the Horn Book panel of judges for selecting and recognizing my work. It feels like a door has been opened and I don’t have to hang out at the fringes anymore, even though I like being in the outskirts. (fringes, outskirts–I must be over thinking the textile connection)

I don’t feel the need to do another book right away and will continue to explore new subject matter, experiment with materials and above all, play with a needle and thread!

My local book store, Eight Cousins, has autographed copies of Pocketful of Posies for sale. They can be reached the old-fashioned way, at (508) 548-5548. They’ll also be selling books on Sunday, July 10th, from 5:00-7:00 pm at the Woods Hole Public Library reception for “Posies”. I’ll bring some original illustrations to be displayed during the event. With this new award, there’s lots to celebrate!

33 thoughts on “Posies wins Boston Globe-Horn Book Award!

  1. Well deserved!! I’m glad you’re being recognized for your great talent. It’s good to see needle art take front seat!

  2. Congratulations, Salley! The Boston Globe Horn Book award is such a prestigious honor and I’m so pleased that the community of children’s literature critics is commending the extraordinary work that you create.

  3. BRAVO!!..what a richly deserved honor, and by one of the best literary groups in the country/world!! I treasure my autographed copy and have it alongside your other books. They all are precious to me, and by receiving this latest honor, everyone knows how precious you are to the world of children’s lit. Congratulations…it is good to take time now and let everything “stew and mull” as you contemplate the future. ENJOY!! 😉

  4. I am THRILLED to pieces for you!!
    All your hard work recognized with this wonderful award.
    Somebody still cares about a really beautiful book.

    No one deserves this more!! Hip, Hip HOORAY!!!

  5. Congratulations Salley! You have put so much of yourself into this book and each page is a work of art.Your book will inspire creativity in many children.
    This award will make sure it gets the wide audience it deserves,This book gives pleasure to the reader as well as the child at their side.

  6. Great big massive congratulations to you Salley!! You deserve it so much, and it’s great that needlework has been represented it such a beautiful way!

    Best wishes

  7. Yippee!! so well deserved Salley, I adore your book and just sometimes curl up in a big chair and browse. Wish I had your books when my grown children were little. Your work is unique and special.



  8. Yea! It’s the favorite book to browse through with my three grandchildren. I’ve made up a few simple wee folk dolls for them them to hold onto while we read. The book is SOOO deserving! I’m happy Happy HAPPY for you!

  9. A well deserved award for the most wonderful book. I used Pocket Full of Posies as one of my inspirations when choosing colors and decor for my new retail store. Thank you, Salley, for sharing yourself and your artistry with us all!


  10. Wow now that is a prestigious award and SO well deserved! Thanks for sharing so much with us, including this tremendous highlight in your artistic career!

  11. Congratulations on a fabulous win. There is so much to enjoy in your work. I was engrossed for hours when I first found your blog. Thank you so much for the great pleasure you and your lovely works bring. 🙂

  12. tout, ABSOLUMENT TOUT est magnifique……….

    original……… spectaculaire……. féerique……….. des chef-d’oeuvres qui mériteraient d’être exposés comme oeuvres d’art……… vraiment………. je suis sous le charme, envoutée…… bravo

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