I’ve been published! The new issue of Handwoven magazine (January/February 2016) is out. Have you seen it? Sarah Jackson, the weaving editor, had noticed my blue dice weave pillows on Pinterest. When she contacted me to ask if I would consider submitting a project for the linen issue, I was caught by surprise. Who, me?! I simply enjoy weaving. I never thought about having something published. But here we are! The dice weave linen pillows project is in print. This is a milestone in my weaving journey; and an opportunity for which I am immensely grateful! (See the blue dice weave pillows in Invisible Zipper.)
We think everything is going according to our plans, and then we run into surprises. Even a good surprise involves challenges, stretching us out of our comfort zones. God is completely faithful. He has certainly been faithful to me. I find relief in knowing the Grand Weaver is overseeing the fabric of my life. What seems like a surprise to me is actually part of his carefully designed plan.
May you be caught in the act of making something good.
19 thoughts on “Caught by Surprise – in a Good Way”
Yeaa, yes I saw that and said hmmm, I know that name…congratulations and yes what a wonderful surprise that must be. You inspire me, thanks.
Congratulations! I got my issue yesterday but only had time to skim…and completely missed that those pillows were yours! Will go look more closely as soon as I finish that last Monk’s Belt Christmas gift runner….
How exciting!! What a blessing for you and for all is us!!
Congratulations to you for being published. Quite an honor. I have actually had information in 2 articles oh over 8 years ago. Still feels good. I enjoy your blog. Thanks, Merry Christmas, Helen Hart in snowy Cheyenne, WY. Brrrr!
How Wonderful! Congratulations!!!
Congrats – I haven’t gotten my issue yet, hopefully it will arrive soon.
I am so happy for you. I love your inspirational messages as well as your weaving wisdom. Hope to see more of your work in Handwoven!
Congratulations! The pillows are lovely.
Congratulations Karen, quite a well deserved honor. I too had a project featured in the Sept/Oct issue. Quite humbling for me, being a new weaver, amazing what God does in our lives!!
Congratulations Karen. Your weaving is wonderful!
I was so thrilled when I saw your article in my new Handwoven. Congratulations, Karen!
I have the most wonderful blog friends! Thank you all for the incredibly kind and sweet comments. I treasure each one, and I treasure each one of you! I’m so thankful that we are in this together.
WOW!!!! I love it. Great work! Nice invisible zipper placement. It’s nice to see everything work out so well. LP&J, linda
Thank you so much, Linda!
Happy Holidays to you, too!
Great! Looking forward to reading the article!
Hi Janie, Thanks so much!
Wonderful news, congratulations!
Wishing you and yours a very Merry Christmas,
Shelly, thank you!
Merry Christmas to you and your loved ones, too,