My best friend, Christine Poreba, is a wonderful lady. She can craft with the best of them (I’ve been wearing the t-shirt necklace she made me for Christmas at least once a week since she gave it to me and she was my first Crafternoon co-host here in Brooklyn), she’s a gifted poet and she is a very kind and thoughtful friend. At the beginning of the month, she and her talented photographer husband, John Mann, traveled to Portland, Oregon, where John has an exhibit at PDX Contemporary. (The exhibit closes this Saturday, and I’m sure it’s fantastic, so go check it out if you are in the area.)
While they were there, they made the requisite pilgrimage to Powell’s. And there, in the craft section, on display, was Crafternoon! She took a picture to prove it to me.
It’s an honor to be featured so prominently on the fair shelves of such a famous bookstore! It makes me feel warm inside. And just today when I was looking through my iPhoto album, I came across this photo:
This is one of the covers I made for the Crafternoon book proposals I sent out so long ago now. Seeing this picture reminded me of what an amazing journey Crafternoon has been. From small parties hosted with dear friends, Crafternoon has transformed into big gatherings at one of my favorite places in all of New York City. And from ten book proposals with hand sewn, recycled denim covers (sewn with the assistance of my lovely mother), it has become a book you can buy at a wonderful place like Powell’s. It fills me with awe, and it makes me truly grateful. And it is proof that dreams can be achieved, with heart, persistence and a little help from wonderful friends.