A Guest Post by Katherine Durack
It’s hard to believe that just a year ago I attended Donna’s Birth Your Knitting Book writing retreat in Montgomery, Vermont.
A lot has happened since then:
- My article on the 1900 National Suffrage Fair was published in PieceWork magazine, along with patterns for the Sunflower Suffrage Shawl and A Suffrage-Fair Washcloth.
- Another article and pattern were accepted (check out PieceWork’s forthcoming July/August issue).
- I completed a pattern and story for Donna’s Stories in Stitches book series (keep your eyes out for the Liberty Sontag in volume 6).
- I wrote a proposal and developed a series of projects for an ebook and submitted the concept to a publisher.
- I’ve completed several new Suffrage In Stitches designs (researched, patterns developed, but not yet written up).
- I had a professional head shot taken by a great photographer (I highly recommend doing this with friends, good music, a bottle of wine, and a lot of laughter in what we called our “head shot party”)
- I worked with an amazing graphic designer to create a logo for my Suffrage In Stitches project, and got some fabulous business cards designed and printed.
- I worked with a friend and web goddess to launch my 2 websites — Patterns4SuccessCrochet.com, my main site, andSuffrageInStitches.com, my special project site. Oh, and I created a Facebook page for my business.
- I published the first independent Suffrage in Stitches pattern — “Ratification,” celebrating the work of Alice Paul and the 100th anniversary of the National Woman’s Party.
- I gave my first 2 Suffrage In Stitches trunk show talks — at Upton House in Warren, Ohio, and in Cincinnati where I live. I’m slated to give my third talk at Sewall-Belmont House in Washington, DC, on June 11.
- I sent out my first Suffrage In Stitches newsletter (also with the help of my web goddess).