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I was in Chapters bookstore yesterday and I thought I’d check out the latest issue of A Needle Pulling Thread magazine:

A Needle Pulling Thread

As I flipped through, the Editor’s letter page caught my eye.

Editor's Letter page

A closer look:

June Gilbank of with Carla Canonico, Editor-in-Chief of A Needle Pulling Thread magazine

It’s meee! Wearing my PlanetJune T-shirt at the spring Creativ Festival! What a nice surprise, although I have to say it’s pretty surreal to see my own face smiling back from inside a magazine…

Thank you, Carla and John, for featuring me in your designers’ gallery πŸ™‚


  1. Oh how completely cool! You are 100% adorable πŸ™‚

  2. SiSi said

    that’s amazing June! frame it frame it:)

  3. kris said

    YAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! step by step you are getting there!!!! i am very proud of you. keep it up!!!

  4. Anna said


  5. Hee hee, you’re famous! That’s fun, you didn’t even know you were going to be in the magazine, a nice surprise!

  6. futuregirl said

    A surprise?! How cool. πŸ™‚

  7. val said

    how fun is that!

  8. Heeeeey! That’s so awesome! πŸ™‚

    Why have I never heard of this magazine?!

  9. June said

    Thanks everyone! I felt like quite the celebrity, haha!

    curegirl, it’s a Canadian-based magazine – not sure if it has US distribution yet, although there are many US subscribers.

  10. Blue said

    That’s absolutely fantastic!!

    Go, June!

  11. Jana said

    AWESOME!! Isn’t that fun to get surprises like that!?
    I got my hoop and sharpies for doing my punch needle at Joanne’s yesterday! I “investigated” my punch needle this morning. You know what? I discovered a ONE step process for threading it! I was playing around, TRYING to follow the directions for threading with the threader. I put the threader through the back of the needle and just used my thumb to guide it down the shaft. If I had threaded it ( I FORGOT to bring floss!) I would have pulled it up and out the needle in one step! I also figured putting it through the tool (the threader) was a good storage place! πŸ˜€ Can’t wait to try it out. The neat thing was that the hoop I got SHOWED someone doing punch needle in the picture! cool

  12. melissa said

    oh my gosh june!

    that is so exciting! and i lOVE how you came upon the article. you are very intuitive!
    this post made my day!
    πŸ™‚ melissa

  13. Reba said

    This is very cool June. Congrats!

  14. Sonya said

    Congratulations June! That is such an achievement, even if you didn’t know it was going to happen!

  15. Etha said

    Wow that is so very cool! funny that nobody had let you know πŸ˜‰ Interesting magazine cover, I have not seen this one before, will check it out!

  16. MiniBooger said

    That is so cool!!!! Congrats and way to go! πŸ™‚

  17. online davetiye said

    Congratulations June!

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