Friday, September 10, 2010

Published again and Surprised!

Jeanne, a fellow blogger sent me a second email and let me know that C&T Publishing put an art quilt of mine on their blog again....Wow, I am honored....I sent it in a long time ago for a challenge using Lutrador and never heard a word and now there it is...Both Jeanne and I are wondering if a book deal is next....lol. So here is the link if you would like to see it.

http://www.ctpubblog.com/2010/09/09/add-interest-to-quilts-with-ultra-light-lutradu/

It is a nice validation and I sure appreciate it...

I also appreciate a good surprise and boy, did I get one in the mail....My friend Sherry (ificouldsetmysoulfree.blogspot.com) sent me a package...No reason, other than friendship, and isn't that the best reason of all? This girl can make anything, yet she is super humble about it...She made me the cutest crocheted pillow and dishcloths for the cowgirl trailer we redid....She also made a pocket organizer using denim and cowboy fabric. I am going to use it on the closet door to store toiletries....Here are a couple of pictures.











Thank you so much Sherry, not just for the sweet surprises but for your friendship...I am lucky to have it.....

Work is getting easier and I think I am starting to manage my time a little better too....I am now in bed by midnight instead of in the morning...At work we are having a ten week "Biggest Loser" contest...I am giving it one heck of a try...I certainly walk enough in a day to lose a few pounds...Yesterday I had a day off and the husband and I worked in the yard and garden for half the day...It was really fun and relaxing...work makes me appreciate how much I love to be home!

I also got some shoes in the mail that I ordered for Ruth Anne, Olivia's Blythe doll....They even make doc Martins....can you believe it? Ok, I admit it is kinda my doll too but don't tell anyone...but look at these shoes? What former Barbie lover wouldn't have a swoon over these babies?






I appreciate a good pair of shoes, I really do!

16 comments:

Regena said...

My friend Lisa works for C&T and she loves, loves, LOVES lutradur. I helped her with a demo at the local quilt show with it. Makes me wish I was artsy as well as sewie.

Miss 376 said...

Those gifts go perfectly with your trailer, what a lovely surprise.

Pat said...

Congrats on your quilt being published!!! Nice surprise gifts you got and those shoes for the doll are TOO much!!! LOL

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Tonya said...

congrats on being pulished

Jenny said...

Awwww, your talent is toooooo bright to be hidden from the world. It is being noticed. Hooray for you!

BEAR's Mom said...

I keep telling you...you are one C.R.E.A.T.I.V.E. lady....

Congrats on the quilt...i'm going over there now to see it :D

great gifts...JUST BECAUSE is the best kind :D

HUGS ~victoria~

~*~Patty Szymkowicz said...

second try to leave a message, blogger not cooperating and my first message was good too ;)

here goes:
BIG congrats on being published yet again ... so well deserved

those wee shoes are too darn cute

and a 'just because' package is always the best ... wonderful goodies you received!
oxo

Little Lady Patchwork said...

CONGRATS to you Melinda!

Hey it's all about the shoe, no matter what age you are!

XOXO,
Stefanie

Little Lady Patchwork said...

CONGRATS to you Melinda!

Hey it's all about the shoe, no matter what age you are!

XOXO,
Stefanie

Rannyjean said...

I am so proud of you and getting published again. You Rock! What a blessing Sherry is to you she never says a word, just pulls these little surprises on you...i love her and her kind spirit!

Jody said...

I'm not surprised you are being published--we all know a good thing when we see it!! (Do those shoes come in my size?!?)

Julie Harward said...

You shouldn't be amazed...all of your work is just awesome! :D

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

For some reason, I thought I had been here to read this post. I guess I got caught up in my fabric and only THOUGHT I had been here. What a great pillow for your cowgirl trailer. And that organizer will sure come in handy.

Glad to hear you are getting a schedule with your job and home life. It will get even easier soon, I'm sure.

Don't work too hard today.

Lorraine said...

congrats and well deserved as all of your work is lovely with lots of detail