Thursday, December 10, 2009

Do you see what I see?

Sorry, I couldn't help but make that cheesy holiday reference ... but check this out!:

My blog, featured!

That's right -- that's this little ol' blog of mine featured in Quiltmaker magazine right above Rachel's blog (oh, hey girl!) I'm so happy and so humbled at the same time. Of course, as soon as I was tipped off about this, I ran right out to Borders to get my own copy -- and one for my mom, too!

You know, when you make the decision to start something like a blog, it's with the understanding that -- to a certain degree -- you'll be exposing yourself completely to the world. It's a bit scary to embrace that kind of vulnerability.

When I decided to start this blog and share not only the things that I make with my hands and from my heart, but some of the more personal details about my life and family, I never imagined how rewarding it would be to have anyone -- much less total strangers -- notice and even appreciate my creations and my passions.

So all of that is just a very long way of saying "thank you" both to the team at Quiltmaker magazine and to all of you for reading my humble blog. You bring new joy to my life every day. I hope each & every one of you is having a happy, healthy, and peaceful holiday season.

48 comments:

  1. Wow! Congrats! That is so cool. :-)

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  2. That's awesome. I feel special to have found you before the magazine came out. I just think it's great that you have a passion for quilting AND you live in NC!!

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  3. Congratulations! I really enjoy your blog and I really appreciate the wonky log cabin tute!

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  4. Congratulations, I ordered a subscription to their magazine after seeing both of your blogs in there.

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  5. Congratulations!!! And keep sharing the joy of quilting and connecting through blogs ; )

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  6. That just great. I love your blog and follow you regularly. Keep up the great work.

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  7. Fantastic!! Congratulations John!

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  8. I think they are quite smart to be keeping an eye on you, John! You have a special talent and a great eye and they appreciate that, as do we all.

    Be proud. We are, of you!

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  9. That's so cool! And I agree with Cheri C. to feel special to have found you before them...Haha!:)

    So you are in that Mag and I'm in the lastest issue of Mother Earth News....they used one of our ideas for a Cat Condo in their Country Lore section! Too funny!:) I'm still waiting for our $25 check!;)

    So....are we still sharing fabric or did you fall in love with it too much and want to keep it all yourself which would be totally understandable!!:)

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  10. Congratulations!! Just remember all of little people when you are rich and famous!! LOL! Really though, congratulations - you deserve the honor!

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  11. congratulations! I'm so glad you started blogging!

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  12. WOW! How exciting for you! Well deserved!! I lOVE reading your blog and I'm sure your many followers would agree!!
    Congratulations!
    Paulette

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  13. Congrats John. You're now officially a celebrity!

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  14. How awesome! That is way cool. Now you're famous! ;)

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  15. Yahoooo and congrats. AND I'm proud to say I know you (kind of).

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  16. Nifty - you are "published" now :)

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  17. That is so great John! Congrats!

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  18. That is very neat! I know your mom will be super thrilled and very proud!
    Suzanne

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  19. Bravo! Congrats on your success. I love your blog and your creativity!

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  20. Congratulations! I'm very impressed!

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  21. Way to go John!!! Can I have your autograph?

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  22. That's great! What an accomplishment! Congratulations to you!!

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  23. Congrats!!!!

    Can I have your autograph?

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  24. Congratulations John, that's awesome!

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  25. Recognition well deserved for the sharing and inspiring you do! Enjoy it :)

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  26. So cool, and very fun! Congrats.

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  28. that is so exciting - more so than submitting a pattern to be published I believe b/c this came as an unexpected surprise! :) How fun!

    You are right - having a blog makes you feel exposed... I met some online friends in April - 70 of them at a retreat and I felt a little odd b/c most of them had read all about me - but I had no clue about them... not like they did me.

    Can't wait to hear what your mom has to say about the magazine :)

    Love from Texas! ~bonnie

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  29. How exciting for you. But I must say....I could have told you that myself!!! LOL....your blog is interesting, fun, and who wouldn't want to read it?

    Smiles,
    Kelly

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  30. Oh - wow - I can see the comments increasing already!! So happy for you! And, thanks for sharing your talent with all of us.

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  31. Big Congratulations on being in the Quilt mag, that's really something. But then you do have a very nice blog. I always enjoy the clean line neatness of your layout. Very nice. Then you work is excellent too. Way to go.

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  32. Congratulations, John! That's very cool!

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  33. congratulations to you, John. that is soooooooooo awesome!

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  34. Hi QuiltDad! You are so cool! I just found you and will follow your happenings. I am a new quilter so this new community is wonderful. I've also started a little blog for beginners like myself. I'll be adding you to my Favorite Blogs list (I'm an online marketing director so I'm better at web than at sewing...
    Best, WendyB. (thatseamsfun.com)

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  35. I saw that in there also. And you are one that I've been following!

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  36. Huge CONGRATS on the shoutout from Quiltmaker magazine.

    Also, welcome to the Cary Quilters And Craft Group.

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  37. Congrats. You're definitely an inspiration. I'm a 25 year old who just picked up quilting and I feel like I'm the only one who's not a woman over 50 with 3 cats.

    Love your blog and you've given me enough ideas to keep going until I catch up in age with everyone else.

    Thanks!

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  38. Congratulations on your magazine exposure.

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  39. It is nice to find the like minded people and that is possible through a magazine where your likes read the magazine and thus thoughts that you like or want would be printed in there.

    patchwork

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  40. congrats!! its gotta feel great to see your name in print!

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  41. A late congrats to you! Thank you for sharing, as I don't read that magazine. (ok, shun me now everyone). So, I'm glad you tooted your horn! I've really been enjoying your blog. Such a renaissance Man!!!

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