Friday, February 10, 2012

V and Co: on the cover and hanging out with cool kids

i got in the mail my cute issue of quilts and more the other day. and lo and behold i also got my cute little baskets ahem featured on the little side corner OF THE COVER. not in the front and center or anything but still ON THE COVER.
no that adorable cute quilt belongs to the talented kate and sherri.
it's a really great magazine! and it's pretty cool getting to sit in a magazine with some pretty cool kids. like joanna, camille, zombie, aneela, and lauren + jessi...i just hope they don't figure out that i'm the nerdy kid at the table going "don't notice that i'm a dork, don't notice that i'm a dork..." :) kidding the best thing about actually getting to meet all of these beautiful women and talk to them...is that they really are pretty dorky themselves too. oh man one way ticket out of the table coming on.
no really they are all NORMAL. but with some insane talent, but pretty down to earth. and that is very nice to know.

it's pretty cool... i have to pinch myself when in situations like this, like when you are looking at a magazine or looking at your book and think "how the helen did this happen?" and then a kid yells from the bathroom she went poop...or a kid runs in from school and the first thing he yells is "MOM! you gave me DORRITTOOSS..." with this look of you know exactly what horrible thing you did to them by placing doritos in their lunch...or when kids are fighting that so and so had a millisecond of a longer time on the that
ONE controller than they did and how is the world SUCH AN UNFAIR PLACE where things like this happen!!...that's when i'm thrown back into reality, of nothing has changed, still a chaotic mess of a person they call mom and honey. yup. me+kids+real life+husband= chaotic mess of a life where i forget about some of the cool accomplishments i've got under my belt.
but a good life none the less.

oh but WAIT speaking of books:

FAT QUARTER SHOP HAS CHOSEN MY BOOK TO BE BOOK OF THE MONTH!!! whoot!
check out the little shpeal on me here.
buy the book for 20% off here.
AND:

pretty cool review of my book here by Generation Q magazine
where i get to hang out with Sweetwater (yay! hi there ladies!) and the ever cool natalie chanin of  Alabama Chanin.
oookay dookay...i've got to continue doing what i need to do because little monsters are coming  home in about an hour and half and i have about 15 hours of work to get done. sigh. all is well. :)
have a fantab weekend. :)

14 comments:

Ellyn said...

congrats on all your success! I picked up the new Quilts & More just this morning and can't wait to settle in and look it over!

EG said...

Doritos in school lunch? Best mom EVER! Oh, and congrats on the magazine. They are cute baskets!

shy said...

How awesome!?! I am planning on making an Easter basket similar to your baskets on the cover :)

Forgetful Mom said...

Woohoo congratulations on your success.

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

Wow Vanessa - you ARE in the big league!! And yes, kids always keep it real. You should be so proud.

Summer from Summer Lee Quilts said...

Congrats on making the cover AND book of the month! It's funny how kids keep us grounded and in check...makes us real. :) Have a great day!

Mindy said...

Fantabulous!!!! You rock. :)

Annalia said...

Wow! All sorts of fun going on at your place. :)

CitricSugar said...

That's great news, V. Just awesome. Congrats!

Jessica E said...

How exciting, congrats on being on the cover AND being book of the month! You definitely deserve it! :)

momof3girls said...

Congrats on being in the magazine. It's one of my favorites! I got your book too and can't wait to get started on some of the projects. I'm so glad blessings are being poured out on you. You certainly have blessed me with you blog. :)

Lori Lima said...

o blog é muito massa estarei sempre por aqui.passa la no meu pra conhecer,beijos!

www.lorilima.blogspot.com

Patty said...

How great for you! I just purchased this magazine, and can't wait to get started on projects, including your baskets! And your book is #1 on my list to purchase...such beautiful projects. Enjoy your children, they really do grow up quickly...

luvinthemommyhood said...

Woweeeeeeeeeee! Awesome hun! So excited for your!!!!

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