I have had a great day!!

...which actually started last night when my best bud rang to say they were moving back to Auckland in two weeks. Two weeks!! I am so excited. I couldn't afford to go visit these school holidays so I was a bit sad, but this is just the  best news.
Then this morning I managed to get my favourite bras, in my size, Yay. All you gals know how important this is right? When you find a bra you love, you stick with it it, and these are seriously the most comfy bra I have ever come across as well as being ...urrhumm ... uplifting.
Then I did the shopping, boring boring, but I came home to find a whole lot a mail, lots of the paisley swap motifs I am guessing, but I didn't open them yet, cos I got mail from my mum, which is really weird right, as she can phone, and I could tell it was papers and I thought,  it's proably a will or family trust stuff...but this is what I found

 
Issue 67 of the New Zealand Quilter. Mum usually gives me a copy of these when she is in them, but a quick browse and I found this
 
See that tiny little squidge of my quilt?? How exciting. I am guessing mum had something to do with this, but she didn't let on to me. There was also an article about the POST stitch exhibition which my seascape postcard was in, but not lucky enough to get a mention there, but wow, in a little place like NZ, if I was mentioned twice in one issue, that would just about make me I think. LOL

So , as Sponge Bob would say "it's the best day eee-vvveerrrrrrr". Brookies birthday tomorrow, then holidays, then hanging with my BFF to look forward to.

14 comments:

Francy said...

Beautiful!

How sweet of your mom to surprise you. Congrats!

MichelleMermaid said...

Congrats Jo, on all counts. How cool to have your quilt in the mag!!! That's awesome!

Cathy K said...

Woo-hoo! How exciting to have your quilt pictures posted. And to have your BFF moving back... wow. Yep, a great day - and you deserve it! Hugs, Cathy

Marty52 said...

How very cool!! Congrats to you and your Mom and Grandmother. I like that your Mom surprised you with it... that's pretty cool, too. ;0) And, I'm so glad your BFF is moving back, happy day!

Magpie's Mumblings said...

Good for you! Four generations of quilters...wow. Such a nice surprise from your Mom.

meggie said...

Congrats to you, & your clever family!
Having a BF close is indeed just the greatest treasure!

Elizabeth Braun said...

Well done, what a great boost! I'd love to see my work in print and, you never know, it may happen.=)

We're having a lot of excitement at the mo too, but I'll post about that later on my blog.

Oh, and I agree with what you said about using others' photos as avatars and I don't think that was at all bitchy, but perfectly reasonably. Glad there were no dramas about it - some folk get really nasty about stuff! I don't use the 'friends' function on the only networking site I'm on, (Stitchin' Fingers) as I'm not personal friends with anyone there! Some might call that over particular, but I take the word 'friend' dead seriously.=)

Sharkeysday said...

AWESOME about the bra (yes, I'm totally familiar with that issue) - and really cool about your quilt! Your work is gorgeous - nice to show it off! :)

Lisa said...

Congrats on getting the attention that your work deserves! How wonderful to have two items featured! Way to go JO!

Hideko Ishida 石田英子 said...

Congratulations, Jo!!! What a nice suprise for you to see your black quilt in mag again!!

Ati. Norway. said...

Congratulations Jo, so nice to see your own work in a magazine. That means: it is very special :-)

Sharon said...

Congratulations Jo, I bet this was the best part of the day

Marie Alton said...

That is so awesome Jo! Four generations in one show is something that happens quite rarely I'm betting so should be written about!
Good on ya gal!
Aren't Moms wonderful!

Susan/CqLily said...

Jo,
What a wonderful article about your family and you! The quilt is beautiful...just gorgeous! Congratulations on the 'feature'!