Friday, April 30, 2010

Well that's just Sweet!!!


My Dears...
Shall we get comfy...

Perhaps a cup of tea and chocolate biscuit,
or a hot Milo and a few marshmallows,
maybe a can of coke and a cigarette...(well I'm not here to judge)

have we our knee high stripy socks pulled up,
and mary-janes polished...
or maybe a super soft pair of Homy Peds
and knitted socks are more your thing...

Is your granny scarf tied tight
and your glasses nice and rosie...

Then hitch up your granny knickers and
re-align your slip
and we shall start the exciting whirl wind news...

We will need to go back some months earlier,
around the time of moving into River cottage...
I remember all too well the no-internetitus
I had been suffering from and was certain that I had
missed far too much to cope with...

but then fate showed me it's caring ways
the net was working and so was my e-mail...
And just in the nick of time
as there in my in-box was a most amazing request...

Notebook Magazine

wanted me to be in there June issue...
Yes I can't believe it either...
I even was silly enough to question them on the very subject...

"Ummmm ME... are you sure...really....
are you really quite sure you haven't go me mixed up with Someone else,
Someone that has talent and grace and doesn't show there slip in public...
Someone that does there make-up and hair every morning...
Someone that has all there clothes washed and ironed
so they can just pick straight out of there wardrobe
the right colour co-ordinated ensemble to wear,

Someone that is so organized that there children are never late for school,
Someone that isn't obsessed with granny goodness to the point of no return...
and still cuts there sandwiches in little triangles
just like her grandma did for her when she was little...
and really are you quiet sure you are wanting
the crocheter that has her rose coloured glasses on
and forgets to take them off,causing great kaos in thrifty shops
and garage sales...
You do ...well that's just sweet!!!"


I am now ever grateful to Notebook for having great faith in me
and my Granny loving ways...

So here I am dear friends,
some months later...
In total disarray
and crocheting so fast my hand will not even keep up...
so excited I think I will just burst...

So the next few weeks I will be making and packaging up some
Grandma Goodness to place in my little etsy shop...
and crossing fingers that you all like the
very first magazine article I am in and the
gorgeous pictures that the lovely stylist and photographer organized...

There will be a couple of crocheted Grandma Projects for you to make
and even a garland that I haven't showed you all yet...

So as the count down begins
thank you all,
for I do love that you have all been there for me
and followed my projects and left sweet comments...
That is the reason I have made it so far...

You my dear...

12 comments:

Lola Nova said...

Oh my goodness! This is tres exciting and I can think of no one more deserving, better dressed, or more talented than you! I am so delighted for you I might just do a little hippity hop around the room with a shout of "Yay Michelle!"
Congratulations!

CurlyPops said...

Wowee that's such amazingly fabulous news Michelle! A super big congratulations hug from me.

Bethel of Bethania said...

Ohhhh me... Ohhhhh myyyy...
I actually know a celebrity...
Yippppppppppeeeeeeeeeeee yi yaaaaah
CONGRATULATIONS...
Can you see I'm as excited as you are...
I know, I can't possiblie be as excited as you - but the next best...
Please enjoy you status... you are such a sharing, caring person & so deserve this recognition...
Whats that saying... 'good things come to those that wait'...

Jenny said...

Oh Michelle, congratulations. What wonderful news. I can't wait to see it. You must be sooooooo excited. I think it's just so great that granny goodness is becoming loved all over again.
love
Jenny

Fruitful Fusion said...

Congratulations Michelle!!! Well done! Your granny creations and tutorials have been brilliant!

Leah said...

Fantastic news, Im loving it. Cant wait to get my hands on the issue and show you off to everyone I know! Well done Michelle.

Svana Valería said...

how exciting !!! a BIG congrats to you ,well done

Gerry said...

Couldn't happen to a sweeter gal.
Congrats ! ! !
opps, is your slip showing???
Hugs & ♥♥♥s,
Gerry

Miss Muggins said...

Brilliant news Michelle. You are rocking up the granny revolution!

P.s can't wait to start a new crochet project

Kimbles said...

How utterly exciting for you Michelle - well done cant wait to see it! **kim**x

Linda said...

that's wonderful news Michelle how exciting for you and you deserve every bit of it!!! Can't wait for it to come out do you know when it hits the shelves!!!! LOVE your blog makeover too xxx

Corrie said...

well done! just got my issue today and love it, beautiful projects and don't they make them look all lovely! I'm in a future issue and can't wait either...very nervous but very excited!

next step we'll have to get you to come and teach us how to do your pretty garlands for Notebook's The Craft Room.....