I wanted to thank everyone for your amazing comments and emails. You guys are SO wonderful and you ALL keep me motivated with your e-love. And let me tell ya, this time of year is tough for me (buried beneath year-end madness at work and holiday hell...um, err, I mean happy holiday activities at home) so the e-love is really a life line, believe me.
Okay, now on to the beeping, tooting and the basic laying of my body across the horn that bespeaks Monster Crochet's recent accomplishments.
- Yay! I got into Plush Rush!!! I am so overwhelmed to have been included with this elite group of softie-creators. Check out the Plush Rush website and peruse the amazing creatures to be had there.
- The VLA is currently featured in The Carrot Museum. Don't tell me you've never heard of this Carrot lovers paradise on the world wide webby! Well, if you haven't already visited this site then you are definitely missing out. Go now. Before it's too late!
- Annie Modesitt saw fit to include one of my early rants from this very green bloggy blog blog in her new book, Cheaper Than Therapy! This a biggie for me peeps. I was stunned when she asked me if she could include my essay (read: me = BIG NOBODY who occasionally puts fingers to keyboard) in her new publication. STUNNED I tell you! Thank you Annie!!!
- Another thank you needs to go out to Annie. My eyeball pattern is going to be included in the 2007 Crochet Pattern-A-Day calendar! I have many more thank you's that need to be noted here as well. Oh yes. Many, many thanks to the following people for graciously testing my pattern: Sandie; Addie; Michelle; Jessi; Viola; Heather; Sharon! If I forgot anyone, please let me know immediately!
You guys helped me out tremendously! I am a veteran designer and an infant when it comes to authoring patterns. Basically, I suck at communicating what I do with crochet to others. However, having gotten this pattern written down and ready to go, I feel that I can now tackle more of these. Turkeyzilla Tote Bag Pattern, here I come! And I must say that the absolute best part of this little foray unto pattern authorship was the amazing pics I received from my beloved testers. Take a look at these: Heather of the third eye
Jessi's eerie eyeball delight Michelle's big ole eyeball crocheted from worsted weight yarnage And Sharon's baby blue
If it wasn't for my leap into blogdom and your amazing support of my funky crocheted junkola I would not have any of these accomplishments under my belt. Thanks for being super supportive and channeling your Inner Grannies everyone!!!
Deneen, I got the books in the mail!!! So excited. I LOVE THEM!
*Smooches* all around...