Tuesday, April 11, 2006

Wins, Losses and Honorable Mentions

Apparently I am not good at bragging according to my buddy Natasha (proprietor of another excellent blog and online store, as well as highly talented and funny...go visit her and take a looksee at her hand-spun fetishized fiber dee-lights).

Well Natasha, and the rest of my peeps at large, here's the haps over at ChezLinoleum...

Foremost, the first ever Paps of Shrone Award (circa 2005) has been bestowed upon moi! Wooo Hooo! I am very excited about this as (i) I never win anything (of course you know there is a HUGE "L" for loser branded upon my forehead that oddly resembles the "L" on Laverne's monogram sweater...yes, my reference IS dated...only burned and fleshier) and (ii) leaves me wondering who the heck voted for me as the competition was pretty darn fierce in my humble opinion...Well, I want to thank all those that thought me worthy to receive the um, err, purple boobie prize! What a gift to break my LOSER streak!



Thank you Mother of all Shrones for making me a Shrone in the first place! I think we Shrones need to have a float in the next Doo Dah Parade...Lori, thoughts?



Okay, next up is a Monster Crochet mention in the new Spring Interweave Crochet mag! Yee Haw! For those inquiring minds out there who want bask in the glory of my honorable mention, turn to page 8 and read Sandi Wiseheart's Hook into the Web article. Thank you Sandi for giving Tater Claus his few minutes in the limelight. It's difficult living your life as a brown spud in a red hat you know? You know.

Lest you think I lead a charmed life, let me be the first to share with you this simple anecdote...In the flower box of life, beneath the sun-soaked petals fanned out regal and proud, below the leaves whose green epidermal layer glistens with every drop of rain, underneath the strident stems from which these glorious seed pods take their support, there lies the manure. Oh yes, just three days after returning home from our Irish vacay my husband was informed that he no longer needed at his place of employment thereby positioning me as the sole breadwinner in this here not-so-humble abode. Needless to say, this fact alone takes any wind out of any sail that I may have had.

However, from the detritus of life comes growth right? Just humor me. Yes, LadyLinoleum you speak the truth! For I believe, from worry comes contemplation. From sorrow comes an appreciation for contentment and HUMOR. From challenge comes bravery. The inhabitants at ChezLinoleum will prevail eventually. Keep your digits crossed. Pray. Do a little jig. Whatever. Just keep us in your thoughts because we could use all of the good vibes the blogosphere can muster. Okay, enough of me being a whine-o. Smoochies all around!

Speaking of smoochies...I have some virtual smoochies of thanks that need to go out to a few peeps!

One smoochie to the Mother of all Shrones for sending me a "just because" gift of Sticky Eyes...



Another smoochie goes out to Rebecca for this happnin' poultry fabric...



And a final smoochie to Terri for sending me a copy of the Magic Onion play (no pic)!

So, I may be in dire financial straights right now, but my tank is full up with friends. Thanks guys!

Our current finances, or lack thereof, will prevent me from yarn-hoarding, but things need to change soon because my addiction is one that is exceedingly difficult to kick. The proof is in this post (worth a few chuckles I assure you) by my lovely and talented fellow addict, Briana. Basically, if I'm forced to chose between yarn or food, I will chose yarn. Do you think my family will notice that the meatloaf is crocheted? It's low in carbs...

23 comments:

Brandy said...

Sorry to hear about your hubby. I hope everything comes out for you. We have been living like that for a couple of years but ours is more due to my hubby getting hurt at work. Good Luck!!

rose said...

Aaargh - that really sucks (about the lack of job, I mean) Kudos all around for your numerous awards. I will keep several good thoughts for you and the family!

noricum said...

Congrats on the Paps and article... and bummer about the job. :(

That chicken fabric is great!

JANNIKINZ said...

Crocheted Meatloaf!. Now that sounds yummy. Congrats on your achievements..
Good things will happen soon on the home front.
Best of luck from downunder.

JANNIKINZ said...

p.s.....LOVE those sticky eyes.

celticross17 said...

Sorry to hear your hubby lost his job, no time is a good time for that... Hoping he finds that "open window" soon, and that it's one that he really likes!
Take care, you are in our thoughts!
Oh, and congrats on being mentioned in Interweave, that's awesome!

Jessica said...

Well, I'm happy and sad for you. Consider you and your family smooched!

bunny said...

Great Fabric! I love bright prints.

Jenn said...

congrats on your many accomplishments! (I have that Interweave Crochet..yay for you!) and I'm very sorry to hear about your disappointments! :( what a great way to come back from a vacation!

but, as you said, I do believe that disappointments can only lead you to bigger & better things and truly help you to appreciate all the good moments!

good luck to you...you're in my thoughts!

.♥.

stacey said...

I'm sorry about your Mr. Linoleum's job. That blows. I hope he's able to find something else without too much trouble.

Congrats on your award and on the article!

Samantha said...

well, if you have to feed thjem crocheted food, the veggie army might fight back ;-) Kudos on the awards and mentions, and my digits are crossed for some good job juju for your husband!

briana said...

Yeah, you are going to be financialy famous (as well as internet finfamous) in no time, missy. Feel free to be a whine-o anytime (cuz yer not) and I will always bring the wine!

Sue said...

Dang! The economy still stinks! I'm sending good vibes to your family. Hope an incredibly opportunity comes up real soon.

Sue said...

P.S. Love that tater! I have an idea in mind for a tater!

Pam said...

Let's look at this optimistically.
Win award + national recognition = exposure, exposure, exposure.
Loss of job - (exposure*3) = opportunity knocking.
It all balances out, right? Right?
Congrats and best of luck to your hubby on his job search.

miss kendra said...

just make it from wool, which is all natural, and thus digestible. right?

Steve said...

You are certainly in my thoughts (which can be a really scary place to be, I might say...hope you don't get lost in there!!!)

When life gives you lemons, give them eyeballs and put them in the liberation army....

stuffed said...

Sorry and congrats! Gotta love convergence. Don't worry about hoarding... you can always ask for donations from people who buy yarn 37 skeins at a time. *cough* I'm sure you know a few. Glad your humor is as strong as the proverbial cockroaches and twinkies.

folilaine said...

I like the way you fly in your mind ! It's interresting to see something new...
I hope my english is not so bad and you can understand what i mean. Anyway félicitation for your blog...france de folilaine

Faye said...

YAY for the award!
I'm sorry about your husband's job. I'm a firm believer that everything happen's for a reason and that things like this lead to bigger and better things.
I saw the article and told my daughter, " Hey, look! That's my friend!" Cool beans, Baby! I have a wicked cool famous friend and you weren't even on America's Most Wanted or Cop's! ;)

squambo said...

Also sorry to hear about your hubby's situation. I've had that happen to me and it really throws you for a loop. It's good he has you by his side. I hope something comes along soon. But as others have said, this might be an opportunity to do something new, like start a business. Don't worry! You have lots of fans and friends who will help if need be. Good luck!

goldi said...

Aw Regina - so sorry to hear of the job situation. How well I can relate to that one! Lucky for him he has you! It's about time that recognition you so richly deserves comes flooding in, may that continue, and may it keep your imagination fed, even as your family chews it's high-fiber diet!

Hugs to ya gal!

natasha said...

that sucks! but! i have a good psychic sense(i swear it! i am never wrong!) and i have a feeling that this will turn out to be a really good thing. and it won't take long for it to show itself. i swear it. so make sure to tell me when it does.

additionally, email me your address. i have owed you and owed you, shoutouts really cost!

and that spud should be broud to be amongst the precious few who are so adorable. and not edible. you know? he will live in infamy!

squeeze! smooooch! squuuuuueeeeze!
n.