May 7, 2009

MS. BRADSHAW, I PRESUME?

Well, I guess the proverbial cat is out of the proverbial bag, so I might as well do my big reveal....TA DA! I am happy to report that my very first column has been published in the magazine "Needlepoint Now". I was approached by the new owner, Miss Elizabeth, and on March 15th, I submitted my very first blatherings for scrutiny. Oddly enough, not one word of it was changed, so I now realize that Elizabeth either a) felt ridiculously sorry for me that I have not yet mastered the English language, or b) figured she'd give me a shot at humiliating myself and that I would crawl back under my rock and be a good girl. Yoo Hoo! Miss Elizabeth! I'm ready for my next issue!

If you're not a subscriber to the mag, I say run right out and get one at your LNS now or give 'em a call to order! God knows we can always use as many stitchy magazines as we can get our hands on, right?, so I'm supporting the cause by spreading a little love.

Don't get too excited...most of what I wrote is what you see here on a daily basis. So if you are a faithful reader of all of this drivel, you'll probably say "Well, hell's bells. I already knew all of this. Why didn't she tell me something I didn't already know from reading about her and that damn dog of hers." All I can say to this is....stay tuned!

Now before I head to bed with Jane Austen (OK, you knew what I meant by that, so don't pretend you didn't), I do have a few VIEWER MAIL items with which to dispatch (see murder of the English language, above):

SHELLEY: You asked me about the lovely tea pot that was one of my birthday gifts. Yes indeedie, it is quite sweet, and it's actually a "tea for one". The pot sits on top of the tea cup! Woo Hoo! My sister bought it at our local Hallmark Gold Crown Store.

SUSAN: You don't know who Jeffrey Dean Morgan is? Gasp, choke, cough cough, gasp gasp gasp. Oh, do yourself a favor, girl, and go google the man. Some of those black and white head shots are worth booting up the computer for, I tell ya'.

CYN: Regarding the silk flower that I stuck in the middle of the LJP "Daisy Collage" piece. No, it wasn't on Stewey's Derby hat, but I did find it in his craft cupboard. I was in the carefully labeled "Silk Flowers for Spring Projects" bin, and I don't think he's even caught on yet that it's missing. This is a major miracle, since he usually throws a major hissy whenever I use so much as a single crayon or piece of handmade paper from "his personal things". Considering the fact that I have to crawl under the sleigh bed to get to this stuff, you'd think that I would just go to Michael's and avoid the resulting back ache, but it's the principle of the thing. We share our crafty things in this house.

SUE: Yup...I changed my masthead and I did it all by myself. I didn't do it without a few martinis and a whole lotta' swear words, but I got that picture on there and everything. Twice. (Good eye, for those of you who noticed that I updated it for May). Woo Hoo to you!

That's it for tonight kids. I made the tragic mistake of having a damn good cup of coffee at about 7pm this evening, so methinks I'm going to be vibrating until the wee hours. It's too bad that I can't channel this energy into housecleaning, laundry, stitching, or reading....instead I will probably stare at the ceiling and fret over the caffeine hangover that will surely come tomorrow.

Thanks, as always, for stopping by to see me. Y'all just rock my freakin' world!

25 comments:

  1. Don't sell yourself short. I hope for a post from you everyday. You have a great way with words, and a very very funny sense of humor.

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  2. Congratulations on getting Printed in the real world, anybody can write stuff in Cyberspace. Your writing really is quite entertaining, I know where to come when I need something to make me smile.

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  3. I think that is the best news a girl can have Coni! You are funny and have a way with words that make me smile...so spread that sunshine around the world! Yee HAW! Hurray! and many, many CONGRATULATIONS!!

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  4. Yeah for Con! (And a double yeah for Jeffrey Dean Morgan). Can't wait to read you in NP Now. Is The Dog selling autographs yet?

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  5. A BIG congratulations on becoming a printed writer!! That is wonderful news, but I'm not surprised! You are a natural!!

    I haven't done a lot of needlepoint, but enjoyed it, and have wanted to do more, that proverbial "someday". But now I'll have to go find an issue of that magazine, which will no doubt inspire me to move that day up on my to-do calendar!

    But please, PLEASE don't let Stewey see the question about him selling autographs! The next thing we'll read is how he is listing your now infamous Sound of Music Undies on eBay! (Complete with signed certificates of authentication and provenance, of course!) In fact, anything you own, he will consider fair market enterprise.

    Ooops, I guess I shouldn't have put that out there. Sorry. . . .

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  6. I just discovered this blog and I am enjoying it immensely. Stewie is a doll - I hope he doesn't get the Big Head when you pass this on!

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  7. Can I get a big ol' WOO-HOO for Ms. Coni Jo Her Very Self and Her Fabulous Dancing Dog, Stewey?? . . . What's that? Stewey doesn't dance? Well, he'll just have to learn now, won't he?

    Congrats to your imminent fore-ay into the publishing world!! Those "Needlepoint Now" readers are in for a wonderful treat!!

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  8. An extra terrific reason for looking forward to my next issue of Needlepoint Now. Way to go!

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  9. Congratulations! I am so happy for you! Now I have to go on a search for this magazine.

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  10. That is great news about your column in Needlepoint News. For years, I subscribed to the magazine. If you are going to be a regular contributer to it, I just may have to subscribe again. Congratulations; your writing is so enjoyable.

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  11. Oops, I meant Needlepoint Now. I haven't had enough tea or coffee yet.

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  12. Congratulations! What a coup. Just curious about your header--did you write those months on the bottles or are they rub-ons?

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  13. Congratulations! You are a great writer. I think you should write a book. You make me smile and laugh when I read your blog. Spread the "happy" around!

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  14. Great news
    Just like your header, I see the column now, Stitching and the single Girl

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  15. Hi Coni,

    Congratulations on having a column in "Needlepoint Now"! I am a subscriber so I'll look forward to reading your very first published needlework column!

    What does Stewey think? :-)

    Oh, my! Suzie does have a point about Stewey selling your belongings on eBay! ROFLOL!!!

    And I won't tell him where the flower came from! LOL!

    Cynthia
    Windy Meadow

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  16. PS: Just how IS Jane in bed, btw? ;)

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  17. Coni, Your column is great and the readers are going to enjoy every one of them. I look forward to reading your future columns. Miss Elizabeth is a sweetheart to work for and has dogs as funny as Stewey.

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  18. Congratulations....looking forward to more laughter!

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  19. Congrats! I am looking forward to receiving my issue!

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  20. I will buy this issue, just because of your column! I can't believe I am reading your blog as you become famous! Now I can tell my stitching buddies---"I knew her before she became famous!". :)

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  21. Coni, Congratulations on becoming a professional writer.

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  22. Well, now you've gone and done it! You've gotten yourself discovered! With your talent for writing I say, it's about time!!! So now when people see you out and about, they will lean into each other and say there goes, "Miss Coni the Spinster Stitcher herself!" Congratulations!!

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