I know that I'm supposed be closing up my stories about my (August) road trip to Texas but...this is really some breaking and exciting news!
My sweet blogging buddy, Susan deGeneres of Susan deGeneres Studio left me a comment the other day telling me that Julia of Vintage with Laces was published in the October issue of Romantic Homes Magazine.
As you know, I've been so busy getting ready for one trip, coming back from another and finishing swaps, heck...I don't even know what month it is sometimes!
Soooooo, after going through about 160 emails (which I've been a bad girl and haven't responded to any of them, please forgive me), I re-read Susan's comment and rushed out the door in search of finding my copy.
I was in for a HUGE surprise when I turned to page 13.
Julia lives in Germany and although she is "physically" very far from me, she's never far from my heart.
Through this wonderful world of blogging, Julia and I keep in touch on a regular basis through our blogs and email, even through long distance phone calls (I just love her beautiful accent!). We've shared art from our hearts with one another and I've cherished each and every piece she's sent me.
And this is no exception as I stared at the magazine with my mouth wide open. To see a snippet of the beautiful velvet bag that she made for just for me made my heart skip a beat (or two, or three).
In the middle of Barnes & Noble, I thought I was going to have a massive heart attack!
There, in color, is the photo of a section of the beautiful velvet bag that Julia made just for me, including a tattered tag with my initials and a metal finding, stamped with the number 70...the year I was born.
And to make things MORE sentimental, she's published in the OCTOBER issue of Romantic Homes...that's my BIRTHDAY MONTH!
yep...I was about to have a massive coronary in front of 3 teenage boys looking at dirt bike magazines. They would have never understood, you think?
Heather of Pretty Petals! I met Heather three years ago. She was one of the first blogs that I fell in love with. Shortly thereafter, I was fortunate enough to meet her in person and the rest is history!
I'm so excited to be able to call these "famous" girls my friends.
This world of blogging can create many wonderful things such as friendships, inspiration, and memories.
I've been published twice, including some currently in the works. Being published is such a great honor and it's something to be very proud of. I don't look at it in the sense of the "bragging" aspect, but of the humbleness that someone has thought of my work as worthy enough to be shared with those who appreciate it.
I totally feel their excitement!
Now it's Friday and I simply cannot take any more surprises. I had to lay the magazine down for another day so if you are in it too...please give me a day or so to let my heart get back to normal as I'm sure you wouldn't want to be the cause of my "real" massive coronary!!!
Have a wonderful weekend!
(coming up next is the finale @ Chantal's!)