Thursday, October 25, 2012

in my mailbox

I've gotten some great mail recently. A few days ago the newest issue of quilty came in the mail. That's my math facts quilt on the front cover! Didn't they make it look good? I'm tickled that it was included in the magazine and then the fact that it made the cover? Woo-hoo! I'm pleased that my name made the front cover, too. Sweet!
Speaking of sweet....a friend sent me some cookies last week. It was a "thinking-of-you-hope-everything-is-going-ok" kind of a thing. Almost made me cry. It really makes me want to be a thoughtful friend like that, you know? They sure hit the spot after a long day of painting. Thanks so much, darlin'.
And last but not least! My Gruber's retreat friends and I did a swap this fall. Rene made me this fabulous mini quilt. She put so much thought into it and I just love it! She even quilted "use your scraps" (that's the phrase I use to sign my books) into the background. I love that touch-so thoughtful! She sent me a super awesome seam ripper and some thread, too. Thanks so much, Rene, for an awesome swap package!

I'm so thankful for my friends this week. I am blessed with some pretty amazing ones.

37 comments:

Auntie Pami said...

Woo-hoo! Wonder how long til my local store will have this? Those cookies, must add to the shopping list, dh loves chocolate.

Maja said...

What a lovely quilt!!!
Big hug!

Moje Małe Rękodzieło said...

good for you!Great cover, but I'm not surprised, it's a beautyful quilt!

Jan said...

Congrats on being a cover girl. Love the quilt and the photo.

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

Your quilt and NAME on the cover is spectacular Amanda Jean! Love your "happy" from Rene!

Natalie, the Chickenblogger said...

Super!
Congratulations.

Annie said...

Love the mini, and congrats on the mag. I rely on my good friends to keep me afloat sometimes.

Shannon said...

Congratulations on making the cover!!! I love that quilt--especially the bold orange!

Isn't it nice to have troughtful friends? :)

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Congratulations on being a cover girl!! The quilt is very stunning.

roxi said...

So exciting!! Can't even imagine! I'll definitely be looking for the magazine because I'm a fan!

Candy said...

Amanda Jean, I am thrilled for you! I am smiling ear to ear. Someone has terrific taste to put your math quilt on the cover! I love it!

I am so thankful for you and everything you share so generously.

Candy said...

ps I love Rene's quilt!!

Live a Colorful Life said...

I was super excited to see the magazine with that fabulous orange quilt on the cover in my Barnes and Noble. I couldn't WAIT to purchase it. Great issue, too. I think I'm going to subscribe to that one. How thoughtful of your friend to send you cookies. And Rene's happy is super cool!!

supermomnocape said...

Congratulations on having your quilt on the cover. You must be thrilled!

I've been reading your blog since February 2008 and have watched you progress from hosting quilt-a-longs to having your own book. I absolutely love reading about your success!

supermomnocape said...

Congratulations on having your quilt on the cover. You must be thrilled!

I've been reading your blog since February 2008 and have watched you progress from hosting quilt-a-longs to having your own book. I absolutely love reading about your success!

bloominworkshop said...

Congratulations on being a cover girl!! :) Hope the painting is nearing the end. Hugs!

QuiltyGirl said...

Congrats!!! That is awesome! I read about this earlier on Cindy's blog, and ran to my B&N for a copy....but they didn't have it out yet. :(
Soon, I hope! (I almost drove the 17 mi to JoAnn's just for it and then thought better!)

Michele said...

That is fantastic news. Congratulations. Love the mini quilt and great friends are truly precious. So glad you have some terrific ones.

Auntie Pami said...

Found it at b&n now to find my oranges

Karen said...

Congratulations! Orange is so hot right now,
even for shoes and handbags. I am sure your
adorable quilt will draw attention to Quilty
at newsstands.

Melanie said...

Way to be a Cover Girl!!!
The quilt looks fabulous!

capitolaquilter said...

How exciting for you - can't get much better than the cover! Love the quilt.

Jaime Costiglio said...

Amanda congrats on the mag article and making the cover too boot!!! It sure makes all that hard work worth it.

Anny said...

FElicitaciones. Me encanta el edredon
Anny
http://lostejidosenlavida.blogspot.com/

thisyearsdozen said...

Fabulous!! You are becoming quite the super star.

Stacy Olson said...

Congratulations on the cover! I can't wait to go get myself a copy. Your quilt looks fabulous!

Kim said...

Cover Girl!
It has to be a thrill to see your quilt and name on the cover :0)
I'm really happy for you and your success, we all know it from lots of hard work! Congratulations and I wish you continued success! ( so we can see more of your creations!!)

Happy Sewing

Mama Pea said...

That is so awesome! I saw the magazine on Cindy's blog. I am so happy for you!Glad you got some happy mail. I LOVE what Rene' sent you. It is so awesome. How thoughtful!

Shannon Brinkley said...

Congratulations! What a beautiful and fun quilt, great job! As a former elementary teacher, I love the theme!

Lindy said...

Congratulations on being a "Cover Girl"! Now if they could just spell Anna Maria Horner's name correctly!

Susie at ProsperityStuff said...

How awesome to have your quilt in (and on!) a magazine! And I LOVE the mini quilt from Rene. she did a great job!

Marit said...

Congratulations, Cover Girl! I can't wait to read this new magazine.

Carla said...

Wow. Congrats!

kathy-o said...

WOW! That is awesome! Looks so great on the cover...orange is one of my favorite colors! It's a "must have" magazine this time! Congratulations!

sulu-design said...

It's so exciting to see your name on the cover of a magazine (and your cool quilt design, too)!

I'm thinking of you as your family is in the middle of a big transition. Keeping my fingers crossed that all goes well...

Gwendelynn said...

I LOVE the personal touch of the quilt! It's really something!

escolhasaguiar said...

Seus trabalhos aão lindos. Parabéns!!!