Friday, February 16, 2007

It's Friday....and I have great news

There are many wonderful things in my life that make this a great Friday. I have a loving and devoted husband, who last night went through the linen closet to find a small electric blanket for me, so I wouldn't be cold while I watched "Ugly Betty" in the knitting room. I have been blessed with an exceptional son, who decided to travel his own path and create a life for himself, which is just as it should be. I have incredible parents who I appreciate more and more as I get older. I have 4 step-children who all have found their perfect partner in life, and I have two beautiful grand-daughters, Avery turned 14 in January and Jada will be 2 in May. I have wonderful friends and family who are caring and supportive. I have my 4 amazing shaggy friends, and one very special cat.

My first gem of good news is that, James, who is far off in a land called Boulder, starts his new job today, as an Account Manager for Laser Cycle USA. He loves Colorado and now that he is gainfully employed, life is really good.

My second gem is an email I received this morning, it reads as follows:

Congratulations! The felting tip you submitted through has been chosen for publication in Nicky's new book, Knitting Never Felt Better,
by Sixth&Spring Books. Please write me back with your mailing address, and we will send you a free, signed copy of the book as soon as it arrives in our warehouse! We will also post the winning tips and stories on Nicky's Web site closer to the book's release date.
Thanks for participating, and Happy Knitting!
Best,Erin Walsh

I remember submitting the tip ages ago and thought no more about it, in fact I already have the book pre-ordered on Amazon, I guess I will have to go back and change that order.

Enjoy your Friday, I hope it brings a smile to each and every face.


Janie said...

Congratulations! Great to have something in print.
Ugly Betty has just started here in the UK.....I love it too.

Sonya said...

Congratulations Isobel! Many times over - it is a wonderful thing to hear of all the gifts a person has. An electric blanket, Ugly Betty, knitting - that right there is a pretty winning trifecta - but it sounds like that is just the icing on the cake!

Susan said...

Oh Wow, what a fab Prezzie idea for your Grand daughter. If I was a little girl I'd adore a hand made Princess and the Pea set .

Hell - lets be honest - I'd adore a set now!! :-)