Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Hot Dog!

Ooops, I mean Top Blog!

Quilter's Home June/July

I've been holding out on making a scene about this totally amazing, unexpected, surprising, lovely, shocking, warm-fuzzy-inducing situation. A few weeks ago, I received an email from my friend Carol telling me "congratulations, you're on the list of top blogs in Quilter's Home magazine!" At the time, I was reading it on my iPhone because I was on retreat without my computer. I think I sat on the couch with my mouth open for a few minutes, not really believing what I was reading. Then I clicked through on the link Carol had sent which took me to a web version of the article.

Then I read the paragraph ABOUT ME (and my blog) and couldn't decide whether to (a) pee my pants or (b) cry from joy. Since the couch I was sitting on didn't belong to me, and I couldn't quite contain my excitement any longer, instead I just burst out "Oh My God you guys!" but then I couldn't really say much more for a few minutes. I know it might seem a bit dramatic, but this was so completely unexpected, and truly, I felt like crying from happiness when I read this:

Quilter's Home June/July

I don't know these people and I had no idea they knew anything about me. They want to kidnap me because they think I have photography secrets? My photos make them want to come to B.C. for a visit? Holy cow! My retreat buddies were amazing. They put up with my childish hyperventilating, they congratulated me over and over (and referred to me as 'top 55 blogger' for the rest of the weekend - even bragging about me on our visit to the LQS!). Example: "What would Top 55 Blogger like in her tea?"

Since the magazines take a little longer to reach Canadian newsstands I only got my hands on this copy last Friday. Quilter's Home really is a fun quilting mag that I've read often. The writing is fresh, tongue firmly in cheek, and I trust the book and notion reviews to be honest. I just love it that so many of the blogs I follow, and so many of my friends are on the list, too. People like Amy, Kaye, Heather, Jacquie, Ginger, Ayumi, Ashley, Malka, Monica, Kasja, Rita, Rashida, and Leah who I follow because their work inspires me and because they are such nice people. It is wonderful to be included with all of them. I've almost checked out all of the other listed blogs - I encourage you to do the same because there are some beauties I didn't know about before.

There you have it: my Big Huge News (that isn't really breaking news, because so many of you have already emailed to say HEY! did you know you're on this list??). Thanks everyone for sharing my excitement. I know you follow along because you like what you see/read here and that makes me feel amazing. I take my blog seriously, and treat it like a job (because other than my retreats, I don't work outside my home). Every single time you leave a comment, I feel like I've received a positive performance appraisal...and the Quilter's Home mention feels like the most wonderful annual review a hard-working blogger could ask for.

Now, about that raise?

50 comments:

Lesly said...

Well-deserved!

Laura said...

Congratulations!

Manda said...

Yay!! Congratulations :)

Lynne (Lily's Quilts) said...

Hurray for my special mate Pops XXXXXX

Flying Blind... said...

Woo-hoo xxx

rubyslipperz said...

What a wonderful honor....how fun...how exciting!
But, YOU and YOUR blog deserve it! o...and ps...on the down-low...I wouldn't mind at all if you emailed me a few of those blog "secrets" they are talking about... =D

hugZ,
annie
rubyslipperz106.blogspot.com

Leila@Where the Orchids Grow said...

that is way cool!! Congrats!!

Kerry said...

Even better to hold the magazine in your hands! Happy congrats to you!

Angela said...

What a fun surprise! Congratulations!!

Lindsay Conner said...

You are a star! that's so fabulous--congrats!

Amy said...

Woo hoo! I have a copy too just to gaze at :)

momma said...

Congratulations!

paulette said...

Wow!! Congratulations!! Super Star...Super STAR(I'm singing this in case you are wondering)...and well deserving!! I hope there is a Top 55 Blogger's button for you to put on your blog!!
You REALLY did have something to toot about...besides the broccoli that is...
Take care and WELL DONE!
Paulette

Nova said...

Yay! Congratulations! xxx

W. Latane Barton said...

Congratulations... I give you an award, too... if I could but just know that your blog is fun and informative and you deserve being mentioned in Quilter's Home.

Katie B. said...

I saw this a few weeks ago! Very well deserved!!

Alisa said...

That's pretty neat, Krista!

carol said...

Congratulations again, my friend! You surely deserve it!

Live a Colorful Life said...

I was super excited (but not at all surprised!) to see your name on the list. yay!

Michele Pacey said...

I had noticed the button on Amy's sidebar, and gone through the list, and MAN, that is the coolest ever Krista!!! You must be so proud of yourself. You've worked hard for this kind of recognition, you do such great work, and you totally deserve it. So hip hip hurray for you, say I!

Flo @ Butterfly Quilting said...

CONGRATULATIONS!! and well deserved... and did you notice the big red sort-of poppies on the front cover !!
enjoy the spotlight!

Kathy P said...

Congrats! Your blog is the best of all the ones I follow, so you deserve all the compliments. Your photography is awesome, and your projects are so inspiring! Keep up the good work :)

♥Duff said...

"Don't ask yourself what the world needs. Ask yourself what makes you come alive. And then go do that, because the world needs more people who have come alive."
-Howard Thurman

You are most certainly in your element. Many heartfelt congratulations for this wonderful acknowledgement of your talent as well as for restraining from peeing on someone else's couch. You're a class act!

badlandsquilts said...

CONGRATULATIONS!

MariQuilts said...

Congratulations......enjoy.

traceyjay said...

:-D About that raise... hilarious!

(and I hope it wasn't too scary to write all that...). ;)

Vivian said...

CONGRATULATIONS!!!
HOLY SMOKES GIRL!!!!
How exciting is that? I wish I could claim that I knew you when...you know what? I'm going to claim it anyway, just lettin' you know LOL.

Yay you, keep up the good work, you are amazing!!!!

quiltmom said...

Wow Krista- what a nice compliment for you- and a well deserved one too. It is a nice magazine and I hope many more people discover your lovely blog.
Happy quilting-
Warmest regards,
Anna

karen said...

Well deserved!!!

pinksuedeshoe said...

Well yes you do make me want to visit BC actually. For a lot of things... one of those retreats some day I think :) Congrats and well deserved!

Kathy said...

Glad I saw that article. That's how I found you. Can't wait to see what you have in store for us. Congrats!!!

Dianne said...

"She packed up her potential and all she had learned, grabbed a cute pair of shoes and set out to change a few things." This quote from Curly Girl Designs so reminds me of you and your very cute Naots! It has been wonderful to watch your self confidence grow over the past 21 months. Congrats on the recognition it is truly well deserved!

Ethne said...

WOW WOW WOW - congratulations Kirsta - well deserved

Helen said...

Well done Krista!!! It wouldn't be a top 55 list WITHOUT you on it! :)

gill said...

Congratulations! you deserve it!

Mama Spark said...

Congrats Krista!! You should be thrilled!!

nicolette said...

Congratulations Krista!

I love that Quilter’s Home is aware of the amazing crafters blogging community!

PinkGranny said...

Wow! This is pretty neat...congratulations. I better go get my copy of the magazine. It is nice to see they recognize talented people on our side of the continent.

myredbike said...

Congrats, Krista! I was thrilled to see your name on the list!

Tiffany said...

Brilliant! I'm on my feet jumping and clapping, and generally whooping-it-up - can you hear me? Seriously, I'm so happy for you. Congrats and keep up the good work! I always look forward to your blog.

Barb said...

Yay, Krista! Keep on blogging!

Kiwi said...

Awesome Krista! Your blog rocks!

My Sweet Prairie said...

yipee! It's fabulous to be discovered and endorsed!! (just got my toot toot with another mag as well!!!). I say: PEE THE COUCH! lol
~Monika
in Saskatoon : )

Mitzi said...

Congratulations! So happy for you and your blog!

Heather said...

What a thrill Krista! Congratulations! I now know a quilting celebrity!

pasqueflower said...

Woo!Hoo! Congratulations!

LeAnn aka pasqueflower
http://pasqueflowerponderings.blogspot.com

trish said...

That is the coolest thing ever! I too have secret desires to kidnap you for a sewing weekend but whatever! Congrats!

Mette said...

Congratulations, Krista.

Bobbi said...

you TOTALLY deserve that honorable mention! you are an inspiration to a LOT of us blog stalkers. :)

ayumills said...

Congratulations, Krista! Something the editor missed about your blog is your super positive, honest and happy writing style which makes us all feel warm and fuzzy every time we read your blog.