Oh it's been a funny old day today. On the one hand I am waaaaay beyond excited about writing this post, and on the other hand, well, I am very apprehensive.
I have almost just deleted it in fact. Almost.
I am not one who naturally likes to blow my own trumpet. I don't like to question things too much, I don't like to try too hard.
I just like to be ME. Just little old me, pottering about in the Attic, gazing out the window at the view, doing the odd bit of crochet, a bit of baking, admiring pretty things.
It's not ground breaking stuff really is it, the stuff of Attic24?? It's just normal, everyday, domesticated, fairly mundane stuff really.
Bright and colourful, yes, it is that. Creative too? Well yes, it is I guess.
But to make it into a magazine??????????? You WhAt?????? Are you kidding me here???????
But it appears to be true.
The Attic is In Print.
Not once, but twice.
Firstly I was approached by the lovely Cara who is the creative editor of a well known scrap booking publication in the UK, called Scrapbook Inspirations.
And lo and behold, a little while later, PLOP!! The March issue comes through my letterbox and I find myself leaping off the furniture with delight.
Because there on page 10 are my crochet flowers!
And I am called an "Inspirational Woman"!!!
Oh jeez, you should have seen me when I read that.
Words cannot describe.
Secondly, day before yesterday, I start to receive one or two comments about me being "famous" and that the blog is mentioned in "Simply Knitting" magazine.
Eh?? What?? Are you sure??? Is it true????
I know nothing of this I might add, have had no forewarning.
I have to wait until today to go to the supermarket and buy a copy.
I rush outside and rip open the plastic packaging.
I stand in the middle of the supermarket car park, scanning the pages of Simply Knitting, no doubt looking slightly bonkers.
And then there it is, towards the back on page 77.
Attic24. My face. Me. It's me, my blog.
Sh*t!!! It really is true then!
A blog like a rainbow.
A blog like a rainbow.
I still can't quite take it in.
But I am chuffed, oh Lordy I certainly am.
I would be telling big fat fibs if I said this sort of thing goes over my head and means nothing.
I mean, it's not important in the big scheme of things, but just lately my friends I have been feeling a little off kilter, a little doubtful about my life, my abilities, my direction if you like.
You could say I've been having a bit of a wobble.
So between the magazine print and your generous comments left here on the blog, I am beginning to feel very much better. I am realising that it's OK to just be Me, that possessing Direction is not necessarily essential, that it's OK to muddle along, to wobble every so often.
Thank you, as always for your support, enthusiasm and friendship, it means a lot.
Thank you :: thank you :: thank you.