Skip, Toot, Yippee!

I’ve spent the last 24 hours skipping around my house, tooting my own horn, and generally driving my husband and children batty.

I received a note from Joelle yesterday letting me know that her new book had arrived. Guess who’s in it?! After seeing a run down of the contents over at The Purl Bee I’m truly humbled to be included in this fabulous new collection of designs. A very sincere thank you to Joelle for discovering the pencil roll and including it in the book. She really is as nice as she seems.

I’ve already gotten a few e-mails asking me how I could keep it a secret for so long. I’m pretty good at keeping a confidence. That, and I also have a wacky superstitious side. No need to trigger any unnecessary jinxes. I don’t think my mom told anyone either.

I’m totally making those birds first thing when I get my copy.

78 Responses to Skip, Toot, Yippee!
  1. Jane
    September 10, 2007 | 9:45 pm

    Congratulations! That pencil roll makes me drool! It’s so amazing! Also, thanks for sharing the post/link about the mice. I am trying to do a handmade Christmas this year and that might be something to do.

  2. sally
    September 11, 2007 | 12:11 am

    Woohoo! So excited for you!!

  3. Solidia
    September 11, 2007 | 4:28 am

    Wow! Congratulations! You must be really proud! I know I would be!! :) I hopped on over yesterday so I could reserve a copy and then received and email stating that it has been sent out already! Cool!

  4. Teresa
    September 11, 2007 | 6:00 am

    Congratulations. The pencil roll is such a great idea.

  5. karen
    September 11, 2007 | 6:49 am

    Kathy! What great news. Now I’m going to have to buy the book :)

  6. Angie
    September 11, 2007 | 7:38 am

    Congratulations! That is so exciting! the book looks great, I’ll have to buy it. Great pencil roll…soo cute with all the colors matching the pencils.

  7. susaninfrance
    September 11, 2007 | 8:10 am

    my book is on the way too!! can’t wait. my daughter wants to make the roll–she is 7 so I think it may be a bit ambitious–but we’ll do it as a mother-daughter project. and i am looking for a project for some older girls i may do crafting with soon–that will be perfect for them as they have sewing experience! looks so good in the picture.

  8. sue
    September 11, 2007 | 8:15 am

    COOL! Gee… I’ve had you on my blog list as “crafty”, but now I may have to move you to the “fame” category. 😉

  9. nicolette
    September 11, 2007 | 9:41 am

    Congratulations Kathy! You deserve it so well! The book looks great, so does your pencill roll. Did you ever consider to make a book with all your lovely disegns yourself? It would sell like crazy!

  10. Linda
    September 11, 2007 | 10:19 am

    I love the color-coordinated pencil roll! It’s one of those things that, you look at it and say, “I can’t believe *I* didn’t think of that.” Congratulations on being published! I know how exciting that is. :)

  11. Charlene
    September 12, 2007 | 4:50 am

    Many kudos and congratulations on being published! What an exciting time for you! Enjoy! I love your work.

  12. Administrator
    September 12, 2007 | 5:32 am

    No, I didn’t share your secret but it was hard. I didn’t want to establish any bad karma by bragging too much. Way to go sweetie, Dad and I are happy for you.

  13. April
    September 12, 2007 | 1:53 pm

    Congrats! I love your little pencil holder!:)

  14. April
    September 12, 2007 | 1:54 pm

    I meant pencil..LOL:)

  15. mrspilkington
    September 12, 2007 | 2:12 pm

    Huzzah! Congratulations! Purl Patchwork, here I come!

  16. Chara Michele
    September 13, 2007 | 7:58 am

    Congrats!!! How exciting:)

  17. Sally
    September 13, 2007 | 2:07 pm

    So cool!!! Congratulations!

  18. Dee Light
    September 14, 2007 | 3:18 pm


  19. claudine
    September 15, 2007 | 6:58 am

    That’s great, Kathy, congratulations!!! Your pencil roll is gorgeous and it totally deserves to be in the book.

  20. Peanut Boil « the empty bobbin
    September 15, 2007 | 9:17 am

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  21. Tiffany
    September 16, 2007 | 7:03 pm

    Oh my gosh! How exciting for you, you deserve it!

  22. Miss Sassy
    September 16, 2007 | 7:06 pm

    Awesome! I really love that holder. You must be so proud.

  23. Patti
    September 17, 2007 | 10:15 pm

    How marvelous for you – and you truly do deserve to toot your own horn! What a clever gift this is for any would-be artist. Also for someone who is already an artist LOL!

  24. shiso mama
    September 24, 2007 | 8:49 pm

    wow, how exciting! like i keep saying, your tutorials are fab, so you definitely deserve this. can’t wait to see it. congratulations!

  25. weirdbunny
    September 27, 2007 | 6:54 am

    Fantastic …. how wonderful to get the credit you deserve for the pencil roll and in a published book to … so exciting ~ love Julia x

  26. amandajean
    September 27, 2007 | 5:30 pm

    congratulations on being a part of the book! how wonderful for you.

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  28. Jennifer
    May 28, 2009 | 10:01 am

    Yay for you my new friend!!