Saturday, August 6, 2011

Talk About a Surprise!!

Hello friends...welcome back and Happy Saturday!

So let me set the scene for you:
I'm with some friends at my local Costco, which I had just visited a couple of days ago.
Since I really didn't need to shop, I thought I would pass the time by browsing the magazine section.


I see a copy of GREENCRAFT which is published by the great Stampington & Co. people.
I instantly am smitten by the felted sweater tea cup pin cushions.
Are they not adorable??
So I start flipping beautiful page after creatively beautiful page and
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BAM!!!!!

I see something that catches my eye....something that looks strangely familiar!


HEY....that's MY upcycled vintage napkin scarf!!!!!!
Lovely niece Kelly

I had no idea it was being featured...no one e-mailed or notified me in any way.

Lovely niece Kelly II

Don't get me wrong...I'm thrilled, just very surprised.
Dear Amanda Crabtree, Senior Editor...you might give a gal a heads up.
I don't think Costco shoppers take too kindly to listening to a crazy lady running around the store yelling "I'm in this magazine...look, that's me!!!!"
Just saying!

Until next time...be kind and stay creative.
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20 comments:

Gretel said...

LOL, see, you are getting everywhere! Crazy Lady at Costco indeed. :)

Grandma Yellow Hair said...

OMG I can not imagine flipping through a magazine and see my pieces in it. How does it look from the clouds up above. That has to be where you are my dear sweet friend. lol
Congrats to you honey and I am so happy and proud for you
Love
Maggie

w said...

that is awesome! also. you're becoming quite famous. it's almost scary. have your agent call my agent and we'll do lunch.

Hines-Sight said...

That's exciting, but you would think they would have said something. Was it from a post you did. I remember Kelly modeling some things before. Great job.

Kelly Ann said...

Woot Woot for you...xoxo

The Dragonfly On Iron Gate said...

Amazing.. didn't think they could use something with out a permission slip from your mother ! Wow what great news !! Jules

Snappy Di said...

That's pretty awesome! I'd be doing cartwheels in the aisles.

Katie said...

How exciting--congratulations!

Annette said...

I think I would have fainted then and there!! That's so cool to be in 2 magazines this week even if you didn't know about one of them! I'm just thrilled for you and so proud of you too! And I'm glad to see your booth doing so well! Congratulations Janet!! XOXO

Micupoftea~ said...

Odd...you would think they would notify you beforehand. Congrats!

tammylovesdishes said...

How very exciting. It's a good thing Costco doesn't have one of those announcements such as the blue-light special...I can hear it now...Attention Costco shoppers, Highly Talented Janet of The Empty Net on isle three autographing issues of GreenCraft. Get your copy now!

Congratulations! Although, I agree, it would have been nice for them to give you a heads up.

Chris said...

Oh my gosh.......surprise? Shock? Shockrise? Congratulations :-)

Claire said...

Oh Janet, I had to giggle picturing you running around Costco, magazine in hand...........
What a surprise/shock of the nicest sort, but as you say it would be nice to know ahead of time.

Congratulations, you are becoming quite the media mogul. Beautiful scarf by the way, just love those colours.

Claire :}

Little Blue Mouse said...

Nice one!

Did you know they had your photos?

The Time Sculptor said...

Hello, just over from Bronteland in Yorkshire, England to find some other empty-nesters.
What an amazing story; you must have thought you were seeing things! It looks like a pretty big feature too... Well done! Jane Gray

Lori @ Katies Rose Cottage Designs said...

That is soooo cool !!! I have heard more people say that they
had no clue they were being featured in a Stampington publication ~
Your scarf is beautiful !!

Amy W. said...

I Love, Love, Love reading what happened to you!! Truly, this is one of Life's Great Surprises!! Congratulations!!!

Kathleen Grace said...

Congratulations Janet! A fun surprise for you, but they should have sent you the complimentary mag and shame on them for not notifying you! They get a pretty penny for those publications and without submissions like yours they wouldn't have anything to sell.

Maddie Kertay- The Domestic Anarchist said...

Congrats!... and don't worry I suspect such places get used to crazy women.. I did the same thing at B&N a couple of weeks ago!

LOVE that scraf.. way too wonderful!

madddie

Monica Lee said...

Hi Janet! I just found your blog...through the magazine that you didn't know you were featured in...heh um...at least they had your info correct! I LOVE this piece and I am vintage recycle girl too! I am bookmarking you this morning and am coming back later to snoop around, you are my type of girl!