Tuesday, October 05, 2010

An ASOTMV & A Delightful Bit Of News!

SO what is a ASOTMV?? Well doesn't everyone know the initials stand for Almost Spare Of The Moment Vacation?? My friend Debbie who lives in the State of Veracruz (on the east coast of Mexico) is going on a buying trip for her store Milagros Para Ti. She will be shopping in San Miguel de Allende and Patzcuaro. Both towns are in the center of the country. So when she emailed me the other day to say she was going we decided it was the perfect time to get together for a few days. I mean what can be better then staying in B&Bs shopping for San Miguel shoes&incredible Mexican artists works, and have LW play chauffeur and trip organiser?? Of course the Almost part is because we need to secure firkid care for the two big girls. :) But LWwas able to magically create a vacation out of two women's "I sure wish we coulds"!!  I don't know how I got so lucky to have such an amazing,handsome,intelligent,loving man as a soulmate!! I will be forever thankful!!!

According to LW's plan we will leave here in the morning drive to Guadalajara spend the night then drive to San Miguel to meet Debbie. A few days shopping there and then south to Paztcuaro for a few more days of shopping. We'll be home around the 17th of this month. I promise to take the camera and I'll even try to do a bit of posting while we are gone. That's if it doesn't cut into our shopping merrymaking time! :)

Now for the big news of the day. My little Post Card tote that I submitted to Somerset Life magazine's muslin challenge last year was published in the fall/winter issue of Stampington's Haute Handbag!!! Woooo I can hardly believe it!!! It's such an amazing honor to have a piece of my art published in any of Stampington's incredible magazines!!! They provided me with a widget to put on my blog. 
See it over there in the right hand column!! I would love to be able to post a picture of the article but alas I have not received my copy yet. If things run true to form I should get it...ohhh around the end of the month :( So I have a really big favor to ask. The next person who finds themselves standing in front of the magazine rack in a store would you mind telling me how my little bag looks??? It's in the Gallery section. I do have a couple of pictures of the little darlin that I can show off. They are not the best and I apologize.
Now I must run I need to finish packing my little suitcase so LW can load the Yellow Submarine for a morning departure!! Have a most audacious art filled day no matter where in the world you are.  p;)

I promise to post lots of pictures for my bloglandian family!!


stregata said...

First of all, congratulations!
1) For being published in Haute Handbags. Woohoo. What a great little bag it is! I am so happy for you!
2) For getting away for some fun time with your friend.
3) For having that special someone in your life, that goes out of his way to make you happy. Priceless!

Cindy said...

CONGRATULATIONS!!! What an honor...Haute Handbags! I am really excited for you..and that little postcard bag is really sweet. I was just in the book store today! But now that I know, I'll keep an eye out for it.
Have a fantastic time on your trip with your friend. All of that shopping sounds like a dream...I'll just have to live vicariously through you!

LuLu Kellogg said...

Congrats BS!!! That is WONDERFUL news!

If you have the issue of Somerset's Holidays and Celebrations, look on the back cover and you will see one of my belt buckles. I am proud as a peacock! *strut*

I am so proud of you and can't wait to see the issue! YAY!

Have fun on your trip. I should be working right now but had to stop by and say hi! I am getting ready for a huge show next weekend so I will be back around to visit after then :)


Anonymous said...

Pattie, Pattie! Congratulations! Your lovely bags and garments deserve much recognition. Every time I wear one of my vesties I get tons of compliments...as it should be.

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