Tuesday, April 19, 2011


I had a happy thing in April.  Well, I had many happy things in April, but this one I am a bit bubbly over. 

The editor of Fibre Focus, the glossy magazine published for members of the Ontario Handweavers and Spinners Guild, chose to publish my article about the black alpaca jackets.  If you didn't catch my blog entry about the jackets, you can read it here.

The article is really about honouring my good friend and fellow weaver, Suzanne Philbin, who had woven and tailored the jackets.  I was so pleased that the publisher sent me an extra copy so that I could give Suzanne one to show off to her children and grandchildren.  Also, for the first time, I received payment for an article!  Really an honorarium, but enough to buy lunch with wine for Suzanne and I.  Honestly, I did strut around like a proud rooster, joking with my library co-workers that they had a 'paid writer' on staff.  

Of course, there is always someone ready to knock you down to size. 
In the form of Smokey the Pampered House Cat (formerly, Smokey the Rough Barn Cat).

SERVANT...where is my milk?!!


Wooly Knits n Bits said...

Wow! I actually know an author!
It's wonderful to be recognize for your hard work not to mention your creativity. Bravo!

Mona said...

How exciting! Congratulations Norma!

Azure Islands Designs said...

Congratulations Norma...you should be very proud...it is always nice to be recognized for the work we do, regardless of what it is!!! I'm happy for you...

lol...my cat is the same...we certainly know what mood she is by the look on her face...how could we miss it when she sits or lays right in front of us just like Smokey...they must be good friends???


luckybunny said...

Congrats Norma! That's fantastic!

Leigh said...

Oh, congratulations! That is exciting news! And a wonderful accomplishment. Smokey is too cute. Interesting how quickly they adapt to indoor living, LOL>