Tuesday, August 12, 2008

IT'S HERE, IT'S HERE, IT'S HERE


AAAAAAAAAGGGGGGGGGGGHHHHHHHHHH!!!!

LOOK WHAT I FOUND AT BARNES & NOBLE TONIGHT!!!

My good friend Lindsey and I were out for her birthday celebration, as we are every year at this time. We decided to hit Barnes & Noble for a little magazine time. They didn't have the magazine Lindsey wanted so we wondered to the craft/altered art/jewelry/paper/sewing book section. We were sitting (on the floor) for about 3 minutes when all of a sudden I saw it!!

Lindsey took a video of my reaction. I was totally flipping out. But unfortunately she hit end instead of save on her cell phone. Oh well, I know it isn't something I will forget anytime soon. I completely lost it. I couldn't breath... I was smiling ear to ear... I was laughing... I was kicking my feet... I was shaking... I was crying... I AM SO EXCITED!!

It took about 10 solid minutes for me gain my composure. Though I was still shaking. I flipped through each page and stroked each photo. I can't wait for you to see which projects are inside. I couldn't show you before, but I think I can now. Anyway... it is totally awesome. They changed the back cover from what is on the Interweave website, but who cares... I AM IN A BOOK!! YOO HOOOOOO!!!

I called Ron from the store. And he was like "what book?" And he actually told me not to buy it and that I should wait for the free copy to come from the publisher. YEAH RIGHT! He is lucky I didn't buy all the copies that had!! Lindsey suggested I sign the copy that comes from the publisher and give it away here on the blog. BRILLIANT idea. I will have to think of a fun way to do the give away. I'll let you know what I come up with. Though honestly, I have been asked to sign things and I feel like an arrogant ass every time I do it. But Lindsey said no, I am not and she insists that you guys will want a signed copy. LOL.

AAAAAGGGGGHHHHH!!! I still can't believe it is here!!

I have an absolutely splitting headache and I could throw up at the moment but even feeling sick can't get the grin off my face. I told Lindsey in the store that I think coming upon the book in the store like that was the best thing ever. Sure I would have liked to see it come in the mail weeks ago. But OMG... IT'S IN BARNES & NOBLE!! Right this very moment... on the shelf... how cool is that?!?! I got to see it for the very first time... in the store... where people are gonna buy it. I had to show the girl at the register... see... the name of the artist... same name on the credit card... THAT'S ME!!

22 comments:

rosebud101 said...

Congratulations!

ellen said...

I am so thrilled for you, chica. I guess that magazine knows talent when it sees it, eh?

Cindy said...

YIPPPEEEEEE! Congrats, Kerry! You are published in an amazing BOOK! We're all so proud of you!!! I think I'll try and go to Barnes and Nobles tonight....

Holly said...

OMG KERRY YAAAAAAAAAAAAY!

Congratulations! I am soo happy for you. :)

Kristine said...

Congrats!!!! I've been eagerly awaiting my issue and see it's scehduled to arrive. I can't wait. How great to see your name in print!! I'm glad for you!!!

Jo said...

That is sooo fantastic!! I remember dancing around the room for hours after seeing my first magazine project in print, so I can imagine that seeing a book project in print must be so much more thrilling! Congratulations!

And of course we want to have a signed copy!!

Lori said...

Woo Hoo, I'm so happy for you!!!!!!

isenglass said...

OMG! That is so amazing! If you decide to give a signed copy away, I want be one of the first folks in line!

CreekHiker said...

Congratulations! I know that is so exciting!

Gaby Santiago de... said...

CONGRATULATIONS!
I can't wait to see the projects!
I wouldn't mind getting a signed-copy, wink, wink:)
Whatever happens, I need to have that book!!!
kudos!

Emma said...

CONGRATS KERRY! After all the struggles these past few months...it is about time things started going your way! I can't wait to see what's inside!!!

Kerry said...

Thank you so much everyone!! I am still floating on cloud nine. I look at my book and can't believe it is sitting there. I wrote these projects more then a year ago!!

belvedere beads said...

it is simply pish your pants fantastic! congratulations!

Lori Anderson Designs said...

Congratulations! When my teeny tiny little project was put in a book I flipped out, too! And mine is nothing at all compared to yours, and you have LOTS and LOTS and I can't WAIT to get the book!

(Doing a happy dance for you, with Zack joining in.....)

Wiley said...

Congrats!! I got a note from Amazon the other day saying I should be getting mine soon! I can't wait to see it! ;-)

Diane ~Ever so Dear jewelry artisan said...

WOW! I could feel all of your excitement! Congratulations!!!!
may there be many books ahead!! :)

Christine said...

That is SO AWESOME!! Congratulations! I'll be going out to buy it later today! YAY for you!!

Kristen said...

Congratulations Kerry!!! I am so tempted to get in my car and drive to Barnes and Noble right now to get it!! Good for you!
Kristen

Kristen said...

Yeah, I so did get in my car and drive right up to Barnes and Noble!! You go girl! Love your contributions to the book! It's great! It will be my "light" reading for the evening! Congrats again!
Kristen

nancyrosetta said...

Congratulations Kerry!

Fantastic! I'm so happy for you!

Lorelei said...

I just flipped through a copy of this book at B&N and I FELL IN LOVE with all of your designs in the book. Had to come back to work and look you up. I've favorited your blog and website.
Nice designs, loved them all. Thanks for being such a huge inspiration!

Kerry said...

Thanks again everyone. And welcome Lorelei!

I can't wait to surprise my book club girls tonight with "my" book!!