Friday, July 23, 2010

We Interupt The Vacation For Some Late-Breaking News

I just wanted to break into my vacation from the blog to share some ultra cool news with you. Last fall we were featured as the project for Craft Hope, we were totally overwhelmed by support and QUILTS for the homeless students of the Grand Rapids Public Schools. When Jade Sims (who runs Craft Hope) mentioned that we would also be included in her book that was coming out in August of 2010 we were excited but more focused on the task at hand. August of 2010 seemed awfully far away. Well, today I marched into my local Barnes and Noble bookstore and snatched up all 3 copies of the book!! Actually, as I approached the 'Craft' shelf and spotted the book I said aloud "YES!" and then I squealed and then I said "I will take all three copies, thank you very much" and then I hugged them and spun around in the aisle and THEN I noticed the man sitting in the chair 5 feet from me. He had witnessed my entire show and he had a little smirk on his face. Didn't bother me one bit--Margaret's Hope Chest is featured in a book that will hopefully make it's home in thousands of crafters around the world--amazing. Check it out--it is a beautiful book FULL of projects that benefit organizations much like Margaret's Hope Chest.


ksheldon said...

Hello, I'm the Craft Hope editor. I've been hoping since January that we might be able to track down the girl on the cover of the book and give her a copy. Do you think there's any possibility of that? I'd love to get a copy to her if you think there's a way to get in touch with her. (I remember corresponding with the photographer you used about it back in December or January.) You can reach me at Thanks and thanks for all the great work you do at Margaret's Hope Chest!

Jennifer said...