Now, I know everybody is all upset about the Dude leaving Quilter's Home, and there have been declarations all over the 'net about how people will NEVER pick up another issue EVER AGAIN, but I'm asking y'all to at least take a peek at the December issue when it comes out. Not for me (even though I will have another article in that issue) but for Melissa Maher, Senior Editor - the last staffer who has hung on through all of the drama over there. Poor thing is busting her ass to get the December issue finished, despite everything that has happened in the last weeks, and I can personally attest to her extreme awesomeness in the face of adversity. She tells me that it is "up to the powers that be" whether the mag will even exist after the December issue, so do me a solid, y'all, and pick that one up in mid-November when it hits the stands.
Apparently, there is nothing more motivating to my brain than the prospect of being published. I have been despairing of late that I have no more original ideas for humor articles to submit anywhere, and thinking how sad it is to be washed up so soon. Then I get word from the editor at another quilting mag that she is also interested in my work! I was spewing out article ideas left and right after that, and now I have a list of 9 to start working on. Do I have other things I should be doing instead? Oh, yes I do. Will I be a good girl and do them? Fuck, no. Mamma's gotta make some money with the funny.
And while I am sitting at my computer, giggling to myself over my juvenile humor, I will also be waiting for my trusty UPS man to deliver MY NEW SEWING MACHINE. No, it's not one of them fancy Berninas or Huskerduvarnas, just a little better model of Brother. I'm hoping this one will be better for the machine quilting I hope to start this fall, and if not, I'm sure the video I take of me running over it with my car will go viral and provide me with a small measure of satisfaction.