Saturday, November 10, 2012

I hoped I could write this blog post

But you know that feeling, when you really want something you can convince yourself it won’t happen, or you are not good enough or it is all too hard and you should never have even hoped…Portland

This morning over my Saturday bacon and eggs, I received an email from the International Quilt committee, telling me that my application has been successful and in May next year I will be attending Spring Quilt Market in Portland Oregon – like in a ‘whole nuther country’ people !!!!!!!

I just had to tell you , and now I need to take a few deep breaths…..

77 comments:

  1. Congratulations!!! you'll have masses of work to do no doubt before you get there and once you get there but do let us have a taste of your journey if you can manage it.
    They are lucky people in Portland Oregon1

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  2. Congratulations, Jodie and I'm sure you'll take Portland by storm! What a fun time you'll have! Wish I could be there, too, to say Hi. (See where it says Branson on your map, in the middle of the country? I live just a teeny bit below that spot.)

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  3. Wonderful news Jodie, your work is awesome, they will love you!! It shows that things can actually happen....

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  4. Hmm, now I have yet another reason to visit Portland!

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  5. Ah ha!! Congratulations - NOW I know why you're going to the US! How wonderful for you, and very much deserved! :)

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  6. Congratulations .. very exciting for you. All the best.

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  7. Sooooooooooooo excited for you!!!

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  8. Hi!!! Congrats!!! Yaa!!!! That is how I would feel too!!! But see it can happen!!!! Now get ready for all the fun you will have!!!!

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  9. Congrats Jods...you deserve it! very exciting...

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  10. Unreal. Let's hope that work experience position doesn't come up in your absence ;-)

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  11. Congratulations! No negative thinking ya hear? GO FOR IT! Once in a lifetime trip and you are worth it! You will love it. Live with no regrets. Hugs

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  12. Well done! How exciting! Gosh so much to do between now and then no doubt but wow this proves that good things do happen for good people!

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  13. That's great news. Congratulations.

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  14. Brilliant, Jodie! How much fun are you going to have? That is awesome. Now for the fun bit : passport up-to-date, visa and all that fun stuff! Enjoy! :)

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  15. Congrats Jodie, well done and all that jazz.. :o)
    Lizzie
    xxx

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  16. Wow! That sounds fantastic!
    And you don't even quilt, (do you?)

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  17. Oh my gosh how cool is that!!!! Well done!!!

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  18. OMG, fall on the floor, 100% jealous!! You deserve this so much and it will be a huge bundle of fun!!! Make sure you're first in line for the freebie fabric!! :-D

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  19. Jodie that is the most fantastic news and I am so happy for you, couldn't have happened to a nicer crafty gal

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  20. congratz!
    nice map too! i'mgoing to use it in my English lessons! thanks

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  21. SQUEEEE!!!!!

    What did I tell you! JodieisaRockStarJodieisaRockStarJodieisaRockStar.

    You and that Nikkigirl are going to take the place over. Fantastic.

    Pack a suitcase - that is an empty one for all the loot you'll taking home.

    make that two.

    Only thing better than that would be you two (plus T) comin over here! Unfortunately I'm not running an Internationally recognised trade show, slight snag...

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  22. OMG you are going to be a big girl.......

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    1. Chooky I am already a big girl - who would like be a bit smaller....

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  23. I know I already congratulated you on Facebook, but this is such super news that it bears to be lauded twice. So, congratulations, hurrah and yay once again!

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  24. Congratulations! That is great news.

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  25. Well strike me pink, thats a step up in the quilting world! Congratulations! Hmmm, does this mean that all that LSL will come in handy and you will have new super doper deadlines for pattern writing and projects?! Looks like 2013 is going to be just peachy year for you. Shout it out loud, you deserve it!

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  26. OH Jod, how wonderful and exciting! SO happy for you xo

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  27. Wonderful news!! Congratulations!

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  28. Oh wow, how exciting!! Congratulations. have a great time away!!!

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  29. I hear you have a very large trunk, room for one more? congratulations and how exciting

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  30. WOW Jod, that is HUGE news. From Warracknabeal to the US! Congratulations you clever thing. So happy for you. Well deserved. Now how will you break the news to the principal?! Are you taking Annie for moral support? Ros x

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    1. Haha, already locked in the long service leave but alas no Annie this time....How will I manage?

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  31. Oh boy! Well deserved and so exciting. I hope to meet you, in person, with your fun softies.

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    1. it is really really happening!!!!

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  32. Yay! Are all the dollies coming, too? I do love your dollies.

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  33. Squeeeeeeee!!!!! Any chance you could fly over my house and pick me up on the way through? Srsly tho' - am rly rly excited for you :o) xx

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  34. Yay!! You'll be in my neighborhood :)
    Maybe I can bring you a cupcake?

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    1. ...I'd be on my best behaviour, this is getting so exciting...

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  35. Whoa!!! I hope they realize what they're in for - laughs, chaos, naughty boys, rampaging rhinos and lots of fun!

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  36. Congratulations Jodie. We look forward to seeing you over here on the "Left Coast".

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  37. Dreams coming true surely takes the breath away! Sit down and lean forward til the blood rushes back to your head :) Congratulations!

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  38. That's fantastic! Good on you - that is such a beautiful part of the world - pacific north west :)

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  39. Oh Jod, that's SO exciting! Well done, you! Good things are happening.

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  40. Fantastic news - congratulations.

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  41. Great news, Jod - looking forward to seeing you there. We must meet up and discuss. xx

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  42. Of course you got in, you are amazing!!

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  43. Congratulations jodie, you deserve every success

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  44. Jealous. Much!

    You could not have chosen a more beautiful city.

    Fabulous news.
    Enjoy.

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  45. Congratulations you will be amazing

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  46. Congratulations Jodie- so very, very pleased for you!

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  47. Better apply for that visa and update your passport!! Woot! Woot! Jodie will be rockin' in Portland! ;p

    p.s. We Americans LOVE the Aussies and the Canucks! ;p

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  48. Have fun! Last time I was in Oregon there were no sales taxes at all, made for some pretty fun clothes shopping.

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  49. Fantastic, you will have an awesome time :-)

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  50. Brilliant that is an amazing place for fabric.

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  51. WOOHOO!!!! I knew it wouldn't be a problem - your softies are fantastic! With lots of luck, I'll be there too and I can't wait to meet you and all of your fab creations!

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  52. How exciting Jodie!! Maybe I'll be there too and we can meet!!

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  53. YAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! WHen I grow up I want to follow in your footsteps.... I am already out of the library but in a classroom. But I would love to craft all day and meet other crafty,sewy,fabriccy types. Seems none live in my town!!
    Wish I could be there too. Congratulations.

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  54. That's so great Jodie!! I'm thrilled for you.

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  55. SHUT UP SHUT UP SHUT UP!!! (also, when I try to text that phrase to anyone it always turns into shit up, shit up.... fat fingers I guess ;) I am also going to Spring Market in May! I will get to meet you! YAY YAY YAY !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Congrats Jodie, I am so excited for you! And me! And actually ,the entire crafty world. Your patterns should be in every shop that sells fabric or sewing machines or needles or thread. YES!!!!!!!!!

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  56. Yipppeee! Congratulations!
    Jodi, work you way down to San Diego & I'll show you the sites :)
    debbie & Speedy tortoise (both big fans)

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  57. Absolutely fantastic, congratulations!! You'll have so much fun!! Love Posie

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  58. Congrats! You will love Portland....and Portland will love you!!

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  59. I'm really very pleased for you and all, but Jodie, it's THE WRONG COUNTRY!!! You should be coming to England! Far more important ;o) xxxx

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  60. Congrats!! Portland is beautiful. Enjoy your trip.
    From a gal in Canada

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  61. Woo hoo ....... Well done you. Those American wouldn't know what's hit them.

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  62. O.M.G! That is...AWESOME!...huge congrats...
    (just a teeny bit behind the eight ball on the blog reading)

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Hellloooooo !!!!