Sunday, 6 November 2011

LQ @ FQ

LQ @ FQ.  Can you guess what that means?  Here's a clue:

Here's another clue:


YES!  You got it!  I have joined the team at Fat Quarterly and I am excited way beyond cool levels of excitement.  I am as excited as I was the Christmas morning many moons ago when I got the Formula One lego set.  The previous year I'd asked for it but my parents couldn't afford it so they got me the tractor Lego set instead and I ashamed to say I went to my bedroom and sulked.  


I am as excited as I was when Nigel asked me to marry him although in fairness I had told him that if he asked I would say yes and then spent the next few months waiting for the big moment every time we went out for dinner so in fairness, it wasn't completely unexpected.  


Although I have to be honest, not quite as excited as I was that day many eons ago when I came home from school and my little sister was bursting with excitement and trying desperately to hold in a BIG SECRET.  "Mummy's bought us something but I'm not allowed to tell you what it is because it's a secret," long pause when her face got redder and redder and the excitement took over her, "WOMBLE PANTS!".  Can you imagine that? My two sisters and I were each given a pair of knickers with a womble on the front and I had Orinoco.  You have to admit that would take some beating. 


81 comments:

  1. At last they found you!
    I can imagine your excitement
    You must be more rhan thrilled to bits/shreds.
    Great & congratulations!

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  2. Oooh, congratulations!!

    One of my favourite bloggers joining my favourite magazine - great can only get better!

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  3. Congratulations! It's almost as if you were there all the time already! Looking forward to your contributions.

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  4. Fab news Lynne, we wait in anticipatino for your first post!

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  5. Congratulations - enjoy it as much as you enjoyed the wombles knickers.

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  6. That news is out of this world wonderful!

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  7. That is excellent news!!!!! I know you will be perfect for FQ :)
    And I agree, you can't really compete with Orinoco knickers.
    Some things are just best left on the pedestal they deserve ;)

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  8. Womble pants! How brilliant. I remember pasting my bedroom walls with womble posters. Strangely, they looked good alongside pics of Marc Bolan.
    Those were the days!
    Fantastic news re FQ.......my favorite mag.
    Any chance it could go monthly?

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  9. That is fabulous news! My little sister had a 'bursting with excitement' moment one year when she got my dad some jocks with redback spiders printed on them. So I understand that kind of thrill.

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  10. Congratulations Lynne!!!
    I don't know how this could beat a pair of womble pants but it's surely second best.

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  11. Squealing with excitement for you hoo! Yay!!!!

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  12. Sweet! More Lily!!! I'm so excited for you but also for the quilting world in general. Glad you're spreading your enthusiasm and excitement. You're a huge motivator and innovator!

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  13. Congrats Lynne, that is sooo exciting and so well deserved! I loved the wombles when I was a kid, you lucky girl! xo

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  14. Very well deserved and what was already a great team will be even better!

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  15. Lynne, that is just fabulous! You will be such a great addition. Congratulations!

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  16. Womble pants! Amazing!
    Congratulations on your new adventure! So proud of you :-)

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  17. WOW guess who's got another busy year ahead of her then - well done Lynne - more tutorials, more patterns and more publications - congratulations, can't wait to see what you come up with

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  18. I'm so excited for you! Congratulations!

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  19. Congrats Lynne! If anyone deserves it, it's you!!! I'm so happy for you!

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  20. A perfect match Lynne! Way to go! Womble pants? Sorry, not a clue!! Sure looks cute though.

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  21. I am soooo jealous, no really I am... I NEVER got any Womble Pants!!!!! LOL Seriously congratulations!

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  22. You really deserve it!! congratulations!!
    I'm very happy for you!!

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  23. Did you mention Fat Quarterly ?? LOL.. Congratulations!! I'm now off to research Womble Pants.. because I'm clueless, and very curious..

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  24. Womble pants.. so did you save showing your knickers to only your best friends or just indiscriminately flash Orinoco to the whole playground?
    Many congratulations by the way, of course you should be part of that team :-)

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  25. They certainly have a gem! Congrats to you and to them!

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  26. Do you have any idea how long it took for this American to figure out what on earth "womble pants" are? :-) Thanks for the bit of 1970's British pop culture!

    And congratulations!

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  27. Congrats! That's awesome! You will be an amazing addition to the team!

    But I too have no clue what "womble pants" are. : )

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  28. You will be perfect for the job! Congratulations! And your heights of happiness make me laugh.

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  29. That is very cool! I hope it won't interrupt your wonderful blog, but we are so happy for you : ) I will have to see what the FQ is all about!

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  30. Congratulations, Lynne! You have so much to offer, I'm sure they're just as thrilled to have you as you are to join them.

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  31. Great choice on their part - congratulations!

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  32. Oh wow! FQ is lucky to have you. Congratulations!

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  33. Congratulations! I hope that it will be a fun and interesting opportunity for you!

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  34. Very cool! You will be a terrific addition to the team! Congrats!

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  35. Its wonderful to see two of my favorites come together!!! I know you'll rock, Lynne! Congratulations!

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  36. I guess I'll renew my subscription, then! oxoxo Congratulations, Lynne!!

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  37. Oh, FQ has shown such good taste!

    I must say, I have no idea what Womble pants are, never having seen a womble, but the name alone is enough to make me tempted to put them on my wish list.

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  38. LQ @ FQ? OMFG! A-OK!

    Fantastic news Lynne ... can't wait for your debut ... perfect match ...

    yeah, and as for the Womble Pants ... they obviously worked because you still 'remember you wore Womble' ... geddit? sheesh ...

    xx

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  39. That's fabulous news - well done!! Will you wear your Womble pants on your first day?!!

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  40. Congratulations! Best wishes to you on your new (ad)venture! :)

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  41. Wow, that's fantastic! How exciting, congratulations!

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  42. amazing news Lily, congratulations: can't wait

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  43. Wow! You might be getting tired of hearing it by now but I'll say it anyway.....congratulations! I hope you're walking on air. I haven't been following your blog for long but it appears you have worked hard toward this day so I hope you continue to grow and prosper.

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  44. Congratulations Lynne. I don't know which is more exciting though, your FQ news or the fact you had wobbles on your knickers. I will be looking forward to seeing your great works of textile art in FQ. Yippeee.

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  45. Ooh even more reason to keep my subscription! Congrats on the Womble pants and FQ appointment! Woot woot happy dance with non-wombling pants on my head! Yeah!

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  46. Perfect collaboration! Congratulations.

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  47. Yayyy!
    I have actually thought once or twice that you would fit in nicely at FQ. I hope you will enjoy the ride and I certainly know I will enjoy FQ even more now!

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  48. That is such fabulous news! Congrats!!

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  49. So wonderful....I'm ecstatic for you!!!!

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  50. I have no clue what Wombles are ;-) but, hey, Congratulations!!!!!

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  51. Orinoco Womble knickers! How cool is that! Oh, LQ@FQ - clearly not on the Orinoco cool level, but pretty darn up there with it! :) Congratulations Lynne, about time too!

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  52. Do you have any photographic evidence of the womble knickers?? Oh that sounds a bit weird...

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  53. Is it inappropriate to want to high five you? *grin* Congrats!

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  54. Woohoo!!! Massive congratulations!! Sorry for my delayed response, busy retreating yesterday. Wonderful, fabulous news. You're going to be such a great asset to the FQly team, Lynne. I mean, they are already completely awesome, now they just got awesomer. Oh! I hope this means you'll be coming across the pond to market sometime...now I have to figure out how to get there, too!

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  55. congrats to you!!!!
    i have no idea what a womble pants is, but it sounds pretty hard to beat :)

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  56. ROFLMAO, oh yeah, I can see how it wouldn't quite ever reach the heady heights of Womble knickers... ;o)

    Congrats :o)

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  57. Congratulations Lynne! Very exciting :)
    Can't stop singing the wombles song now!! brilliant!

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  58. that's excellent news - well done to you, now all together now......"under ground, over ground, wombling free, the wombles of wimbledon common are we....."

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  59. A very amusing post! Congratulations - you deserve to be excited.

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  60. Congratulations!! I am very happy for you. :)

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  61. Damn I can't remember who I had on my Womble pants. It was either Bungo or Wellington but seeing as I still have a stuffed toy of Wellington (made by our mother) I reckon it must have been Bungo.

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  62. Yey yey yey for you!!!

    I might even subscribe now...!

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  63. Congratulations! This sounds like a perfect match.
    I had to check out who the Wombles were. I don't remember ever hearing about them here in the US. My children probably would have adored them.

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  64. lol, you crack me up!, "the wombles of wimbeldon common are we..." oh and congratulations on the FQ gig!

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  65. Congrats!! That is so exciting, you are a perfect fit for that awesomeness! January T

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  66. Congratulations! They're very lucky to have you :)

    I loved the wombles as a kid and can be still heard saying "Oh, you womble". Never knew you could get knickers though. Wonder if they come in adult sizes....

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  67. ooooh, totally unrelated but I love the new Aurifil logo.

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  68. Yay! You belong in that group! So excited for you- but of course, not quite as excited as I'd be to get a pair of Womble Pants :D

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  69. Hilarious Lynne. Wobble pants. I remember Correne had pants off someone for Christmas once and she was seriously UNimpressed! :) Congratulations, well deserved too. Now do you believe you are COOL?

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  70. Yikes! Did I say that? Wobble pants? Of course, I meant to say Womble pants! :)

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  71. OMG what great news!!! Congratulations, what a great pairing :-)

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  72. You are just so funny. My daughter has a collection of wombles that her friends bought her for her 18th birthday. I have no idea why. I didn't even know she liked them. Congrats on the job front.

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  73. Wait. There were pants with Wombles on them? This is big news. I have to ask the SO (Brit) about this.

    Also - congrats! :)That's really the big news, I know...

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