Saturday, March 27, 2010

How to spot a 40-something blogger

Beyond caring what strangers might think (and always thinking of the next blog post), they can be seen in crowded boarding gate lounges at airports, trying to capture the dishevelled state of an outfit that looked reasonably elegant at the beginning of the day. (Note to self: wear more georgette and less linen).
Just to record the moment, they will occasionally photograph worn out shoes and swollen, blistered feet. It tells a story, ya know?
Poetry in a Kodak Easyshare moment.... (see? I even put in a link... I must be a blogger).
Then there's the photo of the bag that tells a lot about the difference in the climate between Melbourne and Sydney. (Yes, the Beach Bag can hold an overcoat, and can be carried around on a hot humid day in another city... a hilly city... in heels).

So anyway.... that's 40-something blog-talk for saying that I had a Day Of Very Important Meetings all over Sydney early this year. Contracts are now signed by all parties, so I guess the worst-kept-secret in blogland is no longer a secret.

So... I'd better get back to work.

52 comments:

Claire - Matching Pegs said...

Congratulations - how exciting!

rachelmp said...

Yay! The secret is out!

CurlyPops said...

The worst kept secret in blogland can now be officially the most exciting best ever news in blogland!
I'll be lining up for a first edition signed copy.

Nikki Cardigan said...

That is SOOOO exciting Nikki. Congratulations. Definately worth some creased linen, blistered feet and overstuffed bag! I'm very much looking forward to having a Nicole Mallalieu sewing book on my shelf.

Tanya said...

so are you going, romantic comedy...thriller maybe? Or sharing your sewing expertise? Are you allowed to give us details? Well done! Congrats, I am looking forward to it too.

Tas said...

Now that is exciting!
And well worth carrying jumper- laden bags as you hobble around in your crushed outfit. Woohoo!

Liam's Mummy said...

Congratulations Nikki! Glad to hear that it is finally OFFICIAL! I also look forward to having your book on my shelf!

Tania said...

Thank goodness we can all finally do SHOUT IT OUT hip hip hoorays! Seriously, lady, job excellently done. Or mid-way done. Now get back to work.

meri said...

Oh Nikki! Congratulations!
Can't wait to see more news. Good luck.

Annie said...

squeals of excitement from me to you!!

Selkie Smith Design said...

Congrats Nikki, I can't wait to read it...when is the release date.

Fiona and Andy said...

Wow! That is very exciting news. Can't wait to have that book in m collection. Congratulations, Nikki.

A Peppermint Penguin said...

Congratulations!!! I will be buying your book for sure. I've heard book writing is hard work, sorry for that, but I hope you have fun too. Excuse to buy more fabric!!

How long do we have to wait??

Cheers,
AJ

Handmade said...

Fabulous - a 30 something could never do all that!

one little acorn said...

Very exciting Nikki! Looking forward to seeing it in print (as I am sure you are too!)

Jennie said...

Fabulous! It's wonderful to see your hard work an ingenuity rewarded so.

Linda said...

Congratulations from me too......any chance that you are going to wholesale to shops?

The Handmaden said...

Fantastic - congratulations!!!

Finny Moo said...

Thank goodness!!! Most definately the worst/best kept secret in blogland...finally a book in english that tells you all you need to know. High heels and dishevelled look aside, congrats and can't wait.

Allison said...

Righto, Sue and I would officially like to put our name on the pre-order list.

Congratulations, I am very very excited (and impatient - no pressure, hurry!).

In Brief said...

Congrats! Wowee very exciting.
I too know about the always thing of what can be blogged. I find a lot of my photos are no longer point and shoot straight on. Like the balloons floating up to the sky at a festival or the busy hands of European ladies rolling dough.

thornberry said...

Woohoo, the secret is now completely out! More pattern testing, yippee!

Fer said...

Eeek! How exciting!!!

A Spoonful Of Sugar said...

Congratulations!! Most exciting news - I hope we don't have to wait too long!

Jan said...

Congratulations, Nikki - worth the wait, and the sore feet, and the all-purpose bag and coat.Looking forward to seeing the end result.

ambette said...

Fabulous, Nikki! Congratulations on it going ahead! I can't wait to see it :D

Cheryl from Brisbane said...

I want to go on the pre-order list to. A pre-order list - now how's that for pressure from us all. Please read it not as pressure but as enthusiastic encouragement. Well done on getting all the contracts signed. That was probably a feat in itself. Best wishes and good thoughts to you for the taskes ahead.

zofia said...

Congratulations! It will be a book worth owning :)

Gillian aka Silly Gilly said...

WOW.
That. Is. Ace.

Congrats special sewing lady.

Gillian.xxxxx

~Pink~Doberman~ said...

Wonderful! Congratulations! I am super excited for you! Can't wait to read it!

Blessings,
Tonja

ohjoh said...

Will be asking Santa for one!

Melanie Gray Augustin said...

Super, super exciting! Congratulations! I'm doing a little happy dance on my chair (sitting that is, not standing) for you :)

Purple Paisley Patch said...

Eeeeeek!!! How EXCITEMENT! I'm lining up for a signed copy too please, I'll send you a purple pen to sign mine with! Can't wait to see some sneak peaks as you pull this project together, I KNOW it will be AWESOME.
You go girl! ;-)

Leanne said...

Congratulations- I'm sure the book will be a success. Don't discard the linen it looks good even when it is crinkled.

Serena said...

Fantastic!! And very well deserved!! Well done Nikki. I will most definitely buy a copy or three (one extra for mum, and one for my sister)!!

The Moerks said...

congratulations on the book deal. Being a very new and a 40 something blogger your post was hilarious. I now drive to work writing and photographing posts in my head.

Margaret @ Konstant Kaos said...

Crack open the Bolly! A big congrats to you, I am finding it difficult enough to write three chapters, I can only imagine what it is like to write a whole book. Can't wait to see the finished product and yes .. pre-ordered copies with signature!

Trash said...

Squueeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!

sewjourn said...

Yay for no more secrets! So excited for you.

Sue said...

Yippeee!!!!

Congratulations :)


I will be putting this at the top of my christmas "Get-Me-Everything-On-This-Or-There-will-Be-Trouble-List"

KathyB said...

Congrats Nikki, I thoroughly enjoyed the classes I did with you, so I'm really looking forward to your book! Yippee.

Kate said...

That is fantastic!! Congratulations!

m.e (Cathie) said...

well done Nikki!! so very exciting!

now you aren't a true blogger unless you include a pic of what meal you had during your exhausting trip :P

lisa :: the red thread said...

The worst kept secret was still a secret to me! That's so fantastic Nikki. Big congrats!
Lisa

Kirrily said...

Hurrah!

Skooks said...

Congratulations! Your pics of your feet crack me up. I totally get it.

I gave you a shout out on my blog today. :)

http://www.skooksplayground.com/2010/03/7-things-about-me-and-another-award.html

Lauren said...

Congratulations! Can't wait to get my copy.

Michelle said...

Congratulations - that is fantastic!

handmaiden said...

this is fabulous, I am wishing you the greatest succes. Cant wait to see it

thewinkingfrog said...

Woohoo!!! Can't wait!
Congratulations!

Bellgirl said...

Fweeee! Congratulations!! I can't wait to order my copy.

So...what's it going to be about? ;)

Gypsy said...

*Squeals of delight*!!! Congrats Nikki, can't wait to see it!