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I made it! Cover of a quilting magazine!

Posted on: October 6th, 2013 by Lorna McMahon

To what do you aspire?  Sounds like a pretty simple question.  And it reminds me of when I was a child.  What do you want to be when you grow up?  My answer was always that I wanted to be an artist.  But I never had any serious plan to become anything.  Or to even grow up, for that matter.

But now that Debbie of A Quilter’s Table has Another Random Linky posing this very question, I decided to give it some serious thought.  My mind then wanders back – way back – to when I was very young.  To a time when your whole life is still a book of fresh, white pages, waiting for you to write your story……

It’s 1985 and I am doing housework on the weekend.  The stereo is blasting.  At that early age, say 19 or 20 years old, it is typical to be dreaming of becoming a famous rock star.
Dr. Hook’s Cover of the Rolling Stone starts ringing in my head with its crazy lyrics.  And Miley Cyrus comes to mind….

Photo credit

I realize… I may not have ever wanted to be a rock star.

And I may not have wanted to get my picture on the cover of Rolling Stone.

But – seriously – I think that Miley has been copying my moves!

Like I mean, really!  Been there!  Done that!

Photo of me in 1985 with “Top On”

Yup….   Done that, too.

Photo of me in 1998 with “Short hair.  Don’t care.”

Truthfully, I have never aspired to get my picture on the cover of the Rolling Stone.  But I do aspire to be the best quilting blogger I can be.  To inspire, and to be inspired by others.  To be fearless and try techniques that are new to me.  To share what I learn.  To encourage and be supportive.  To always appreciate and, when fame comes, to remember my friends in this online quilting community.

When that time comes,

and I get that call that every fanatical quilter dreams of…..

Really – I did make it.  In Picasa!

I am sew ready!

Till then…
Keep On Quilting On, my friends!

27 Responses

  1. O lorna, you make me laugh today..i love your post, and your aspiration made me feel all better too as i aspire the same in being a craft blogger. Btw you look way better than miley that's for sure!

  2. Glinda ♥ says:

    Funny lady! You crack me up, Lorna … promise me an autographed copy of your magazine cover when you're finally recognised for being such a fabby quilter??

  3. Unknown says:

    Love the photo with the tongue and needle (now doesn't that sound intriguing!) Just today as I was threading my machine needle I noticed I need to focus with one eye more than another. Time for new glasses I guess! Rock on!

  4. John Main says:

    I love it! You have been a huge inspiration to me! Thank you so much!!

  5. Lol! good to see someone else sticks their tongue out when threading a needle too!

  6. Looks like you made it!

  7. lol Lorna!! Where is Quilting Fool magazine? Someone ought to start that one. I think there are plenty enough of us quilting fools to provide plenty of hilarious material. Funny post!

  8. LOL, I think I might sister love you. Very amusing. (I think you rock the short hair 🙂 )

  9. Vicki says:

    You have definitely been both an inspiration and supportive to me, for sure! You have one L-O-N-G tongue!!! Yes, don't forget us little people.

  10. Karin says:

    I so enjoy your posts…always make me chuckle. You are indeed an inspiring person and definitely one of my favourite quilting bloggers. Thanks for sharing those photos…great shots

  11. I meant my previous comment in the best sense of both meanings! You just keep rockin' it!

  12. Katherine says:

    Too funny! Thanks for the laugh, Lorna. :o)

  13. Dominique says:

    You are too funny, Lorna. Thanks for the laugh!

  14. Anonymous says:

    I think we call that \”quilt famous.\” The best kind of famous.

  15. jan says:

    OMG Lorna! I am so glad I didn't miss this post. may have to save it and blackmail you one day. Seriously though I had my suspicions, but you just proved it. You really are a Famous Quilt Blogger.dang you should have shared that in the Let's Get Acquainted Hop. lolxo jan

  16. Christine says:

    So glad I followed you. Will enjoy reading about your quilts and your adventures in quirky quilt land. 🙂

  17. Debbie says:

    haha! Fun times!

  18. Jessica says:

    Tee hee – this is great 😀 You make a better cover girl than Miley, by far!!

  19. OMG!!! NOW I know why we are bloggin g friends…you TOTALLY remind me of a very good, ol friend, who I had soooo much fun with!!!

  20. Cindy says:

    LOL! Fun post!

  21. Sherry says:

    Yep made me laugh. How fun. You would make a better cover than some on Rolling Stone. Thanks for the laugh

  22. Loved your post-too funny-I started laughing while eating a piece of my fresh out of the oven pineapple cake. lol Happy Wednesday Kathy

  23. Oh, you are a character! Thanks so much for hosting this \”Sew\”cial. Having a great time visiting the others! :-)

  24. Vickie says:

    LOL LOrna ! LMAO !

  25. Lara B. says:

    Hahahahahaha! I saw this little Miley Cyrus link on the side of your blog and thought \”What the heck?\” Oh my gosh, I'm so glad I clicked it. I already knew you were a hoot Lorna, but thanks for the pure, snorting out loud laughter!