Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Hi-Ho! Hi-Ho! It's off to work we go!

Big news! BIG! Grandma Coco's joined the staff at The Quilt Pattern Magazine. Yes! It's true! We're the new Copy Editor on the block.

Now, doesn't this sound like the perfect fit for Grandma Coco? She just loves to nitpick the finer points of spelling and grammar. She could be your worst nightmare if Cheryl didn't rein her in from time to spite of the fact, that GC just spelled it "reign" and Cheryl had to google to correct her. That's one of the problems with setting yourself up as an expert. Every now and then, you're going to mess up and everybody's going to see you're human. Sigh. And in Grandma Coco's case ... extremely, spectacularly (and often) human.

You see, EVERYBODY makes a mistake now and then and really, as long as the meaning is still clear, what's the harm? Language is how we communicate. Obviously. Sometimes, we need to be careful in order to communicate clearly. Sometimes, we say something inadvertent with our grammar/spelling errors. We've been doing a lot of driving recently on the same stretch of highway and we pass a new roadside stand that offers "French fries and ice creme." Not ice cream. It's a spelling mistake, right? A simple spelling mistake. And yet, we can't help wondering if attention to correct spelling and attention to food handling safety, say, might be related. It just makes us wonder. But, hey, you all know by now Grandma Coco's not the most easy-going gal. She's a hypochondriac with (self-diagnosed) Generalized Anxiety Disorder who worries about waiters spitting in her food at the best of times. So it might just be us.

There are a couple of things we're sure of though ... Grandma Coco's going to make a few mistakes. Maybe more than a few. However, she's looking forward to her new duties at the magazine. She's always thought it was a great magazine with a terrific premise which is to offer good quilt designs (that have all been thoroughly tested for accuracy) and some interesting articles each month, at a good price AND offer them in a format that doesn't destroy the planet.

And that other thing we're sure of? ... There will be no spitting in the food at The Quilt Pattern Magazine.


  1. AWESOME news, and you'll be great in your new role. You already have the hat for it and everything. Congrats and best wishes for your new venture.

  2. Oh, what a great compliment to your talents! I'm so happy for you. Just don't get so caught up that you forgot your pals here in cyberville! Sending hugs!

    Okay, is cyberville one word or two? Or, is it even a word?

  3. Congratulations!! Have fun :).
    Stay inspired!

  4. Congratulations!! This is a wonderful opportunity for you and I know you will be a fabulous addition to the team at Quilt Pattern. You must be so excited, best wishes in your new (additional) role :)

  5. As a guess, the owners of the ice creme stand have francais as there first language, so they don't even notice. My sons went to French immersion, and still do that kind of thing as adults.
    I'd be worried about the place I saw just outside of Algonquin Park. The sign said "Ice Cream Toilet Dumping Station".

  6. It is always fun and interesting to take on a editor job! I loved it while I was doing it for Canadian Quilter! Congrats on the new job... And yes I do wonder if one thing wrong, what else do they do wrong -- I for one stopped eating in any restaurants about a year or so ago, even though I worked for years in the food industry, and never saw a waiter spit in the food, I just question the additives I don't know about...

  7. Well! a BIG FAT CONGRATULATIONS to you!
    : ))

    Sounds perfect! You are the woman for the job!

    have a good time with that
    Monika : )))


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