Wednesday, December 27, 2006

My name on this blog is Grandma Blue. I'm a book designer, living in the Northeast US. I have 3 wonderful children, who became mine in their teenage years when I married my dear husband, Papa Go Blue. The kids gave me the distinct privilege of becoming a mother-in-law to three more great kids (one of whom you probably know as Phantom Scribbler), and the overwhelming joy of becoming a grandmother to 6 great younger kids, ages 11 through 2.

I have three siblings, one of whom you probably know as well, who is Yankee, Transferred. She is my best friend. You can link to Phantom Scribbler's and Yankee, Transferred's blogs through here, and I strongly suggest you do! If you haven't been to Phantom's Wednesday Whining yet (it comes out every Wednesday-- duh!) you're really missing a treat.

My work is deeply satisfying. I work in my home office, designing books for various publishers, and I'm always excited when I have a new cover to work on. I'm not the designer I want to be yet, but I'm giving myself the rest of my life to get there. I have several good friends who are also book designers, and I draw a tremendous amount of inspiration from their work.

My family has been a great source of comfort, support and love over the years. My husband, and each one of my children, children-in-law, siblings, and grandchildren, have their spaces in my heart. All give me so much happiness.

So, that's me in a nutshell. I hope to post something interesting from time to time. Please stop by!

40 comments:

Not so little sister said...

Yay! I'm so happy you have a blog. I always see your comments on Phantom and Yankee's pages. Happy writing!

Mieke said...

Welcome!

kathy a said...

hooray! it's a blog! i so enjoy your comments on PS and YT's blogs, and your fireplacingly great humor.

your work sounds really interesting. does it mean you get to read all kinds of new books?

liz said...

Woohoo!!! Howdy!

Jane Dark said...

Hurrah! I've been hoping that you would get a blog of your own, since, like the others, I quite love your comments!

Phantom Scribbler said...

WElcome to the neighborhood!

trillwing said...

Yay for Grandma Blue's blog! I'm also a fan of your comments, especially at Wednesday whining.

lostinthemiddle said...

Yay! You're here!!

You have a lovely voice.

I hope the blog is fun for you.

Jenevieve said...

Hello and bienvenidos!

Not so little sister said...

Look at all these comments! I never get 9 comments on one blog post! I hope that's some encouragement.

robin andrea said...

Glad to see you have a blog! Your comments at Phantom's place and YT's are always smart and full of good humor.

So good luck with the blog and welcome to this side of the blogosphere.

Pilgrim/Heretic said...

Hurray and welcome!! I'm so glad to see you here.

Lucy said...

Yay! I'm glad you have your own blog now.

jo(e) said...

You have a blog! Hurray!

Scrivener said...

Hooray! Welcome to blogging!

Yankee, Transferred said...

doin' the happy happy dance!

purple_kangaroo said...

Welcome to the world of the blog-writers.

Rev Dr Mom said...

Yay! Grandma Blue is here! I'm so glad to see that you have a blog now. Looking forward to reading often!

swissmiss said...

Another Phantom reading saying welcome!

chichimama said...

Welcome to bloggyland!

Ianqui said...

Another commenter transported to the dark side! Bwahahaha! BWAAAHAAAHAAA!

Welcome, Grandma Blue!

luckybuzz said...

Hooray! Can't wait to hear more from you!

listmaker said...

Welcome! We're so glad you're here!

JM said...

yay! it's about damn time!

DebbieS said...

Bienvenue to the blogosphere, Grandma Blue!

KathyR said...

Yay, Grandma Blue!

DaniGirl said...

Wow, 26 comments on the first post - that's got to be some sort of record! Welcome!!

Linda (FM) said...

Finally! Yea!

Miche said...

Yippee!! Welcome to the blogosphere Grandma Blue!!

Fringes said...

Welcome! I love your line about having the rest of your life to become the designer you want to be. That was awesome and I believe I shall start repeating a similar piece of encouragement to myself. Have fun blogging!

OneTiredEma said...

(waving frantically)

Hi, Grandma Blue! Welcome!

grandma blue said...

Holy smokes! I did some work, walked the dogs, injured my foot (nothing serious) came back to the computer, and found all these comments.

Kathy, I do get to read all kinds of books. But being the lazy son-of-a-gun that I am I rarely do read them. Actually, many of them are medical, so I spend a lot of time looking at some pretty disgusting pictures. The good news is that I can now hold a LITTLE bit of a conversation with my husband, who has been a biochemist all his life. I know how to say phosphatidalglycerol now.

You are all so nice to welcome me -- I can't believe it.

I'll try to make it worth your while for stopping by.

Sue said...

Yay!!!

I'm so glad you have your own blog now!!!

Liesl said...

Woo Hoo, Grandma Blue!!! So glad to see you in Blogland - welcome!

Marie said...

Hi Grandma Blue! I'm so glad to see you have your own blog! I'm a regular reader of PS's and YT's and a sporadic commenter. You people make the blogosphere rock!

Tiruncula said...

Hi, Grandma Blue! Would you do a post sometime about how you got into book designing? That sounds like an incredibly cool thing to do.

Angry Pregnant Lawyer said...

Yay, so happy you FINALLY got a blog!

Mixter said...

Welcome to the Blogosphere!

Mixter

Suzanne said...

Hi, Grandma Blue! How cool that you have a blog of your own now!

Snickollet said...

So glad to "meet" you. Looking forward to more!