Noooooooo, we don’t have a 5th baby on the way, as exciting as that would be [wipes sweat off brow]
But you could say that a birth has happened! Something’s been brewing for quite a while now…in fact, there’s been over a year of hard labor, and yes, some blood, sweat, and tears along the way.
I’VE WRITTEN A BOOK! (and I’m so excited, I’m telling you in all caps!).
Talk about a birth- seriously- what a journey this book adventure has turned out to be. All I keep thinking is that I must have the most patient, understanding, supportive family on the planet, to have endured this past year with me! (mantra of this summer: “Mom, will you EVER be finished working on this book???”) So thanks family, for hanging in there, and thanks you sweet friends for giving me some grace here on the blog. You must have thought I’d gone MIA! I’ve SO missed posting about all of my fun fabric craziness. I can keep some secrets…surprise parties, birthday gifts…but 17 quilty projects born from the depths of my soul??? The biggest question is how in the world did I manage to not accidentally post pictures of them every single day?
I wish I could give you all of the juicy details now- photos and more info to come later on- but I can tell you that my publisher for the book is Lucky Spool Media, and that even though it won’t be released until this upcoming Spring, pre-orders are already available on Amazon. So what is it about? Yes, it’s about quilting (and lots of it), but what I love about it most is that it’s about SO much more than quilting. It’s about family and home and pancakes and heartache. It’s about life. It’s about why I sew, who I sew for, and how quilts can help us tell our stories, and inspire us to write new ones.
And now I’m going to sign off, before I go and write the entire book again right here on my blog (and you know I would!).
Thank you for letting me share my excitement with you! I’ll post most about the book soon, I promise! And now off to conquer Wednesday…