So There’s This Book Coming Out…

Some things take a long time to incubate. Elephants, for example. Two years of pregnancy begets one an elephant. Well, that and being of the pachyderm persuasion- but I digress. It apparently takes almost that long to grow a little book too.

Long time Dandelion readers might recall when I flew off to Houston in the immediate days following filing for divorce in October 2009, to present my quilt designs at the International Quilt Festival. It was a dark time in my life, to understate things to the point of absurdity, but I’m of the opinion that good things usually incubate in the ashes of the dark. That trip to Houston netted me the interest of an editor at Leisure Arts, one of the largest craft book publishers. Now, 18 months later, advance copies of this lovely book are sitting on my coffee table. I kind of don’t even know what to say- and if you know me, that’s saying something.

Seasons & Reasons to Celebrate is my second book, but the first with only my name on the cover, and my first crafty book. It will be available later this month at Michael’s, JoAnns, Hobby Lobby and anywhere that sells Leisure Arts quilting books.  It contains six of my 24 designs, retails for $14.95, and as soon as I have a link for it later this month, I’ll share it. If this books does well for Leisure Arts, there is the distinct possibility of another one… and thus it goes. Wish me luck!

25 thoughts on “So There’s This Book Coming Out…

  1. Congratulations! I m a long-time reader so I know this success is well-deserved. If you’d ever like to guest post about writing a crafts book on my blog, just click on over and the email is in the “About Me” section. I’d love to have you any time!!

  2. Congratulations!! (And -sorry for the thread jack- did you figure out that your tags were missing before you drove and got pulled over?)

  3. So happy for you! I remember hoping and praying that something this good would come of that trip to Houston! You completely deserve this!!!

  4. Hip hip hooray!!! (That sounds cheesy but I don’t know a more applicable circumstance!) Congratulations!

    Even though I’ve only visited my sewing machine to make Halloween costumes in the last 5 years, I will buy this. It is something I can finally do to help you when I felt so helpless to do anything in the past!

  5. Thank you, everyone, for your kind words and encouragement. I really hope this little book is a gateway to more good things. I appreciate all the love!

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