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!