Sunday, December 9, 2012

No, I didn't drop off the face of the planet...

No, I haven't dropped off the face of the planet. Really. I haven't taken the time to blog since the end of October because I've been totally immersed in working on my book projects and magazine pieces. It's been quite a hectic time, believe me. Now of course, I'm trying to fit the holidays into the mix as well. Whew.
Here is a photo of my "QUILT STACK". All except for the two bottom quilts are for my book and this isn't even all of them either! I have two more stacked on top of my sewing machine in my studio and the sampler quilt is still at the quilters. If all goes well, I will have all of the quilts done by the beginning or middle of January. There are a total of fifteen quilts in my book ranging in size from a small wall quilt all the way up to a queen size bed quilt. And then I have to finish up all of the written material by February. I can't believe how little time I have left, but I know I can do it! Writing a book is an awesome and awe-inspiring undertaking because somehow you have to keep it from taking over your whole life. Adding the holidays makes it even more challenging. I'm so fortunate to have three great friends who each pieced a quilt for me as well as two very talented machine quilters who quilted three of the fifteen projects for me. As for the rest, that is all up to me. If you've ever thought of writing a book, I say go for it, but do it with eyes wide open!