Okay, so I've gotten the go ahead and I can finally stop being Secret Squirrel and tell you my little bit of news! Eeeeeep! I'm still in disbelief and can't even believe that it's happening, but it is! Okay, okay, okay. Oh my gosh, oh my gosh, oh my gosh. Okay, okay, okay. Here it is, here it is, HERE IT IS!
I have been given the absolutely, wonderfully, exciting, dream come true privilege of .....*drum roll* .......writing a book! I know!!!!!!!!!!!!! *faints* A book! Nuts right?! I still can't believe it either, but it's true. I'm working on a book with Interweave Press all about patchwork(and linen) that will be due out in Fall '09! *backflips*
Yeah, it seems like a long time away, but we all know how fast time flies. 2009 will be here in no time flat and there is a lot of work to be done. I'll be dragging you all on this journey with me, so I will post updates from time to time.
It's still in the early stages, so the title hasn't been decided on yet. But we've got a pretty good list of projects that will be featured! I'm so excited about this! I feel ever so grateful to be given this opportunity. I never imagined that starting a blog would lead to such things. There are so many talented crafters out there and it's hard for me to imagine why they chose little old dorky me for this. But, I'm so thrilled and basically don't have the words to say how I'm feeling inside. So I'll just shut up about it for now. So there you have it....my news. ^_^
Oh! I almost forgot! My bias tape! I was just telling Charlene a little while ago how I basically wake up in the morning thinking about fabric, sewing, and making things. So I got this kooky nutty idea to make some "patchwork" bias tape and put it away for future use and forget about it. But they turned out too good not to share!
There will be some of these (minus the spools, those are mine, mine, mine, mine ^_^) in my next shop update (I'm thinking next Friday), for those of us who don't feel like making our own. Trust me, if I wasn't in serious sewing mode like I am now, I wouldn't have bothered making them. It's more work than I anticipated when I started. Duh.
Here is a green and yellow version that I'm working on. I kind of like how they look before I iron them up and make them all nice and neat. *sigh* I just love colors and fabric so much and I have such a hard time deciding which ones to use.....so I choose lots and mash them all together into patchwork. Is that bad? I think it's better that way. Fabric mash. That's what it should be called. ^_^ Yup, I'm a dork. Okay, I'll stop talking now. *goes and sits in the corner*