This post is filled with lots a news. Most of it good. Maybe one not so good thing, but it's not the end of the world.
This past Summer has been not so great for me and my little family. We've had quite a bit of sadness, financial issues, family issues, disappointments, and just a whole bunch of stuff not go our way. Let's just say that even with a new baby coming and a book coming out, some other things in life really haven't gone our way.
I've chosen not to talk about a lot of things here on my blog and I won't be going into any details. I just really like to keep the mood pretty upbeat around 'I Heart Linen'. The world is already filled with so much negativity and not so nice things, I figure why add more by being 'Debbie Downer' on my bloggity-blog? We all know that everyone has ups and downs in life, I just choose to keep it out of my little piece of the world wide web.
So much has happened and although I wouldn't like to go through any of it again, I am grateful for the experience. It taught me a lot about myself, my husband, and our bond as a couple and even tested my faith. God does everything for a reason. That being said, it would seem that our rainbow has finally arrived after the storm we endured.
Remember this post? Well my prayers have finally been answered! My sweet Mel has accepted a position at a company in Atlanta! So the Hales are leaving the Northeast and headed down south to the great state of Georgia! *dances a jig* This will be our last full week up North and I am sooooo ready to go! I love New York and always will, I just don't wanna live here anymore! Ta ta for now New York. I'm sure I'll be back someday. Any Atlanta folks need a new crafting buddy! ^_^ Pick me! Pick me!
More news......advance copies of my book arrived on Friday! Words cannot express how awesome it feels to see all of your hard work in print and done so beautifully. I had complete creative freedom when it came to the projects, their fabrics, colors, etc. Interweave took over when it came to the photography, the book's design and the cover.
I have to admit that there were times when I had my doubts about this whole experience. There were lot's of times I wanted to just give up and forget the whole thing. But I pushed through and made it happen and I'm so happy that I did! You've all been so supportive through your emails, comments and just plain visiting my little blog. I'm so grateful. Thank you, thank you, thank you! ^_^
The little bit of bad news is that the book's release date has been changed to December 1st. I'm just slightly disappointed and I'm sure many of you are as well. But it's still in time for Christmas and I plan on having more giveaways to make up for it! So, yay! ^_^
My last little bit of news.....
Some of you may remember that I am a member of the Block Party! quilting bee. Well, Alissa and Kristen, the co-hosts of our dear little bee, have landed a book deal with C & T Publishing! Congratulations ladies! ^_^
They will be co-authoring a book about our quilting bee and have graciously invited all the members to contribute! Everyone has agreed to participate and I'm so excited to be involved with such a wonderful group!
The book won't be released until 2011, but the Block Party! blog will be hosting a quilt along starting in November. Some of the blocks from those of you who choose to participate in the quilt along will be included in the book as well! So please do join us! You just may end up in the book! Woot! ^_^
So, lots of things happening right now. Busy, busy, busy! I will try my best to poke my head in here as much as possible along the way!