Wednesday, August 21, 2013

I'm holding an actual copy of book in my hands!!!

Someone get the smelling salts, will you? It's been an epic week full of happy tears at my house - with the munchkin's first day of kindergarten on Monday, and then with a super big arrival in my mailbox yesterday. Hot off the presses, I opened up an advance copy of my book yesterday!!! Seriously, talk about happy mail!

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I'm not even sure how to describe what it feels to hold a real copy of my book in my hands. It feels more real than it did when it just a huge Word doc on my computer, that's for sure. I feel...elated...proud...tickled...amazed...my emotions absolutely are all over the place. I cannot wait to share more about the book right here, very soon. Here's what I can tell you so far - this book has something for everyone, from a new quilter to an experienced quilter. I hope that my love for quilting comes across in both the text and the quilts that I made for the book. I can't wait to show them all after all this time! Most of the quilts were made back in the spring of 2012, so I'm just bursting to share them!

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Want to pick up a copy for yourself? Or your best friend? Or your entire quilt guild?? ;) My book is scheduled to begin shipping on September 10th, so I've only got this one copy for the moment. You can preorder a copy from my Pattern Shop as well as Amazon, and you'll find the book in many quilt shops next month. I know I can't wait! Have a great day today :)
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56 comments:

  1. Fantastic Elizabeth! I can't imagine how exited you must feel! I love all your patterns and can't wait to see the book! x Teje

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  2. Oooh how exciting!! Can't wait for some more sneak peaks!! Oh and I LOVE how your nailpolish matches :)

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  3. Congrats!!! what an emotional- in a GREAT way- week for you!!! I can't wait to see the book- you do amazing work, and this is the proof!

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  4. Congratulations Elizabeth!! You must be on cloud 9!! Did you paint your nails to match the cover?? Too cool! The book looks awesome - can you give us any more sneak peeks??!!

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  5. Wow! Congratulations! It looks wonderful. Can't wait to get a copy!

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  6. Congrats! Looks like a book we all should get!

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  7. Yay! Congrats - can't wait to get my copy :-)

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  8. Congrats, Elisabeth!!! I know you are excited!

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  9. So excited for you, Elizabeth! What an accomplishment! And I can't wait to see more of these quilts. :)

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  10. congrats, how exciting! it looks like a beautiful book.

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  11. Can I be the only one who loves that your nail polish matches the accent color on the book cover? Congratulations!

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  12. How exciting -- I'm looking forward to seeing more of this one

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  13. Incredible accomplishment! I really like the theme.

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  14. Congratulations!! What an incredible accomplishment! Be proud! :) I am looking forward to checking this out!

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  15. Big congrats!!! We are so happy for you:)

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  16. SO happy for you! Can't wait to see it!

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  17. I ordered my copy back in June. I can't wait to get it :)

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  18. Yay! And your nails match which is always important! **wink wink :)

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  19. Congratulations! Can't wait to read it.

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  20. YAY! You, and your book are awesome! Big hugs to you!

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  21. I can't even imagine how big must be the excitement while opening the box with books. Congrats:)

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  22. Yay!!! This is super exciting. I can't wait to see (and make) the projects in your book.

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  23. Congratulations!! Don't you love it when a plan comes together!!

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  24. Congratulations!! I hope that manicure (matching the book, no less!) was a special treat to yourself for such an accomplishment ;)

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  25. Congrats! I love how your nails match the cover :)

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  26. Congratulations! Is it kind of like holding your child for the first time?

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  27. I love that your nail polish matches the title of your book :oD Congrats!

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  28. Congratulations. What a great achievement. I love the way quilting seems to be growing in so many ways. Thanks for adding to the mix.
    valspierssews@gmail.com

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  29. Many congratulations! I've had my copy per-ordered from Amazon for about a month...

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  30. I'm totally ordering one. The quilt I spy on the back the back of the book (gray with bright colors on the left) I want!

    Love how the book matches your new blog theme too :)

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  31. Congratulations! It's a great feeling isn't it? Looking forward to seeing more of it, I've always loved your patterns.

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  32. How exciting! Congrats! And I love how your manicure matches the book! : )

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  33. Huge congrats Elizabeth, that must be the most incredible feeling. Such a huge accomplishment!

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  34. wow. congratulations on your book. for just starting to sew in 2010, you have been very busy!!! can't wait to see your book on the shelves.

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  35. I can feel your excitement from here - well done!!

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  36. What a week! Enjoy every moment. You deserve to celebrate such an accomplishment. Can't wait for my copy.

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  37. How exciting! Congrats on your new book!

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  38. Congrats! I just had my first quilt in a magazine, but this is so much more exciting. I can't wait to see what is inside!

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  39. Cheers! I can't wait to hear your reaction to walking by a book display i a quilt store and seeing it there. :-)

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  40. congratulations! I'm curious which quilts you made.

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    1. Oh, and I'd take the echo quilt! :)

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  41. Oh, YEA!!! Congratulations Elizabeth!! That is so so exciting!! I'll order my copy as soon as I finish this comment!!! :)

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  42. Congratulations! And love how your nail polish matches!

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  43. Oh such happy news for you. Congrats. I can't wait to see it myself.

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  44. Congrats!! I can't wait to check it out :)

    Hilary
    www.youngtexanmama.com

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  45. Oh congratulations!!!!!!!!!!

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  46. Wow, congratulations and I am so happy for you. I will be ordering it for sure!

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  47. How very exciting! Congratulations!

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  48. A big huge congratulations! I'm anxious to see it in person because I always love your patterns! Yay you!

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