I haven’t been sewing for a little while, but I do have a good excuse for my absence…
My debut novel is coming out in September! Don’t you just love the cover? I’m so pleased with the designs that my publishers chose. And I’m so excited to share my book with you!
I’ll be posting upcoming info on my author Facebook page, so pop over and join me if you want the updates.
Hopefully I’ll get back into my sewing projects now that things are calming down here a little. And although I haven’t been very good at leaving comments, I have been visiting your blogs and love the projects you’re posting! You all are so inspiring!
This sprocket pillow was super fun to make, and really easy too! Find the tutorial here, from Allison at Cluck Cluck Sew.
Don’t you just love sewing gifts for friends? And then teasing them with little sneak peeks when you’re finished? 🙂
Is it just me, or are things getting crazy busy? With so much going on before summer vacation starts and a manuscript hogging my attention, I almost forgot to sew over these last couple of weeks. Almost.
But even in the throes of chaos, there’s always time for playing with pretty fabric, right? Maybe I’ll have this baby finished by the end of the summer! 🙂
Even with a little mishap (eh hem, cutting up too much of my fabric in class and having to buy extra to make up for it), I’m having a blast making my very first quilt. Tonight I finished sewing together 40 blocks and I can’t get over how pretty the fabrics are together. Sew much fun!
While my current manuscript is being edited I’ve decided to go ahead and start writing the next book. So far it’s going really well – already in the first chapter the characters are surprising me with their personalities and secrets! If you’re curious what these stories are about, you can click on my sidebar’s Pinterest logo (or my flower profile pic above) and get a visual of each book. Lola is the manuscript that’s being edited at the moment and Kate is the story I’ve just started writing.
Reading, reading, reading… I’ve had my nose buried in some awesome books lately. My latest favorites:
These Is My Words by Nancy E. Turner… by far the best book I have read in a long, long time. An incredible story, characters that came to life with every page, and a love story that made my heart nearly burst from my chest.
Somebody to Love by Kristan Higgins… I can’t get enough of this author’s books. Her stories are always comical and sweet and so much fun to read.
The Last Boyfriend by Nora Roberts… book two of the Inn Boonsboro Trilogy. I’m only halfway through, but loving it so far. Have I ever not loved a Nora Roberts book? 😉
Thanks to the Modern Patchwork magazine, I finished this reflected wedges table runner without any major glitches. And I actually enjoyed doing the binding!
I’m also doing a little celebrating this week – I finally finished the edits on my book Just Breathe over the weekend and sent it to an editor friend. Just Breathe is my favorite story yet; I can’t wait to see what readers think of it!
Now it’s time to dig into some fresh projects… a new manuscript, a colorful lap quilt, and a few pillows and blankets for my boys’ bedrooms. Plenty to keep me busy! What are you keeping busy with these days?
Just too pretty not to share…
These fabrics (California Girl by Fig Tree) will become a lap quilt over the next few weeks. I’m taking my very first quilting class and am so (sew!) excited! I can’t wait to see how it turns out. It’s such a pretty fabric for summer.