Sunday, February 3, 2013

Day 704

Yesterday's ego bruising was a precursor to what is happening this week. Like I wrote a couple days back, I have an exciting/nervous/scary announcement.

So what do these pictures that I took today have in common?

Well they are just five of the desserts found in this new book:
If the name of the author sounds familiar, it should. Because that author is me!

I've been working furiously at getting photos and recipes together in a book just in time for Valentine's Day. It's a self-published book on Amazon, for the Kindle. It's darn scary to put something of mine out there, but I'm oh-so-excited for you to see it. And guess what? I'm working at making it free to my blog readers! I'll have more details Monday or Tuesday (I hope). You won't even have to have a Kindle to get it, either.

Cross your fingers for me. More info tomorrow...

Saturday, February 2, 2013

Day 703

I got my ego bruised today.

We sat there in those metal folding chairs when the Marsing Disaster Auction started at 10:13 AM, waiting patiently for my quilt to show up. All day long quilts came and went for large amounts of money and it was just torture when mine didn't appear until the end. One of the very last items to auction off, at a time when most people had either left for the day, were tired, or were out of money. At a time when the auctioneers were trying to get things wrapped up for the day.

That's when the ego bruising happened.

The quilt I made this year for the auction, the one bigger and more colorful than my offering last year didn't go for much. 80 measly dollars. Ouch. In my head I knew it was no reflection on me or my quilting skills. But in my heart? Again, ouch.

After a bit of a nap when we got home, all is okay. The community got $80 that it wouldn't have gotten otherwise.

Goodbye, sweet quilt. I'm sorry I didn't buy you back myself.

Friday, February 1, 2013

Day 702

If you've been with me since the beginning you know I started taking pictures because of the cat. (The details can be found on Day 9.) So it is because of her - and because of you sticking around with me, encouraging me along the way - that I will be sharing some exciting news on Sunday.

Exciting, but scary. Makes me nervous to think about it. It's one of those if not now, when? kind of things. And for some unknown reason I've decided the time is now. I've been keeping it hidden and didn't even tell my husband until today.

I'll certainly need you close by, cheering me on. It's a biggie for me.

So please come back on Sunday - even Monday or Tuesday if you want - and find out what has me so terrified but excited.

Kitty is neither one right now.

Thursday, January 31, 2013

Day 701

From Easter to Valentine's Day I think I've got things covered. Yesterday's Easter quilt is on hold because I'm getting things ready for Valentine's Day.

A Valentine tutorial, that is. Yup, time to start the tutorials again. They've missed me and I've missed them.

First one up will be this coming Tuesday. We'll be using these materials:
Come back on Tuesday to see what we have going on!

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Day 700

The theme of my next quilt is starting to show itself.