Wednesday, November 25, 2009

The Secret Project

I can finally tell you all about the secret project I've been busy working on. Drum roll please...

I'm officially working on my liberated letters book. I actually have a publisher and signed contracts - woohoo!!! I've been so crazy working on it because the chief editor called after I got home from my surgery (when I was still somewhat out of it) and I have to turn in the manuscript on January 7th. Eeek. I can't give you details about it now, but will as we get closer to the publication date *fingers crossed* in 2010.

So I've been neglecting you, dear readers, but for a very good reason. I will continue to neglect you until some time in January.

Before I sign off, big thanks to Gwen Marston for her support and mentorship, not to mention the inspiration for all of my liberated work. She's a true sweetheart. Buy her book - support liberated quiltmaking.

Happy Thanksgiving to all the Americans out there. Ya'all take care.

63 comments:

Bethany said...

WOW!!! Yeah! This is really exciting! I love your tutorials and have been working on a name quilt as a surprise for my mom. Thank you for all your inspiration, and I look forward to your book being released.

Julie said...

I'm SO GLAD! I've used the online tutorials with great pleasure, and I can't wait to have a handy reference I can keep in my sewing room without having to rush downstairs to the computer every time I need a pointer. Congratulations and thank you.

Bonnie said...

Congratulations! and I have to agree with others here, I can't wait! I've made one quilt using your on-line instructions, unfortunatly I don't think I have any pictures, and I LOVE liberated quilting.

Kelly O. said...

congratulations!

Brenda said...

good for you. I'm glad its official!

Jackie said...

That is just fantastic!! You should be super excited! That will be on my list of to buy when it is released. Congratulations!!

BUMBLE BEANS said...

Congrats Tonya!!! Yippeee! well done! way to persevere! Happy Thanksgiving!

Joyce said...

Great news ! Best of luck with this new venture.

sewprimitive karen said...

Congratulations, Tonya! Hi, Pokey, you are beautiful!

Anina said...

Congratulations Tonya! That's amazingly wonderful.

pattiq said...

Tonya,
That is so wonderful! I've been following you for such a long time and I am not surprised at all. You are so talented and I love your fun quilts and ideas. Congratulations.

Stephanie D. said...

Congratulations!!

be*mused jan said...

Happy to hear my suspicions confirmed! Congratulations, Tonya!

Marj said...

I am so happy for you to finally get the chance to be published. I have the directions that were on Bonnie's blog printed and in a notebook for referance, but a real beautiful book will be much better. Like everyone else that follows your blog, I will be waiting to buy a copy of the book When it becomes available. Happy Thanksgiving !

Quiltdivajulie said...

Absolutely WONDERFUL, INCREDIBLE, JOYFUL news -- congratulations to you on ALL levels!!!

Deborah said...

Concatulations! I just got all teary eyed. You are such a lovely lady and beautiful seamstress, fearless quilter, and you deserve this book! Reserve me a copy (or two!) Happy Thanksgiving!
Deborah

Sew Create It - Jane said...

Fantastic!! Congrats!! can't wait until you can tell us more!

Elaine Adair said...

Happy Day Girl!!! Just when I thought I owned all the books I would ever need, YOURS will be another one I MUST have! Congratulations!!!

The Calico Cat said...

I thought that everyone knew that all along & that that was why you wanted different styles of letters for the EEEK & 4 letter word quilts...

Sassenach said...

Congratulations -- about time and much deserved recognition for your work!

I predict an explosion of free pieced quilts!

Kathi D said...

Woot! Woot! Woot! Yippee!

MJinMichigan said...

Congratulations! I can't wait to see the finished book!!!
You're right about Gwen being the nicest most inspiring quilter. I already have her new book on order directly from her.

Pam said...

Congratulations!! Can't wait to see the finished book. :)

Teresa said...

I am so excited for you...AND US!!! Yippee! I can't wait for this! Good luck with meeting your deadlines!!

In stitches,
Teresa :o)

Marls said...

WOW Congratulations. I'm sure it is going to be a HUGE success.

animal lover, quilt lover said...

Happy Thanksgiving sweet Pokey!!

Statch said...

How cool! Congratulations! I was wondering if that was going to happen. I'll be standing in line to buy a copy!

Stacy

Missy Ann said...

Congrats, best of luck & wishing you as stress free of a process as possible.

Marge said...

Hi Tonya! I thought that something was up with you, and I'm thrilled with your news. I, too, have a notebook filled with your tutorials and ideas. It will be great to buy your book for friends and myself! Happy Thanksgiving!

Tanya said...

Yeah! Good for you! Put me in line for a signed copy!

Kim said...

Oh Yeah......I do hope you are gonna sell autographed copies! I know Its gonna be a big hit.

Good for you Tonya......you go girl!!!

Have a very blessed thanksgiving
and Happy Sewing

Anonymous said...

That is really great! What would make it even better would be to have Pokey in it "helping."

Diane said...

I haven't comment much here, but I read your blog whenever you post. Congratulations on the book. I love your liberated letters, but haven't had the nerve to try them yet. I have a feeling I'll be waiting to buy your book.....

Jacque said...

Congrads!!!! Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours!! Pokey is so cute!

Notjustnat said...

Wow Tonya, congratulations you are going to be publish woo hoo!!! I am so excited and can I pre-order a copy? I have pre-order Gwen's book with Amazon too. Best of luck and Happy Thanksgiving - Hugs Natima

AnnieO said...

Drum roll indeed, with a great big cymbal clash at the end! Wonderful news and hope that everything goes smoothly until that final draft goes in the mail. Congratulations!

linda said...

Whooo Hooo!! Congratulations!! Way to go! Happy Thanksgiving! ;>))

Sharon said...

Oh Tonya, how thrilling! And I'm excited for me too...I can't wait to get a copy! Good luck on the finishing...I hope you don't stress too much. ;)

Happy Thanksgiving!

Anya said...

Wow!!
You are a beauty :-)

hugs from
Kareltje =^.^=

Susan said...

This is fabulous news, congratulations, Tonya! This is a book I KNOW I'll be buying, you could stake my life on it!

I'm excited for you. What a big, scary thrill!

sophie said...

Congratulations!!

beth said...

wow! congratulations! Look forward to the book!

Anonymous said...

You go girl!

Lois

Marit said...

This is very happy news! You have the best excuse to "neglect" the blog for awhile....
; )

Take care and enjoy the process of writing your book!

Clare said...

Ooh Ton! Way to go!

I'm jumping up and down with happiness. At last!

Bags the first available signed copy (after your family and Bonnie!).

jude said...

yay!

byneedleandthread said...

I'm so happy for you! and i'm totally buying your book!

belinda said...

...Clapping...Clapping....twirling
....twirling....YEAH!!
I suspected this might be the reason you have been so quiet and
I'm just tickled pink!!!
Congrats!! I just CAN NOT WAIT!!

frantastic said...

I've been wondering when It would happen. Congrats!

jovaliquilts said...

Fabulous!!!!!!!! I'm so excited for you, and cannot WAIT to see the book! Many congratulations.
I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving.

Chris said...

Congratulations to you Tonya! Such exciting news! Good Luck with everything you have ahead. I can't wait to see the results.

Cheryl Arkison said...

That's fantastic news. Congratulations! Take the time to enjoy the work.

Lynda said...

Great news about your book deadline (for the rest of us!) When can I buy it?

KathieB said...

This is LONG OVERDUE. You have a very cool and unique idea and it really deserves a wider audience. Congratulations my dear! And thanks for being so generous in sharing your tutorials with all of us.

ROZ said...

Wonderful news! You've been an inspiration to me.

MelissaS said...

Yay can't wait! And whoo hoo a Pokey picture!

Michelle said...

Congrats!

Meg said...

How terrific! Hey--I'm a copyeditor, and I'll be happy to copyedit your manuscript, for free. Seriously. I'll send you my resume.

Duyvken said...

Huge Congrats!!! Can't wait to see it in print!

Kristin L said...

Congratulations!!!! Will it have a foreword by Gwen?!?!

jmbmommy said...

congrats! you rock!

Diane said...

GREAT news about your book. I can't wait for it to come out!

rcp said...

WOW! Congrats to you! I can't wait for it to come out!!!