Happy New Year everyone!!!
I've been a bit crazed lately, trying to fit some holidaying and relaxation amidst the flurry of writing and editing and quilting. I feel as zonked as these cats:
Howler is doing well, no aftereffects from his surgery a few weeks ago. That's him sleeping with Pokey under the Christmas tree. That tree will be up for at least another week before I get time to take it down.
We had a good Christmas, at least after my husband guilted me into it by calling me a Scrooge. ME??? Scrooge? Bah. I got a new Tutto case to wheel around my sewing machine as well as some fabric and quilt books. I managed to surprise my husband with a DVD that he didn't know was available (the latest Harry Potter - don't tell, but I thought it was kinda boring, not to mention dismal)--and one he didn't even know existed (the new Wallace and Gromit short: A Matter of Loaf and Death - fantastic - it looked amaaazing).
So not only have I been working on the book, but I've been trying to spend time with my husband. He left this morning for work and won't be back for a few weeks. I'm not complaining though - he got to be here after my surgery and for Christmas. It's good news for anyone missing my blog posts - that's how I'll be sharing kitty photos with him.
I'll be getting a belated present from AQS soon: Gwen Marston's Liberated Quiltmaking II will be out on January 4th (fingers crossed). Woohoo! This link is for AQS and the book description and this is where you can order directly from Gwen herself.
There are 60 new quilts in the book and only 7 quilts that were also in the original LQ. That's not much overlap. I got myself a second copy of LQ when there was a temporary drop in prices - don't even bother to look right now because it has shot waaaay back up.
I have a whole lot more appreciation now for the unseen work that goes into getting a book made. Aye yay yay. I'm now formatting my manuscript and getting all the illustrations properly numbered and printed. Makes my head spin. Less than a week to go. Wish me luck.