Tuesday, December 07, 2010

Feeling Overwhelmed By All the Love

I have some of the sweetest dearest blog friends it is possible to have. Ya'all made me cry today, feeling all appreciated and loved.


And it IS all overwhelming! Rather than write a blog post that will take me another 10 hours to write, I'm going to include a Mr Linky box at the end of this post. Anyone who's posted about the Lazy/Liberated/UnRuly letters etc can add their post or blog to this. Hopefully I've included it correctly.

I am going to direct you to a couple of blogs though. Michele of With Hearts and Hands wrote up an amazing, thoughtful, funny post. thank you!

Em is celebrating at Em Celebrates and is giving away copies of the book. But ya gotta hurry and get over there quick, because I think it ends soon. My apologies for not getting a blog post done sooner.

I mentioned the Flickr collection that Martingale has got going on for quilts/projects done with UnRuly Letters. To get your photo added, send an email to Karen at kburns@martingale-pub.com
It will go into the Martingale photostream AND into the Word Play Quilts set. Although it is a hoot - I just looked at a photo where I am labeled as a sample made by Julie. hee hee hee.

This whole publishing thing has been a learning experience. For instance, today is the day the book is officially out, but that doesn't mean that it's in stores yet. My LQS say it won't be available until the 30th and that's what some of the online bookstores say too. eek. I had no idea it took that long. For anyone who can't bear the wait, apparently if you order it directly from Martingale it comes a lot sooner since they have it right there right now.

Don't forget to add your link if you've done a post. To everyone else, enjoy seeing all the creative quilts.

55 comments:

Munaiba said...

This looks great! Congratulations!

Brenda said...

woo hoo!

Munaiba said...

I just visited the unruly quilter website and saw your cats. Pokey looks like a short-haired version of my Mr Tiggy

Amy said...

I am so excited for you!! I wish I would have started making the letters several yrs ago when I first found the links.. but TODAY I did my first word...on your book release day!!!

beth said...

congratulations. Amazon says they have it already....??? Maybe that just means you can order it now.

Michele Bilyeu said...

Aw, gosh...now we're even..you made me cry! We love you, Tonya!!!

julieQ said...

How much fun! Congratulations on your wonderful accomplishment!

Em said...

And on your big day you find time to CELEBRATE the people who CELEBRATE you. You are fantabulous, Miss Unruly!!!

Barb said...

Hooray for you!
So exciting and happy to post about it today.
xo

True Blue Nana said...

We are all so excited for you. Lots of us feel like we have a part in helping you do your book! You did a great job, be proud.

scraphappy said...

Congratulations on your book. I hope it is in all our hot little hands soon.

Mary Lou Weidman said...

Ordered my books last week and can't wait to see the color and the fun of this! So glad you wrote it! Congrats on a job well done that we need out there!

AnnieO said...

I gotta get one of these so I can show people I am published. I'm starting at the bottom with the one word, LOL! Congratulations on getting your wonderful way with words out in the public eye.

Michelle said...

I'm so anxious for my copy to get here. I almost never buy quilting books as soon as they're released, let alone pre order them, but I really really want this one!

Serena said...

a big time congratulations!

Magpie Sue said...

I'm so happy for you :- )

Sara said...

It will be so fun to really look into the book. . .. . . I've seen the COVER in a lot of blogs!

I'm the maker of "Sing" on that cover, so I want the book. Santa is considering a purchase.

r.kildal said...

Congratulations, way to go and YAHOO!!!! Good for you. I have mine on my Christmas wish list.

Roseann

Teresa said...

You're awesome, dear! Enjoy your day...WE CERTAINLY ARE!!

In stitches,
Teresa :o)

Deborah said...

You are the perfect combination of cat lover, expert seamstress, mathematician, and down right lovely lady. Congratulations on the book!
Love,
Rusty and Deborah

Heidi said...

Thanks for all your generosity and inspiration :-)

Alice said...

Good on you Tonya - it has been fun watching this book being born.

Dionne said...

I'm SO excited for you (and selfishly for myself!) Been waiting and waiting and waiting (impatiently) for The Release!
Cheers,
Dionne

Clare said...

It seemed the day would never come! Goodness the time has dragged. I've ordered Gwen and Freddy I to keep me going until yours arrives. That should be arriving any day now.

In the meantime, I'm brimming over with ideas.

Thanks for being such an inspiration and for the patience while we all fumbled about trying NOT to cut straight lines.

Blogless me said...

I think your work is very inspiring - your enthusiasm is contagious and you have worked really hard through the years (I follow you in my Google Reader since the time you lived in Paris), despite the title of your blog ;-) ! Congratulation on a job very well done!

Joyce said...

Congratulations. I am waiting with bated breath for my copy to arrive from Amazon. I posted a link to some of my word quilts.

Victoria @ BUMBLE BEANS said...

Isn't it nice to see all whom you've inspired? congrats Tonya!

Sujata said...

Congratulations, Tonya!
I can't wait to join in the fun!

Cherie in St Louis said...

Woo, hoo!! Congratulations :) You've been such an inspiration to my quilting.

Quiltdivajulie said...

Just added my blog to the list of links ... great idea!

According to the tracking info, Monkeys and Sometimes Y are both due to be delivered today ... woo hoo!

Now, if the books would just get here!!!

SO very happy for you ~ and thrilled to be part of the fun!

Nifty Quilts said...

Woo-hoo! I'm so excited. I'm going to order it at my local quilt shop, and act horrified if they haven't already ordered at least 100 copies.

Kim said...

You've touched a lot of lives already...and I can't wait to see the quilts to come from your new book! congratulations Tonya!

Happy Sewing

Mego said...

MERRY CHRISTMAS TO ME ME ME!!!

I ordered your book yesterday, YAHOO, and it won't be shipped until the 30th. But that's OK because I can get thru this Christmas mess and then have time for ME to enjoy it. THANK YOU SO MUCH for writing this!!! I love your work!

Rose Marie said...

Congrats on your book!!!! You did it!

My Winter quilt is one of my favourite quilts and am always eager to hang it up once the holidays are over.

I've been thinking of making one for SUMMER and thoughts have been dancing in my head for a while now.

Usually, my style of quilts are prim and proper but it was fun to break out and do something that was totally against my usual process.

You are such an inspiration for us.

Sharon said...

I can't wait to recieve this book, I did the pre order from your site via amazon. Today I posted the two pieces I've made with your inspiration and instructions, best wishes for sales through the roof!

Cornelia said...

I have it and it is awesome! Totally worth the wait! No time for sewing for myself now, but when I go on retreat in Feb, I'll start on my "If you can't be good, try being fabulous!" quilt.

Kathy in FL said...

I got out my "Reindeer Names" quilt out today in celebration! And you'd be proud of my "n's" in "Donner". I made them sorta backwards and I didn't fix them! You know me, it's hard to be unruly. Congratulations on the book release!

Rachael said...

Georgia arrived home safe and sound today. Can't wait to see her (and all the rest) in print! Congratulations, Ton.

Mary Lou Weidman said...

Amazon assures me that the book is "in the mail." Can't wait to see the color and fun and to try out some Christmas sayings and maybe a Bible verse or two. Love the cover of the book and I haven't even seen it in person! Congratulations and may you sell thousands and thousands....

Notjustnat said...

I have put my order in for 2 copies of the book with Amazon and they said they should be here in Australia by Christmas. Can't wait, one for me and one for a gift - Thanks for a great work you have put into produce the book. Merry Christmas and best for 2011 - Hugs Nat

Anonymous said...

next book- handquilting without a hoop? freehand baptist fans? how exciting!
we love ya girl! and "knew you when"........
gotta go order that book.....
Dawb ub NA

Chris said...

I'm so excited! I can't wait to get my own copy! Tonya, Your blog has really had a great impact on the way I quilt today. Thanks for all you do! Best wishes and much success! Chris

Finn said...

Whole lotta lovin' going on...you've definitely planted seeds in fertile ground. Awesome accomplishment! Hugs, Finn

Kristin L said...

I realized I hadn't ever blogged my pillows that were inspired by your letters. So I did. And posted about your book too since I got to peruse it in Houston. Again, congratulations! And your book is definitely on my "to get" list.

SewCalGal said...

Congratulations on your first book. Time to pop open that bottle of champagne and celebrate....or cut into a new bolt of fabric.

Cheers!

SewCalGal
www.sewcalgal.blogspot.com

Jeanne said...

WOW! Have followed you and Tanya for ages. Can't wait to have the book...maybe Santa will bring it!

FADS said...

Great job

ForestJane said...

Congrats on your book release!

I just used the same technique you taught me for your letters and wonky houses to make grass for my spring quilted flowers. :)

Kerri said...

I have been a fan since finding your blog through bonnie's site. I ordered my word play book yesterday and told David, my hubby, that i found a great xmas gift for me. I hope i can make quilts as cute as yours! thanks for putting your ideas in a book for us.

Rose Marie said...

I've just done a post about my WINTER quilt .... the timing is perfect because it is freezing up here in Toronto.

judith lockhart said...

Tonya, my book arrived in the mail today! So excited to see it as I was first told it would be several weeks but it was much quicker! You did a fabulous job and I can't wait to sew up some words in 2011!

Tanya said...

I ordered! I ordered! It is going to take longer for your book to get to me in Japan but it is coming!!!! I can hardly wait!!!!!

KathieB said...

Here I am, a bit late to the party but here nonetheless. So pleased and happy to have been part of this wonderful project.

Tanya said...

Hmmm. I linked but it seems to have sent people to a completely different post. I don't know why. Anyway, I have written and introduced my blog readers to your Word Play Quilts book! I am so excited!

Anonymous said...

While $147 is pretty funny, why would you put a link to a place where your book is sold cheaply before quilt shops have a chance to get it in stock?

Please support your local quilt shops and local business in general, or soon they will be gone......