Thursday, September 9, 2010

A peek at my new book....

I couldn't believe when I checked my blog today that it had been 5 weeks since I posted!!!! It seems like they have flown by. I was working a lot at the shop getting ready for the outdoor quilt show. Then I was sewing in all the hours I wasn't at the Loft. Finally, I was done with sewing but now I have been busy writing directions for all of my projects.....15 of them for my new book, Crazy at Home.....

I am not quite done with it yet....but it is finally taking shape. On Tuesday, my friend Terri came over and took photos of everything. The first one you see is a close-up of one of the "framed crazies"....

......and this little bird is hanging out in one of the "bag crazies".....

Here are 3 pillows that you will find in the book and in the back is part of a quilt that is in it too......so, I have been busy! Hopefully that is a good enough excuse for not stopping by and saying "Hi". I hope you have enjoyed your "peek"...

Oh and all the while I have been working on the book, my downstairs bathroom is being remodeled....so it is back and forth to the hardware store and decision making time all of the time.....Every day is started with a meeting with the guy who is doing it. He was hoping to be done by now, but has been slowed down by a faulty faucet. We are waiting on replacement of this pesky part! Soon as it is all done I will be posting pictures of it too....
My grandson, Timothy (5) spent the night last night and he has gotten very tired of not being able to use "his" bathroom.....right after he got up I heard the front door open and close....There he was in the front yard (which luckily is surrounded by hedges) peeing. We have 2 other bathrooms, but he decided this was his best bet.
I better get busy and go upstairs to work....and clean my studio. Renee Plains is coming to teach at The Loft tomorrow night and "her bedroom" is a bit of a mess..:))
Hope to be back really soon.....Jo Ann


16 comments:

  1. Excuses...excuses...I'm just glad you're back!! Of course my first question is...will the book be ready by January? (I will be back in town then!!) It looks incredible!! Can't wait to see it in REAL LIFE!! Take care!
    Paulette

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  2. Paulette....It will be available before then! I am taking it to Quilt Market in Houston in October...and introducing it at the Loft the weekend before....Today, not much got done...so it is back to the grindstone tomorrow..:)))

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  3. Please hurry! It looks like another winner!!!
    Yes, we missed you!!

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  4. Renee is a pretty easy going person, but I don't think the bushes will work:) I am so hooked on crazy wool. I can hardly wait for your next book, although I have barely finished anything from the last one.

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  5. Too funny! Kids! I am signed up for one of your Wool Crazy groups on the 29th, I can't wait!

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  6. Your new book looks wonderful and I can't wait to get a copy:)

    I thought it so cute of your grandson to use the yard as his bathroom. Fellas are lucky that way:)

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  7. Another one I think I will have to buy!

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  8. Oh Jan - can't wait to get my hands on your new book! The peek was so tempting :) Thanks for sharing!

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  9. What a great blog JoAnn - I'm sorry I waited so long to visit it! I'll keep coming back!

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  10. I can't wait for your new book! I love it everything you've shown and can't wait for it to be released!! Funny story about your grandson, too. :-)

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  11. Hi, JoAnn! I met you at the shop and had your autograph on your beautiful book with my name (Tamami) on last Tuesday. Thank you so much for such a wonderful inspirations. I'll get to your towel kit with the fall wool appliqué some time soon. Everything was so lovely there in the shop... And now I'm excited about your new book coming out!

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  12. Bonjour JoANN,j'ai hâte de voir ce nouveau livre,j'adore ce que vous faites .Je viens souvent voir votre blog.A bientôt Véronique de France (Auvergne)

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  13. Oh, boy! You've got us hooked now!

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  14. Glad to hear you are alive and well. Does the Country Loft have pre orders of the new book?

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  15. Soooo excited that you have another 'wool crazy' book coming out. I've just been brave and signed up for a wool crazy class ...we're a bit behind here in the UK...lol! I've loved putting together my background pieces, can't wait to start the real fun. Good Luck with the new book
    Hugs Wendy x

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  16. Anonymous asked if the Loft is taking pre orders.....They are! You can call and reserve yours. (619) 466-5411 They are hosting a signing on October 23rd....Guess that means that I need to get back to my studio and finish it...:))))

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