I've been keeping a little secret from you for a few months and I'm so glad that I can finally divulge it. I figure the timing is right because the secret has already been revealed in a national magazine.
If you've purchased or perused the latest issue of Stitch, available on newsstands now, then you might have noticed that I have a project in the Spring 2010 issue.
But that's not my big secret.
I've got a second book coming out in December. This time I'm working with Interweave Press and I couldn't be more excited about the book and the projects, one of which is excerpted in Stitch.
The book has actually been available for pre-order at Amazon for a little while, but I knew that it was going to be excerpted in the Spring Stitch, so I decided to wait until then to let you all know my big news.
Folks, I can't wait for you to see this book. It features over 20 projects ranging from quilts(surprise!), several of which are lap size or larger, to bags, pillows, scarves, even a baby book that can double as a crib bumper or nursery decoration. I didn't include the kitchen sink, but there's a kitchen curtain pattern in there. All of the items were made primarily with commercial fabrics, though I couldn't help but throw in a few hand dyes, so they're very reproducible. Also, there's an extensive and thorough techniques section, an element that was aided by the fact that my wonderful editor is also an accomplished sewer and could give feedback based on her experience.
I'm so thrilled with the book that it has been an amazing struggle for me to keep quiet about it. Couple that with the fact that I'm not good at keeping secrets anyway and you have a recipe for a bit of frustration. Now I can breathe easy knowing that my secret is out.