Toben opened the front door this afternoon and nearly tripped over a stack of boxes. Look what was inside!
My book! The first copy was all wrapped up from my publisher--the rest packed in boxes. Even though I've written other books, this is the first book I did all on my own and I'm so excited. I'm feeling a huge sense of accomplishment tonight, holding the finished product in hand.
I've been a little bit lazy about starting my next book; having this one actually in print reminds me of how much I enjoy this process. I need to get busy and get writing again!
On a completely other note...
In the spirit of seizing the moment, I sat down this afternoon and arranged all of my granny squares so I can begin putting them together for my skirt. It took a while to make sure each row had only one of each colored border and that each column didn't have repeated colors too.
I finally came up with this:
And I got the rows sewn together. I now have six long strips, which I'll put together next and then sew up the seam and add the border. I need to decide what color underskirt to make...just something simple to protect my modesty through all those holes!
I can't wait to get this done and wear it. I just love all the bright colors. (You know, I never used to wear colors. Before we moved to California, my wardrobe was black, brown, white, gray, and taupe. Now I wear all kinds of colors. I must be in a happier space...)