Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Me and My Book


Monday, I was on my way out to lunch with my husband for Valentine's Day. I stayed home until the last possible minute just in case the UPS truck came. I really didn't want him to leave my precious package on the porch since it was raining cats and dogs. No truck, so I headed out. But what was that across the highway? A big, brown truck. I had to check. And the driver knew right away that he had a package for me. No more waiting. I was able to get the box right off the truck. Then of course I had to drive all the way down to Bainbridge before I could open the box. I was able to open the box at the office and almost cried as I flipped through it. As we headed to lunch I was so excited that I had a beer just to calm down. I still can't really believe it. I'm a real author. Of all the things in life I thought I might do when I was young, write a book wasn't one of them. Life so often takes you on a path you were never expecting and I am so glad that it does!

The front of the book. That's my chocolate quilt in the lower right hand corner.

The back of the book with my hands free motion quilting.

Here's my chapter, Chocolate.

And here is my house looking so clean. I don't think it has looked that good since. What doesn't show in the picture is the boxes of stuff I stashed in the garage so everything would look tidy.

Now I just need to find the time to sit down and read the whole thing cover to cover.

For those of you who would like to order a signed, by me, copy please let me know via email and I will send you a paypal invoice. I am selling them for $20 plus $5 shipping within the United States. With every order I will include a bookmark featuring my original quilted inchies.


Suztats said...

WooHoo! Congrats on the book, Nikki!

Bee said...

How EXCITING!!! I'm so glad the books finally arrived! Congratulations!

Fran├žoise said...

Beautiful! Congratulations to us!
No book here yet... Today, maybe. :-)

Cheryl said...

Congratulations Nikki! That's so exciting for you!

Bet said...

Nikki, congratulations from Girona (Catalonia).
Maybe the book one day will be in spanish or italian????
Thankyou for your art!