FedEx & Various Minutiae

What’s that sound?  The doorbell ringing?

Oh, my!  A whole mess of boxes from FedEx!  Whatever could be in them? 

<Gasp.>  That’s….the title of my book.  Could it be??? 

It IS!  My book has shipped from the warehouse!  I feel just like George McFly: “Oh, honey, your first novel!” 

Jubilee!  If it’s here to me, it should be appearing in bookstores in the next three weeks.  Official release date is August 25, book signing at Whipstitch is Aug 27!

In other news:

  • We’ve had a rush of last-minute registries for the Sewing Buddy Project, so I’m opening up Round 3 for the weekend to get everyone in during 2010 that we can!  This is your last chance, though, folks–if you’ve been on the fence or haven’t had the chance to sign up yet, this will be the very last go-round until the New Year!
  • Our Atlanta Craft Swap is gearing up over at the shop.  I’d love, love, love to have you participate!  If you’re an Atlanta local, drop by and pick up your kit–see details here.  Out-of-towners, we’re working on a plan to get y’all involved, too, so stay tuned!
  • Fabulous City Weekend jelly rolls and charm packs have just arrived in the shop! Grab ’em before they’re gone–they won’t last long and this collection is FANTASTIC.
  • Have you seen our new class registration page? It’s pretty awesome, if I do say so myself.  It’s still being refined, so we haven’t officially launched it yet, but feel free to wander over and check it out!  Not in Atlanta, and can’t drop by for a class?  Never fear: I’ve got some very cool plans in store for this fall once the kiddos have gone back to school.  Not to spill too many beans, but at least part of it rhymes with bee-force. Stay tuned!

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  • Shirley Cohen
    August 6, 2010 at 5:52 pm

    We can both be thankful for ‘luvinthemommyhood’ mentioning your book. It’s all I can say is “preach it sister”!

    I too love to sew. I went to fashion school in Miami, but found my niche more in home decorating than clothing. People liked what I made, I started selling at craft fairs, and finally ended up at the Atlanta Gift Show. But my real joy comes when friends and family tell me years later, that they still have my Christmas bows or tie boxes, etc. (I don’t cook because all the work is gone in a gulp!)

    I too have wanted others to experience that same satisfaction. I created a kit for new moms. They can now design their own ‘one of a kind’ crib set. They are recruiting ‘grandma’ to sew. but with the incredible choices of fabrics now available, ‘new mommy’ is ready to learn. They are also discovering the savings and the quality that comes when doing it yourself.

    You have done a wonderful job of teaching in a beautiful presentation. I am so grateful to you. Thank you, Shirley Cohen

  • Shannon
    August 6, 2010 at 7:38 pm

    Oh wow,…..I could only imagine what that must have felt like – congrats!!! So exciting!
    P.S. I couldn’t resist bragging about my win and mentioning the sewing buddy project on the blog today…hope it brought some traffic your way 🙂 Have a great weekend!

  • Tiffany
    August 6, 2010 at 8:40 pm

    awesome! can’t wait to get my hands on a copy of that!

  • shelley yankus
    August 8, 2010 at 12:34 pm

    deborah – i couldn’t be prouder of you! you’re a fantastic lady!