For those of you following along on Twitter, this is not breaking news, but: my publisher has shipped out the book early, and it’s officially available for purchase! Woot! I found out sort of by accident–I went to send the Amazon link and noticed that their website had updated to “In Stock.” I swear, my heart skipped a beat. It’s funny, because I realize now that when I was staying up late to meet my deadlines, when I was laying out the patterns, when I was stitching the samples, when I was shipping box after box of materials to the publisher to be photographed, it all felt like play-pretend. Then, when I got the printed version, it felt like magic, but not like it was real. Ridiculous as it sounds, when I saw it “in stock” on Amazon, that’s when it felt like I had written a book. I know, I know, but there it is.
I’m just so excited and proud of all the work by all the people who put their time and talent into taking my projects and manuscript and making them into a Real Book. And I feel so very deeply that the content–learning to sew by creating projects that teach foundational skills while giving instant gratification and motivation to continue–is something whose time has come, and is such a fantastic way for folks today to learn to sew. My mission is to lead everyone who reads the book to passionately love sewing, full stop. And I feel so grateful to have a finished book to share with you that does even a little bit to help that happen!
Signed copies of Stitch by Stitch are shipping NOW, personalized just for you! The book is also available online through Amazon (only three copies left!) and Barnes & Noble, and within the week should be in bookstores all over. Eeep! Am heading out with my camera in hand in hopes of catching one in the wild…
In the coming weeks, I’ll be doing a blog tour to some of my favorite blog destinations, and leading up to that sharing some projects that are extensions of what’s included in the book, with additional pattern pieces and tutorials–hooray! Keep an eye on the Stitch by Stitch page for updates, as well as for signings and appearances. I’m having so much fun meeting folks in person who I’ve gotten to know through comments and through Twitter–I hope I’ll have the chance to meet a whole bunch more of you at events in coming months!
Happy stitching, y’all!