It came to me from the editors at American Patchwork Quilting. When I paged through it, I got an even bigger surprise. They included two of my little quilts in the book. I had no idea about this until today.
You may recognize the quilts as they were published in AP&Q magazine previously. What a nice surprise and compliment to my work to be included in this book. It was especially nice in light of the mess in my house. See below.
My lack of blog participation recently can be explained by the fact that we are in the middle of a major (down to the studs) bathroom renovation. Every day holds a new surprise. First the 1929 plumbing turned out to be worse than the contractor thought (ok, so not really a big surprise, should plumbing last much more than 80 years?).
Next, I was informed that some of the tile we picked is not available for 6 weeks. Wasn't somebody supposed to check on that before we started? (not me) Third, a large hole opened up in the ceiling above our computer yesterday. No one mentioned it to me, but it was repaired by the time I came home from work today. Nothing is ever easy in an old house. We will survive. And have a beautiful new bathroom. With 21st century pipes.