Friday, January 22, 2016

Yay, I'm Almost Done!


One of the most exciting feelings (and also one of the scariest) is pressing that Send button to e-mail your completed manuscript for a new book to your publisher. But I did just that this morning and now I can finally take a breath. Yay! I'm almost done.

I've been hard at work on a new book since last year and now all I have to do is finish up some quilting and a few bindings on the last quilts before I turn those in next month. I'm very excited. This is going to be a great book. It'll be a little different than the others but I know you'll still like it a lot. (Of course you will - there will be cute patterns for 16 small quilts! What's not to like??)


Now it's up to my publisher (Martingale) to do their magic and turn all of my ideas into something special that all of YOU will love. Can't wait.


Maybe there'll be some hexagons. 




Perhaps there will be a pretty little red and white quilt . . . 

And so now the waiting begins. I'm a little sorry for telling you about this and then making you wait so long but, honestly, I couldn't keep it a secret for a whole year. Hopefully, it will be published by the end of 2016 and you'll have something fun to put on your Christmas wish list later this year. 

Me, I'm going out tonight to celebrate, snow or no snow. And, in a couple of weeks I can get back to working on my Dear Jane quilt. It's been so long. I've missed her . . . .



Have a great weekend!






20 comments:

Yvonne said...

A new book, how exciting! I can imagine your feeling! Great that after the hard work you can find some time to work on your DJ. So much fun to do, we are all very busy with Jane in our Quilt Bee in Holland!

Ann in PA said...

So happy that your book is in the hands of your publisher so you can relax. I'm looking forward to more of those darling little quilts. Love your photos...those blues are so pretty and the red & white....can't wait to see what you have in store for your quilting friends. Your Dear Jane blocks are beautiful!

Ada Kopitopoulou said...

Great for you that the job is done! So relaxing! A long wait till the end of the year!

Carmen y Prady said...

Espero que tengas mucha suerte con tu nuevo libro.
El Dear Jane te queda precioso.
Un beso

jane nj/wi said...

4am LA time. Happiness eludes me waiting to fly 6.5 hours over 12 hour span. But small smile for your new book. Clapping quietly jane

moosecraft said...

Congratulations! It's always nice to have something to look forward to! :-)

Sue Bennett said...

Congrats on hitting send. How was your evening out?

pens and needles said...

Cannot wait for your new book! How I love my Kathleen Tracy books! They're read and reread, so what fun to look forward to a new one! Yay for you!

Anonymous said...

Congratulations, exciting news for you and for us! Enjoy your year ahead with no deadlines.

Anonymous said...

Looking forward to the publishing of your book! I am sure it takes so much time and effort to get a book ready for publication, and your effort is appreciated!!
And, since I know how much you like snow....we have waaaaay too much of the white stuff here in Virginia! It started mid morning yesterday, and except for a changeover to sleet overnight, it hasn't stopped....and, did I mention we have howling winds as well?!
The windows in our house are becoming covered with the snow, so visibility is getting less and less....
I didn't need to go out, and I have quilting projects to work on and books to read, plenty of food in the freezer, and just had a cup of hot chocolate, but really...I think we have gotten someone else's wintry weather!! I want our normal cold winter weather with an occasional dusting of snow....can we send some of this your way?
Sandra B
scb304@juno.com

Margie West said...

Congratulations Kathy! Can't wait to see it. I know it'll be great - with that many small quilts how can you go wrong! I love all your others. MargieNY

Teresa said...

Much congratulations! What a good feeling that must be!

marian said...

Kathy, that's wonderful! I can imagine what a relief it must be for you, and a tad scary hitting that send button lol!
Oh how i wish we didn't have to wait so long for the book release... but i'm sure it'll be worth it :))

kathy r said...

Can I sign up now for an autographed copy?
Kathleen Mary

Unknown said...

Congrats! It must feel wonderful!

Renee in MI

GabiP said...

Congratulations! I will have to have a copy, of course. I have all your books. It would not do not to have this one too!

Catskill Quilter said...

CONGRATS! That is beyond exciting! Enjoy every minute - including the anticipataion! I am happy for you!

Jennifer M said...

So exciting for you and all of us! Congratulations...I know it will be GREAT<3

Mary said...

Oh my, we have to wait that long for the book to be in print! I can't wait to see it. Congratulations on completing another book. Can't wait to start some of the projects!

Deb said...

congratulations on finishing your book. Can't wait to see it when its printed. How exciting.

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