Sunday, March 31, 2013

A Winner and a Wagger

I know... you thought that I forgot about the book giveaway...
 

I didn't.  I drew it today.  Congratulations Candy - you're about to receive your own copy of my book YOU SEW GIRL.  I hope that you enjoy it.


It was a little late in the drawing because I was out all day on Friday.  I was at the beach and at a party and generally nowhere near a computer (just an iPad, occasionally).


My poor book-writing brain had reached its limits, so I took the day off... and then took Saturday off as well (spent with family). 

It felt a bit like wagging school (not that I ever did that... girly-swot that I was), but at the same time it was absolutely necessary.  Shut down and restart.

It's the Easter weekend, after all....(I know that because of the number of sucking-up-to-Easter-Bunny cards found about the house).
 

I'm back into the manuscript now - at the creative, tarting-things-up end of things while I await the feedback from pattern-testers.  I also have to finish off a bit of sewing to do. (Manuscript-finishing is akin to blog-finishing, it seems.  There are linings to be made!)  There is much to be done, but the end is in sight.  I can begin to breathe again.

I enjoyed sewing up the last of the hero-pieces for the book in this gorgeous Echino fabric, although it was almost too pretty to cut up.




I hope you've had a great Easter break, and that you and yours are well, happy and rested.
 

9 comments:

Breakfast Jo said...

HOPPY EASTER NIKKI!!
I'm glad you had a break, you need to recharge the creative batteries now and then. I have spent some time with my eldest daughter. We managed 5 HOURS of shopping on Saturday, I don't know who was more tired ( read exhausted), her or me. We are both husbandless at the moment, so we also saw Anna Karenina at the movies, very interestingly done. Tomorrow I need to spend time with my cat. She is very p'eed off with me at the moment as I have been going out and leaving her home alone. I am a bad mumma. Tomorrow Latte we will sew, promise lol

Katy Cameron said...

A break? Time away from the internet? Shocking behaviour ;o)

Glad you got time to recharge your batteries anyway, onwards and upwards :o)

BTW, hope the bunny brought you some eggs too, I've never seen sucking up to the bunny notes before lol

A Peppermint Penguin said...

It's not doggin it (as we say here)when it's a well deserved rest!

what's a hero piece?

Annie said...

Glad you had a break...that fabric is yummy!

bec said...

just what the doctor ordered! It's usually all there waiting when you return- but able to tackle it at least! Hope you had a good one!

Jodie said...

The beach ! A perfect place to recharge.

Fer said...

Of course you needed a break!

I love the Echino fabric too - mine ended up being a table runner because I couldn't bear to cut it up!

Kylie said...

can't wait for your new book xo

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