Friday, March 09, 2012

finish it up Friday, week 18

Welcome to finish it up Friday!

Today I'm delighted to share a very special finish.
After two plus years in the making....the books (plural!!!) JUST arrived at my doorstep! It's a very happy finish indeed.

I'm not sure that the Fed Ex delivery woman cared that I'm an author, but she knows now. Actually, she was very gracious and kind and congratulated me. Hey! It's not every day your new book (!!!) gets shipped. I'm going to celebrate this for all it's worth!

I'm selling signed copies in my shop. For those of you who pre-ordered them, thank you! I'll be working my way though the orders soon!

Now it's your turn! You know the drill. Link away with your finishes! And a very happy Friday to you!!!

91 comments:

Katherine said...

Oh, Happy, Happy Day! Dancing around in excitement for you, Amanda Jean!

Hooray, Hooray!

Congratulations!

Marei said...

Congratulations! I bet the only thing better than the smell of "fresh ink" is when it's emanating from a book you wrote!!

Ann said...

Congratulations! It must be wonderful to finally feel1, i the weight of a REAL book, your book, in the hands!!

michele (maryland) said...

CONGRATULATIONS! How I admire you!I have mine on pre-order at Amazon.

Mary said...

Congratulations!

Debbie said...

Congrats! VERY exciting!

Debbie J said...

Congratulations! You certainly are deserving of it and are so talented! Not to mention hard working! :o)

Sew Appetising said...

Hiya,

I would love to get a copy, but am in UK, do you ship here? or know if they are going to be stocked anywhere over here??

Thanks Sara

emedoodle said...

Congrats!!!! :) I'm sure the book is spectacular!!

syglad said...

I would like to buy this book, but you do not ship to Norway ..
Hope you get sold a lot .. Good luck ..

Kat said...

Congratulations!!! On my way to order a copy now!

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Amy said...

This is such a milestone. Be sure to celebrate :) Well done you!

bethanndodd said...

What a wonderful accomplishment!!! I hope you are able to enjoy it and be proud of yourself because you definately deserve it! Smiles~Beth

Elena said...

Congratularions, Amanda!
It would be wonderful having one of these nice books signed by you... Can you send it to Spain for a reasonable shipping cost?
My finish this week, a present for my daughter.
Muchos besos,
Elena
http://cosiendo.suenos.blogspot.com

Smultronbo said...

Congratulations big time! The book looks awesome and better yet I can order it at the bookstore since I am overseas from you (will order it asap.). Can't wait to read it and try some of the projects.

Have a great and happy weekend!

Michele said...

Woo hoo! Congratulations author! I can't wait to see your new book.

Svetlana said...

congrats!!!! What a wonderful reason to celebrate, Enjoy!!!!

unfinishedquilts said...

I have to say, my book came today too! Pre-ordered in December was thrilled last week when Amazon emailed and told me it would be shipping a month early! This book is so well written, I cannot wait to read every single word! (note, I usually buy books, look at the projects and put it on the shelf) I have already made the kiddies wait through the wagon train at school so I could read at least some of it!

Huge congrats! Hopefully the first of many to come :)

Deborah said...

I received my book yesterday! It is excellent! Every quilter should have a copy!

Kim said...

Congratulations!!!!! That is FANTASTIC!!!!!

Marcia - Crafty Sewing and Quilting said...

Congrats! That is absolutely Fantastic! Celebrate today!

MariQuilts said...

Congrats....how wonderful for you!!

Florence said...

a great big congrats sweetie,,,,,thank you for your extra care in explaining how do do everything so simply,,,,,,,its ladies like you that i learned to make my first quilts and i keep coming back for me,,,,,,,,,,,,WOOOHOOOOOOO,,,YOU GO GIRL,,,,,:))

a maidenhair fern said...

how fun for you !! Congrats, the cover is adorable.

QuiltinMama said...

Just ordered my copy...squeal! I am, to use my daughter's word, excitipated!! Congratulations :)

Christine L said...

How very exciting...can't wait to get a copy. Thank you for hosting a great linky party.

Becky said...

Congratulations! That's so very exciting! Can't wait to get my hands on one of these.

Rachel said...

Ohhhhhhh, CONGRATS!!!! I am SO excited for you!!!

beth said...

congratulations!

Deb said...

Congrats on your book.

Di said...

Many congratulations. Go out and celebrate! Di xo

Rachel's Quilts said...

Congratulations on the book!

Lesly said...

Very happy for you! I feel like a bit of a midwife, as I tested one of Cheryl's patterns for the book. Can't wait to see it in person!

Linda said...

HOOOO RAYYYYYY! SOOOOOOO EXCITED!
My heart is just so full of happiness for you, my friend!

nix said...

congrats!

­It's a pity you can't send it to Argentina. Are you planning on selling a digital version?

Kris from DukeSaysSewWhat said...

So happy for you! I just went to your shop and bought an early copy! Can't wait to see it when they arrive. Thank you for all of your wonderful tips on your blog. Buying a copy of your book is the LEAST I could do to say thanks! Plus I know I'll love the book! :)

Heather said...

Congratulations!! That is fantastic news. Celebrate, celebrate, celebrate! :o)

Kim said...

Congratulations, that is a big deal worth getting excited about!

Goddess in Progress said...

So, so awesome! Huge congratulations to you.

Jamie Lee said...

What a happy day! Congrats!

Kim said...

Congratulations!
I wish you continued success.

Happy Sewing

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

Woo Hoo Amanda Jean! Congratulations. I just ordered my copy!

Di~ said...

So very cool! Way to go! Looks like an awesome book.

erink said...

I have nothing finished - I'm just sending LOVE

Becky said...

I can't hold back with the lurking anymore. I am smitten with your site and your design/color eye, and so appreciative of your tutorials. And now, a book! May you be the best bestseller of all!

nicolette at dutchcomfort said...

Congratulations Amandajean! Oh happy Day!!!

I tried to order a copy, but you don’t ship to my country? (The Netherlands). If so I’ll have to wait till it’s available in our shops.

Donna said...

Congratulations!!

I am doing the happy dance with you.

michelle b. said...

My book arrived today, and what a beautiful book it is! A wonderful addition to my collection!

Quilt Barn said...

Congratulations!!

charlotte said...

Congratulations Amanda Jean. I got home from work to find my copy that I had pre-ordered from Amazon in my mailbox. Yay!! I just thumbed through it and will go back more thoroughly in a bit, but there are so many things in there that I'd like to make. It's a beautiful book. Thanks to you and Cheryl for writing it.

Mama Urchin said...

Hooray Hooray Hooray! I need to order one so I can read it cover to cover at least 10 times. I'm so happy for you!

seaschell said...

YAY!!! I'm so, so excited for you! I can't wait to dive into your book. :)

Anita D. said...

Congrats.
How did it go yesterday?

Mama Pea said...

I am loving my book! I will do a book review as soon as I'm done! I want mine signed in July, Okay?!!

Random Thoughts Tracy said...

I sent my husband a link really hoping he'd take the hint and actually act on it... :)

But, in any case...It almost feels like I'm celebrating for a dear friend as you've been so gracious to share so much about quilting with us. I'm just tickled pink that they arrived and can't wait to get my hands on it...

Congrats to you on this awesome accomplishment. I wish you all the success in the world.

Emily {Creative Chicks} said...

Yeah for the book!!!!!

Clair said...

EXCITING!!!!

beth lehman said...

!!! YEAH!!! So exciting - that quilt on the front is awesome!! I can't wait to get the book!

felicity said...

Big congrats to you, AmandaJean!

MissesStitches said...

Congratulations! That is very cool!

tink's mom said...

A big congratulations to you. Job well done.

Theresa said...

How splendid! I tried to order a signed one but you don't ship to Australia (boo hoo). Oh well, Amazon here I come! Congratulations!

Dara said...

I just got notification from Amazon that your book is shipped and coming to my house!! I am so excited, too bad I didn't know I could get one with your signature!!
Congrats, this is a great accomplishment.

Emily said...

Congrats on you book!

Rose said...

Congratulations!! What an awesome finish!!

Andrea said...

Congratulations, such a huge and well earned accomplishment!!! :-)

Sarah Craig said...

Congratulations, Amanda Jean! That's so wonderful - I can't wait to see a copy of this book - it's been on my wish list at Amazon for a while now!!

Heidi said...

Very exciting! I've had it preordered through amazon for a very long time! I can't wait.

Paula said...

MY copy of YOUR book arrived today! Didn't expect so soon. Looks great and now I have to decide which quilt to make!
Such a good looking book!
Thanks!

Anita said...

Congratulations! It is indeed a great day to celebrate!

Thimbleanna said...

WooHoo! Congratulations CrazyMom!!!

pasqueflower said...

Congratulations! What fun to see your work in print!

Suzanne said...

This day has been long awaited by many! Oh joy!!! I can't wait to see.

The Tulip Patch said...

Congrats Amanda Jean! Can't wait to get a peeek.

Susan K from Canada said...

Amanda - I am very excited for you. It appears that you do not ship to Canada. I was looking forward to a signed copy of the book. Hope the book will eventually be available in Canada. Good Luck

Vscharp said...

Congratulations! I received my copy Thursday from Amazon. LOVE IT!!!!!!!

Josie McRazie said...

She is just lucky you did not kiss her! LOL I think if it were me my whole neighborhood would know!! I'm just sayin!! CONGRATULATIONS!!

Dolores said...

Congratulations.

quirky granola girl said...

you are a rock star :) congrats on the book.

Cheerful Homemaker said...

Boo. I wanted to link up but it's already closed. :(

http://www.cheerfulhomemaker.com/2012/03/etsy-listings.html

Congratulations on your book!!! That's so exciting!

Darlene Messenger said...

I just ordered two copies of your book on amazon.com. I check your blog daily; and am inspired by your work. Thanks for writing a book so we can all join in the fun. I intend to give a copy to my friend who took me to our local quilt show yesterday and wheel me around. I had spinal surgery 2 weeks ago and cannot quilt at my machine for weeks. I think your book is the perfect thank-you. Congratulations.

Kristyne said...

I am SO BUMMED I pre-ordered on Amazon ... :) Is your house filled with that "new book smell"? Bet it's heavenly!

Terriaw said...

What a wonderful way to finish a week, with your very own books in stock! I pre-ordered a copy so I haven't seen it yet. Can't wait to get starting using my scrap stash. Congrats to you and Cheryle!

The Calico Cat said...

I think my husband ordered my copy (from Amazon) - I don't win anything so I quit trying.

Lindsay Conner said...

So looking forward to this book! Congratulations--What an amazing sense of accomplishment!

Chara Michele said...

Congratulations! That is so exciting :)

I wish I had some finished projects to share, but my sewing studio is in even more of an in progress state than when I shared it on my blog a week ago :) So no sewing or crafting over here :)

CarlyMaria said...

congrats!!! Just ordered one, and I can't wait to get it!

Jo said...

Congrats...You were the first blog I ever read and one that I am still reading. You deserve to get a book deal. Your ideas are fresh and beautiful too.

Samantha said...

Congrats! Am so looking forward to checking out the book!!

ElonieS said...

I was sent over from V and Co. Your book looks lovely, and your blog, too!