Monday, January 3, 2011

Oh Happy Day!

Oh happy day is right! The quilts for the book are done and in a box ready to head to Colorado. I will say it's tough to let them go. Twenty-six projects and 7 months of work. Katie and I are so proud of them. It's been hard not showing you and now we all have to wait.
It's a new year and time for new things. I have to say I'm excited to get things back to normal around here. I have so many unfinished projects and so many ideas. It's hard to know where to start. First up for me will be a thorough studio cleaning and then a project organization. I'm not even sure what's in that closet of shame.

I'm sure those projects will be happy to see the light of day again.
Happy New Year everyone!

36 comments:

Michelle said...

Congrats on getting all your quilts packaged up...I can't wait to see them. Sounds like a great plan to get a fresh start for the new year!

Rhanda said...

How exciting! Can't wait to see the 'reveal'. The bindings are fabulous! ;-)

Anna said...

yeah, I agree, how exciting! so cool to see them all rolled up. Can't wait to see the finished book, it'll be amazing.

Vicki said...

Congratulations on getting them finished and sent! Can't wait to see what you're up to next. :)

Amy said...

We are looking forward to seeing the book. Congrats on getting all of those quilts completed.

Kritta22 said...

Congrats chica! Proud of you!!

Are you gonna do a ufo challenge?

Cheryl Arkison said...

So exciting. That must be a huge sigh of relief...

Trisha said...

I can't wait to see what you have come up with for the book. Isn't the new year great? I feel so fresh and ready to accomplish a lot!

Blue Is Bleu said...

I absolutely cannot see what you have in store to show us!!! :) Oh and I gave my studio a cleaning the other day and my husband did a double-take when he walked by because he couldn't recognise it lol

MariQuilts said...

They look so exciting, all rolled up like that. Ah, don't call it a closet of shame....more like an on going creative process, don't you think?

Stephanie said...

Congratulations! You deserve to be proud. I'm so happy for you. Wishing you a creative 2011!

jednoiglec said...

I was waiting for the moment when you write that all is made. Now I'll wait for the book:) For sure it will be awesome!

Patty said...

Congrats!
That "closet of shame"....love it!

Lynn said...

Oooh I'm cleaning my sewing room too. My closet of shame is so horrible I asked for shelves in it for a Christmas present.

Sequana said...

Happy New Year! It's so good to see you back!

live a colorful life said...

Anxious to see the book. and to see what you have in mind for 2011!

angie said...

So happy for you and can't wait for your book! Happy New Year!

Andie said...

You and Katie have worked so hard for this book - I hope it's everything you guys deserve it to be! So looking forward to seeing the finished project - can't wait!

Quilt Rat said...

Congratulations!!!! It just has to be so exciting!

ellen said...

Oh, Jacquie, what an accomplishment. You have inspired so many people here on this beautiful spot.
Wishing you and yours the most wonderful of New Years.
I think it's fabulous that you are filled to the brim with new ideas and energy for the months ahead. Sending love your way, Ellen.

Heather said...

congrats my friend!! i can NOT wait to get my hand on your guy's book!! :)

xo, H

em's scrapbag said...

Happy day indeed! Congrats to you. Looking forward to seeing those ideas in your head come to fruition.

Paige said...

Oooh, yay! Can't wait to see them!

Arita said...

Congrats on finishing the quilts. I'm looking forward to seeing your ideas for 2011.

Suzanne said...

As always, photos of your quilts leave me wanting to reach out and touch them and to delve deeper into the details. Happy new year.

Chris said...

Happy dancing for you. It must feel great to have that BIG project done (for now). Glad you're blogging again.

Ethne said...

Congratulations on all your hard work
I don't know about the other readers here but I for one am literally salivating in anticipation of seeing these quilts, but I'll have to be patient.
In the meantime we will all have to wait and see what ideas you can share with us this year.
Fingers crossed for the forthcoming book and happy new year

Esch House Quilts said...

How exciting! 26 projects in 7 months is amazing! That's a lot of quilting and creativity. Congratulations!

Judy in Michigan said...

Can't wait to see the book - keep us informed - this is very exciting!!!!! Congrats.

amandajean said...

sooooooooo happy for you, Jacquie! woo-hoo!!! i bet your studio does need a good turning upside down after all those months of undercover work. i'm dying of curiousity of what is in that box.

happy new year to you!

Shea said...

I'm doing a happy dance with you, friend! Now, can we just fast forward to when the book is released?! ;)

I hope you celebrated that shipment with a great big glass of wine!

Eliza Jane said...

Congrats! And welcome back. I'm glad you're back. :)

Barb said...

congrats on the quilts for the book!
happy new year!

Faith Hope Cherrytea ~ said...

Happiest New Yr & HUGE congrats for such accomplishment! the photo whets my appetite for sure :)

MightyMom said...

Happy New Year!

that's a neat way to pack quilts!

I'm spending the new year breaking out some old UFOs too!

SOOOOOOOooooooooooo how about one of your FAMOUS challenges??? huh? huh? whacha say? huh??

audreypawdrey said...

Congratulations! I am so excited about seeing them all, and I can't wait to pick up your book. This is my year to finish up quilts!