Thursday, February 7, 2013

Where did January go?

How did we suddenly reach February??? Guess editing and a teaching trip to Louisiana took up all my time in January.  How is your winter going?  Here, in Texas, it is pretty warm. Trees will be budding too soon if it doesn't turn cold pretty soon.
The trip to Louisiana was wonderful, good food, meeting new friends always a treat to go on the road. Just wish there was more time for seeing the sites.  Visited two great shops, The Bourne Quilter in Lafayette and The Quilted Owl in New Orleans, and toured the plantation, Laura along plantation road, beautiful old Creole home.
The editing finished and I got to see the final pages of Lizzie's Legacy while in Louisiana. I'm sooo happy! The book will start shipping this month. Here is the cover...
Hope you will like it.
Molly enjoyed helping me plan the quilts. Here she is on an especially productive day...
I think we were trying to select the backing for Sister's Block quilt.  Do I remember which we choose?, no. Will have to check when the quilts return and they are on their way.
The tracking number came today from my editor Jenifer. You may want to check out what Jenifer is doing now that this book is done. She is a modern quilter. Her style is quite popular and you can find her work in magazines and books. Check out her cute book Quilt Retro and her latest, Stories in Stitches which pairs antique quilts with modern quilt versions.
 Both of us are trying to catch up on everything that got pushed back while working so long on this book. Thanks Jenifer, and my team, too, at Kansas City Star books for working with me...I can't wait for my copy to arrive! 
Winston saw Molly's photo and reminded me he helped quilt Sister's Block.
Hopefully the quilts will arrive soon, and I'll tease you with some more snippets of the quilts then.
Until next best.


  1. Oh the cover looks wonderful! I KNOW I will love it as I do all of your other books! Can't wait to get a copy!


  2. Beautiful book Betsy, can't wait to get it in my hands.

  3. I'm really anxious for your new book! I just saw it in a KCS magazine ad early this week and was wondering when it would be available. The quilts on the cover look wonderful. Can't wait to see what else is in the book.