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Wednesday, June 18, 2008

The BIG news I promised...

Thank you so much to everyone who left a comment on my sick quilt! Sorry I haven't gotten around to replying to all your sweet messages yet! And I'm happy to report that I am feeling better :o)

At the end of yesterday's post I said I have some news to share... and to me this is huge news!!! If you have been reading Jennifer Chiaverini's Sylvia's Bridal Sampler website, you have probably seen that next spring this book will be published:

A little while back Jennifer asked for pictures of completed quilts and quilt tops made from her SBS pattern - and I sent her a picture of my quilt. Last week I got an e-mail asking me to send the quilt to C&T Publishing to be photographed!!!! Packing it up last Thursday to send it to California was a nerve wrecking experience (thank you Hanne and Rose for your support!), and I'll probably feel the nerves twitch every now and then until it is safely back home ;o) Fingers crossed all will go well!

I love this quilt so much! I fell for it the moment I entered the website the first time! The world of Elm Creek, and the SBS community has brought me so much pleasure since I first discovered it in the summer 2006. And now, to have a chance to be part of this book!!! I'm thrilled, I'm nervous, and I'm honored beyond words!

Sincerely, Anne Ida

Uppdate: I received a message today letting me know the quilt have arrived the publisher - puh!!

40 comments:

Annelies said...

Congratulations Anne ida. You quilt is so beautiful.
I send my quilt to C&T last Friday. I will be so glad when I have it back.

FabricMom said...

Oh how fabulous. Congrats to you. What a great honor.

atet said...

Oooh! Congrats to you and such fabulous work on this quilt! Your Ocean Waves is fantastic as well :0).

May Britt said...

Congratulations. I know you are thrilled by this. And when I buy the book you have to sign besides your quilt in the book.

Stina said...

WOOO HOOOO...Congratulations Anne Ida...fantastic news...and your quilt is so wonderful...no wonder they wanted to have it in the book!!!
GRATTIS!!!

Sara said...

Congratulations! That is really cool, and your quilt is absolutely beautiful! I am going to make this quilt one day!

Guðrún said...

This is so exciting, congratulations. I am not surprised that they wanted to photograph it but I understand that you were nervous to send it.

Ingrid HG said...

Congratulations Anna Ida!

And thank you so much for your kind and lovely words on my weblog www.supergoof.web-log.nl

I must say i was very disappointed, that my SBS wasn't chosen,...maybe Jennifer didnt know i finished it almost a year ago,..
;o)
But, you really cheered me up!
Thank you!

Inger said...

For en ære. Gratulerer så mye, dette tror jeg faktisk du har fortjent med alt det arbeidet du har lagt ned i dette teppet.

Andrea said...

How absolutely fantastic. Your quilt is a masterpiece and deserves to be admired by all in the quilting world. Now I have an extra reason to buy this book - lol! Well done you !!

Connie W said...

Making it is an accomplishment and I congratulate you on having your quilt selected to be in the book! I know I will want to buy that book when it becomes available so be sure to please spread the word.

Sweet P said...

Congratulations! I can't wait to buy the book! Your quilt is so beautiful!

Rose said...

Congratulations sweetie!!! Your quilt is amazing and this is a very deserving honour. I cant wait to get this book!!! I am so proud of you my dear friend!!
Big hugs xxx

Laila said...

Congratulations you deserve it. You quilt are wonderful. I agree with May Britt, you have to sign in my book too. Hope to hear when your baby are safe back home. Hugs

Owens Family Adventures said...

WOW the quilt is gorgeous!!!! Congratulation!!
dawn

Leisha Camden said...

YAY!!! and congratulations!!! :-D

Heather said...

How wonderful! I am so excited for you to have your quilt in a book!!! You should be so proud, your quilt is amazing you know :)

I would be nervous mailing it as well, it'll be okay though :)

liz said...

Hello Anne Ida,
Congratulations and well deserved your quilt is STUNNING and should be shared in the new book for all to see.
Kind regards from Liz

Tracey @ozcountryquiltingmum said...

Anne, that is just the most wonderful news...and so very well deserved. Congratulations-and hope the baby comes back safely! Tracey

Chookyblue...... said...

OMG how exciting.........I am sure your baby will return safely........

Catherine said...

Congratulations!! Your quilt is so gorgeous I can see why they want to include it!

Gina said...

Congratulations, it's a stunning quilt.

love and hugs xxx

Francisca R. said...

Congratulations Anne Ida! But it must be very hard to wait untill the quilt safely returns........

elise said...

Anne Ida it is a wonderful SBS!! Congratulations!! I hardly cannot wait till next Spring to see your quilt and the quilt of Annelies in this book :))

Have a nice day!!

Inger Lise in Norway said...

Congratulations Anne Ida. I cross my fingers with you. The Quilt is absolutly gorgeous I took my breath away showing it at the guild

Karol-Ann said...

Wow! What wonderful news! It will be wonderful to see it photographed by professionals and in the book! Well done Anne Ida!!

Anne Heidi said...

Congratulations! That is great news! I can't wait to get my hands on the book next spring! Your quilt is just stunning!

Gudveig HN said...

Gratulerer! Det var da kjempehyggelig for deg! - og det teppet er jo bare helt fantastisk! Håper og tror at det kommer velberget hjem igjen til deg.

TLC said...

Congratulations!! Can you believe we got picked! Your quilt is gorgeous!

Hanne said...

I am so proud of you Anne Ida!
Your quilt is beautiful and I think it really will look well in the book :-)

I am holding thumbs with you for a quick and safe trip for it over the big pond!

Valerie said...

WOW! That is HUGE news! Now I absolutely have to buy the book when it comes out! LOL* Congratulations...it is so deserved too, your quilt is amazing, and you're such a big fan of the books - no one could be more deserving of such a thing! :)

shelley said...

Well deserved, Anne Ida!!! Your quilt is amazing, and how wonderful that you were able to pull so many fabrics from your stash!

Judith said...

That is really great news. Congrats. Hope it will have a safe flight both ways

Annelies said...

Ane Ida, I just had to know if my quilt had arrived, so I mailed with C@T publishing. I am very glad to know that mine is there.

Karen Dianne Lee said...

I'm sparkling with joy for you. You are so deserving, the world is deserving. Imagine all the inspiration that will come from women looking glancing and looking at this?

Oh, just think...

Really Connected and Inspirational Love, *karendianne.

May Kristin said...

Wow! This is great and how fun!
Good to hear your quilt has arrived safe and sound! Take care!

Catherine said...

Well Done!! What an honour for you! Makes it all feel so important doesnt it! Cathyxx

ELIN - "The quilt maiden" said...

Så bra at teppet er komt vel fram!!!

Mary Ann said...

Great news about your quilt!! I look forward to seeing it in the published book!!! Congratulations! Mary Ann in Denmark

Christine said...

Belated congratulations, Anne Ida. What a fantastic and throughly deserved honour. Looking forward to seeing your quilt in print.
You've probably gathered I'm having a nice time today catching up on your blog.
Christine