Sunday 4 May 2014

Safe arrivals

I am happy to announce that my first square for the Friendship Quilt arrived safely this week!  I guess it's kind of fitting that the first one came from the lovely lady who has organised this project, Fiona. Thank you, thank you, thank you.
Isn't it pretty? I was SO excited to receive it and am storing it safely until all its brothers and sisters arrive this month.  I came home from work on Thursday and must have been home about an hour before my husband said to me 'oh yes, I almost forgot - you had a package come today.'  Casual as you like.  I need to impress onto him the need to tell me AS SOON AS I WALK IN THE DOOR if I receive post for the next week weeks.  Men!
We're enjoying a sunny Bank Holiday long weekend at the moment.  Isn't it great to have three day weekends?  I reckon in the next elections, if any of the parties said that they would change working week to Tue - Fri they would get everyone's vote!  We are having a relaxing weekend, can't bear the thought of braving the motorways over a Bank Holiday.  We have a new restaurant opening in town this week and this weekend, if you followed them on Twitter you were sent a link to apply to have a pre-opening booking.  All food half price so they can test the menu.  So I applied and we have a table booked for tomorrow evening.  A nice way to round off the weekend!  I can't wait to see what it's like inside.  The original building is about 230 years old and it's use has changed so much since it first opened as a brewery in the late 1700s.
Remember me telling you about my friend who had her first book published?  Well, it goes on sale in America next week.  She has a preview copy for me so I will share more very soon.  It had to be published under a different title in the US as the original UK title of Fractured is also - apparently - the title of a series of thrillers in the US, and her book definitely should not be confused with that!  It's been interesting to live through this with her; the marketing in the US is very different to the UK even to the design of the covers, what sells in the UK would not be picked off the shelves in the US.  Even the type of paper that the pages are printed on is different.  Who knew?!

Enjoy your weekend!


alexa said...

Lots of lovely news in this post and it will be exciting to have those pretty parcels arrive :). Hope your meal out is delicious too.

Sian said...

That quilt square is lovely!

Your friend must be so excited. Maybe I'll spot a copy, because I'm planning on spending as much time as I can in bookshops there on my summer holidays

Anonymous said...

It's lovely. I had to laugh at your comment about your husband and the mail - I can so relate. :)

Abi said...

What a gorgeous quilt square Deb. I laughed about your husband, although I have a housemate who does something similar! I'm afraid, your block is waiting to be made up at home so will be a tad late in arriving to you after all the exams. Hope that's ok!

Deb @ PaperTurtle said...

So fun to see that you received a quilt square, Deb. I'm mailing yours tomorrow so you should receive it next week! :o)

That's so exciting about your friend's book - and really cool that you are learning about the process behind the scenes too!

Anonymous said...

Beautiful colours on your quilt square - I bet you are itching to get it stitched together!

Fiona@Staring at the Sea said...

So pleased you like it Deb. I'll add it to our Friendship Quilt Pinterest board right away :o)
It must all be very exciting for your friend and interesting for you too. Who knew there would be such a difference in the way things are marketed across the pond.

Maria Ontiveros said...

That is a beautiful square!