Thursday, November 14, 2013

Where I've Been: Book Release Party

Since I've been a little MIA this month, I wanted to tell you what's been filling my days. Yesterday, I shared some pics from my trip to Houston Quilt Market. The very next weekend, I hosted a . . .

Book Release Party in Nashville


I know I talk a lot about fabric on this blog, but another thing I really love are sweets. Not the baking part so much, but the eating. When I found out a friend of a friend could put my book cover on a sugar cookie, I was intrigued.

Modern Bee Book Release Party

Designed by Nancy of Sweets Ndulgence, these cookies were tasty! I heard rave reviews all night long, and had two more cookies the next day.

PicMonkey Collage 2

A special thanks goes to my mom, who brought her beehive lemonade dispenser for the quilting bee party. Get it? Another shout out to goes to the lovely Courtney and Shannon, who crossed state lines to get to the party, shop at Trader Joe's, and drive back home to Alabama. I was definitely feeling the love!

Modern Bee Cookie

Back to the cookies. Just look at this adorable cookie Nancy made based on my invitation. So sweet!

PicMonkey Collage

My family and my husband's family both drove in from out of state, and I was so humbled that they would want to be there to help me celebrate my first book. I set up at a local coffee shop and invited Joel Levi to play music. Friends, neighbors and others I'd never met popped in all evening. RaeAnna even brought her little man for a big night out.

I didn't stress too much about the details. There really wasn't time for that, and everything came together great! We had some door prizes and refreshments, and I brought books to sign. The night was tiring, but perfect. Fun and low-key and a great chance to celebrate! I have some more pics of the party on Flickr.

Babymoon in Savannah, Georgia


Realizing we are running out of weekends before the baby arrives, Matt and I decided to pick up the growing trend and take a babymoon.


Lovely city. A happy getaway and a nice chance to relax before the baby arrives. Love this guy. So what's up next? Well, THIS WEEKEND, I'm headed to a . . .

Baby Shower / Book Signing in Columbus, Ohio


Clarification. Those are two separate things, but they are happening in the same city.

My mom (the tablescape champion of Ohio) is throwing a baby shower this weekend in Ohio. While I'm in town, I thought it would be the perfect excuse to visit my favorite fabric shop in town, Sew to Speak!
 
Sew to Speak

The folks at Sew to Speak have invited me to come hang out and sign some books. If you live nearby, please stop by and say hi! I'll have some Modern Bee books for sale (locals can pre-order a signed copy here), and I'd love to meet you. (I hear they are also getting in a big fabric shipment that day.)

Well, that's a wrap! From Houston and Tennessee to Georgia (throw in a day in South Carolina) to Ohio and back home. If you are the praying type, please pray that I won't have the baby on an airplane. :)



4 comments:

  1. We had such an awesome time coming up! As it turns out, Trader Joes had closed like, 10 minutes before we got over there. But we found an amazing cheeseburger grill down the road and stuffed our faces with turkey burgers and fries, so it worked out in the end. So excited for you! Congrats again on the book..and the baby!! :)

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  2. I so wish I could make it to this! Praying for baby to stay where he belongs until you're off the airplane! :)

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  3. Sounds like fun - those cookies are amazing!!

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  4. Love the cookies, and the book even looks like so much fun! Hope you're having/had a fabulous book signing and shower!

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