It's a golf term for a "do-over".
I really goofed. Not everyone realized that I was seriously teasing about the ladies at That Patchwork Place being worried about book sales. They like the book! They're excited about it! Heck! Some of them have already started making quilts from the book. They like the quilts that much.
If they hadn't liked the quilts and the book, they could have pulled the plug on me.
After yesterday, they might still do that... I'm kidding!!
My problem is simple.
I'm not much good at blowing this sort of thing.
I've been accused of playing things close to the vest, or keeping things secret, but that's not it at all. While I can talk about quilts 'til the cows come home, it's another thing to do that self-promotion thing. Maybe the reason I was so terrible at the clarinet was that I don't like blowing my horn. Or maybe I don't like blowing my horn because I was such an awful clarinet player. Whatever the case, I just don't like doing it.
Instead of trying to joke my way around telling you about my upcoming books and the really cool contest that That Patchwork Place has devised, I should have just told you about the quilts. Have you seen them yet?
You're going to want them. You're going to want to make them. They're that much fun to make ~ and they're that wonderful. You're going to want the book!
Why? Because you get 24 projects ~ all of which can be made in a single day. The quilts are the perfect "retreat projects" ~ pack your layer cakes and charm packs, a little bit of yardage, the book and your tools. That's it. No boxes and bins of fabric required. By the time you get home, you'll have at least one quilt top. Maybe two!
How do I know this? I went to a retreat a few years ago and I made three Schnibbles in two and a half days. (Actually, three and a half. Hat Trick was half-done when I got there. I made Bennington and Gazebo while I was there and Center Stage was only missing the outer borders when I left.)
Oh goodness... will you look at this?
One more thing ~ Monday! March 1st! 4:00 pm EST! Pat Sloan's Creative Talk Radio.
When? Monday. March 1st! 4:00 pm EST!
What? Pat Sloan's Creative Talk Radio!
Why? Moi! I'm going to chat with Pat about quilts, sewing room redos, books and blogs.
Do you have a question you want to ask? Pat has a call-in segment or you can leave a question on her blog ~ Pat Sloan's Corner. Or you can leave a question on the Radio Monday page ~ Pat's Corner ~ Radio Monday.
Whew! Did I forget anything?
Oh... did I mention that there will be prizes after the radio show? Leave a comment on the Radio Monday blog post about the show sometime before March 5th and you could win a prize.