Thursday, November 18, 2010

secrets revealed


oh.....my......gosh......
it's here!!!!
after months and months of creating and waiting, this fabulous book that chrissie grace has authored is finally here!!!
right now i'm feeling like a giddy schoolgirl who just found out that recess has been extended by 15 minutes, and when we come in there's chocolate cupcakes for everyone!!!
and now i can finally reveal some of the projects that i was working on last year....



project #1:  this is the project where a group of seven of us each purchased a yard of fabric and sent it to chrissie.  she then cut each yard into equal pieces, and then mailed a package back to each of us that contained one piece of each participants' fabric.  then we all created our own projects with the fabrics that were provided (you can read more background here).  i created a little wall quiltie entitled "keys to a happy home".



one of the many things that i love about this book is that the photography is excellent, and each step shows a photo so that you can make one of these yourself!  there's even a little diagram to show placement of the pieces!



project #2:  this is another little quiltie that i lovingly call "inspiration garden".  for this project, i used hand carved stamps for the flowers, leaves, and vine background.  the instructions are included for this one, too!



and the third project that i was honored to participate in was the round robin book.  the theme was "she said" (see more here) and this photo shows only a small sampling of the participants (my page is the third from the left, the one with the hearts).....but let me tell you, this round robin book is an absolute masterpiece!!!  i was especially treated because my name was the last on the list to receive the book.....so i got to see what everyone else had already done!!  my little dutch sweetie chuckled at me because when i first took it out of the box,  it was just like handling a newborn baby!!  it truly is a special artpiece.....and chrissie provides a template in the book if you're interested in creating one of these structures for yourself!

i could go on and on about what a spectacular job chrissie has done in coordinating all of these artists and projects!  and i'll forever be thankful for the opportunity to participate in such a once-in-a-lifetime project......this has been such a sweet, sweet blessing!!!  
thank you, chrissie......and congrats to every artist who participated!

you can read more about this book on amazon here !
please click on images for a larger view!


36 comments:

Anonymous said...

congratulations of course to ALL!
congratulations especially to LORI!

wv said...

congratulations of course to ALL!
congratulations especially to LORI!

Cynthia Schelzig,Cynnie said...

I can see why you are excited!!! congrats!

Jill said...

congrats! how thrilling!

sara's art house said...

OH MY DEAR! I SEE MINE! I SEE MY PAGE!!!!!!!!!!!! I feel just like you! So excited! I don't have my copy yet, tho. But I love your projects and can't WAIT to see it in person.

PaperPumpkin said...

Oh my goodness, lori!!!!! ♥♥♥ Happy hugs and congratulations to you!! Wow! Celebrate!

Becky Shander said...

How VERY exciting...for you and everyone involved. Thanks for the sneak peek - seeing your work is always a special treat (with lots of cheer as well!)

debi said...

Congrats! All of those beautiful creations in one place! What an honor for all!

Dolores said...

WooHoo! How wonderful. It looks like a great book and I love that little flower quilt. Congratulations!!

Eden said...

Lori, I am truly amazed at your talent and all that talent in that book....You have been honored!! From what I can see from your blog pictures it looks like such an easy to follow pictorial which really helps when doing things like this!! Awesome girl!! Can I have your autograph???

Nelly said...

Wonderful! How exciting is that! I am loving the round robin book. What clever ideas. It must have been hard to not share the details of such wonderful projects. Congratulations to you!

LuckyDog said...

Oh, how wonderful!!
Congratulations, Lori!!!
Your projects are precious and I just went and added that book to my Amazon wish list. (!)

Cori Lynn Berg said...

That is a friendship rainbow in book form! Congrats!

Pat said...

Congrats Lori! I can only imagine how excited you must be to see the finished product!

Mary said...

how fun it must be to see you work in print! congratulations Lori!!

aimee said...

lori! that's fabulous and so super exciting! i'm thrilled for you!! xo

Ludid said...

congratulations. what a wonderful treat it will be to check out your artwork on my next trip to the bookstore. best wishes.

rachel awes said...

congratulations to you!!!
how exciting is this?
it looks like an incredible
collaboration!
a beauty pile!
a heart song!
xoxox

Jennifer DeDonato said...

Congrats! YAY! Hooray!!

Cristi Baxter Clothier said...

I got my copy earlier this week. I had poured over EVERY page in the first 30 minutes. I think it's a fabulous book and will definitely be a staple in my craft library. Congrats to you and Chrissie!

Amy said...

Congrats! Your work is awesome!

Martha Lever said...

YAY!!!! YAHOO!! YEeeeeHA!!!!! It is absolutely beautiful, Lori, and I am SO proud of you!!

KarenKayArtWorks said...

Wow, what a great book. Just the cover alone makes you want to buy it.

Createology said...

Congratulations Lori. This is so very exciting. Loving all that you participated in making. This book looks like a good one for the creative library. Celebrate and Happy weekend ahead...

Christine E-E said...

oh - I don't think I can wait for my bday?? should I buy it on Amazon?

Chrissie Grace said...

Congrats Lori
You are a dream :)
xo,
Chrissie

Beedeebabee said...

A BIG hug and congratulations to you Lori, and to all the other gals in this gorgeous book too. I just love, love, love it!!! xoxo Paulette :D

Diana Evans said...

Congratulations!!! how exciting!!!

Jane Farr said...

You shine Lori!! Congratulations!!! It looks like a wonderful book. ;)

Kelly Warren said...

what fun! congratulations to you and Chrissie both! i'll have to check out amazon!

Pretty Things said...

That looks SO very beautiful!

chrissy said...

dear sweet chocolate cupcake for everyone...sister!
WHOOOPIE PIES!
this is a beautiful book. i am so happy to finally see it in print as well. you can bet that it is going to find it.s way to my library and i just want to tell the world that my amazing friend...is PUBLISHED in there!!!
xo
c

Melissa said...

Oh...my...gosh!!! Congratulations! I can't wait to see it :)

Lancerika said...

So AwEsOmE:)
A million CONGRATS!! to you
and the rest:)
Celebrate Big Time:)

PrairiePeasant said...

Congratulations Lori! Fabulous news!

Ellen aka Ella said...

Congrats to you and all involved!
so excited for YOU~xXx

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