Wednesday, January 20, 2010

It's Here!!!


It arrived yesterday afternoon via UPS....and I didn't even KNOW it! I must have been in the basement and didn't hear the doorbell..because when Dave came home from work he said "Do you know there are 12 cases in the garage? I think your books are here?"

So...today is the day! I've been to the post office where I received about 11 different bins. I have to separate all the mail by zip code into said different bins. This is a lot different than it was last time, but postal proceedures have changed. And I live in a one stop light town with a one window postoffice with ONE postal employee! I can't overload her, and I promised not to....

I'm home for 2 weeks......and hope to have all the pre-orders caught up before I head to Alabama on the 3rd of Feb! Last time I sat in the dining room chair for hours and days trying to get all sent out IMMEDIATELY...and my back paid for it. Today...I'll do a couple hours in the morning....go do something else, come back maybe do some more tonight, but I'm going to be kind to my body.

Saturday is my birthday, and I have to tell you, holding this 2nd book in my hands is the best birthday present I could get!

37 comments:

Caryn said...

Yay! Congratulations and an early happy birthday! I can't wait to get my book - but take care of yourself and do it in small bits like you planned!

Frog Quilter said...

Oooooooooooooh I'm drooling to get my copy. Congrats Bonnie and Happy Birthday.

Liz

Judi said...

Yeah - I'll be waiting for my copy. Early Happy Birthday to you!

Linda said...

Hip, Hip, Hooray! Can't wait to get my copy.
Linda in Southern Illinois

Jane said...

Congratulations and happy birthday!

Quilter Kathy said...

Happy happy birthday Bonnie!
What a lovely present you received, that you are sharing with the quilt world!
Hope you get some special gifts just for you :)

Willeke said...

Congratulations and an early happy birthday Bonnie!
Your new book looks great. I hope it will soon be available in the Netherlands.

Karen said...

Oh, I'm so excited. My son pre-ordered the book for me for Christmas. He felt funny because he didn't have it to give to me on Christmas but I assured him not to worry. It will be the best gift when it does arrive.

Happy Birthday Bonnie!

Bonnie said...

Congratulations! I can't wait to get my hands on that book. I have your first one and LOVE it. This one looks awsome too.

And, Happy Birthday! Ok, so I'm early.

LizA. said...

Huge congratulations to you! What a GREAT birthday present. Can't wait till my copy makes it's way to the west coast.....

Wendy said...

Congrats and Happy Birthday! I'll be watching for the mailman, but take it slow like you said!

Lazy Gal Tonya said...

woohoo, wheeeeee!!!! congrats! and happy birthday

Joanne said...

Congratulations, I am so happy for you! Have a wonderful birthday.
Also, thanks for the tip on adding an email address to the dashboard, I am knew to blogging.

Brenda said...

Do not over stress yourself!!! We have no idea how long this book will take to get to us, and we honestly don't want you to end up with a sore back or huring in anyway!!!! It will be in the mail, when it's in the mail - so I am very glad you are going to ease into sending out this baby of yours!!!
I am so excited for you!!! this is a wounderful gift - and it's your birthday too!!!
Saw your colum in the 'Quiltmaker'!!! Oh Bonnie!!! this is so wounderful to watch and see all your dreams come true!!! I will be watching the post office - I love getting gifts!!! (even if I do pay for them myself!!!!)

Andee said...

Congratulations...can't wait til mine arrives (take your time, no back issues!) and Happpy Birthday!

Lee said...

happy early birthday. I just put my order in for both of your books. I can't wait to get them. I have passed along your website to many a quilter as your instructions are so clear and make sense. have fun in Alabama!

Kristi in the Western Reserve said...

Bonnie, you must be so thrilled! I am. I can hardly wait to see this book! And Happy Birthday! My birthday is Tuesday the 26th. So, I guess you are another Aquarius. Have a great birthday and I hope a slightly restful two weeks at home!

Quilt Hollow said...

Hey Bonnie girl....indeed a lovely birthday present! What are you doing for your birthday?

Connie said...

sound like you got alot going on, CONGRATULATION! A BIG HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

Notjustnat said...

I will put in and order now. Will that be too much for you? I can wait if you are overload. I have your first book and would like this one too. How exciting and BIG CONGRATS! - Hugs Nat

Jean said...

Alabama? Where? I live in Huntsville....

Linda and Piwacket said...

Bonnie, I'm so excited for you about the book. I know that makes your birthday this year even more worth celebrating. Blessings all around!

AnnieO said...

Wow, things are happening in threes :) Hope that trend continues all year long for you!

Happy, happy birthday to you (...my baby girl turns 20 on March 5, so I'm there with ya!)

Helen in the UK said...

Woo hoo!!!! Happy Birthday for tomorrow - hope you have a super day. Looking forward to getting my copy of the book, but don't hurt yourself in the process :)

judycinnc said...

Happiest of all Birthdays Bonnie - My Birthday was the 16th and I have been celebrating all week, so I will be watching for my book in the mail. Another present!! Yippee Judy C in NC

Jacqui's Quilts said...

Wow, the cover looks fabulous! Hoping to get a copy of the book when it comes out in the local shops here. I'm going to see if my favourite quilt shop will order it :-).

Have a happy birthday too!

Jacqui in Canada

Helen said...

Happy Birthday!!!
Can't wait to receive my book!

YankeeQuilter said...

Happy B-day Bonnie! Congrats on the latest book!

Vivian said...

How fortunate that I am reading this on Saturday so I can wish you a Happy Birthday!!!

Congratulations on the second book. A good friend gifted me a copy of the first one and I started a subscription to Quiltmaker just so I would catch your column this year so I know I'll be purchasing the new book as well.

With a Crumb quilt that should be finished this year and strips accumulating for a Scrappy Bargello, I thank you for keeping all the scrappy goodness coming!!!!

Whosies said...

it looks like a goodie!! congrats and next time hire some help :)--for the back pain, but if you need designers...hmmm

Barbara Ann Beamer Jones said...

How absolutely cool is that?? Congratulations and hope you have a terrific birthday!!

jindiscottage said...

How exciting for you - congratulations on the second book. Looking forward to receiving my copy - in your own good time, take care of yourself and I hope you had a fantastic birthday.

npavel said...

Thank you for the new book. You have changed the way that I quilt. Instead of 2 quilts a year I have finished 3 in the last month. Leaders and enders make the difference.

Christine said...

can't wait for my copy and hope you had a wonderful birthday Bonnie.
Have really enjoyed the radio interview.

cheers
Christine
ps. I made my mystery all in blues

Vesuviusmama said...

Yay! I can't wait for it to arrive at MY home!

Suze said...

Congratulations and Happy Birthday!

waquilter said...

My copy arrived today. It is everything I expected only more. Thanks Bonnie