That HUGE sigh…

Mar 15, 2011

of relief you just heard came from me. I just completed my second book deadline and let me just say, it was a humdinger, but I have 45 projects completed. I’m so glad this one is behind me and everything has either been emailed or shipped. I leave for Cincinnati in a few weeks to photograph all the step by step photos for each featured technique. It will be a week of photographing during the day and writing at night but I can finally start to see the book coming together and cannot wait for it to hit the shelves. I do believe you all are going to love this book. I’m already in love with it.

So after a weekend of writing for 20 hours starting Friday evening and ending Saturday then packing all the supplies and tools needed to recreate each technique all day Sunday and packing all the projects that go with these techniques yesterday… well yesterday, the mailman rang the door bell and handed me a package that had this gorgeous collar necklace inside. I could not believe my eyes.

You all might remember me going on and on about this piece that Connie had displayed in the Maya Road booth this past CHA-W. It took every ounce of control I had not to have her beautiful necklace end up in my suitcase. Well, no more plotting now as I have my very own. And I love how this necklace came to be. Connie told me after teaching an advent class this past holiday season she had all these little bits and pieces left over and had to make something with them. Talk about making great use of extra baubles. So next winter all these super cute little bits and pieces and altered Maya Road products will reside beautifully around my neck and I will be reminded of Connie and her incredible kindness.

Thank you so much Connie. Your necklace will be cherished forever and envied by all.

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  • Cannot even wait for your new book!

  • Congrats Lisa, what a thrill! Can’t wait to get my SECOND book from you when it’s published. We all know it’s going to be beautiful. Now BREATHE!

  • Jan

    Greetings Lisa,

    First of all, CONGRATS ..the book will be done soon and I LOVE the first one so much that its been on my desk for almost a year.As I have said in the past, want to do every project.
    I will anxiously wait with everyone else for my copy. Perhaps a signed one …Oh .. I can see the big giveaway now! Hint..hint. Your work is so beautiful and creative.. I just know I will love it all!

    Love the necklace as well and the cupcakes have officially given me a sweet to get the Girl Scout cookies!

    Thanks for sharing your creativity and energies with us all,


  • Aunt Brenda

    How about a photo of you wearing the necklace? Would love that!

  • kat

    Yeah- can’t wait for the next book – your first book has given me lots of inspiration – hopefully the new one will be available … maybe by Christmas?

    Love that necklace – what a great way to use lots of holiday treasures!

  • patti

    Can’t wait for the new book to arrive. I love the first one very much.

  • Linda Hahn

    Congratulations, Lisa, on completing your new book!! Can’t wait to get a copy of it!! I loved your first one, so I know this one will be great as well!!
    Also, you are one lucky girl for getting that gorgeous necklace!! Look forward to see you wearing it in December!!
    See you @ Paper Cowgirls in June!!