Sunday, May 10, 2015

Some News! and a Garden Tour

I have been busy for the last 4 months preparing and then submitting a book proposal to C & T Publishing for my third book with them.  It is with great joy that I can report that the proposal has been accepted!

This is why I have posted almost no work since the beginning of the year, and why I will also have to keep what I'm sewing on under wraps for the rest of this year too.  I hate that part, not being able to share what's happening!  But the book is not what you might be expecting, and therefore risky...and that really adds to the fun for me.  So it will be a surprise.

But when I am not working on it, I am gardening.  The two passions feed off each other, as most quilters will tell you.

So here is a brief garden tour...we are 4 weeks ahead of most springs because of the mild and dry season.  It's been heavenly.....







Things have only just barely gotten started out here!
Lots of color and sunshine to come....
And thanks for being patient...  ;-)

16 comments :

Rian said...

Always a delight to tiptoe through your tulips Allie! Happy Mother's Day! xoxo

Pamela said...

We have certainly missed you and your inspiring work. Congratulations on your new project. Looking forward to seeing it once it's complete

FlowerLady Lorraine said...

Congrats on your latest book. Looking forward to seeing the final results.

Gardens and gardening are wonderful inspiration for creating.

Your gardens are lovely and I thank you for sharing.

FlowerLady

Mamacessories said...

Your garden is so pretty and I am soooooo excited for your next book! I have the other 2 and I love your class on Craftsy! Thank you for continuing to inspire all of us!
Maria

Monica said...

4 weeks ahead! We are about 2 weeks behind this year.

But, that is great news about another book! Have fun with it. :D

Suzanne Kistler said...

Beautiful! Thanks for posting, and congrats on the new book proposal's acceptance. :)

Judy S. said...

Congrats on the newest book! Hasn't the weather been wonderful lately? Our flowers are ahead of schedule here, too.

Sherrie Spangler said...

I can't wait to see your newest book! And your flowers are lovely. Hope you had a Happy Mother's Day.

OwlBe said...

Yeah on your new book, can't wait to see it.
What a lovely garden - now that's what I call soul candy!
~OwlBe~

Tina Marie the Willow Witch said...

Lovely, just lovely... can't wait to see what you are keeping under wraps. The gardens here Ithaca way are just starting to look like spring is really here.

Annie said...

I am not a crazy quilter - yet. My needlework takes me from one end of the spectrum to the other, so I will get there. At present, I am a gardener. With a season as short as mine, I must devote every minute to it while I can. I wanted to comment on your purple and lavender - phlox? - and lilacs? - behind the yellow rose with a yellow house in the background. Beautiful composition. Just truly beautiful. It made my day. If those are phlox, I am jealous! Mine bloom late summer.

Createology said...

I am visiting from Susan of Plays With Needles. Your garden is spectacular. Creative Bliss...

Allison Aller said...

Annie, those are Dame's Rocket, the very first thing to bloom. They are self sowing too. I'm sure you could grow them!

SuperMomNoCape said...

Your flower gardens are lovely!

Congratulations on having your book proposal accepted. You must be thrilled!

FredaB said...

Hi Allie
You have made a little touch of heaven in your garden. I shouldn't leave Robert out- I am sure he does his share.
Congrats on the new book.

Leaving tomorrow for Ireland with Sue for 1 week. Hugs FredaB

Marie C said...

Wonderful news about the book AND the garden tour! Your flowers are just lovely!