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Thursday, August 14, 2008

Long Overdue Computer Time!


I've been working on getting the shopping cart added to my site. It's pretty cool! But so many variables my head is spinning. Good thing I only have ONE product so far! If I had more, I might really be pulling my hair out. As soon as I have books in my hot little hands, I'll activate the shopping cart page. I know many of you want to pre-order, but I don't want to be overwhelmed until I've had a few more days at home to sort out my life!

But here you go! What do you think of the COVER?! I'm so tickled. We chose this one out of about 4 or 5 others, and it really is the best. The text on the back wasn't inserted yet with this file, so it reads as if it was written in faux-latin. *LOL* (Click the pic to really check it out. Kansas City Star has really done a GREAT job!)

As for the cat on the back cover and in the book, he isn't mine! But knowing that everyone would ASSUME he was mine, I found out a bit about him. According to Brian:
He belongs to one of my best friends, Cecilia: we were shooting at her house. The cat's name is Theo, and he just LOOKS sweet - he's an aggressive one! Even as a baby when I'd visit Cecilia, he'd take off in a mad dash clear across the room to swipe at my ankles!

He's now 14 and MUCH more mellow - but can love you one minute and swipe at you the next!


Thanks for being my poster-cat, Theo!

37 comments:

  1. The cover looks so good! You have to be so excited!!

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  2. Oh Bonnie - it's just the BEST cover I can imagine -- it's so YOU, as we know you! LOL -- I'll be in the line to purchase it.

    Noticed your Quilt Police on your sidebar. In my previous post, I spoke about 'the Quilt Police' who actually showed up at our State Quilt Convention! She wasn't as bad as we think!

    Thanks for this book - we've been watching for a long time!

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  3. Congratulations, the cover looks great. I can't wait to get my hands on your book. You probably feel almost like you're giving birth to a child.

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  4. It looks wonderful! I can hardly wait to get my own copy. ;-)

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  5. The cover looks beautiful!!! Really fantastic! I can't wait to see the book :)

    By the way, as I'm not a blogger, and only a commenter, AM I reply-able? I read your explanation paragraph just now, but I don't think it applies to me. I'm a googler, though. (@google.com) I'd be curious.

    That's one of the best looking quilt books I've ever seen!

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  6. oh, i meant @gmail.com
    just checked my gmail properties, and I don't see anything that seems to be blogger-related. So many intricacies to the internet...

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  7. Lovely and colourful and certainly depicting what it is all about - can't wait for it to be available.
    Best wishes - Lurline.

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  8. WOW, I love the cover. Can't wait to order one of my very own.

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  9. Fantastic cover!!! It really pulls you in - and it's vibrant and exciting - makes you want to open it up and look inside. Way to go!!!

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  10. How exciting! Can't wait for it to come out.

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  11. You hit the nail on the head by the comment "Quilting Green". Everything you see advertised these days has "Green" in it. So you should have a big hit on your hands. Can't wait to get mine.

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  12. The cover looks brilliant! As for the Latin on the back... Carpe Quiltem ;) Will the book be sold in Australia?

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  13. Oh Bonnie, I LOVE your book cover! Funny how I have clicked over here at least 5-6 times every day since that barbie cake... and then didn't get to swing by today - and BAM! post after post after post! :) :) :) Love all the videos... It's so exciting hearing you talk about old quilts and their makers!

    I agree your cover really gets the readers attention... just shows enough of each quilts corner to pull you in... I can't wait to get a autographed copy this fall!

    I've been disecting about 5 shirts every night and getting my assortment ready so I can make a scrappy "Shirttails" one day. :c)

    Love from Texas!! ~bonnie

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  14. The book looks great! I can't wait to get my hands on it. See you tomorrow!!

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  15. The cover looks great Bonnie!

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  16. Congrats, Bonnie! All your hard work has paid off, woohoo!!!!

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  17. Wow, that cover is very inviting - of course, I love plaid - plaid shirts AND plaid quilts! I can't wait to get a copy. You must just be beside yourself with excitement! Congratulations! Pat yourself on the back - you've earned it!

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  18. Bonnie
    The cover is Perrrrfect!!!

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  19. Love the cover design A LOT. can't wait to see this in print, for real.

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  20. The cover is great Bonnie. I hope you sell out in just a few minutes.

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  21. Well if the cover is any indication, this book is going to be fanatastic!!! I can't wait to get my hands on one.... and I am so hoping they are available for your visit to Chambersburg in October.... I know they will move like hotcakes!!

    Hugs!
    Nancy

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  22. Cover looks great, I certainly want to have a copy too. I hope you deliver to Germany ?

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  23. Great looking cover - I want to buy that book NOW!

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  24. Wow! It looks fantastic! Well done!!

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  25. Great cover! I can't wait to get this in my hands!

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  26. Congrats on the book. But am I the only one who enlarged the picture to find the text on the back cover is not in English. What gives?

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  27. Oh Bonnie what a great looking book. Congratulations.

    I finaly got into blogland and I will mention it in my blog. Not that I'm getting much traffic but it's early days. My blog is called Making Memories One Stitch at a Time,at blogmemories.blogspot.com and I hope folks will drop in.

    I visit here every day and I can't begin to tell you how much you have inspired me. I can't wait to get my hands on a copy of this book. You can be sure my name will be down on your list. Again Congratulations.~~:c) Fran

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  31. How exciting to hear that the book has gone to print and to see the cover really makes it come to life!! Hope it is ready soon - good luck :)

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  32. ever since you've been talking about this book, I have been making a weekly trip to the goodwill to stock up on shirts -- once this book comes out there will be no shirts left in America!

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  33. This is a great cover Bonnie! (Yeah, I know I'm just echoing everybody else. But you don't mind hearing it one more time, do you? *grin*)

    I'm looking forward to getting my copy.

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  34. WOOHOO It's almost here!!!

    I am so happy to see what looks to be Carolina Crossroads on the back cover!! I am going to offer up my finished Carolina Crossroads to the local quilt shop to display IF they will carry your book!! It's almost here it's almost here -- this is so exciting I just can't wait--- it is just like one of the first mystery quilt clues when we didn't know when the next one would come and we would all sit on our puters in anticipation like little kids waiting for Christmas :) It's nice you can bring out the child in us!

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  35. Congratulations Bonnie on getting your book ready for sale - like everyone else I think it looks terrific and the cover aptly displays what it is about - well done!!!!
    Do so hope it will be available to us in Australia too.
    Looking forward to the tobacco road mystery soon.

    Sandy in South Australia

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  36. I love this cover and just can't wait to buy the book.........So - what strange language is the bit on the lower left written in? Publishers pig latin? My only fear is that hoards of women will buy up all the neat fabric from thrift stores and there won't be any left, but since I don't need any more, I'm calming my little fear with mindful breathing! LOL. You should be so proud of your work and your message and your philosophy, Bonnie. Congratulations! kjalics@rocketmail.com

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  37. congrats on your book! the cover looks wonderful. I'm excited for you!!!

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