Yes yes yes! It is happening. My book is on it’s way.
Three years ago, the idea for a new book Sugaridoo Happy Notes was born. And now, it’s finally, almost, there.
Just two more months and you will be able to get your own copy. Let me give you the full update in this blog post.
In this blog post
In this post I’ll share what Happy Notes is all about, what type of projects you’ll find in the book and who it is for.
You’ll also find the dates for the pre-sale, the book party and the plan for the coming months further down this post.
The idea for this book started three years ago. During that time, during the pandemic, we moved house, we build my studio and baby Ella was born. These were strange times, for me and I’m sure for many people in the world.
There was a lot going on. I noticed that the Sugaridoo Bernina quilt along, which I hosted during that time, was spreading happiness. The live calls brought me and quilters from all over the world so much joy.
In difficult times it’s sometimes hard to see the good around us, to stay positive, to find happy moments. And that is where the theme for the book came from.
By choosing to look for the smallest Happy moment around me, the world felt a little lighter. Seeing a seedling grow, having a lovely phone conversation with a friend, or starting a new knitting project.
My new book, will be filled with Happy Notes. The small things in life that put a smile on your face. I captured these happy moments in foundation paper piecing blocks.
There are 20 different blocks to choose from. You can combined these blocks in to 10 different quilt projects. This will create a wide range of projects to choose from.
Projects vary in size from a banner or a sewing machine cover, to quilts with super sized blocks.
And of course there is a BIG sampler quilt in the book that holds all the different blocks.
Quilt a long
If you like a big project, the Happy Notes sampler would be perfect for you.
End of the summer of 2023 I will host a year long quilt along to make the sampler together. There will be fabric bundles available with the book if you would like to follow along in those happy colors.
Mark your calendar
Now, get your quilt calendar out to mark some very important dates!
This is the day that the Pre-Sale fo the book will start. Ordering your book during pre-sale will ensure that you will receive a signed copy from the first edition. Since June 6th is my birthday, there will be some awesome extra’s during the pre-sale. More on that later.
Party time! This is the day of the book launch party. I’m hosting a party in my studio with friends and family. And at the same time, there will be an online book party through live-stream for which you are all invited!
While we wait
The pre-sale will start one month form now, and the book launch party in two months. Soo what do we do while we wait?
Patiently waiting is not my strong suit, when I’m so excited about something! So I thought of something to keep my busy, and you entertained :)
- Every Tuesday you will find a Q&A video on my Youtube channel
>> Go to the Q&A’s
- Every other Friday there will be a new week vlog
>> Go to the Studio Vlogs
- Every week, on random days, there will be YT shorts (and Instagram reels) with tips and tricks for FPP
>> Watch FPP tips and tricks
I just can’t wait to share this book with you all. I’m very much looking forward to a new quilt along, with monthly live calls, surprise elements and a wonderful quilting community.
Thank you for being part of this journey!