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my favorite upcoming book


The other day I received this card in the mail from Kimberly. Clearly she knows me well: happy toast and a clever pun? Perfect! Seriously one of my favorite cards of all time. And it congratulates me on one of my favorite pieces of news of all time.

It has to do with this:


July has become Book Month here on Wild Olive, and I've been enjoying sharing some new titles with you (I'll soon be sharing some new-to-me books as well!). But this notebook has to do with my favorite upcoming book. Why? This notebook holds the majority of my sketches for the book that I'm working on.

It feels nice to type that. It has been in the works, and will continue to be in the works for a while, with an expected publication date in 2015. It's a long way off, but there's lots to do before then! Still, because it's far off, I don't really want to give away too much. I don't want to be secretive, but surprises are nice, I think.


I go back and forth between not wanting to talk about it (even here at home!) and wanting to go on and on. It's exciting, but it also feels normal (in the sense that there's work to be done!). There's been lots of drawing and sewing and writing already. And in the process I've found that I like to treat myself to real linen to stitch on, and that in general, fabric brings happiness. (Just look at those happy little swatches!) These are the things you don't expect to learn about yourself while writing a book.

Someday soon I'll share some of the story of how this came about (God orchestrated this!), but for now, you need a little teaser of a description. My book will, I think, be the kind of book that I would want to buy, with projects and lots of embroidery. In some ways it's different from most of what I do, but still VERY me...and it has stretched me already!

The rest of the year will find me stitching, stitching, stitching (and trying very hard to keep up around here)!

Anyway, I hope it's okay to say that my not-yet-officially-titled book is my favorite. I know that you all have been a part of helping this come to be, and I thank you.


  1. Congratulations! I can't wait to see the finished book!

  2. Mollie,

    I'm happy for you ...
    It is very nice to receive corrrespondĂȘncia old style, and even more when the surprise is good.
    Good inspiration for the book he is holding.

    hugs MF

  3. Mollie! How exciting! Congratulations. I can't wait to see it. I will most definitely do a book giveaway when I get my hands on it. :) Oh, and I love the toast!

  4. How very exciting for you,,Congratulations!! I will be keeping an eye open for this one:)

  5. !!!!!!! Way to go! Can't wait to see what the book will become by publication date. :)

  6. Congratulations!! I have no doubt your book will be stellar... so exciting! And yes, a "pat on the back" is just deserved (too cute).

  7. Congratulations! And, it seems like a long way away, but it'll be here before you know it. I'll be waiting right along with you because I can't wait to see it, as I'm sure it'll be fabulous!

  8. Awesome!!i can't wait to buy it :-)

  9. I am excited just thinking about it!

  10. Super cool! Congratulations on the book and good luck putting it all together!

    That card is too good. I'm a big pun lover so I had a good laugh about that!

    Ladyface Blog

  11. YAAAAY! So glad the cat's out of the bag! I'm glad you liked the toasts...I saw food with a face and thought it might be perfect :) Can't wait to hear more!!

  12. Anonymous5:49 PM

    Congrats, I can't wait to see it but I guess I have to. hehe :)

    (smjohns63 at yahoo dot com)

  13. Congrats, Mollie! That's sooo exciting!! :)

  14. WOW! That is so wonderful! I wrote a book once - a physics text - so not NEARLY as exciting and creative. Wouldn't recommend reading mine - I don't want to read it either. :) Have fun and enjoy the process and the creativity release.

    And I LOVE that card. We have a weird thing around here about toast jokes.

  15. So, so exciting! I know since it's created by you it will be amazing! Congrats and can't wait to see it!

  16. Congratulations! Can't wait to see what you are thinking up for us!

    I love fabric. And to stitch on linen! oooooooooo

  17. Looking forward to your progress and personal growth!!

  18. Congratulations! so excited for you!

  19. Congratulations Mollie, this is exciting!! I'm so happy for you and can hardly wait till it comes out :)

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  21. Oh how wonderful! How in the world can we wait until 2015?!? I just love your happy patterns, Mollie and am thrilled for you.



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