Last night I did a talk at the Carrick Quilters Club in Prestwick. It was a great evening and the ladies were all really welcoming and seemed to enjoy the talk and all the herb info and hints and tips etc.
I had worried that they might not be interested in a full hour of herb chat and be desperate to get on with their quilting. How wrong was I, they were a dream to talk to. There were some great questions at the end, and a lot of fun and chit chat while I scribbled away signing books.
The really exciting thing for me though was that I sold my very last copy of 'Herbal'. I had a pile of books with me and they all sold. I am left with just my own copy. The first copy I picked out of the box when the first order arrived from the printers back in August.
Mine is a dog eared copy, much read, much shown, much loved. It is also the mark up copy for the new issue that is with the publisher. There are yellow and pink post it notes stuck all over it. Thoughts, ideas, corrections.
I looked at it last night when I got home. I picked it up, held it and really, really appreciated that it was the only copy in the house. Who'd have thunk it, what a moment, a mile stone reached. I had a great big grin on my face.
So thank you quilters for being so nice and for helping me to reach this goal. Oh, and by the way, thanks for the tips on the quilting strips. I shall be looking out my fabric scraps and having a go very soon.