Invitations, Decorations and Book Launch Anticipation

Getting ready for a Book Launch is very exciting. Not to mention a lot of work! The invitations go out, the speech is wrote, the food is planned, there are decorations to consider, props or no props? balloons no balloons? and what kind of refreshments?  it’s not like you plan a Book Launch every year, but it does bring more creativity out in me.  Celebrating the first novel I ever wrote only happens once in a life time.

I found this table at a garage sale. I loved it at first sight! Although it needed a fair bit of work (thanks to my father in law) it was a beautiful table. I usually don’t paint wood but this piece seemed to need more help than a new brush of varnish. I decided to chalk paint it and “antique” it.  I stencilled the top with a small sign and writing on top. The legs on it have cast iron feet, which needed a little help as well, so with a little grinding and sanding (help from my father in law again lol) they look like new! I knew this little table would be perfect for promoting my new novel. You will be able to see this table and other props at the Book Launch, Tuesday, Dec. 22, 2015.  Everyone is welcome!

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A sneak peak!!!

Here is one of the moments we all have been waiting for!!! Calm down, don’t get too excited, it’s not my finished novel!!! But it’s close! Here is the finished cover! I am so excited to share with you what my novel will look like!

JacobOfAbbingtonPicketsFrontCoverIf you haven’t pre-ordered for a signed copy, you can still do so by filling out the form below.

Inspiration…..

This is where it all began. This place, this solitude, this nature’s walk. Life as this road knew it, hasn’t been the same in sixty years. But it is the history of this countryside that Jacob of Abbington Pickets was inspired. With the breathtaking prairie scenery, it’s no wonder folks wanted to live on this land. Green grass filled the pastures, while wheat stretched across a golden field. White barked, poplar trees and beautiful wild flowers, all paint a colourful palette. You can’t compete with a prairie sunset on a nice summer evening or the northern lights on a clear starry night. Although life on the prairies wasn’t always easy, it was their life, their livelihood, their duration. If I could go back in time, this would be the place I would go, this is the place I would love to be. This would be the place I would want to call my dwelling.DSCF2112

 

Jacob’s Table

Jacob's Table 1I own a quilt shop and design my own patterns,  so of course I couldn’t give up the opportunity to  design a quilt pattern for my newest word creation! I have named the pattern “Jacob’s Table.” Now I can not tell you anymore and ruin the adventure of you reading the book, so for now this is all you can know. I had the privilege of showing Jacobs Table for the first time in Carlyle Saskatchewan, my hometown at their annual quilt show during Homespun this past weekend. I was truly honoured and excited that it won “Viewers Choice”! What a great kick off to my novel!

Coming soon Jacob’s Table’ quilt pattern. If you would like to order this pattern please email me @ hchquiltpatterns@hotmail.com

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