292: one small step….

292: one small step….

It seems like that every step that I have been taking to being a “professional”  in the world of quilting and textile arts has been small, teeny,  barely noticeable, and sometimes backwards……. had you told me that everything I have been doing in the last 3 years or so,  I wouldn’t have imagined the path to this day…..even though this Particular Day, I did imagine…but certainly did not know how it would come about…


Yes, that is a contract..

a contract to write a book!!      Note….it says “AUTHOR” above my name!


See, I have wanted to do this very thing for at least 10 years now I think…but one thing after another happened or didn’t happen, and then the dream went into a virtual loop, flowing through my head and back out again….and this book that I am beginning has had it’s share of pitfalls already as I pitched it to various publishing houses.  But the first couple places just didn’t “fit” right…..

but finally I found the right spot and couldn’t be happier about it.  Alicia’s Attic is a small publisher in Colorado, and pretty well known with traditional quilters.  I mostly hang with the mods, so we think the combo will be good for both of us.

This will take awhile, and you probably won’t hear another peep out of me regarding this actual project for quite some time, but I just wanted to tell you …. and even though most of you I have never met in person, I want to thank YOU for all of your encouragement along the way in the past…I am going to need you in the future too, so I hope you stick around for the outcome of this particular adventure…

and yeah, I will probably throw some sneak peeks along the way….teeny ones at least….

Thanks for coming along with me as we see where the Blue Nickel Studios go next….

Peace out, my friends, Piece out….


P.S.    I wonder how much trouble I just got myself into….


  • Congratulations!!! So excited for you!!!

    May 6, 2011 at 4:17 am
  • Nikki


    Woohoo happy dancing with you I will be first in line to buy it!

    May 6, 2011 at 4:31 am
  • Wow Scott – that’s fantastic news! Congratulations!!!!!

    May 6, 2011 at 4:43 am
  • Rosanne Derrett


    Fantastic news! I am so pleased that you have achieved a long cherished dream. Can’t wait to see the end result

    May 6, 2011 at 4:47 am
  • Congratulations! That is wonderful news!

    May 6, 2011 at 4:54 am
  • Mary Ann


    What an exciting day, look forward to seeing the next steps in the process and of course all the wonderful ideas!

    May 6, 2011 at 5:37 am
  • Melody


    How exciting!! Congratulations Scott.

    May 6, 2011 at 6:10 am
  • Congratulations!!! fabulous news!

    May 6, 2011 at 6:17 am
  • Congratulations Scott!!! I know this is something you’ve wanted to do for a long time! Yay!

    May 6, 2011 at 7:00 am
  • That is SO exciting! Congratulations!

    May 6, 2011 at 7:17 am
  • big congratulations!, i know what it means to sign your name on a book contract ; )

    May 6, 2011 at 8:56 am
  • Congratulations on your new endeavors!
    Some things take their time, but will be so worth it in the end. And yep, count on trouble along the way…

    May 6, 2011 at 3:53 pm
  • eileensideways


    to you on your achievement
    my glad congratulations
    may the happiness it brings you
    exceed your expectations.

    May 6, 2011 at 3:59 pm
  • Shelley C


    Congratulations!!! I’m so happy for you! We’ll be looking forward to the sneak peeks. You so needed to let this book out of you! Oh, and happy anniversary too!

    May 6, 2011 at 5:13 pm
  • Congratulations! I’m sure it will be a fun book!

    May 6, 2011 at 8:39 pm
  • Well done Scoot, thats the most exciting news. Cant wait to hear all about it and looking forward to seeing you in SLC next week

    May 6, 2011 at 11:53 pm
  • Marcia W.


    Congratulations — one step at a time and you will be published! Well deserved recognition

    May 7, 2011 at 5:47 pm
  • Wow! Congrats! You worked really hard for this!

    May 9, 2011 at 5:05 pm
  • Paul Léger


    Félicitation mon ami, bon et beau travail.


    May 21, 2011 at 3:54 am
  • Paul Leger


    Scott, please give us/me an update.

    Your Canadian Buddy

    Still plugging away Paul….this is how it goes when you have a DayJob as well.

    October 17, 2011 at 12:53 pm
  • Paul Léger


    do not pull out the plug, keep plugging

    October 18, 2011 at 7:32 pm

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