Monday, February 21, 2011

the big one!

dreaming
 Phew! This is my third attempt at this post... it's hard to find the words for something I'm so excited to finally tell you! I know, I know... I get excited about a lot of things, right?  But this is different. This is the BIG ONE. This is a serious dream come true. I've been working on a project for years... mostly in my head and then a series of notebooks. I knew it would take a focus that I wouldn't have until my family was ready to be on board, too. Well, we're all ready... it's happening, folks! At the beginning of the year, I happily signed a contract with Wiley Publishing! Wahooooo!

My very own book will be released in early spring of next year!

These last two months have reminded me of the first trimester of pregnancy... when you haven't fully announced your news, and are quietly holding a lovely secret that has transformed your world. So, now the cat is officially out of the bag... but you'll have to hold tight for the details. They will be good and worth the wait, promise. YOU are the ones I'm writing it for, so I'll be sure to share as much as I can... as soon as I can. 

I know you're enjoying my excitement, too!  I feel it as I write. I hope you'll take a little piece of my joy and hold it tight... because guess what?
Making dreams come true is contagious!
yes!
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116 comments:

  1. Congratulations!!!! This is so exciting. Can't wait to hear more about it.

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  2. Congrats! I love your blog and I'm sure I'll love the book too! Yeah!

    http://myoldhips.blogspot.com/

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  3. Aaaacckk!! SO EXCITED! Yay you! I can. not. wait. to own it. Congratulations Maya!

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  4. So cool. And you deserve it! Can't wait for all the details. :)

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  5. Thank you all so much! I sensed you'd be excited, too!

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  6. Congrats Maya! I'm sure the book is going to be wonderful!

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  7. That's amazing news! Can't say I am surprised though - your blog is so inspirational and you have such a beautiful voice.

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  8. Wow!! fantastic! i'm so excited for you Maya.

    x

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  9. YAAAAAAAAAHOOOOOOOOOOOO! I'll be first in line to buy your book, Maya. So happy for you. x

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  10. woot woot!! fabulous news, congratulations :)

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  11. Congrats! I know it will be amazing like everything else you do. Can't wait!

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  12. That's great!!!! Looking forward to the details...

    Good luck

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  13. Congratulations. I like your blog and the things you make and for sure will buy your book.

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  14. Well done You!!! Well done!!! Well done!!! Well done!!!

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  15. Fantastic news!
    I'm so happy for you!
    It's well deserved, you are so talented!

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  16. That's so exciting!! Congratulations on making your dream come true!! I can't wait to buy your book!

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  17. Congratulations!!!!

    This is so exciting

    Hugs Agata

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  19. awesome news Maya! you deserve it.... I can't wait to find out more, and ultimately to buy your book!
    woohoo!
    x

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  20. yes i too believe that Dreams come true!
    congratulations Maya, this is so exciting. i love your comparison to being newly pregnant, this is so true and once the book is complete it is indeed akin to 'giving birth' and then comes the excitment and slight apprehension of releasing your 'baby' into the big wide world.
    from reading here i know that your book will be fabulous, beautiful, sensitive and inspired. my advice to you is to follow your heart, enjoy the journey and ignore the gremlins (who may pop up from time to time during the process & try & knock your confidence).
    writing a craft book is such an exciting process, so have lots of fun!
    peace and blessings to you on this new adventure
    warmest wishes
    ginny x

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  21. YaY!!!!! How very exciting! Congratulations xx

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  22. that is such great news! congratulations to you... and to all of us who will be happy readers of your creation. dreams do indeed come true. xo

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  23. What a wonderful honor. Congratulations to you, Maya. How exciting! jan

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  24. Congratulations Maya! I'm so happy for you! I can't wait to hear more details about your book.

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  25. congratulations! i can't wait to hear more about the book.

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  26. Congratulations ...look forward to seeing the progress.

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  27. You have created something so beautiful here. What you've shared and the way you've shared has felt personal and inspiring and I am so happy that you're getting this new opportunity. So fully deserved.

    Congratulations!

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  28. maya congratulations on your new "baby"!!!! you are beaming as you should be. can't wait to see it come to fruition for you.

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  29. Sooo happy for you !! Congratulations from this side of the world !!!

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  30. That is such fabulous news. Congratulations! I can certainly feel the smile in your fingertips as your wrote this.

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  31. Congratulations, I'm thrilled to bits for you!

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  32. Yay Maya! So very happy for you...and for us when we get our hands on what is sure to be a beautiful and heartfelt book.

    Your pregnancy reference reminded me of my own comparison waaay back:
    http://tinyurl.com/639t7pl

    Congratulations on all of your hard work paying off!
    Betz

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  33. exciting, indeed! congratulations and so well-deserved!

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  34. That is big good news! Congratulations!!!

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  35. I'm joining in on the long list of congratulatory wishes. Congratulations! I'm looking forward to more details as you can tell us and you already have me looking forward to next spring.

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  36. Congratulations! Can't wait to see what you create!

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  37. Hooray! Many congratulations to you!
    allisa

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  38. hooray! hooray!! and Congratulations!!!

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  39. Oh my goodness Maya, I am so beyond excited for you! I will be first in line to buy your book. I know it will be the finest craft book on the market...no doubt about it!

    xo,
    christine

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  40. Congratulations! That's wonderful! I can't wait to hear all about it!

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  41. Congrats, Maya! I've been waiting for this post for awhile now. You clearly seem to be "book" material, and I guessed it was only a matter of time. It's very inspiring to me - so thanks for that!

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  42. What a wonderful dream come true, congratulations!!

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  43. Congratulations, Maya! That is wonderful news.

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  44. Woo-hoo!!! I am super excited for you! And for us...because we get to buy your book! : )

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  45. Congratulations! Can't wait to hear more.

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  46. Congratulations...can't wait to get a peek!

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  47. You are a gorgeous inspiration! I am THRILLED for you!

    Sending much love to you sweet Maya!!!!

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  48. EEE! Congratulations! How very very exciting...can't wait to have my own copy. :)

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  49. Oh Maya, just as it should be! I can't wait to see all your beauty through a book. Congratulations!!!

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  50. Wow, this is BIG! I have no doubt this book will be a treasure. I can't wait to see it! Thanks for all your inspiration! Hoping I'll run into you at Wegman's soon so I can give you a congratulatory hug ;-)

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  51. Congratulations! I know I will enjoy your book as much as I enjoy your blog!

    Time to celebrate!!!

    Pam

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  52. Congratulations! So happy for you and I can't wait to see the book.

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  53. Wunderbar, dear Maya. Can't wait for the book to come out!!!

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  54. This was the PERFECT spark, inspiration, jump start to my Monday morning! The energy and sense of possibility is what I have been missing for a few months and you just gave me a great BIG jolt of it. Thank you and congratulations!!

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  55. Fantastic news!! Congratulations!
    This will be an amazing book.

    xo Dawn

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  56. Congratulations! You have such a unique and personal approach, can't wait to buy your book! Wonderful news, for you AND FOR US, TOO

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  57. Congratulations, Maya. Such wonderful news. Jenny :)

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  58. love your blog! congrats to you, this is exciting news! and i agree - its contagious. i just opened my new studio and this good feeling gives me hope! here's my studio page...

    http://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/Grand-Street-Studio/125684837499966

    cant wait to get your book! keep us posted! :-)

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  59. Oh, hoorah! I'm excited for you and excited for the book too. Congratulations Maya.

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  60. Yeah!! woohoo!!
    Yes, indeed, Dreams Do Come True!!
    focus
    focus
    focus!!

    Good Job!!

    xoxo

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  61. I am SOOO excited for you!!!! It will be the best, Maya!

    loveyou,lizzy

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  62. Congratulations Maya! That's AWESOME! WOOT! WOOT!

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  63. Congratulations! I am so happy for you. All the best.

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  64. wooooooohoooo! what an exciting announcement! can't wait to hear all about it....many questions loom...you are teasing us! many many congratulations!

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  65. WOW A BOOK! Congratz! thats soo impressive

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  66. So so so very excited for this one!!! xoxo

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  67. So exciting Maya, it will be marvelous I am sure, and what a great way to be "pregnant"! xox Corrine

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  68. Congratulations Maya!! A well-deserved honor!! Looking forward to seeing the results. Best...Gloria

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  69. Oh, congratulations. Your picture makes me smile just looling at it, you look so happy. Can't wait for the release.
    Warmly,
    Tracey

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  70. Just this morning as I was looking at an ad insert that came with a new book, and noticing how many of the featured books were by bloggers, I was wondering why you didn't have a book yet. Congratulations! I'm looking forward to reading it!!

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  71. I am happy with you Maya.
    We will finally have a chance to give back to you with the purchase of that book.
    Many blessings,
    Sophie

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  72. Congrats... You must be very excited.. :)

    xoxo
    http://sourcherryandcurlchocolate.blogspot.com/

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  73. Can't wait to see that book! Your ideas are genius, and you have a lovely spirit!
    Dreams do come true!

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  74. and officially.. Congratulations!!! you deserve all of the happiness and the beautiful things that will come along these journey. And of course I will dedicate to you my favorite quote, which is also my motto: "the future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams" by Eleanor Roosevelt.

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  75. Congratulations!!!Can't wait to see that book.Dreams do come true.
    Come to my blog any day.Have a nice day. :)

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  76. wow! congratulations! So excited for you. I have always loved stopping by your blog and seeing what you have created and shared. Everything is always inspiring. No doubt your book will be wonderful.

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  77. I've been following your blog for a few months now, and it always brightens my day. I think whatever book you have in the works is sure to be a success. Congratulations!

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  78. Congratulations Maya! Very very very very cool! You deserve every bit of it! Can't wait to hear more! I just finished a book that's publishing next spring as well and wow....it's a lot of work. In your blog description...it's sort of like that last trimester--painful and you can't wait till it's over but totally worth it!
    Sorry to ramble.

    I'm actually featuring your baby gowns on MADE tomorrow as part of our Celebrate the BOY month, along with a book giveaway from Lark.
    Just wnted to let you know!
    Thanks for sharing your talents with us Maya.

    - dana
    www.dana-made-it.com

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  79. p.s.
    I also noticed we're in the Hand in Hand book together. Nice to run in the same circles! :)

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  80. Congratulations! How exciting!!! I look forward to reading more :)

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  81. What lovely news, congratulations!! Your blog is wonderfully inspiring - I'm sure the book will be too. Best wishes!

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  82. Congratulations Maya! It sure is exciting news, and I look forward to knowing more about it.

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  83. That is exciting indeed! Congratulations! I'm looking forward to learn more about your book.
    Sophie

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  84. woo hoo!! congrats! keep us all updated so we can buy a copy for everyone we know.

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  85. Congratulations!!

    Very exciting news, I can't wait to here more about it:)

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  86. So very excited for you.... Loving that your dream is going to be realized. Best wishes!

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  87. that is so so exciting! big congrats! Can't wait to see it---I'm such a craft book junkie.

    and so awesome that your dreams are coming true...you've worked so so hard for this and your blog is so authentic!

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  88. Congratulations, sweet girl, this is well deserved and no surprise at all to those of us that love you and know that your talent has no limits!

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  89. Wonderful news to this bookaholic... as a daily reader of your blog I am excited to hear that you are making one of your dreams come through and will rush to get it as soon as there is a publishing date.

    Congratulations also on the real picture of you!... you go girl!....

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  90. Congratulations Maya!! I just know it's going to be awesome. Can't wait to see it!! :)

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  91. Wow, I go away from my computer for a few days and I come back to your wonderful news. Congratulations!

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  92. oh. my. goodness!! I am so so so happy for you! Here's to dreams becoming part of our reality! xo.

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  93. Wow! How exciting! It's going to be wonderful and genuine like everything you do... I can't wait to see it progress. Love that last photo... you are living proof of that!

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  94. Awesome news! How wonderful for you. Your blog is truly inspiring and I know the book will be, too. Congrats!

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  95. Maya--I am so pleased for you. Also for me, because I will get to buy a whole a book of your goodness.

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  96. Congratulations! I can hardly wait!

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  97. I was looking at an ad insert that came with a new book, and noticing how many of the featured books were by bloggers, I was wondering why you didn't have a book yet.

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  98. Hi Maya
    I just wanted to say congratualtions !! You (and only you!) were the inspiration for me to take up sewing again...and the opportunities that have come my way since then have been fantastic !! Mel x

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  99. Oh Maya, I AM SO VERY PROUD OF YOU!!!! You know I am. I can't wait to see the book, next year just sounds way too far away. I am so excited for you and thank you, thank you for giving me that hope that "DREAMS DO COME TRUE!"

    Besos and a big abrazo from the bottom of my corazon.

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  100. Oh, Congratulations! What wonderful news!

    (I do hope that dreams are contagious, as my dream right now is that I'll finish tidying this house before company arrives! It's been a while since I've had to baby-proof...)

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  101. What great news! I can't wait to see it!

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  102. two of my very favorite friends will have books out in spring of 2012. ( geninne is the other one). It is going to a most amazing year for printed pages. hugs

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