Monday, 30 July 2007

Its in the mail....!!

Well it has gone. The manuscript is finished and posted. The deadline was end of July so I guess it may be a day or two late arriving but hopefully it is all okay. Rereading all of the information which was sent I had a bit more work to do with Author profile information and my 'professional' photograph. I dont know about you but I really dont like photographs of myself. I have hundreds of photos of my children and their dad around the house but there is probably less than 5 with me in them. I never like photos of myself.... So it was a challenge, and I dont know that I am 100% happy with it (I dont look like a 25year old model!) but would I ever be 100% happy? Anyway, they have gone to the publisher too so now it is too late.... I will have to learn to like looking at myself. So these are the two I shortlisted to, what do you think? too serious, too old, too snooty, to housewifey, too whatever?? and you can be honest, dont just say nice things......I am going to have to look at this splashed everywhere....
So now I am finally onto new projects. First its the three projects for the Quilted Crow Christmas Gathering in October. Leonie and Deirdre are holding due to popular demand another gathering at the Campagnia town hall on the 6th Oct from 10am to 4pm. Along with myself there will be Belinda Merritt from Phoebe Rose, Melbourne, Michelle Vince from Hobart and projects from the hands of Leonie and Deirdre. I am working on a funky cushion using Heather Baileys' wonderful FreshCut fabrics and next will be a Tree skirt. Also on the books is a project for Honeysuckle Cottage's Christmas club next year.

and of course I have a large new project, a new Tempter range, some baby patterns and some piping hottie projects all on the drawing board to release in November.

Now thats along with getting our Quizzles vista compatible and making them all downloadable as single Quizzles. They are soon to be profiled on the Quilt Show with Ricky Timms and Alex Anderson and we want to be ready with our new website and uptodate software by then.

oh, and the digitsing just for a new learning curve........

I am getting panicky writing all of this.....I think I need to write a list in a place other than this blog, I may have finished one major project but like all designers have far too many more in my head to do in my 24hrs a day.... So best get going...

hugs
Helen

4 comments:

Kim said...

OMG woman, take a breath. How busy can one woman be? Well I guess busy is busy. I can't wait to see all the goodies you are making, especially the one for the Christmas club. Now stop typing on the blog and start stitching, LOL.
ps thanks for the mention

madhatter said...

my vote for the second picture - it looks wonderful!
THIS would be the picture i'd like to see on a book... distinguished, but sympathetic. stylish, but with the feeling that "the author" could be the nice lady next door you want to have a chat with.

perfect pics - no need to hide them or to be unsatisfied with them :)

Helen Stubbings said...

Thanks Katrin, these are the exact type of comments I need to choose...and when I looked up your blog, I have it on my links, so nice to see you have found me also. I loved your blog... cant remember how I stumbled onto it but glad I did. hugs Helen

Robyn Regan said...

Well I think you look beautiful!!! I loved both photos and you should love to have photos of yourself around!!! xxxRobby