I’ve started this post in my head so many times in the past year but nothing ever sounded right. Too flippant, too dramatic, too not me. And now that I finally can write it, share it, shout it from the rooftops, I find that a picture is truly worth 1,000 words — or maybe closer to 23,000 words:

Coming November 2010 from Stash Books, an imprint of C&T Publishing.

It has been so hard not to talk about this. Writing a book has been a dream of mine since childhood; seeing that dream come to life over the past year is like nothing I’ve ever experienced. And I can’t wait to share it with all of you in just a few, short months.

Thank you for tolerating my sporadic blogging, my absence from your blogs and the sometimes annoying hints about The Project. I hope you’ll think it was worth it all.

62 Replies to “Revelations”

  1. Congratulations, that is so exciting. And knowing your blog for a while now I am sure the book will be wonderful and gorgeous to look at. I can’t wait to see it!
    .-= Karin´s last blog ..Giveaway! =-.

  2. yay! it looks just beautiful, mary. I am so happy for you. Isn’t it the most incredible feeling to finally share it? and is there any other phrase more fun to say than “my editor”?
    xoxoxoxo so much love to you from me, for real.

  3. I was waiting for your BIG news 🙂 I knew it had to be something awesome like this! CONGRATS!! Now for your next work, could you do one for boys ??? 😉

  4. Congratulations Mary! I have no doubt that this book will be nothing short of amazing. The cover is beautiful…I can’t wait to see the rest. Looking forward to grabbing a copy!
    .-= Marie´s last blog new mama bag… =-.

  5. Congratulations! I’m so excited to hold it in my hands. Please keep us updated as to where to purchase an autographed copy!

  6. Wow – Congratulations! This is going to be spectacular and I cannot wait to see it. So glad for you realizing a life-long dream.

    Congrats Mary!! delightful! now you have to prep for schoolhouse this fall (dang! I wish I could be there!!)
    Oilily watch out Mary Abreu is on the scene!!

  8. Congratulations!!! I don’t remember how I found your blog, but have been reading for a while. I love your projects and thrilled for you with your new book!

  9. Congratulations!! What a wonderful accomplishment. Really looking forward to buying a copy in November!!

  10. Mary,
    I am sooo happy for you! I’ll never forget the day that I clicked over to your blog when I saw your tutorial for the inset ruffled panel featured. Your delightful photos, snarky sense of humor, straightforward writing style and the special glimpses of your heart have kept me coming back, time and time again.
    I can’t wait to hold your hot little book in my hot little hands!

  11. YAY!!!! It kills me that I’ll have to wait until november! I want it NOW! (said it my best Veruca voice). Congratulations, Mary!

  12. Mary, I am so happy for you! I’m so excited that you finally get to spill the beans!! I can’t wait to get my hands on it! Congratulations! xoxo

  13. Mary!!! Sign me up for a copy!! I have long admired your style and cute creations. My girls still love their adorable outfits you made for them. They will always be treasured. You are so amazing, and I am so very, very happy to see you have a dream come true. Your truly deserve it. I know that this is going to be just the start of big things for you.

    With lots of love,

  14. YAY YAY YAY YAY YAY!!!! I am soooo stinking excited for you, Mary! And I am so glad you were finally able to reveal your big project… I know the silence would’ve totally killed me! 😉 Can’t wait to get a signed copy of this awesome book… your cover shot is priceless. 🙂


    .-= patty´s last blog .. =-.

  15. Yeah! Congratulations Mary! Can’t wait to see whats inside! This might call for a celebration at the Kroger Starbucks!!

  16. Wow wow wow!!!! So stinkin’ cool! So this is the big surprise you have been hiding…I am so thrilled for you and can’t wait to get my hands on it…I am sure it’s going to be fantastic!!!!


  17. Clapping, cheering, clapping and hooting & hollering with joy for you! Congratulations, Mary!!!

  18. Woohoo!!!!! Mary I’m so excited for you! I can’t wait to see how it turns out. I’m glad you made your dream true! 🙂

  19. Shut up! That is fantastic news!!!! I am so stinkin proud of you!!!! I can’t wait to be one of the first people to buy (a signed) copy!!! Oh I am just speechless! Congratulations friend!

    .-= Samantha´s last blog ..Prayer Request =-.

  20. Holy Smokes! This will be the very first official sewing book I buy! I cannot even begin to imagine all the beautiful yumminess inside that cover! I have LOVED all your sewing since I first saw your blog (a valentine’s knit outfit). Congratulations Mary!!
    .-= Beth´s last blog ..My afternoon project =-.

  21. Wow, Mary! What a fantastic opportunity and stunning cover!!! Love it! You do such beautiful work and it’s nice to see someone else has seen that! What a thing to have. So happy for you, truly well deserved 🙂

  22. MARY! I am so excited for you… and for me! I MUST HAVE THAT BOOK! And I want you to know that it was your Jackie Clarke Britches and Bloomers pattern review (found it while googling!) that encouraged me to take a leap into sewing some of Sara Lynn’s clothing. Congratulations!!! : ) Melissa
    .-= Melissa´s last blog ..The Big Reveal! =-.

  23. MARY!!!! Hurrah-finally the announcement! We are thrilled to have this on our Stash Books list. The book is just beautiful and you did such a FAB job on all of the photography! Woot!

  24. Congratulations Mary!

    I will most definitely be buying this book from you…and hopefully taking a few more classes from you!

    In fact, I just got back from vacation with my MIL who bought me the class and we talked about you and how great you and the class were for a long time.

    Best of luck!

    .-= Allie´s last blog ..Vacation with Grandma! =-.

  25. Mary!!! I am so excited for you!!! And me! I want this book! This is amazing! You are so talented and it’s so great that you’re getting noticed!! CONGRATS!!!

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