Meeeeeoooooowwwwww!
(that's me letting the cat out of the bag!)


Thanks for giving Jon such a warm welcome on his blog writing debut last week. I'm hoping your words of encouragement will give him the confidence he needs to take over more often when I'm in this state of craziness.

Soooo, I've just been given the green light to make the big announcement so without much further ado: I AM WRITING A BOOK!!! With WILEY!!! WOOOHOOOO!

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Sorry, that's about as much as I can say about it at this point. But I can say that I am super excited that the folks at Wiley took such an interest in me and even more excited that they thought my idea for a book (right down to the title, which, again, I can't share at this moment) was as cool as I thought it was. eeeee!

In addition to reading a bazillion contract pages and signing on the dotted line til my hand cramped up, I've also been working on a whole new set of sewing patterns, due out this Fall...

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And when Jon said "up to her neck in cut up fabric" he wasn't kidding! Here's a little snapshot of my studio floor right at this moment. I'm somewhere under the pile of ModBlooms, I think.

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Oh, and I've also been proofing tons of strike offs for my next fabric collection... also to be released this Fall. Here's a little sneak...

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I truly cannot wait to be able to share this collection in its full glory. It is my most sophisticated line to date and showcases some of the best drawing I've ever done... plus it has the widest range of print sizes of any of my existing collections... pattern sizes range from a teeny-tiny 1/2" to a full 24" repeat, and everything in between!

So, now that the cat's finally out of the bag hopefully you'll believe me when I say that things are about to get CRAZY around here. I know I say that every time but this. time. it's. for. reals. YO!

As if book-writing, pattern-making and fabric-designing wasn't enough to fill up my day, I'll also be doing a little bit of traveling, this time around the lovely Midwestern "I" States of Indiana, Iowa and Illinois. Tomorrow I'm headed to the beautiful city of Indianapolis where we'll meet up with the lovely duo of Paula Prass and Jennifer Storey for a little R&R with the fam. On Friday, I am continuing my WDT in the city of Clinton, Iowa where I'll be giving a lecture at Sew Many Things (holler if you're coming!). And finally, on Saturday, we are all headed up to Chicago to spend a little quality time with loved ones before school starts.

OK, OK, since I'm feeling happy and grateful, I'll give you a one more teensy tiny fabric sneak...

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46 comments:

  1. The fabric looks beautiful! And your book -- I already know it will be a must-have for me and many others!

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  2. Oh my!! Congratulations on the book Patty!! This is the perfect 'next step' for you! Soooo well deserved! I have followed your blog since you started as a lil ol' clothing designer (...way back on your old blog) ..you have worked so hard for all this - Bless you girl! The new line is looking wonderful, and well, Jon, he was great! You should feel very confident leaving him to charm us all with his wit! ...plus he's very pretty which is always a plus ;)!! Have a great week girl!

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  3. Woohoo! Congratulations! Wow, Patty, just reading your blog makes me tired! You've got a lot on your plate! Go Patty!

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  4. Yeeeeeehawwwwww! So insanely excited for you!!!

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  5. Seriously... congratulations! That is SO awesome.

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  6. Congrats all around! Can't wait for the new fabric, patterns & to hear more about the new book. Glad you will get a little R&R in the middle of the craziness!

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  7. Ack! A book? Congratulations! Oh, and the fabric, gorgeous!!!!

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  8. Maybe a bigger peek next time? I'm loving the colors & can't wait for a peek of the artwork!
    Can't wait for the new patterns-hope some are for your wonderful knits, too!
    And congrats on the book deal!

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  9. Congratulations on the book! Can't wait to see the fabric.

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  10. Fabulous!! Congratulations! I hope you find a few minutes to breathe and enjoy all the wonderful things going on.

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  11. Oh Patty why must you torment me like that. I'm already a huge fan of yours but I spy pink and orange in the same fabric in that new line of yours. My two favorite colors! Okay so hurry up fall, not only is it my favorite time of year but that's when the new Patty Young line is coming. Congrats on the book too, I'm sure you are excited.

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  12. Congrats on the book...and "Sanctuary" looks amazing...thanks so much for the sneak peeks!

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  13. Can't wait for your book to come out Patty - Congratulations! And I can already tell that I'm going to love your next line!

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  14. Wow, Patty! The new fabric line looks amazing, and congratulations on the book! I know I will HAVE to have it!

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  15. Swoon! Love the peek at the new fabric!

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  16. Congrats on the book, fab fabric and patterns. Can't wait for more peaks.
    If you're hitting the children's museum in Indy, be sure to check out the Barbie and Rock stars exhibits. I've got some pics on my blog. http://houseonhilltop.blogspot.com/2010/07/rock-stars-and-barbie.html

    Ride the carousel too. Good stuff.

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  17. OH WOW!!! Congratulations!! The fabrics look lovely and I can't wait to see your book!! How very exciting!

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  18. congrats on the book!!! even with no title... or sneak peeks... i know whatever you are working on for a book will be fabulous!!

    and the new fabric.. looks fantastic as well!

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  19. A book and new fabric? Wow!! Congratulations!

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  20. I'm so happy for you Patty! And seeing BEAUTIFUL the sneaks of your next line... I'm a gushing mess. I'm so twized! Ok, that was my word verifi and I wanted to use it in a sentence. Seemed to fit the moment.

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  21. The sneak peeks are very intriguing! I think i'm gonna love this line. Congrats on umm everything you are doing!

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  22. Ahhhh! I cannot wait for your book!

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  23. that looks absolutely beautiful!!!

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  24. I saw your "twin" Valerie on the new season of Project Runway!!!

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  25. Rebecca5:15 PM

    WOW!!!! Can't wait to a) see the new fabric b) see the new pattern AND c) read your book! You have seriously been busy...How exciting! CONGRATULATIONS!!!!

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  26. Oh my goodness!!! Congrats!! Can hardly wait to see the new fabric line and the book - what fun! Enjoy!!!

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  27. So, so, so exciting--congrats!! Just sent you an email about a much smaller project, but I'm THRILLED to see all your successes!

    Yay!

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  28. I hope you come to Virginia soon. I love your fabric and your patterns.

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  29. YUM!! cannot wait for your book either!!!!

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  30. Yay!! So much excitement!! And I know the book is going to be a must have. I'm thrilled for you (but I wouldn't want your schedule)!! :)

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  31. Patti - Will the new fabric be available at Joanne fabrics? That is THE closest fabric store to me (it's in Allentown) and currently they do not carry Michael Miller fabrics. Hancock fabrics was less than 1 mile from my house but they went out
    of business a few years ago, and they carried MM fabrics. I swear, life can be so unfair at times. Ha-ha. Jodi

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  32. Patti - Will the new fabric be available at Joanne fabrics? That is THE closest fabric store to me (it's in Allentown) and currently they do not carry Michael Miller fabrics. Hancock fabrics was less than 1 mile from my house but they went out
    of business a few years ago, and they carried MM fabrics. I swear, life can be so unfair at times. Ha-ha. Jodi

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  33. Congratulations Patty, how exciting! I cant wait to get my hands on your book and those gorgeous new fabrics. The blues and pinks are calling me!

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  34. oh that I could come in to your studio with a broom and dustpan for all those wonderful scraps lol! Congratulations on all the wonderful blessings! Can't wait for the new patterns and full view of all the new fabric glory.

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  35. Congratulations I wish you all the luck in the world.

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  36. you are like a factory!
    you are always on the go! always making and creating!
    i wish i had half of your energy!
    you are amazing and congrats on the new fabric line i cant wait to see it!

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  37. Congratulations Patty!! You deserve it and I can't wait to see all the patterns, the new fabric AND the book!! Keep up the great work!

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  38. Congratulations on the book, Patty!!! I'm so excited for you! And the line looks GORGEOUS (as usual)!!

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  39. Anonymous10:49 AM

    SSSSSSSSSSSSSSoooo cool Patty! A book signing tour soon too? Can't wait to see you guys this weekend. Hopefully the weather will hold up in Chicago.

    Alicia

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  40. Wow! I can't wait. the fabric looks awesome and I am sure the book will be amazing.

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  41. Oh you meanie! Dang...wish we could see more of those yummy fabrics! Of course you can count us all in on the new book! Just make sure to take a little time for Patty now and then!

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  42. Oh Lord I am going to go broke!!! I love love love these new colors. The aqua and lime is my favorite color combination. I have been challenging myself to use up some of my stash fabric and this is the little extra push I needed. If I start now, there will be plenty of room on my shelves for new fabric this fall. If not I will just have to find another place to stash more fabric!!!

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  43. I can't wait see your new collection! I just my hands on the fabric from your playdate collection..and they are MARVELLOUS! *THUMBS UP!*

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  44. way to go my friend! congrats on the book! and Sanctuary will be another great one I am sure!! Best wishes on getting that clean house sold!!

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  45. Congratulations on the book! I can't wait to know more about it and see the new fabric collection.

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