Just a quick note

Just a quick note folks as I am getting emails asking why Pintangle has gone quiet. It’s nice to know people notice so a little catch up.

First up I went to Kuching in Borneo for the Asia Link sketch-up meeting. It was a wonderful week.

After that  we went on to Cambodia mainly to see the temples at Siem Reap. Angkor Wat has been on my bucket list for years. We were away for a few weeks and I had an amazing time sketching. I thought I would share a couple of photos from my travel journal/sketchbook.

It was really a wonderful holiday. But …

there is always a but …

I have picked up a very nasty flu and have been quite sick. I have been so sick I have not even been stitching! For people who know me that is unheard of. I am on the mend but it’s knocked me around a good bit and at the moment have zero energy.

So until I feel my old self I will taking a bit of time off blogging. I am still around doing email, facebook etc but I will just take a little break from Pintangle updates. So don’t worry all is fine and for those who have written to me thanks for your concerns I appreciate it.

Great review of my book

screenshot of reviewI am really chuffed this morning – in fact bouncing around the house with glee as Mary Corbett over on Needle ‘n thread has reviewed my book The Visual Guide to Crazy Quilting Design: Simple Stitches, Stunning Results. I know that sounds a mouthful but Mary has written a detailed review discussing the key sections of the book and what she found useful. Anyone who is thinking about purchasing the book can see the quality of the book, Mary describes the approach I take to the subject and what aspects of crazy quilting it covers.

Anyone who reads Mary Corbett’s book reviews regularly you will know that at the end of each review she lists both pros and cons which is hallmark of her reviews. Both pros and cons are always fair and to the point. Needless to say I was interested to see what she had to say. I nearly fell off my chair when I read:

“A terrific book! And on so many levels!
All pros, no cons.”

Thank you Mary for such a good review !

If you want to read it make a cuppa and follow the link to Guide to Crazy Quilting book review

You will find my book  The Visual Guide to Crazy Quilting Design: Simple Stitches, Stunning Results here

Thank you everyone – my book is on the Amazon best seller list!

I wanted to post a huge thankyou as my book My book The Visual Guide to Crazy Quilting Design  had hit the Amazon best seller list last night

It is second in Needlework

screenshot of bestseller list - needlework

Also third in Patchwork

screenshot of bestseller list - patchwork

And in Embroidery

screenshot of bestseller list - embroidery

 

The rankings change and update hourly so they will move and drop but for the moment I am a very excited Sharon! Thank you to everyone who has purchased the book, spread the word and left a review! I am feeling like it was not so much hard work after all!