Since last December, I have been pinching
myself, over thoughts that I would be
traveling to England in August.
My adoration and enchantment with this
country started when I was an adolescent.
Not only do I have ancestry originating
from both England and Wales, I was
completely swept away by the romance
and pageantry of the Royals, who seemed
to embody a sort of elegance, poise, and
grace, I longed for as an awkward teen.
And of course, who could resist the idea of
owning a castle and having a British accent?
Although this is not my first trip to Britain,
I travel under much different circumstances.
My last experience was good, but almost a
blur with the near frantic pace I was living.
A pace that left me with few, if any real
memories of my inaugural visit.
This time, however, I can hardly wait to savor
four glorious days in London, where I plan to
stroll Portabello Road Market, and shop at stores
like the Paperchase, Habitat, and Selvedge Dry Goods.
OH, and even take a jaunt by Buckingham Palace
to see the Queen... do think she might ask me to
tea?... probably not...nevertheless, I won't let that
get my spirits down!
After my days in London, I will be off to the English
countryside with it's pocket gardens, lush grasses,
and rolling hills, traveling by train to Birmingham
where I will teach at the Festival of Quilts. I might
even get to meet the very famous, Amy Butler, as
she is also teaching there.
I hope to be using Facebook to share my
adventures when I can find an internet connection,
so be sure to check it out and follow along.
And even though I will
be away, I am still
taking Pre-Orders for
Details on how to purchase
a copy are located in the
right side margin of this
post. Each book will be
autographed and comes
with a Limited Edition print.
Also, as an additional Thank You for pre-ordering,
you will be eligible to win 1 of 2 original artworks
shown in my current article in Somerset Studio.
So don't wait to be including in this FABULOUS
give-away. Winners will be chosen on the book
release date of September 1st.