Inevitably in any printed work errors will rise as stones in a spring field. I found several myself and as others have read the book I’ve been alerted to goofs as well. So I’ve added a page for “errata” – corrections to the printed book. Any time I replenish Oblong’s stock, I print the current… Continue reading Errata & Additions
Please visit the incredible Oblong Books in Rhinebeck (not sure if physical copies are in Millerton) or go online to oblongbook.com to order your copy for pick up or shipment. I’m going to get the second printing from ColorPage today! Thank you so much everyone who has already ordered!
Official release date is 1/11/22 but I HAVE BOOKS!!! I just picked them up at Color Page in Kingston, today. Want one? You can go to Oblong Books and order one! My head is spinning a little. I got the quilt 11 years ago, and I didn’t write for the entire time, but it sure… Continue reading The Book Is Here!!!
It is off to the printer!! Can you hear me screaming in delight from where you are?? I’ll post a link to preorder the book through Oblong Books as soon as I have it. Soon!!!
The manuscript has been professionally proofread and I am currently wrangling the layout and doing some final preparations before printing, hopefully by the end of the year. On 7/5/21, I got to see my octogenarian cousin Judy who gave me the quilt back in 2010. I wish I had a copy to give her right… Continue reading Status Update – Home Stretch
The first draft of the book has been completed! I’ve been working with the layout, gathering illustrations, etc. for a while already. I’m going to be doing revisions in the coming months, but everything I’ve wanted to include in the text is written. Cannot actually believe it! I now feel comfortable sharing the current tentative… Continue reading 1st Draft Completed!!!
Midway through the year and happy to report I am still working on it! Before the lockdown, I was gifted a microfilm reader from the Northeast Millerton Library as they were getting rid of their old one. I imagine that my grandmother, Clara Losee, who worked with the Northeast Historical Society might have used the… Continue reading Professor DeScience
Happy New Year! This is the year, people. Really really. Do or don’t. Whether I’m happy with it or not, this book is getting published. I will probably have to self-publish as I’m unsure if anyone would want to get on board with such a geographically-specific topic, but I’ll give it a shot.
What has two thumbs and has not totally forgotten it’s writing a book? THIS GAL! The book has been on hiatus, and I thought I should talk about that honestly. I got cold feet as I got closer to being done writing it. Much of that has to do with footnotes! I can’t decide which… Continue reading Not Dead Yet
In my quest to understand more about how the people on the quilt thought and felt about the world around them, I’m reading through the 1903 Pine Plains Register newspaper. I started a while ago, but 1) I’m lazy and 2) the microfilm machine rests on its film cabinet with no space for legs or… Continue reading Pine Plains Register