Monday, October 3, 2011

Check this out

 I have always enjoyed documenting and organizing things.  So this summer, when a friend of mine told me about how to print your blog, I was intrigued.  Why not have a hard copy of my blog, I love this!  Last month I remembered the conversation and went about ordering a copy of my blog in a book format. 
When it arrived in the mail a few weeks later, I tell you, that I can not be more pleased.  The book is perfect.  You choose the cover, choose the front and back cover pics, you can choose wording.  Other then that, your book is already ready to go.  I did choose to include the comments from all of you in the book, and it is so exciting to re-read them all.   I love seeing the progress pics, finished pics and remembering the times where I was when stitching those pieces. 

The book is of standard 8 1/2" x 11" and I chose the hard cover variety.  You can have a soft cover, or even in black and white, for a little less.  I am not known to skimp on things, and this was no exception!!!!!
Any of you thinking of doing this, it is well worth it.  This book is a great keepsake for my stitching room along with all of my needlework books.  I chose to have each year printed separately, so the first book shown is 2009.  Also exciting, it was the first year of my blog and amazing how it has progressed.  The background is not shown, and the followers or links on the side.....etc., etc., but that is ok.  I am so pleased that I just finished ordering my blog book for 2010.  I cant wait to see that one in a few weeks.  Each book will vary in pages because of the amount of posts you have, and also the comments.  If you choose not to have your comments published, then the book will be longer.  If you are going to do it, go all the way, or dont go at all :)  Visit to order your book, it is sooo easy.....(even us stitchers can do it!  LOL)

If anyone has done this book, Id love to know what you think of it also.  I look forward to many more years of documenting my stitching.  It is a must have for everyone!!!!

And a last note-- wowza, I am so thrilled with all of the great comments that I have received on on American Beauty!  She was a great fun piece, and I am so excited all of you enjoyed seeing her as well.

Have a great week-- more progress pics coming up soon:)


  1. Oh that's really cool! What a fun idea. And what a lovely keepsake to have in the future too. Thanks for the link!

  2. Your book looks great! It's also, a great way for your children/grandchildren etc to have a record of your stitching and your thoughts. I think I'll do that as well.

  3. I keep thinking about doing this book thing. Still haven't done it yet. Which is bad -- if I'm going to do it, I'd better get going! Yours looks great!

  4. Oh wow, my mind is just whirling with lots of questions on this!!! I must do some investigating...thanks for the link.

  5. I've thought about doing that--it looks like a great way to document something that isn't usually kept--the in progress pics!

  6. I think that's a really cool idea, but until recently, I had real problems putting my pics on my blog. They wouldn't move!!! So it would be a boring read because the links would be boring to look at. I've only figured out pics in the last three posts, maybe? I'm glad you have your book to look at!! (BTW, I would put the comments in it too. They're half the fun!!)

  7. Wow, how cool is that? What a lovely idea to create such a keepsake.


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