Hang on everyone, it’s almost fall.
That’s when the year begins if you’re a student or a teacher. For me it’s been 12 years of public school, 6 years of college, 19 years of teaching and 14 years of being Writer-in-Residence at West Texas at A&M.
I’ve eaten more cafeteria meals than I’ve cooked!
So, my year starts in the fall. That’s when I set my goals, even my writing goals. Some years when I wrote my goals, I could have just written “Ditto.”
But some years there are surprises. Maybe a seed I planted years ago begins to grow. Or sometimes a goal falls apart leaving room for new surprises in my life.
I always laugh and say, ” Sometimes God winks.”
I have found 2022 has been one of those years.
In April my SUNDAY AT THE SUNFLOWER INN came out fast and with great reviews. Then out of nowhere I was named to the Texas Literary Hall of Fame.
ME! What an honor. I was so excited I wanted to go back to all my teachers and show them the letter announcing my award.
What a total surprise–God winked!
Another surprise this year is the book coming out the end of August. THE WISHING QUILT. Three years ago I was talking to Patience Griffin at the Houston International Quilt Show and I was reading Lori Wilde’s new book.
I thought it might be fun to do a book together, Lori, Patience and me. And, three years later it happened.
As you know I love quilts, especially this one from my mother Sally Faye Kirkland Price. I have it hanging in my quilt room at home.
I would love to give away a copy of THE WISHING QUILT to three readers. Leave a comment for a chance to win. Do you quilt or have a family member who does? What are your favorite quilt patterns? Or if you don’t quilt, share one of your own “God winks” moments in the comments.
It’s almost September so I better get to work on my goals.
Happy New Year,