I went to Abigail Patner Glassenberg blog, “While She Naps” because I am so interested in her new book due to be on the market January-1-2011. While I was there I saw this adorable free fish pattern “Pictured” just waiting for us to make and I also wanted to share with you a little about what she has to say about her book. Abigail is so pleased to share with you the cover of her forthcoming book, The Artful Bird: Feathered Friends to Make and Sew. There are 144 pages of bird sewing goodness, including 19 projects to make everything from a flamingo to a woodpecker, a swan to a wren. Step-by-step photos to show you exactly how to make a wire armature, all different options for sewing feathers and tricks for turning and stuffing successfully and so much more. Plus there are four interviews between Abigail and some of her favorite fabric bird makers (Ann Wood, Abigail Brown, Tamar Mogendorff, and Jennifer Muskopf) and a gallery featuring birds by all five of us. Abigail is so that The Artful Bird it is now available for pre-order on Amazon. The official release date is January 1, 2011. I am hoping I can get one of Abigail’s awesome new books to offer as a giveaway.