It's so British, isn't it, to say something with confidence then qualify it with a self-deprecating 'though I say myself', as if making a little apology for having been so bold. As in, 'my quilt book is going to look really lovely, though I say so myself'.
But really and truly, and without a hint of apology, my quilt book is going to look really lovely. I know this for sure because I have been at the photo-shoots (we had the second one last week in an amazing location and with a very wonderful photographer/stylist duo) and I have seen the photos and I am thrilled.
And I say so quite happily.
(I styled the above when the professionals weren't looking.)