Yesterday was printer proofing day for the new book so I headed up to Michael's studio in Pinner. We started by drooling over the pics for Julia's book which look fantastic - especailly on Michael's big screen.
Then the proofs arrived and it was all go. They are produced as eight book pages to one proof page as this how they are printed - so complicated and all done by computer, according to the printer. I think this was supposed to reassure us! Of course, none of the pages run in sequence, so it's hard to get a feel for the continuity. They did a great job with the embellisher book so we will believe them.
It was a nice day and the light was good so we took them outside to work on them. Retriever puppy Kia thought this was great fun and grabbed a page as soon as we put them on the table. No harm was done and we looked at them with great excitement - Michael checking the images and me looking at the text.
What a lovely garden to work in. Hard to believe it is so close to London. They look super and we didn't find much. Isn't it funny how one element is always destined to be wrong? A caption that I have corrected several times (all my fault) was still wrong. However, that's a minor detail and the rest was fine. The next step is printing on Saturday and binding next week. On course, so far, for the Knitting and Stitching show and hope to have it on the web before that.
The details of the free classes are on the new, improved website. http://www.d4daisy.com/ Clive has had a really good go at it and it looks splendid now. We had to put it up in a hurry, when the webmaster was really too busy with other work, so he is happy now he's polished it up.
The catalogues, yes, they will work better if slashed (gets the rain to the bits other parts cannot reach) will be used in the final set of lessons. Isn't it all exciting?
The first one will look at 3D pieces and will examine altered books as a framing device. Here is a detail of the one on the lessons page.
Fiona has just arrived for a staff meeting so I must go. Will answer all comments later this week.
If you wonder about the puddle in the title it is due to the fact that I discovered, on the way home from MWs, that you can't open a new bottle of water while driving, even when almost stationary in road works. Drove the rest of the way home in a soggy puddle.