Tuesday, 5 October 2010

The book is here

Phew! The book arrived today. You'll find it at www.d4daisy.com. It's been at the printers for nearly a month - the longest we've ever had to wait. I really thought that this time we could be quite relaxed about it, but it was not to be. Anyway it looks fantastic and we're really pleased. Here it is on my desk at last. I will announce the winner of my sketchbook on Monday.

It has been a very difficult day. Lots of phone calls to and from the printers and then loads from the solicitors about the move. It is likely we shall exchange contracts while we are at the show - not easy on a mobile. Luckily we can get emails on the iphone, so we may have to do it in cyberspace.
In the middle of all this I am trying to pack and get ready for the demos. It will be a luxury to have a whole table as part of the Wessex exhibition. We are all doing different things so it should be fun. I'm making pasta machine collagraphs - here are some of my plates.
I got so behind that Clive had to cut all the paper - I do like to see a man on his knees.
Our cat sitter (my cousin) has just arrived. She cares for Smudge and the house while we are away at the show. She is a treasure and has arrived with a casserole all ready for the oven. I am torn between total graditude and dismay that she was so sure we wouldn't be ready - she was right.
Clive has just announced that all the stuff won't all fit in the car - I shall have to travel with the rucksack on my lap. What joy - see you all at Ally Pally.


Heather said...

I've ordered my copy of the new book and will try not to snatch when the postman brings it! Those pasta machine plates look stunning. Have a great time at Ally Pally and I hope all the house business goes smoothly. You can lie down and rest after that!

gilby said...

I have ordered my copy of the new book hope to see you at Ally Pally.

Radka said...

Have a good show and good luck with your book!

Robin Mac said...

Oh, how onearth do you manage to do everything, I feel exhausted just reading it!! I have ordered my copy of the book - have funn al Ally Pally. Cheers, Robin

Maggi said...

The collagraph plates look great., as does the book. Can't wait for it to arrive.

Garnered Stitches said...

Going to Ally Pally tomorrow so I hope to see you and the new book, then off to Centre Parcs with my Girlfriends for our annual get away on Friday. The week-end starts early!

Wabbit said...

OMG, now I need to make collagraphs. At least I already have the pasta machine. I made myself a tiara today. I'm in Portland, OR at Art & Soul. Have a wonderful time at Ally Pally and try putting the rucksack on the floor under your legs/knees. I had coats tucked under the seats on the way here! I know the new book will fly off the shelf/table and Fiona will have to get help in to assist with mailing.

Sharne Gregory said...

It was lovely to see you today at AP. I hope that you had a good journey home. I am enjoying your new book, cant wait to try some of the 'recipes' out.

Heather said...

My copy of a certain book arrived on Friday and I have been so busy sneaking little sessions with it I almost forgot to say thankyou to you and Jane for writing it. It's another winner and so full of new things - just what I needed. Hope you aren't too exhausted.

Manx Embroiderers & Stitchers said...

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