The virus from hell part two struck our house a couple of weeks ago. Part one lasted an entire month, but part two is much more miserable. I think I'm in the home stretch which means only that I have the energy to take a photo with my iPhone and sit upright long enough to upload it and write something about it. Oh, and that I can see again--but not hear too well just yet. Virus from hell doesn't describe it. Hell incarnate is more accurate.
This is the journal that I was making in my last post. See that post by clicking HERE. I finished it the next morning, but by that time I was too sick to do anything more until today.
I did poke the holes with my compass. It created beautiful sewing stations, but it bent the compass beyond recognition. First item of business when I'm well: Get a new bookbinder's awl.
I picked up the beautiful coral waxed linen bookbinding thread a couple of weeks before for a mere 25¢ per yard. I had no idea how I would use it at the time, but I knew I would, and I wasn't thinking about it when I began to prepare this book. It was a marriage that just happened. I'm good at facilitating serendipitous artistic matches.
I have no idea if the cover will stay as-is, or if I'll change it beyond recognition. Probably something in between. I like to do the covers last. The inside pages are next.
This journal was made for Swatches. I modified the basic plan by adding an additional 2 signatures, but I wanted to keep it small. I usually make these books really tiny, but decided on a size that would fully open into the palms of both hands. Teacup size.