No, I have not fallen off the face of the Earth! This week I've been literally wrapped up with working on the book. Wraps and foils are the topic of the week. Long hours and lots of fabric...most of it now delegated to the re-use for some other project pile. In fact, when all the perfect samples are complete and the book is written, I can imagine working on these yards of rejects, hopefully turning them into something beautiful.
Today, it's a conference call with my editor and art director. I am getting an education in The Process. I'm learning about Book Maps and BLADs.
My Mom used to tell what she considered to be a cute story about first children. She was always so concerned about whether or not she was doing the correct thing when it came to me, her first child. She was constantly asking the pediatrician what she should be doing. His reply was the first child was the experiment, the one child where you made all the mistakes, had all the worries...and then he jokingly said... You throw them out and start on the second child! So, just like me, this book is the first child. I'm hoping not to make too many mistakes (though I know that there will inevitably be some) and hope that all the worries will work themselves out. If not this time...maybe in book #2!