Guess what was just submitted to the printer last night... the booklet! I'm so flippin excited and relieved. It is amazing how long these things can take, especially with a perfectionist husband and a toddler that's well, a toddler and a sister having a baby shower and life being life. Over 3 weeks ago I thought this thing was done. That was before testing. Then after I made all of the edits and changes that my brilliant & wonderful friends/test subjects suggested I thought, hooray it's done! Then Tim decided it needed to be redesigned. This is where I about went crazy but he was right. It looks so much better now. Tim never ceases to amaze me. I work on a page, think it looks great and then he has at it for 5 minutes and it looks a million times better, all professional and polished. I'm so happy everything I wanted to fit in there worked, full size pattern pieces, embroidery stitch diagrams, a page on just shoes. yay! So now, it's correct, it's beautiful and it's off to the printer and I am sooo happy and relaxed. well ok, part of me is. The other part is stressed to no end because the few 'I can't wait for your book' comments have me all paranoid that y'all think this is an inclusive BOOK with all of my patterns in it. It may seem like it's taken so long that I could have written an epic saga since I first mentioned self publishing some patterns but I'm just that pokey. What's off to the printer is the first volume. The first installment with kitty, bunny and bear. They say the first is the most difficult. I've been assured that all the rest of the volumes will just flow like butter from my mind onto the printed page. Now just to decide what's next. It's either space toys & robots or the butterfly/turtle/bird/snail set.
but first a little napper