Oliver and I have been working on a new book. The tentative title is El Camino Real: Quilts Inspired by Early California History and is due out Spring 2014 from Kansas City Star.
There have been moments when I've asked my husband, "Are we crazy? I think we forgot how much work this is!" Of course that was when I still had three unfinished quilts with two weeks left until the photo shoot.
Today I feel relatively relaxed. The quilts are done, except for one that still needs the binding turned and sewn. But there will be some TV watching tonight and some more tomorrow, so that binding should be done in time for the photo shoot on Tuesday, which is two days from now.
Aaron Leimkeuhler, the photographer, is meeting us at La Purisima Mission State Park in Lompoc, CA where he will work his magic. This is my first time to be a present during a quilt photo shoot, so I am excited to see how it all works.
So after Tuesday, I'll have a few days to . . . hmmmm ....
....clean off my desk
....clean my studio
....put some labels on the quilts before shipping them back to KC where Aaron will do the flat shots and color correcting in his studio
....prepare for my Schoolhouse presentation at Fall Market
....package and ship some orders
....buy some Smith's cookies and Dewars chews for my friend Mary and the Marcus girls.
by the way, if you have never had Dewar's chews you are definitely missing out on one of life's better taste sensations. Dewar's is a family owned ice cream and candy shop that has been around forever in Bakersfield. Here is a link to their site: Dewars
and here is a video where you can see how they make the DELISH peanut butter chews: Chew Video
(Seeing how things are made fascinates me!)