A quick note on how I spent part of New Year’s Day.
I just wanted to report that New Year's Day went off well for me! However, we wound down to bedtime I realized I hadn't done one thing I really wanted to include—I hadn't bound any books.
I had some small signatures already torn and punched, waiting for sewing and casing. In a flurry of activity (measure twice, cut once) I cut boards, fabric, and decorative paper from scraps I had on hand. (Actually I had one scrap of bookcloth which was long and just the right height and by making books with it I actually eliminated the need to put the scrap away! I like cleaning up like that.)
With 15 minutes to spare until bedtime I got these two small journals (about 3 x 4, and 4 x 3 each) under weights. So January 2 there were two happy little books ready to greet me. I can savor that taste of binding until I have time to bind at the end of January!
During the day I also got over to Como Zoo. It was 9 degrees F. The winds were 25 mph. Walking between buildings was a real treat—I'll share some of that with you another day.