Sunday, 26 February 2012

Still here...

I’m still here although I have been absent from the blog world lately including my own blog. Finishing up the book has taken more time than anticipated, the publishing date has been moved more than a month and we are all quite squeezed on time. 144 pages to proof, illustrations to audit, chop, chop, chop to make more room, pictures that needs resizing, replacing, re-anything. Seriously, how much can your brain even process at the same time? Mine is in overdrive, but the good thing is that it will all be over soon.

Up until lately my focus has been more on the fact that I won the contract, the creativity involved, and the intellectual part of actually writing a book more than what it means to have a book published. It’s a bit scary, I’d say.

I’m spending yet another day in front of the computer screen, working on streamlining a few patterns for printing. It took me 3 hours to order the pictures. 3 hours! Enough boring work already; I cannot wait to get back to my sewing machine. I do however wind down in the evenings. The crochet project is moving on very nicely.

Have a lovely Sunday!


  1. It sounds exhausting, but I'm sure it'll be all worth it in the end.

    I thought of you just now when reading Tim Holtz blog - he's just been to a visit to Norway, it sounded amazing. If you find the time, you can read it here -

  2. So exciting that it is coming together, I cannot wait to see the finished book. Your winding down project looks pretty fun with all that yummy will be over soon...and then you will be back to making whimsy and silliness with grandson and wonderful creative quilts and other things. xox Corrine

  3. Nice to hear from you Nina. Sorry you are so stressed. Maybe a warm bubble bath and some soft music at the end of the day would help refresh.

  4. How exciting to be working on your own book! I'm not surprised you spent hours on pictures as I'm sure you have many wonderful ones to choose from. Enjoy your crocheting time.