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"Begin at the beginning, and go on till you come to the end: then stop." -- The King of Hearts

I'm an adopted Texan. As they say, "I wasn't born in Texas, but I got here as fast as I could!" I post pictures and opinions as suits my mood, mostly because I can. Hooray Internet! 

So far I have three blogs here. By the Way is the oldest. I started it in 2003. I lost a couple of years to Vox because I was too lazy to bother to export when they shut down. I consider it an exercise in accepting impermanence. When I followed my husband to Singapore for his first expat assignment, I started (T)expatriate: A Southern Girl in Singapore. That covers 2010 and 2011, give or take. Next came Oslo, and (T)expat 2: Norwegian Boogaloo,  in 2012. Now I'm back home, and back on By the Way.

Pix live on Flickr. I toss links out on Twitter when I feel like it. I'm still not sure what to do with G+ but I kinda like it.

 

Bookbinding Class - Day 1

My bookbinding class at the Museum of Printing History is fantastic! Today (day 1) we folded, punched, sewed, glued, added a ribbon, made and glued endtapes and spine filler. Tomorrow is covers and book #2.

Here is Myssie admiring the results of a nice trim from the guillotine.
Myssie at the Guillotine

I have to admit, we did all get a bit giddy at that point. After seeing how nice Geri's text block looked after trimming, I had to send mine through:
My Text Block, Trimmed

Not a great picture, but believe me, that is one smooooooth foredge!!

And here is my little book-to-be after adding the ribbon and endtapes. (Dude. We made endtapes. Most books you see don't even have endtapes, and we made ours. Out of pared leather. I may faint.)
End Tapes and a Ribbon

More tomorrow!!!!

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