Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Filling a tall order

A while ago, a local college asked if they could buy journals for all their board members, to be given as Christmas gifts. So, 4 days ahead of their deadline, I now have 24 journals ready for them.


Ten of them are the "longstitch through a slotted cover" style (a better name is needed for this binding!) with a narrow strap and sliding bead closure. The other 14 books are all done with a combination chain stitch and long stitch, with a wide strap and "belt loop" closure. So at this moment, I have no orders pending. Phew. I may not make another book for days....

4 comments:

bookyeti said...

What a beautiful stack of books, Rhonda. Lovely! :) How long did that take you? (On avg. how long does it take to make a book?)

Rhonda said...

well...i started these several weeks ago and mixed it up with some other work to avoid carpal tunnel and such... so i don't really know... but doing so many that are all the same is efficient (albeit monotonous) so not as much time per book compared to doing 24 books that are all different.

Kim said...

Wow! You can be very satisfied indeed. I hate production, but it is sometimes necessary, and pays the bills, so sometimes I just do it. You have my respect and admiration for a product not only done on schedule, but done very well, very well indeed. Kim

subu said...

congrats! they look amazing. i am sure the board will love them.