I am not quite as far along with my ‘map’ book as I had hoped to be. Partly this is because the weather has been warm (22 C. yesterday) so David and I have been going out on our tandem bicycle, and partly it’s because I have decided to do three versions of the book. I am not sure whether they will be three volumes in one set, or three separate variations. We shall see. This meant I ended up cutting paper for four copies so that I could use some duplicate colours in each version. The leftover pockets will probably be added to notebooks in the future. So I did a lot more cutting and scoring and folding.
I also did a lot of piercing. I used a scrap of foam core under the paper and poked 1,920 holes. The image below shows about half the holes. I haven’t done the holes for the small squares yet. (Another 1,024 holes.)
I am part way through sewing down the flaps on the pockets.
I found some wooden beads at the dollar store. They match the thread colours, but I have no idea whether I will use them in this project. I’m sure I can find a use for them sometime, and at dollar store prices it wasn’t a big investment.
I have been working on things to go in the pockets, but no final set has been established yet. I also printed out coloured sheets and cut out arrows using my Craft ROBO Pro.
Finally, something that looks map-related!
I suspect that I won’t get a lot done this week. It is April and therefore time to do my annual bout of book-keeping. It usually takes me a couple of days to turn my shoebox full of receipts and cheque stubs into properly organised files and ledger entries. David does the actual tax return after I give him all my business information. This means that I get to make soothing noises while he wrestles with instructions from Canada Revenue Agency like the following:
If you entered an amount on line B, enter on line J the amount from line G excluding the proportionate amount of line B included in the amount at line G. The proportionate amount is calculated as follows: (line B ÷ line C) x line G.
I think I have the better part of the deal.