Still here

…barely. I have a very, very sore throat and a runny nose that’s driving me mad. No work this week then. The library has been its usual self, full of friendly and weird people, missing books and sometimes found books too.

Really, wow is it possible that at the age of 24 I feel too old for homework? Being an apprentice is all good except for the homework. I still have one year and eleven months to go, I’m writing my third assignment and I feel like running away screaming and pulling my hair. I love the library, still.

I haven’t been all lazy with bookbinding, but definitely lazy with taking photos. There’s still the leather bound little book gathering dust on my desk. One day I will do some archaeological digging around and clear some workspace for myself along the way. One day, when my throat is all better.

Over a month ago I showed you a glimpse of something blue. It was a late surprise Christmas present for my friend Karen. Well, she received it in the mail, blogged about it, she’s even probably already filled it already too, but only now I’m posting my photos.

This is a tiny book, just about palm-sized, maybe only a little over 4″ wide.

When I wasn’t a real bookbinder yet, just binding random books using various methods, I used to use lots of things attached to book covers. Buttons, rusty nails, feathers, pebbles, glass. All sorts of things. I don’t know what happened to that girl. I hope she didn’t grow up. I know she would be much better with the homework than I am.

Temporally challenged

brilliant things made by Jesse and Mrs. Eliot Books

At moments I feel like I’m too old for homework, but it still needs to be done, and there’s never enough time or inspiration. Work and school are both better than I expected. Last spring when I started at the library I was so scared, now it’s not even a problem when a customer yells at my face over something ridiculously stupid. Library customers, you’ve got to love them. The sweet ones are too good to be true, and the crazy ones so crazy you almost die laughing after you finally get home.

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