Still here, Still plugging along

Its been ages since my last post. I'm not very good at keeping this web page updated, but I am more motivated now than ever before to keep it up.

There are interesting developments all around. The Modern Maker Vol. 2: Pattern Manual 1580-1640 is almost done. I have a handful of pages left to write and a lot of draft notes to put in. But otherwise, the final structure is complete.

Its bigger than I expected, It covers a lot more patterns than the original outline and nearly all of the garments have photos of completed pieces. There will be a few that don't. But they are garments that most people won't ever make anyway. I'm putting them in because they need to be there.

I wake up every morning at 5:30am. Have some coffee and work on the book until 7am when I usually eat something and get ready for work.

I walk to work, so I leave the apartment at 8am, arrive at work at 8:45am and start handling whatever the show has to offer me that day. If there is down time, I work on the book. That's usually an additional hour or two during the day.

If I have any energy left when I get home, I work on it some more, or I THINK about the next steps and make plans to implement them the next morning.

Somewhere in each day, I eat, sleep, live, watch a TV show or two while spending time with my better half.

Its a lot. I am tired, but I won't stop until this book is done. There is no more time to wait. I've had too many things on hold and they need the attention they deserve. There may be changes coming my way with my career, so I have to finish this work while I can.

 

One of the many pieces of clothing I've made recently. I still have several more to finish up before this book can be completed.

One of the many pieces of clothing I've made recently. I still have several more to finish up before this book can be completed.