Ok, I'm ready to spill the beans!!! For the last month or so, I've been reformatting some of my best-selling eBooks to print as physical paper patterns. Moving around words and graphics gives typos the opportunity to sneak in, so I have been doing tons of proofreading. This has meant lots of time staring at the computer screen and pouring over stacks of printouts. I was SO relieved to send them to the printer earlier this week. It all seemed like a distant dream, and then yesterday UPS delivered proofs - WOW! I'm so excited to hold the booklets in my hands...I can't stop flipping through them. Now I just need the focus to do a final check for boo-boos, take a deep breath, and sign off on the proofs!
I'll do a longer post with all the details about the paper patterns when I have the goods in hand. Please put any questions you may have in the comments section and I'll address them in that future post, or email me directly (carla (at) scientificseamstress.com). I honestly didn't think I would ever make this leap, but there are so many people that prefer the look and feel of a paper pattern, so I wanted to provide a product that incorporates all the detail of an eBook, but in the more traditional form. That said, I LOVE publishing in eBook format, and will continue to introduce all new patterns as eBooks :) .
I've been spending my "break" time tending to the plants. The seedlings I started inside are getting big, so I need to start letting them spend some time outside so they can harden off. Our average last frost date is supposedly next week, but I've heard it is best to wait and plant the tender stuff after Mother's day. We'll see if I can hold out that long!
The babies from the seeds I sowed outside are coming along nicely, too. They are small compared to the plants inside, but they are very sturdy and healthy. In just a few short weeks, we'll be enjoying our first salad of the year (and we will probably be doing it outside, because the dining room will be packed full of patterns - eeeek)!