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Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Delivery Day!

An early morning phone call surprised us with the news yesterday that Volume 2 of A Stitch in Time was on its way to us and would be with us that day. It was all very exciting and Gavin raced off to the Studio to await the new arrival. We were also expecting a delivery of 100s of packaging boxes so I had to stay at home and wait for them.

I paced up and down, I jumped around and did a little dance as my nervous energy built and built. Eventually the call came from Gavin telling me the delivery had arrived.

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When I got there the unloading had almost finished with only 3 pallets remaining on the lorry. This is the friendly delivery man, who had the enormous task of manouvering all the pallets out of the van, down the drive and into the studio.

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This is what the room looked like as it began to fill up. And then the moment the delivery was complete the first box was opened. And here it is:

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400 pages of loveliness.

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Copyright Gavin Crawford 2011
And here I am exhausted and very shabby holding the first copy of A Stitch in Time Vol 2. Please excuse my tattiness. I didn't sleep the night before and as I've mentioned before we have no heating at the studio yet and we were moving 1000's of books around so I wasn't really dressed for an official photograph!

So then the first chance to actually look through the pages of our beautiful book -

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Copyright Gavin Crawford 2011
Copyright Gavin Crawford 2011
It is everything I hoped and more. There were many times in this two year process when I doubted if we would actually get to this point as so much seemed to go against us but at the very end everything worked like clockwork and we have the most stunningly beautiful treasury of vintage patterns that I could ever have imagined. I love our book and I truly hope you all will too.

For now
Ruby xxx

20 comments:

Jen Arnall-Culliford said...

You look ace, and so does the book. Can not wait!!
Jen xx

fingersandtoes said...

Can't wait to see it although I'm not sure I can come to the launch :( too much work of my own to do.

I really like the scarf you're wearing in the photos!

The binge knitter said...

so many books! You look great and so pleased :-)

Theodora Goes Wild said...

The look of pride on your face sums it all up for me. What an achievement Susan. CAN'T WAIT TO SEE IT!

tomofholland said...

Susan, you look proud as punch, and rightly so! I can't wait to see the book and I'm so happy I got to help you out.

See you at Prick Your Finger!

Tomx

Nisse said...

The book looks amazing! Susan I'm so happy for you and your team that it's finally come together. Though you're obviously very busy now, I hope you have some time to enjoy this moment :)
Can't wait for the book to arrive!

xxx

.x.Helen.x. said...

After all the ups and downs, and all your hard work, it must feel amazing to see it all coming to fruition. Well done

Ginny said...

It looks wonderful! Congratulations, you much feel so proud- such an achievement. Can't wait to get my hands on a copy :)

Maisy-Mae said...

Looks fantastic Susan! You and Gavin really deserve all the praise you can get. Hope tonight is a celebration night - congrats! Dais x

Virginia said...

it looks fantastic! Congrats!
Can't wait for it to arrive home! :-D

zilredloh said...

Oh WOW! It looks amazing.

I've been loving reading all of your posts because I really had no idea of all of the individual steps that need to be taken in order to publish a book of this magnitude. I'm going to cherish my copy not only for the patterns but for all the love you put into it for us.

Thanks!

fibreclaireUK said...

How wonderfaul!! Yoy look great. I cant wait to see the book .

Tanya said...

I'm very excited too! It was good to get a glimpse into the world of "book delivery". I hadn't imagined how all those books would look or how much space they would take up. The logistics are fascinating. Oh well, only another 4 weeks wait till it gets to my home now, so worth it, the pictures look gorgeous.

Scully said...

I am so pleased for you Susan and you look radiant rather than tatty! Well done to you and all the team. ♥

flossie said...

congratulations! I cannot wait to get mine in the mail! I wish I didn't live so far away in NYC...

heikeknits said...

You and the book look lovely and I am so excited and an not wait to open the pages myself. Hx

Tasha said...

I've been so busy at work this week, I totally forgot about the date yesterday! So exciting! I can't wait to see it once it wings its way across the pond to me. Congratulations!! (And hope now you can rest a bit. :)

Roobeedoo said...

Congratulations! :D

sandy said...

I think it's very easy to forget all the effort that goes into producing your own book, I cherish vol 1 and I will definitely be cherishing this one too!

It looks gorgeous...can't wait!

Anonymous said...

You don't look in the least shabby. I love the colours you're wearing together. Perfect for this time of year.
Lovely book - can't wait!