Wax on, wane off

Well, that's it. Printing finished. Pages folded. Holes punched. Booklets bound. I walked down to the post office yesterday morning when it was still fairly early and not too hot, and shipped the order off. I'm quite happy with how they turned out. I hope Cold Moon Press is, too.

I have taken this week off from my library job; and with my printing and binding commission complete, I plan to devote myself to writing (which I have sorely neglected the past couple of months). It's time to be a writer again: read, write poetry, and send it off to lit mags hoping some good fish may bite.

For those who are curious, here are some pictures from the binding process.

My paper-folding work station (laid out on my new 2' x 3' cutting mat).

Punching holes for binding the pages together, 
using my tiny awl and book sewing cradle.

Stacks of the almost-finished catalog booklets. 
The only thing missing is the thread.

Packed up and ready to go!


  1. Congratulations. It is really neat to see some of the process involved. I hope it all goes well for you.


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