****We are writing a book together for C & T Publishing!!!!!****
We've been working on it together since last January, and are having an absolutely lovely time collaborating.
Val came to visit me here in Washougal last summer when we actually got to sew together for several days.
She realized this when I dumped out all of my silk stash on the floor of my living room so we could pull some fabrics for our projects.
We've had such fun working long distance together....but of course it was wonderful to reunite in Wichita last week and we got a lot done in person. I can't wait until you all can see what we are up to! But it will be awhile....our manuscript is due next May, and the book won't be out until May 2014! That is soooo long to wait....
We knew that last week was our one chance to have our photo taken together, as we won't see each other again before next May. So we asked our fellow C & T author, Judith Baker Montano, to take our author photo for us. Judith is a very fine photographer, and she graciously agreed to help us out. The fact that she has been a huge influence on both of us in our work made it even more special.
Well, getting one woman to be happy with a portrait of herself is hard enough, but two of us? It took three different sessions over three days, but Judith was so kind and funny with us, (saying outrageous things to make us laugh) not to mention being very experienced (telling me, "For God's sake, put on some LIPSTICK, honey!"), that she finally got one we both love.
We had some funny outtakes...
On the last morning, Judith got it.
To read Val's take on this, click on over here: http://pinkbunnykansas.blogspot.com/2012/11/a-very-special-photo-shoot.html