The Adventure Continues!

I drove home from Champaign on Saturday evening. I was so tired… I put the laundry in, enjoyed the Chinese carry out Steve organized for us and was asleep by 8.30!

Sunday morning I unpacked my bags, put my lecture quilts out flat to rest and then started packing again. Here’s a look at some of my stuff by the front door before we loaded it in the car. IMG_5834There were actually seven plastic tubs in total. The back seats all had to go down flat to fit everything in, but we did it and I was ready to set off just before one.

The GPS was set for Cincinnati, and 320 miles, two quick stops and five hours later I arrived at my hotel. I always feel ridiculously pleased with myself when I do a long drive on my own. I had NPR and then podcasts from BBC Radio 4 and also from While She Naps for company. An eclectic mixture of education and entertainment kept me awake and alert the whole way!

Cincinnati is nice enough but of course I am here for a reason.

On Monday morning I made the short drive to the F and W photography studios to start the photo shoot for my book. Yes, it really is happening. I’ve been working towards this week for a while now but I really wasn’t sure what to expect.

Here’s just a couple of pics to give you a little idea of the set up.

Ready for close ups…IMG_5838And my machine looking lonely before we did the process shots.IMG_5843Just one more day of photography to go, then I’ll be returning home to finish the manuscript before I wait… and wait.

I’m hoping for a release date next spring. I’m told patience is a virtue!


It’s warmer here than at home. There are daffodils in flower. The little pansies I’ve got as my featured image are outside my hotel. Aren’t they pretty?


  1. Linda Hiatt said:

    Congrats! How exciting…

    March 16, 2016
  2. Susan S. said:

    Exciting, Catherine!!!

    March 16, 2016

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