books today

one of melissa'a books
i am in the presence of a very good teacher. the way i know it? i am exhausted and confused. this happened last week, too, but these four days, all day long, i am with melissa jay craig. and i am sitting there trying to figure out how these new ideas and techniques (and i am a bit sloppy at bench skills) will bring together my work in a meaningful way. and juggling the class dynamics as well (hot and humid, fairly tight space, well organized, people are using up materials quickly, and LOTS of options). this is good work for me. really good, really hard, and bob walp tonight helped me figure out what i'm trying to do. (thanks, bob)
melissa tightening up this "shoelace stitch" sample
a deceptively simple and strong way of connecting two board pages together. elegant.