I picked a bright sunny yellow for the binding on Volume 3 and featured a cover photo of myself with my daughter, my daughter-in-law, and my two granddaughters. They were all visiting on a gloriously sunny Father's Day weekend. The dedication of Volume 3 reads:
"The first half of 2014 saw the addition of a second granddaughter, born April 6, 2014. Keeping up with sewing for the new baby and her toddler cousin, born October 11, 2012, kept me busy."
The back cover is a Dr. Seuss tongue in check tribute to the two granddaughters, who we lovingly dubbed Thing1 and Thing 2. See? That bright primary yellow also really sets off the red and blue of Thing 1 and Thing 2.
Volume 4 covered the holiday portion of 2014. The oranges of the tree sweater in the front photo and the green of the stockings and Grinch Quilt in the rear photo inspired me to go with a purple for the binding. Why not? Primary colors for Volume 3 and secondary colors for Volume 4. Volume 4's dedication reads:
"In the second part of 2014 there was a bit more knitting, a bit more decorating, a bit more visiting, a bit more remembering and a bit more of a seasonal theme."
The rear cover photo features some of the Christmas decorations at our house in 2014.
However, I'd like to make folks aware of a limitation of shared book that I just encountered. I wanted to extend making hardcover books to my other blog. I compiled a book over a period of posts but, when I previewed the blog book online, the captions were integrated in, and indistinguishable from, the main text. I contacted the SharedBook help line with the issue thinking perhaps it was a WYSIWYG ... what you see is what you get... preview quirk. Unfortunately, with my caption style, the software treats formatting the captions in a way I found unacceptable. I do not caption in DianeLoves2Quilt so it was a non-issue for this blog. In the other blog though I would need to go back and add blank lines and additional manual line breaks, which was too daunting a task for the number of posts and pictures I had. Maybe I will change my format from this point on and, perhaps when I am bored on a rainy day, go back and play with older posts if I still want to make historic blog books for WanderOrPonder.
But now, I am on to more quilting-centric works in progress by linking up to this week's Freshly Pieced WIP.