Sigh- this is NOT the background for the book pics

While I am weaving up a storm, working on projects for my new book, I can’t post pics of what I am weaving.

You know…. you just can’t ‘scoop’ yourself and let the cat out of the bag, no matter how enticing it would be to let it out for just a very little peek.

But, nope.Β  It’s zipped lips and fingers off the keyboard when the itch to do a tiny reveal has to be firmly pushed down.

On the other hand, when something gets vetoed by my editor and the art dept…. I can say:

“Guess what! Here’s something that you WON’T be seeing in my new book!” πŸ™‚

I had this brightΒ  obviously Not so bright, idea that I would weave the background for all the project and how to photos on the peg loom.

I liked the idea.

A lot.

I wove and wove and wove for many an hour…..

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And wove a large background piece.

And, merrily shot photographs using it.


I am learning the nuts and bolts of my new camera and so I sent photos in to my editor to make sure that the photos will be acceptable for all the manipulations that have to happen for publishing.


The art department nixed the background.


Should have checked in on that one sooner, shouldn’t I?


Building a book is never a straight line- it’s a ziggy, zaggy, loopy and sometimes, snaggy one, indeed.

Ah, the learning curve.

All part of the journey.

Back to work I go.


But hey, at least I was able to show you something that I have been working (and working and working) on.




Filed under Loom & looms & small loom weaving, Peg and Stick Loom weaving, peg looms and weaving sticks, Writing a book

8 responses to “Sigh- this is NOT the background for the book pics

  1. Sorry Noreen this did make me giggle. So there’s book world and Noreen world just don’t let them lose the Noreen twinkle eh.

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    • LOL πŸ™‚ Thank you so much, Daisy Winifred! I always look for the silver lining, and at least I finally got to show ~something~ that I wove for the book…. even if it’s been booted out! πŸ™‚ Which in an odd way, I find amusing. Although, I have to admit that there is part of me that throws the back of my hand to my forehead and longs to swoon at the time that I invested in weaving the background. Ah, well. I enjoyed weaving it. And, the yarn is not lost to me. Having it woven up is just another way of storing it. πŸ™‚


  2. Well, too bad about that, but you’ve done something incredibly creative and put it out there, even if it doesn’t end up in the book. So there’s this beautiful little cousin of the work in your book is out in the world, creating a buzz in advance of the book’s debut!

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    • And, my editor and the art director got back to me as soon as my blog post popped up on their screens, and assured me that the-not-the-background can find other ways to wiggle it’s sweet self into the book πŸ™‚


  3. Hi just wanted to let you know Michaels just came out with a cute peg loom called loop de loom and of course I bought it!

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  4. Hi seems a bit flimsy but I will let you know when I get it going can’t wait for your new book!


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