Luckily my ward has a quilting/craft night once a month and my friend Tara reminded me about it so I went. It started out as just me, my mom, and Tara, but as the night went on three more women showed up and it turned out to be not only lots of fun, but also super productive! I finished the last five books in only three and a half hours. That includes the time spent cutting the pages to size, punching the holes, and dying the red thread. Not bad!
I'm not sure how great these pictures are, but I'm quite satisfied with how the books turned out. I'm even excited to do more!
It's a rainbow!
Purgatory Pie Press did and I really liked it. I had to make up how to do it since it's different than the standard long stitch binding, but it didn't take me as long as I'd thought it would and I think it came together pretty well! I stitched some boxes with white thread and some with red, but I think (sadly) I do like the white ones better: because each box has two red lines on the spine, the red thread gets sort of lost in the bustle.
The books open pretty flat which is a nice characteristic of this kind of binding.