They’re done: six hand-bound copies of Down in the Willow Garden. Five hundred pages, leatherbound, and fully illustrated. Weeks of work and hundreds of dollars later. One is a gift for Melissa in two weeks, when I see her at Walker Stalker.

I’m so happy with and proud of this project, I could cry. A labor of love to give a proper home to—well—my labor of love.I’ll see my copy on my bookshelf, and remember this time in my life forever.