Progress always involves risk. You can't steal second base and keep your foot on first.
~Frederick B. Wilcox
Taking things slower helped me find the correct words for the back. Some of my ideas were listed here. It was important to me that it relate to the Giants so Babe Ruth and League of Their Own didn't make the cut. Yes, Yes, Yes was a Giants slogan in 2015 and 16. But when I realized how well the Giants fit into the 7th inning stretch song, that decided things.
That three yards of orange batik is coming in handy here. My first thought was using different background fabrics but Cathy's post changed my mind. I want this to be highly visible... so everyone can read it without their glasses. 😊A consistent background will help.
Filling between letters, words, and rows takes time... and may take every scrap of this orange. At every step, I put it back on the floor to check the spacing. It's all improvisationally pieced. No measuring although it is cut with a ruler.
My solid black remnant was used up for the team name. I considered purchasing more, then realized the name would stand out if the other words used a print and a smaller font. So that was another easy choice... and used more stuff lurking in my stash. Hooray.
For several years I've intended to read This Book is Overdue by Marilyn Johnson and finally did this summer.
Each chapter illuminates how librarians adapt to the digital age. Marilyn celebrates their service to truth, free speech, and inclusion. Very well written but I wish I'd read it when it first came out. Things move so quickly now that many tools are out of date already. I will look for more books by her.
Enjoy the day, Ann