Something about blogging the project I really wanted to get done gave me the extra push to actually get it done. As predicted, it didn't take very long, just needed to do it. I used a colorful map for the covers and sewed it together so that one side is upside down, giving the book 2 fronts. I'm happy with it and psyched to fill it.
I'm going to unplug while away and not even bring my mac. I'll report back on Thursday with some photos from the desert and hopefully some inspiration.