I could not help laughing when I first viewed it. Amid the truly beautiful, technically-exquisite and historically-knowledgeable bindings, mine stands out—as the “shaggy dog” among the purebreds! But I'm happy to be in the company of my betters. One of the exhibitors encouraged me with a gracious comment using the apt phrase, "brawny materials." This was the right opportunity at the right time for me, and I am thoroughly enjoying it. Thank you, Midwest Guild.