My boyfriend went first, getting the autograph from a photo provided (he bought a comic book, but was unsure of the Sharpie's abilities to mark the shiny cover). Then it was my turn; I turned in my ticket (proof of payment for the sig), and placed my print on the table and slid it toward him. Less dramatically, I balanced my binder and box of Octagon on part of the table as well.
ME: I'd like to show you something, if that's all right.
BODYGUARD 1: She wants to show you something.
ME: (Fumble with the string, trying to find the right side. I put it down next to the paper) That's crochet, (a little louder just in case) I crocheted that.
BODYGUARD 1: She crocheted that.
STAN: That's crochet?
ME: Yep. It's (circle the area with my finger) that corner right there.
STAN: There's talent everywhere you look. Where do I sign?
ME: Oh anywhere.
STAN: NO anywhere, tell me where to sign.
ME: (Smiling) Um…across this side. (Slide-point with my finger again)
STAN: (Turns the page, carefully and deliberately marks the page. Passes it back to me) Extra special for you. :)
ME: Thank youuuuu! :D (while I turn and leave)
Author and Artist
I finally realize the importance of the dated progress page...it shows just how much I'm actually working!