Monday, February 7

Written over my heart

I haven't made a metal journal since before Christmas, but now there are seven on my work table. The covers for this one -- with the bullet pencil tucked into part of a vintage hinge -- is the one I like best.
I can't step away from sewing though, and I love the hearts patched together from old sari fabric on vintage feed sacks.
The hearts and other blocks I've been sewing (and will sew) will eventually become a table cloth.

19 comments:

  1. your metal books are so wonderful, and I adore your heart...

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  2. Wow this metal book looks awesome Love it.Dont give up on the sewing you have such a talent there as well ,and sewing is so relaxing.

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  3. Awesome again! Your work is wonderful! The metal journal is to die for... seriously! lol! Love the heart too. I used to love hand sewing, but don't do much anymore. Can't wait to see what the finished cloth will look like! Where do you get sari material?!?
    Lotus

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  4. As always your work is very inspiring, dear Lesley.

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  5. Ah, a whole lotta gorgeous to go with my coffee.

    Thank you for that. :)

    Your work emanates heart.

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  6. Really wonderful! I especially LOVE the heart
    1

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  7. Where does one find a bullet pencil?
    I can't wait to see your tablecloth.
    I am trying to have things ready, to sew on the airplane, on the way home...to Iceland :)

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  8. Both of your directions are pretty special, keep going. Can't wait to see that tablecloth finished, it will be so lush! xox Corrine

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  9. Oh my, the combination of the two materials is such a great juxtaposition. Lovely valentine!

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  10. Beautiful eye and beautiful works. Who would have thought differently?

    ~Dee~

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  11. Leslie, I stopped by from cwb to get a closer look at the stitching on the heart, but my heart is stopped by that pencil in the hinge! It reminds me of my grandfather the carpenter and his coffee can of bits and pieces. Just makes me smile! But, back to your heart- I just noticed that your stitching on it echoes some of your stitching on your books. Lovely.

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  12. the heart......... pure elegance

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  13. isn't it something, leslie,
    how your heart is drawn
    to hard, shiny gold & rusty-bronze metals
    one day
    and then
    and then
    to softly*worn creamy cloth the next?

    :-)

    how fortunate you do not need
    to select
    only one Medium
    or
    what would you do with your photography?

    isn't life grand!

    {{ are you teaching/taking
    any workshops this year? }}



    :-)

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  14. I love seeing all these projects...the heart is so lovely!

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  15. this inspires me to take my dad's shirts and make them into art that I can always touch and love and have.... thank you!

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  16. Oh, man, I didn't comment on the previous heart, which was GORGEOUS, because you don't need another comment from me!, but these things are super groovy.

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  17. Wow! I love this book with it's bullet pencil, (you know I love them all!) and your heart and seeing your amazing projects... roxanne

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