Saturday, October 26

"There's No Rush"


Mark Twain said, "Never put off till tomorrow what may be done day after tomorrow just as well."


Ten months ago, a dear friend asked if I would make a book for her.


"One of the big ones," she said. "There's no rush."
  

Music to my procrastinating ears. No rush she said, and rush I didn't . . . until the day before I was to deliver it.


I had the covers finished months ago, the pages torn and dyed. It was simply the putting it all together. Finishing it.


And I wasn't dreading it. I like making these big behemoths. I like the feel of them in my hands.


Nevertheless, I was binding and gluing right up until the moment I hopped in the car. Blowing on the glue as I raced to meet her. Well, not exactly, but almost.


It's the season when all my There's No Rushes are coming due, but I'll think about it tomorrow.


While I was thinking about it, I made a few more books for my shop.

16 comments:

  1. I agree with Corrine, it is stunning! and well worth the wait!

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    1. Thanks, Caterina! I'm happy that she's happy.

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  2. Yes, indeed, well worth the wait. Ken and I lovelovelove our new book...it is full of lovely delights...perfect. xoxo Mo'a

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    1. You are very generous with your patience, Mo'a! I'm glad you and Ken like the book! It was a pleasure making it for you. Maybe that's why I waited -- like saving the best bite of cake until last.
      xo

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    1. That's an idea, Jeanne. It would have to be more than one day . . . but less than ten months!

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  4. Your work astounds me each and every time! You inspire and you enlighten. I KNOW it was well worth their wait to own this!

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  5. absolutely stunning Leslie! thank you for the inspiration to fire up the torch and play!

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  6. Looks like I'm going to repeat what everyone else has said... WOW, It's absolutely beautiful!

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  7. Absolutely gorgeous. I can see, from the detail, just how much work you put into this and I am in awe!

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