This is a little off my usual Friday Finds, but I just had to tell you about a novel written by my colleague Jennie Nash (here’s the disclaimer… Jennie and I both teach writing at UCLA Extension. She is an extrodinary writing teacher.)
Jennie has just published her latest book, “The Threadbare Heart,” a novel about love and marriage, heartbreak and healing. (And if you are patient enough to scroll down, there’s even a card that fits this theme perfectly!)
The story revolves around the long-term marriage of Lily and Tom and the joys and tribulations entwined like tiny threads that are so easily unraveled, but that can also be mended. Author Hope Edelman calls “The Threadbare Heart” a “quietly profound novel about the many jagged, heart-wrenching transcendent ways one person can love another.” (And any textile junkie will love the fabric references.)
Here’s a picture of Jennie:
After finishing Jennie’s book, I immediately thought of a card I made a few years ago for a sewing company to show off the company products:
(stamps all Hero Arts; sentiment computer generated)
And this one, which uses a purchased rose that I embellished with beads and an embroidered stem:
The sentiment (old Hooks, Lines & Inkers) is stamped and gold embossed. The background is a piece of fabric glued to a card front, then edged with gold marker. Very different from what I do these days.
You can read an excerpt from Jennie’s book at www.jennienash.com.
Thanks for stopping by!