Saturday, October 10, 2015

Vacation Days 1&2

Did the rows of stitching (above) on the first travel day. 

And these are little areas across the back of the jacket.

I purchased it from Coldwater Creek a few years ago for under $25.00. I dyed it with Procion MX dyes from Dharma Trading Co. using an ice dyeing technique I'd read about. It is of rayon and spandex so the way it accepts dye is very different than cotton. I like how it's  color is a very ethereal. I'm using any colors of pearl cotton that I pull from my stash. I don't know if I will ever wear it, but I do want to cover the entire jacket with stitches, appliqués, embellishments of any kind. 

It's one of those 'bucket' list things that I've decided to do, just because I want to. That's kinda hard for me, as I always think I should be doing something that has an end purpose. I will trust God on this one. He will show me the purpose when it's done, if not before. Much like the afghan I made recently. 

May you follow The Holy Spirit, as He leads you down your God planned path. 


Monica said...

Beautiful stitching, Luann. Like you, I tend towards doing practical things but I'm trying to learn that doing something for its own sake is a good enough reason.

Luann Fischer said...

We so often encourage others to 'try it!' Then we tell ourselves, 'don't be wasting your time!' When did learning become a waste of our time?? I think we need to approach life more 'child like' and less regimented. So, here's to doing our "whatevers" with gusto and abandoned. I don't know about you, but I think I saw gusto chasing abandon around my sewing room one day,,,,
Thanks for stopping by,
May God continue His blessings on your life

Monica said...

I do like the idea of gusto chasing abandon around the sewing room. Of course, in my sewing room, they'd keep tripping over everything. :)