moleskins

Every now and again it’s fun to try a different sort of project and this time around it was stitching onto the cover of a moleskin journal.
I don’t know what it is about these books (that come in a variety of sizes, colors etc) but just holding one makes me feel like I could write buckets and buckets of amazing words. They are just lovely little books.

Embroidered moleskin blessings journal

I’ve been reading Ann Voskamp’s book One Thousand Gifts and while I’ve been keeping a list over at a constant pursuit, I was prompted by reading to actually start my list beyond just the Mondays when I type it on the computer. And that warranted a trip to Target for a set of moleskins.

Embroidered moleskin blessings journal

“eucharisteo” is the phrase she often repeats. It’s a giving of thanks. It is a posture of life that focuses on all the blessings that God bestows on us…the lovely and the ugly-beautiful. It is seeking to find His touches of grace in our lives. It is a life-changing perspective and one that I’m praying daily to have.

Embroidered moleskin blessings journal

Moleskins are a lovely thing to practice stitching on. The only difference is that you have to pop a guide whole through before stitching, unlike when using fabric you can “see” the line through. These books in particular where pretty easy to poke through; not too thick. That said, I wouldn’t stitch more than a few words. Your fingers will thank you later.

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