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.
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.
“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.
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.