Today was cold, relatively speaking. I searched for wool and cashmere, textiles I love, determined to exploit a very narrow window of opportunity to enjoy the fabrics of the season.
Last year about this time I made an oversized sweater in an act of sewing-as-therapy. My father had just died. I was getting ready to move my mother, beginning a whole new chapter in our lives. When I showed the sweater here, I was barely able to smile or pose.
Today was different. Time smoothes out the wrinkles, and the emptiness is a backdrop for little joys. I remembered sewing in desperation, but today I felt enveloped in tender memories as this outfit came together.
The soft colors and fabrics made me happy and warm, and wearing things I’ve created felt affirming.
Life is tingling with excitement as new visions are being pursued and fresh opportunities arise. Call me an optimist, but it works for me. Upcycling is a metaphor for life, reworking that old garment and creating something beautiful out of it. Dross into Gold, baby!!
Have a great week. XXOO
Details: Sweater, scarf, and skirt-upcycled by me from thrifted materials. Boots and belt-thrifted. Jewelry-thrifted, gifted, and purchased at extreme discount.
Click on the pictures once, and then again, will give you all the detail you could possibly want. And Linda, I didn’t forget you! I just haven’t done much sewing this week. I’ll be thinking about you and that tutorial in the next post. XXOO