Wednesday, September 14, 2011

these golden days

Quiet time here - working on projects and enjoying these lovely golden days of september.  My linen vest turned out well.  I love the kimono silk lining and I made a special tab for the back.
When I hold this piece up to the light I can see the two different shades of red silk and am reminded of the long hours spent disassembling the kimono.  Some sewers might think it silly to take a seam ripper to an old piece when silk is easily purchased.  But I disagree.
Time stood still while I worked on this project.
And as always, my faithful friend was nearby. . . practically sitting on my feet!
He and I will miss one another when I return to work next week.

5 comments:

Suz said...

I just know my heart would leap if I got a glimpse of that ancient red silk...ancient in tradition..love that it is next to the body....just lovely

JelliDonut said...

That is absolutely stunning.

Zoey said...

Beautiful, Jody. Your back tab reminds me of a fall leaf.

Delisa said...

Hi Jody! What a beautiful vest, it is a work of art, the stitching is wonderful. Such a great idea to use the silk from the kimono. It gives me such a good feeling when I can find ways to reuse things I love. It would have been a shame to waste all that lovely silk. I actually read this post the first time, late last night and fell asleep as I was writing you the comment! I woke up at 4:00 a.m. and had to laugh out loud when I saw what I had wrote. It started out making sense and then ended up with about a paragraph of random letters and a smiley face! I'm so glad I didn't send it. I really have to make a note to myself , not to write anyone when I'm so tired. :) I hope you are having a relaxing evening. Until next time... Delisa :)

jayneonweedstreet said...

I know you will miss the old fella but he will be getting in an extra 40 winks while you slave away! Oh to be a golden retriever as well loved as this!!
Beautiful vest! Perfect for cool days ahead!!