Stitching Alabama Chanin-style can become rather obsessive.
Once you actually get over the intimidation factor and just make something . . . Well. You discover it's really fun to stitch by hand. And the garments you stitch are super comfortable to wear. And the creative opportunities are just endless.
Earlier this summer I decided I wanted a simple, black tunic. Nothing fancy. No stenciling. No appliqué.
But then . . . I decided to add some beads.
(the front . . . finished)
And then . . . more beads.
(Because it really is an obsession.)
(the back. . . finished)
I think I'm done with the beads now.
(But maybe not.)
(You never know.)
In the end, I got my simple, black tunic.
(Now with bonus sparkle!)