Monday, January 31, 2011

Soothing Stitches


Recently I rediscovered the soothing, meditative qualities of cross stitch. For Christmas I received a lovely quilt book that incorporates some cross stitch projects as well. Immediately I knew I wanted to make one of the projects which is an agenda cover. I got to work and last week I finished it! Now I want to start another cross stitch project despite having a "project" list going that's filled with sewing projects. I think, however, that with cross stitch I am being reminded to throw out the lists, slow down and just enjoy the process.


5 comments:

Stacy said...

That's kind of how I feel about knitting lately....

Laura said...

Exactly...I need to remind myself to enjoy the process more...

Miki's scrapbook said...

Awe, beautiful, Laura! I wonder is cross stitching would be ok for me to start doing something with my hands ... I'm so not skilfull; can't even sew hems :(.

So how has your week been? I'm still a little lost here, but I'm keeping myself busy with silly stuff :/. Right now I'm making curry chicken for dinner. Thanks for your nice words! :D

Miki.

Laura said...

Hi Miki! You can totally learn to cross stitch! It's great for working on something while sitting on the couch in front of TV or a movie. I'm sure the local library has tons of craft/embroidery books to show you how. :)
Or there's always the internet. ;)

Glad you're settling in. :)

Laura

Jacqueline said...

Dearest sweet laura, this is really beautiful! I too adore cross stitch lots! So happy to be back after a long chinese new year holiday! Have a lovely merry happy weekend and love to you!

jacqueline
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