A Stitch At A Time

This past weekend I picked up a project that I haven’t worked in in a while. Actually, it feels like ages since I stitched. After just a few stitches I realized how much I missed my counted cross stitch work.

I absolutely adore counted cross stitch and have several completed samplers, none of which I’ve framed yet. One day. Meanwhile, I continue to enjoy the simple act of stitching. Sometimes a writer’s mind can race with snippets of dialogue and bright ideas for plot twists. Lately that’s been happening a lot to me. I think it’s because I’m spending more of my day writing and I don’t have my regular trigger to shut down the writer brain. Stitching turns down the volume inside my head.

I usually don’t work in large chunks of time on my stitching. I usually pick it up on a Sunday morning and work for about 30 minutes before I start my day and it’s a lovely way to start a day. I admit I’ve fallen off the stitching bandwagon over the past few months but I’m back on now. I reached for this project last week and I immediately realized how much I missed stitching. I’m going to continue with my early morning weekend stitching and I’ll share updates with you on this project.

4 Comments

  • Wooliefeatures

    May 16, 2017 at 11:29 am Reply

    That is a lovely cross stitch. I hope you manage to find time to finish it – even if you only do a couple of stitches per day – because it’s lovely.

    • Debra Sennefelder

      May 17, 2017 at 10:59 am Reply

      Thank you. I love this piece so I’m going to squeeze in a few stitches each day. Thanks for visiting.

  • Marlyn

    May 18, 2017 at 11:10 am Reply

    Oh I hear you. I love journaling, art journaling, yet there seems to always be a hand project calling me as well. This looks like an interesting sampler. I love making them too, but find my age and lighting make working on the linen a task rather then enjoyable. Can’t wait to see your finished project.

    • Debra Sennefelder

      May 18, 2017 at 12:07 pm Reply

      Hi Marlyn, I hear you on the challenges of stitching on linen. It’s getting a little more difficult but I’m going to hang on as long as I can. LOL. I look forward to sharing the finished project. Thanks for visiting!

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