Stitch Therapy

Discovering me … one stitch at a time

Tag: inspiration

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Hi Blog.

Here we are already at the first Friday of the shiny New Year.

After the long break, I am happy to be settled back into our regular schedules. The Taurus in me sure does love some smoothly operating routines.

Last night was Biggest’s Winter Orchestra concert. I was BLOWN AWAY with how good they sounded. I am thankful that he loves violin because I really love listening to it.

After some consideration, I picked LOVE as my word for 2017.

This year, I would like to feel more love in my heart and act more lovingly towards myself and others. I would like love to be what drives my decisions and actions; rather than fear or anger or sense of lack or boredom or whatever. Clearly our world could use a lot more love these days.

I just noticed that I’ve used the word “LOVE” 9 times in this post! See? I’m already embracing it!

Happy Friday, Friends!

Crochet therapy?

We had Scouts last night, so no stitching. 🙁  We worked on our pinewood derby cars for the big race coming up. At first, my guy wanted to paint his car black with white racing stripes. Halfway through, he decided that he’d rather it was painted red, white and blue like an American flag. Needless to say, it is looking rather interesting.

Yesterday I went out at lunch and bought a set of crochet hooks and yarn. I am super excited because a friend is teaching me how to crochet this weekend! I really want to make one of these:

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And one of these:

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It’s funny how cross stitch has really ignited my interest in trying other needle crafts as well. I <3 cross stitch so!

Wishes and projects.

I had to travel for work yesterday and missed writing in my little blog. Can you believe that Christmas is just a little over a week away? I picked up a few things during my travels and my gift shopping is finally complete. Check!

My family has been very indulgent of my hobby and I was able to get a lot of stitching done last night. I’m feeling confident that this project will be completed before Christmas. The “finishing” part, however, is intimidating. I originally had grand ideas to turn this into a big cushy pillow for our sofa. Now, I’m having second thoughts. It is my first piece, after all, and pillows in our house tend to end up on the floor, or thrown at little brothers, or become beds for little dogs. A pillow would be well-used and well-loved, but not very well-cared-for, unfortunately.

I’m looking forward to starting Projects#2 and #3 and #4!!! The problem is that there are SO MANY gorgeous patterns that I’m having trouble deciding what to embark on next. How do you even choose? I also have a secret wish to try designing my own patterns. I doodled some in my notebook yesterday when I should have been paying attention in a meeting.  Oh… how I love cross stitching! The possibilities are so endless!

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