After seeing it mentioned on several blogs and Pinterest, I decided to look into the idea of slow stitching. I was able to get a copy of Claire Wellesley-Smith’s book and have enjoyed every page and photo. For me, slow stitching means relaxing, process over product, being mindful of the stitches, free form, practice becoming habit.
I gathered a scrap of fabric, some threads and began to stitch. The timer on my phone is set for 20 minutes and I try to clear my mind, concentrate on the stitches and colors. Right now I’ve been adding stitches daily and I’ll slow down when I decide I want a break.
Enjoy your day!
Snow fell on and off all weekend. We woke up to 2 additional inches this morning. Everything is clean again and the sun is bright. Birds of all types are flocking to the feeders. ~J~ is a good provider of seed and suet. We’ve had to keep a close eye on a couple of… Continue reading Weekend Report
Here’s the last finish of 2012. Ruffle Scarf for Mom Yarn :: Red Heart Sashay – tango colorway Needles :: US 10 (6.0 mm) Several of these ruffle scarves have been popping up on blogs and Ravelry. Everyone talked about how quick and easy they were to knit. So I decided to give it a… Continue reading Closing Out 2012
First new moon of 2012 brings the first TUSAL update of the year. This year’s SAL is again hosted by Sharon @ It’s Daffycat. This morning there were 296 folks stitching along. The “rules” are simple. Save all your “orts” (all those little thread and yarn scraps left over from finished projects) in a container… Continue reading Totally Useless Stitch-A-Long (TUSAL) ~ January 2012
Whew! Today has just flown by. I kept thinking that I’d sit down and post as soon as . . . . Well, finally, I have a minute to sit and do just that. I have two WIPs to share today, one knitting and one cross-stitch. I’ve joined the 12 socks in 2012… Continue reading WIP Wednesday ~ Charybdis & Frosty Friends