Monday, January 20, 2014
I often jump into things face first. I am at times very impatient and impulsive, and want what I want NOW! Like for instance, with stitching, I want to be able to work certain styles of stitches, or certain types of stitches immediately. I can be impatient with wanting a project to be finished, or with the finishing process itself. Stitching has definitely shown me that immediate gratification is not the way things work, that I may have to pull out a fether stitch three times before it looks like an exquisite little leaf, that using one strand to complete a satin stitch takes a long time, and that the more colors in a cross-stitch pattern there are the more patience I need to have. The patience and perseverence being a sticher has taught me is invaluable, and something for which I am extremely grateful. I am learning that it sometimes is a good thing to not always get it right the first time, that the slower I go the better things turn out, and most importantly that good things come to those who wait.
This past weekend was the International Hermit and Stitch Weekend. I used my time to make progress on several projects, and also to organize my stitching goals for the upcoming year. On Saturday, I went to a shop that I have never been to and bought lots of supplies I need. I am happy to report that 3 out of 6 projects are finished from the previous IHSW. One is almost finished. I will report on them throughout the week, and also about my 2014 stitching plans. I am looking forward to finding out what other stitchers are going to be up to in 2014.
Congrats on finishes, can we see pictures?
Posted by: Evalina | Monday, January 20, 2014 at 07:16 PM
Oh, you're such a tease, Jaime! Mention of finishes and no piccies?? ;)
Posted by: Joysze | Wednesday, January 22, 2014 at 12:01 AM
I promise to put some up this coming week- pinky swear promise!! :)
Posted by: JaimeLyn | Saturday, January 25, 2014 at 04:58 PM
I hadn't thought of that, but yes, you're right - stitching is helping making me more patient
Posted by: wendy | Sunday, January 26, 2014 at 08:25 AM