Design & Photography

Before I was so Busy

October 10, 2011

I enjoyed counted cross stitch.  I loved to sit for hours counting, stitching and seeing a beautiful piece of artwork come to life.  It was me time... a relaxing time that I gave to myself.
But now with our busy sometimes hectic schedules, my counted cross stitch has taken a back seat to something that I don't have to count.  I found myself spending more time ripping out the incorrect stitches then actually creating.
So I haven't given up stitching completely, I just don't follow a pattern now to create.  Taking this pillow out to decorate for fall, is a gentle reminder that I need to start packing a stitchery piece where ever I go to get that same relaxing feeling.
Maybe one day, when my life slows down, I will get back to counted cross stitch that I love so much, until then I will still create stitchery pieces just not the ones I have to count.

Wishing you all a creative day.


PS... Heather just posted how to create these super cute spiders at The Creative Patch.  Now those are spiders that I can live with!  I think I will be creating some of these soon.

T's Daily Treasures said...

I feel the same. I used to do so much cross-stitching, but don't have the time or patience for big projects anymore, so I keep it simple, but even that isn't getting done these days. Crochet is much easier, oesn't take as much thought and so much easier to frog if yo make a mistake. :) Hope your day is great. Tammy

Leah C said...

Oh I haven't cross-stitched in years; but, I used to love it, too:) Maybe someday...

Laurie said...

I agree; and, I have to have something to stitch to relax, too.

Sandy Michelle said...

Neat cross stitching work Sheila! I was lucky to receive one of Heather's spiders for a swap :) Have a great week!!

Sandy xox

Createology said...

Your stitching is wonderful. Such a fun pillow to enjoy this time of year. Time does wander along...I too did stitchings I loved but no longer do them. Maybe again one day. Blissful day to you...

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