Colourful stitching gives a zing today. Working with aqua, bright orange, cheery yellow and hot pink brightens my wintery afternoon.
Hand stitching is so soothing.
When my mind feels muddled and I don’t “feel” creative, I go through the motions of hand embroidery – steadily following the pattern without thinking .
The rhythmic action allows me to ponder.
To meditate and contemplate, freeing from the nagging guilt that I am not coming up with original creativity that is more dramatic.
Stitching is a quiet achievement.
It is good to be productive when I don’t feel productive.
Even the snippety scraps are pretty!