Tuesday, October 17, 2017
Do You Slow Stitch
So what is the hold up? What's taking me so long. Why in the heck isn't it done by now.
The simple answer is the Crazy Train. If you have been visiting her long, you know that is my reference to the times when my daughter brings drama to my life.
When things are going smoothly in our relationship, I stitch. When things are not so good, I set it aside and lose interest. You might guess this has been a pretty rocky year based on my slow progress. However, even though the Crazy Train is yet again visiting my spirit, I am for the first time working on it. You might say I am focused on getting it done and out of sight. Gifted to be kept, or not. Her choice.
The part of this project that I really...REALLY liked was the slow stitching of the hand quilting. Even though I have always liked the look of Boro Stitching, I have never tried it. All those lovely patches stitched on a base with close stitching, perhaps in different color threads.
So I have a plan. I am going to slow stitch lovely patches to cover it entirely. I suspect it will take forever. But that's ok. It'll be my Gummy Drop Deterrent. And I will not buy one thing to complete this project, except perhaps dye. I will stitch at my own pace. It is a totally ME project. A reminder to me amid the Crazy Train visit that I am worthy of a ME focus.
If you do this kind of Boro stitching, please let me know and perhaps share picture of your work. Share any tips you may have, as I have not been able to find any references to applying the patches. However I have not yet searched U-tube.
Grateful: That I maintain my sense of self and sanity.