Sunday, November 12, 2017
It's Slow Stitching
When I went to work full time when Laurie was in 1st Grade, being a full time working mom with a husband who was an over-the-road truck driver, canning and gardening took more time than I actually had. Hand and machine sewing were put on the back burner.
I have always loved old Crazy Quilts, but not the frau frau pieces with laces and silk ribbon. I loved the pioneer crazy quilts that were stitched and embellished with beautifully hand stitched seams and motifs.
I never understood the Slow Stitching Movement until now. That's me...intrigued with hand stitched inchies 10 years after their fad. Loving the look of Boro stitched fabrics long after "everyone" was talking about it.
I Googled the definition of Slow Stitching and found a few blog posts about it. It is referred to as stitching a slow project by hand, whether it is cross stitched, quilted, embroidered or appliqued. It is taking the time to reflect on what you are sewing. That makes sense to me right now. Add FOCUS and RESTFUL to the description. Reserving time for me without a break to let the dogs out or do anything for anyone else but ME. I have much been lacking that in my life, especially now with my grandson's family living with us for the next several months.
So I will not refer to Boro stitching the patches on this jacket anymore. It is Slow Stitching and it's restful. Now I will have to find time to machine sew. Finding quiet time for THAT is more difficult.
I am linking this post to Kathy's Quilts who encourages Sunday Slow Stitching.
Grateful: Today I am grateful for quiet time used think deep thoughts to better understand myself and others.
Are you able to dedicate quiet time to just think about whatever pops in your mind? Looking out the window is good for that too!