Thursday, May 6, 2010

May Stitching Bloggers' Question

Lake Stitcher brought this meme back into life. Thank you for that!!!

Suppose we say that there are two types of stitchers.

There are those who enjoy the “process” of stitching. They stitch for stitching’s sake and if something gets finished, so much the better, but it’s not necessarily the end goal. Primarily, it’s the application of needle and thread to cloth that makes them happiest.

Then there are those who are “project” stitchers. They move steadily through their projects, certainly enjoying their stitching time, but finding their greatest joy in the completed stitching.

If you had to pick one to describe yourself, which type of stitcher would you be? I imagine that we could all say that we fall somewhere in between, but really think hard about this and try to pick just one. And once you’ve decided whether you’re a Process or Project stitcher, tell us if your recognize that approach in other parts of your life.

After a lot of thinking I came to the conclusion that I am "process" stitcher. I really like it and enjoy it when I finish a project, but I do believe for me the getting there is more important. Although my blog does give another impression, I am a "BAP"-Stitcher. This is the reason only small "in between so I can show something" pieces are on my blog right now ;-) I am still waiting to win that jackpot so I can devote my life to stitching. My "starteritis" does not really help to get things done, either. I just love to start new kits or charts and find out how everything comes together. I have over 70 charts already kitted and ready to go and maybe close to 50 kits as well so that leaves me with a lot to look forward to.

I truly admire stitchers who are able to put out a piece almost every other day (Jennifer of Feathers in the Nest comes to mind). You are so fast and the designs and especially the finishing are blowing my mind.

Applied to real life, I would have to say I am very project oriented and want to get things done. Well, this is business and stitching is pleasure, right!?

My Needle and my Floss...

... They do comfort me. While stitching this design I often thought about how often stitching really helped me to soothe my soul and help me through difficult times. For me stitching is therapy; after a hard day at work, nothing is better than holding the Q-snap in my hand and creating something lasting.

I finished this design on a small stitching retreat in Austria last week. Since I really like the "travelling sisterhood" of that chart that is currently going on in blogland, I thought of something similar.

I gifted a fellow stitcher with the chart and asked her to stitch it and then send it to another stitcher from our forum and so on, thus creating our own "travelling sisterhood". The girls really liked the idea so we will see how it develops.

And now, here she is. I stitched the design with the suggested colors (Weeks Dye) on the recommended fabric.

Happy stitching