As regular readers may remember, I recently purchased a HAED design. 282,500 stitches. By my (very) rough estimate, 55 years' worth of stitching (I grossly underestimated how many stitches I actually do!) Katie told me to just enjoy each stitch. I sent a reply via email saying that I always enjoy each stitch, but since sending the email I have wondered, do I actually enjoy every stitch?
I enjoy setting off with the first stitches on a new project. And some of the ones in between. But I have decided that I am a serial finisher. I love how my needles fly when I'm getting near a finish and I get antsy if I don't finish something every month. The reason I have been thinking so much about the HAED is that a LOT of time will have to be invested before a finish. Many years, even with a more accurate estimate. I will really need to enjoy each stitch.
I have always wondered at stitchers who have hundreds of projects on the go at once. What makes them do it and how do they keep motivated? I think the answer is...they aren't always focused on the end product. They enjoy the journey.
Who's with me on enjoying each and every stitch?
And just in case you thought I was going doolally, here's a little finish from this morning for you! It's languished in the bottom of my sewing bag so long I've forgotten when I started it. All it needed was half an hour on the backstitch.
Stitched on 14 count white aida with included Anchor threads
Until next time