One of the things I love most is the way I can just shut out the rest of the world while I stitch - it's a way of switching my brain off. I can focus on my stitching - on the counting, on the pattern, on the repetitive nature of bottom-to-top (left to right) bottom-to-top (right to left). It doesn't matter what else is going on in my life - whether I'm stressed about work or Theatre, whether I'm angry or annoyed or upset, whether I'm lonely or sick or happy or excited - as soon as I start stitching that all goes away. It's amazing how much stitching I got done when I was stressed about my job overseas, or when I was meant to be studying for exams!
|Stitching in progress|
Cross stitching is light and portable - packs away in the suitcase nicely without taking up too much space or adding too much weight. With snips or pendant cutters, I can even take my stitching on the plane!
|Clover's thread cutter pendant - portable and safe to take on the plane. |
And so much more stylish than an empty floss container!
All this without even getting started on the variety of patterns (themes, size, colours), the fabrics, the threads, the adaptability, and the options of designing your own patterns!
|Day of the Doctor in progress|