Wednesday, December 16, 2009


I know, I know it is a retread. I have been relaxing myself with several projects none of them finished so here comes passion. Hand embroidery has become a passion again for me. Perhaps because it is the holiday season and I don't do the holidays very well or perhaps because I have been having a bout of insomnia I have been giving myself the gift of hand embroidery, no framing, no sewing on the machine, no deep thought just embroidery. I put the soundscapes channel on my television(new age music) turn off the politics, turn off the family(they know enough just to avoid the new age musical) and just retreat to my embroidery. It takes so little to make me happy and I've been giving myself the gift of happy. Oddly enough reading Whiffs and Glimmers, that seems to be a trend. Finding happiness in needles. Oftentimes people think about what they would need on a desert island, myself it would be a suitcase full of embroidery thread on an island full of silk worms so I would have a more embroidery thread then I could use in a lifetime and a never ending supply of fabric. Of course an electrical outlet and some music would be nice too. But that is all that it takes to make me happy. Thats about all the words I can write with the energy and brain power that I have(because of insomnia) so I'll hopefully be a little more verbose and a bit more ambitious tomorrow and be able to share a new project. Happy stitchin.


Diane J. Evans said...

Thank you so much for your comment on my last post, Debra-Ann -- it's comforting to know that like-minded creative people feel the exact same way this time of year. Just remember that "stressed" spelled backwards is "desserts."

I'm now following your blog; I love what you have to say about stitching as meditation -- I find that to be true with machine quilting. We all need to meditate in our own way -- chanting "ohm" doesn't do it for me because my mind wanders, as you said. So this way, we get to be creative AND make something beautiful -- as you have done with your embroidery. One of these days, I'm going to make it into the shop and see your work personally.

Happy Holidays!


Deborah said...

Stitching can be meditative and is the best way I know to deal with stress.

JudyOlson said...

New Age music keeps the guys away, that is so funny. I've been crocheting for the same purpose, meditation/stress relief. It really works! Sad that many of us are just trying to "make it through the holidays" this time of year shouldn't be like that.