This week I was reading about the benefits of slowing down and living in the moment, and I came across a blog post over at Focus Manifesto. It was interesting content to read, but what struck me was the really unique design of the blog post. Hop over here and just notice what it's like to look at something with no distractions? What does it feel like to not have to deal with popups, and advertisements, and notices that block the content we want to read?
This realization made me think about all the visual clutter we have to deal with. According to the Webster dictionary, clutter means "to fill or cover with scattered or disordered things that impede movement or reduce effectiveness".
There is so much clutter now on some websites and blogs I used to read, that I sometimes can't visit them any more. It's just too much visual stimulation to deal with. Not to mention all the clutter I see regularly in my sewing room, in my home and in my office. It's all connected and I intend to reflect on that today while I take some slow uncluttered stitches. I might make a few goals to work on to declutter the spaces in which I live and work.
Or I might just relax and think about nothing except the Life is Beautiful block I am stitching today!
This is my progress so far this week. The iron-on transfer had faded too much to be able to stitch so I had to retrace the pattern, which I did with a frixion marker. Now I am ready to finish up this block.
What are you slow stitching today? Link up your blog post below, but remember that we only want to read about your hand stitching projects.
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