Welcome to Slow Sunday Stitching! It's the day of resting, moving slowly, breathing deeply, and hand stitching. To rest means to "cease work or movement in order to relax, refresh oneself, or recover strength" (Mirriam-Webster Dictionary). This is a hard thing for me to do - resting is hard work LOL! Which is one of my motivations to keep this linky party going - to encourage others to make rest a priority.
I have even been trying to stitch less to rest my sore thumb, to listen to the pain and stitch accordingly. Believe me, this is hard for me! I need "busy work" and am learning the hard way that my body is the boss of me!
And after saying all that, I bought a new project! *snort*It was a St. Patrick's day gift to myself. I went shopping at a new (to me) store called Pastime Pieces and saw this cross stitch chart that had my name on it. The pattern and the sample were stitched in red, but I chose a variegated green because it was St. Patrick's day, and I really liked the Weeks Dye Works thread colour (named "lucky").
We are not talking about all the stitching UFOs around here! We are focusing on new life for Spring, new energy, new starts!
I made a small start on 14 count aida cloth and love love love stitching it! Oh this bird is so sweet! But I am pacing myself - 2 threads per day. Slow and steady heals the thumb!
What are you hand stitching today? We'd love to see the slow progress your hands are making with needles and threads.
What are you hand stitching today?