Tuesday, 10 May 2011

I'm Missing....

...stitching.
I keep looking at my stitching.  It languishes forlornly on my sewing table just waiting to be loved by me.  I pass that sewing table often as it sits in the middle of the kitchen/meals/family area of our home.  Even on the evenings when I set aside studying for relaxing (yes, it does happen) I just can't make myself pick it up.  I truly need to sit idly and value just 'being', rather than always 'doing'.
My semester is drawing to a close, with just three weeks to go.  Then I have one exam to prepare for and Professional Experience after that.  Maybe then I'll feel like I can stitch a little in those hours and hours I might have otherwise been working on all things academic.
Stitching had become such a constant part of my life, as I spent time in a sewing circle each week and then each fortnight.  It is relaxing to me and brings a great deal of joy and contentment as I do this 'slow work'.
I've also come to the final realisation that I'm not going to get to hand-quilt that beautiful quilt I made two years ago.  One day soon when I can justify the expense in our budget I will get it custom-quilted.  One of the office staff at school has someone she has used, and who does exquisite work.  And that's what I want.  Exquisite.  I don't want quilting that ignores the piecing and applique.

4 comments:

joolzmac said...

I am the same with my cross-stitching. I'd love to sit and stitch all day but when I am home, I find I'm either too tired or just can't be bothered picking it up. And I don't have a study load on me either so don't feel bad. You'll get back to it one day.

Cheers - Joolz

Squiggly Rainbow said...

stitching is so peaceful - one day I would love to learn to quilt. One day. xo

Tracy said...

Joolz, Quieter days are something to enjoy ... when they come ;o)

Rachel, one day when our semester is over we should get together. I'd love to see what you make, and I'd love to share my quilt (projects!) with you.

Left-Handed Housewife said...

I miss your stitching, too! I hope you find some time to get back to it.

xofrances