This year I have not done a lot of stitching. My heart just has not been in it. I come up with all sorts of excuses as to why I don’t stitch – too busy, the light is poor, too tired. And it is a combination of each of these, but I think if I am honest with myself, I could also say that it is none of these. Stitching gives me the opportunity to just think. To let my mind wander. And I have not wanted to let my mind wander. For if I did, maybe that steel backbone I have been relying on may just shatter.
But recently I have started to stitch again. To want to stitch. To be happy to stitch. And I have been working on a simple design. One that I loved from the moment I bought it for the shop. It is La D Da’s “Plain Alphabet”. The chart suggests the Belle Soie silk thread ‘Old Crow’, but I wanted to do something a little different and have used WDW Teal Frost.
I am loving how easy this is to stitch. And am looking forward to having it ready for my sampler wall in my new house.