Many years ago I subscribed to a newsletter written by Ellen Chester of With My Needle. This was long before she started her design company. As a result of this newsletter, I collected a number of projects along the way. These were projects that were stitch alongs. I started several, but never finished any.
Some time ago, I took out The Nostalgic Needle’s Blue Rose Sampler. And was horrified! I had barely started it! I am not joking! For more than 10 years – I would say around 13 years, it sat, with maybe 30 stitches in the outer most border, ready for the day that I would again pick it up. And finally, I did pick it up again.
Over the last week I have really enjoyed stitching on this project. So far it has been quite simple. Good lighting, glasses, and a comfortable seat and I have made fantastic progress.
And you know what? I rediscovered one of the reasons why I have always loved my stitching. It is so peaceful. It is calming. It is mindful.