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Monday, June 8, 2015

Slow stitching Sunday.....

There's a movement in the fiber world called The Slow Stitching Movement.  I don't know a lot about it, but I do know that it was started by the very talented, creative and funny Mark Lapinski.  Don't quote me on this, but my impression is that it's taking a step back in the creative process and allowing it to be *okay* to slow down, and not crank projects out one after another, which can be pretty draining on our creative side.  I do know that there are also many folks participating in *slow stitching Sundays* in blog land and elsewhere.  Well.....that really wasn't my initial intention yesterday when I traced a new stitchery pattern we had received from Buttermilk Basin on Saturday night.  I took today off and we were pulling our little trailer up to Birch Bay State Park Sunday and I wanted to have some handwork to take along.  Sew, I diligently traced the pattern onto Moda's Primitive Muslin; added a cotton batiste back (just in case my thread wanted to show through); got a black spool of Sulky 12 weight; got my embroidery hoop; found my magnifying sunglasses and regular magnifiers; stuck in a pair of scissors all in a big Ziploc bag.  Notice anything missing?!?  Neither did I until the retired guy and I were happily sitting on the beach in our chairs, gazing at the beautiful Bay.  I eventually pulled out my project and was about to get to work....oh no......I forgot to put any embroidery needles in....ugh!!!!  That would make for a *No Stitching Sunday*......I was literally not a happy camper.  Retired guy called Beach Basket Yarns.....sorry, no embroidery needles.  I had an idea, though.....Sharon to the rescue!  I texted her and asked if just maybe she happened to be at her guy's condo in Birch Bay and just maybe she had a spare embroidery needle?  YES!  She walked from her end and I rode my bike from mine and as you can see, it was a happy slow stitching Sunday for me!

How was your Sunday?

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