I finally re-commenced hand stitching after the births of my two daughters. By then, I had discovered patchwork and would add embroidery to crazy patchwork squares. I still have a few samples of embroidered squares that I made
I would use scraps of fabric and sometimes dye my own.
Now I use embroidery in a very different fashion to those early days. It is more about creating art with the stitch.
This is a section of a piece I have stitched about our local beach.
There is something very satisfying and therapeutic about the rhythm of stitching that is difficult to describe. I do feel that being creative in any shape or form - be it through art, scrapbooking, knitting, music, poetry, or whatever - is a blessing, for it is easy to lose oneself into that medium and forget any outside pressures.
I will be back next Saturday with some more stitching memories. In the meantime, whatever your craft, enjoy it to the maximum.
Have a great weekend.