Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Crafting – Cheaper than Therapy

001 Last week was one of those rolling snowballs like you see in cartoons and I was daffy duck at the bottom of the mountain waiting for it to land on my head. While this week is looking up it made me realise how important craft is for me.

Glen has been musing over my new love of embroidery and asking if there isn’t some way that you could sew it on the machine as it is taking so long, but that is ok with me. That is the process as it slowly fills out and takes shape. From someone that usually is all about the end result it is a big learning curve.

In the midst of snow obliteration there was a welcome Perle 8 interlude, time to chat and stitch away to the quite hum of Mary’s spinning.

Even taking some time to cruise blogworld (and apparently not commenting, but I know you will cut me some slack) and being immersed in others creativity.

Crafting has become a little secret, well not so secret as my Nana had it sussed years ago, that I have been lucky enough to find - So thanks for being part of it.

The photo is probably looking the same as last week’s creative space since I filled in all her hair and face and wasn’t happy so unpicked it all last night – deep breath and enjoy the process.


One Flew Over said...

She is looking beautiful Cindy, can't wait to see the finished product!

Christina Lowry said...

Hope you have a wonderful week Cindy. I do like your analogy about last week and I know what you mean.

Love the stitching. My husband doesn't really get my craft either, but I don't really get golf, so we are even. :)

Tracy said...

:) My favorite justification for crafting!

Anonymous said...

Crafting IS the best therapy and as we are heading to the cooler time of the year here...I am now searching for more snuggly "couch crafting action"
Wow, the embroydery you did of the girl swinging is really, really lovely!

Cathy {tinniegirl} said...

Crafting and blogging, a recipe for sanity. Is it the weather? It seems that there's lots of people feeling the effects of the 'snowball'!

Monique said...

Wow! This looks great. Craft is a great place to lose your head in and sometimes it's just nice to lurk.

Little Munchkins said...

Is that a pattern you used? I love that embroidery. I know my little girl would love it too - she is obsessed with umbrellas!

Sally said...

Crafting is my therapy too. I need it to be a part of my day. It helps me stay balanced and it is good for my sense of accomplishment too.