Stitching Time

I have been spinning for over 10 years, knitting for over 25 years and crocheting for over 40 years.  I love the fiber arts tremendously but I also enjoy drawing, sewing, cross stitch and embroidery and I am finding myself wanting to return to many of my first loves as I am rather burned out with the fiber arts right now. 

Over the last few years I have been “full steam ahead” with knitting and spinning, making me feel guilty if I wanted to do something else.  Yes, it sounds pretty silly to say that but that is how I have been feeling.  I think though with the recent chain of events in the fiber community, I need a break and I need to do something new.  This is quite evident with all the things I have been started but have no desire to finish and have hence frogged.  I have simply lost interest.  So, I am putting knitting down for a spell and plan to pick up stitching.   I will still share my knitting and spinning projects, but will also be sharing more things that I love too create too.

This last month I have seen so many stitchers share a beautiful design by The Blue Flower called the Quilting Bee. I have ordered the chart and thread, and can’t wait to to start!


Photo courtesy of The Blue Flower
I also plan to make a few more linen tops in the fabric I shared in an earlier post. Once I finish my tops, I plan to tackle a few pants and maybe even shorts.  I am enjoying sewing tremendously and love the fact I can make my own clothes, it’s a very satisfying feeling. 

Do you ever find that you need a change of pace in your crafting life?

Until  next time, be creative!

2 comments

  1. Hi Tina, I'll look forward to reading about your creative ventures here. I did end up deleting my IG account. After praying about it I decided it was healthiest for me to make a clean break. Brenda

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  2. Hi Brenda!!! Thank you so much for your comment this morning. I had responded to your last IG message but you had already closed your account. I totally understand what you mean, and I may not be to far behind you. Big hugs, Tina

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