Why do you stitch?

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Registered: 01-03-2001
Why do you stitch?
Tue, 03-20-2012 - 11:26am

Or, if you prefer, quilt, sew, embroider, knit, crochet, etc.?

Because you like it?

Because you want to learn something new?

Because it fills the time while waiting in line or at appointments?

Because you need a gift?


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Registered: 01-03-2001
Sun, 03-25-2012 - 10:02am

Do you find that you aren't paying as much attention to the book as you might otherwise when you stitch and listen/read at the same time? I find that with television programming ---

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Registered: 05-23-2001
Sun, 03-25-2012 - 5:53am

I think that like you it's a little bit of each of those things.


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Registered: 07-31-1998
Sun, 03-25-2012 - 2:07am

I stitch because I love it. It is just a magnet for me. It fills a hole in my soul. I feel really antsy when I haven't been stitching for a while. I love to look at textile exhibits and I feel a real connection. I also can't just sit still and do nothing. Although stitching does have a way of destroying my time for reading!

There are many types of stitiching that I wonder about but will probably never learn how to do because I am trying to set a few gentle boundaries for myself. I know that what ever I start I have to have everything that goes with it. So for example I haven't gone back to weaving because I really don't have a place for a full sized loom and those dinky table ones just wouldn't do. It doesn't matter that I have recovered torn rotator cuffs and probably couldn't do weaving anyway. But if you had one and I was visiting you, I wouldn't mind throwing that shuddle for a few rows!

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Registered: 07-21-1998
Tue, 03-20-2012 - 2:17pm

I like it. It's both creative & quiet (I'm also a musician). I get better stuff than I can buy (for myself & family, but I don't do deadlines either.) And I do like learning new stuff.

Cthulu Crochet

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Registered: 01-03-2001
Tue, 03-20-2012 - 11:33am

My answer is probably a little bit of all of the above ---- except I really don't know WHY I started in the first place! LOL

Sometimes, stitchery is a love/hate thing with me, especially when it comes time to rip out or fudge something... or time to rethread my sewing machine! But I do enjoy the process of kitting out, and I really like seeing a piece come together at the end...

I do try all kinds of stitchery (and there are lots more on my lists of "someday I will try that" list