Monday, November 19, 2012

A Thankful Stitcher

Blog Hop question #12 is a timely one:

When it comes to the stitching part of your life, what are you most thankful for?

Great question!  I am very thankful for this wonderful hobby for many reasons.  It's a satisfying creative outlet that lets me play with colors as much as that Crayola 64 color box did when I was a kid.  I am constantly creating works of art, and what a joy it is to give something that I stitched as a gift.

Other bloggers mentioned their husbands.  I, too, am thankful that my husband is fully supportive of cross stitch.  Never once has he nagged or complained after one of my stash acquisitions.  He's generous with compliments and often asks me "Whacha building?" when I'm stitching.

Regarding practical matters, cross stitch is a relatively inexpensive hobby.  Yes, I am fully aware that it can get expensive.  But this is one pastime in which costs can be kept down because of the options we have when choosing fabric and floss.

I am ever so thankful that through cross stitch I can connect with some of the best people around.  It is a hobby that my sister Sheila and I have in common (we do seem to have a lot in common).  And through cross stitch I have made some great friends.  Our stitch group, Sisters In Stitches, has become a constant in my life and I cherish my friendship with these ladies.  Cross stitch brings us together once a month.  It is something we really look forward to.  I also have stitching friends in different states who I have met through stitch camps, Facebook and blogging.  What can be better?

Happy Thanksgiving to all of my stitching friends out there.  I hope you find as much joy in stitching as I do.

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  1. I love your post! It is similar to mine. :)

  2. I agree with what you've said about meeting new people and making friends - stitchers are some of the best people in the world to know :)


  3. I often think of my floss as my box of crayons as well, so I totally get that feeling ;-)

  4. That is so cool you have a stitching group!! Loved reading this post!

  5. That is so cool you have a stitching group! Loved reading this post!

  6. Since you mentioned crayons, it made me realize that I organize my floss box the same way I would a Crayola box, LOL! What can I say, I like a tidy rainbow. :D

  7. Love this! Sadly, I'm betting with stitching than I was with Crayola - I could never determine which color would be better where. With stitching, I am happy to follow a pattern.

  8. I love your Gobble! I am thankful for all that stitching has brought me, too. It's enriched my life more than I ever thought possible.

  9. Great analogy between the crayons and floss! I always loved the big boxes of crayons with soooo many colors to choose from. I love having a lot of floss, too. You're right, it's relatively inexpensive hobby. Thanks for sharing!