I stitch most days to be honest. I find it to be the most relaxing and calming pastime ever. Nowadays, I even find myself feeling withdrawal symptoms when I don't stitch.
But, it never used to be like that. In fact, I stopped stitching for 6 years!
I mention this only because it's a common event that many stitcher's suffer from. You see it referred to as 'lost my stitching bug'.
There are so many reasons for this to happen. Far too many to mention on my tiny little blog. However, I would like to just mention some of mine. If only so someone else may recognise their own lives and know what to do to solve the problem.
I used to be in a stressful job and found that I was tired all the time.
My eyesight had deteriorated.
I was diagnosed with Tennis Elbow and severed Work Related Upper Limb Disorder (or RSI to everyone else).
I didn't realise how badly these things had conspired to result in me losing all interest in cross stitch. I also had found that I'd almost stopped reading too. I just used to spend all my time staring at the TV.
Then my circumstances changed. We moved house which meant I had to leave my long-term job. I noticed change in my stress levels immediately.
Then, I finally got around to getting varifocals. LIBERATION!! I honestly couldn't believe how much my life improved!
As for the TE and RSI - both drastically improved once I left my job. It wasn't the cross stitch that was the problem after all - it was the damned job!!!
The final piece of the puzzle was stitching kit. I got my comfortable chair, my daylight magnifying lamp and from that day forward I've loved every second of stitching.
Like other stitcher's, I may get bored with bits of each design; but I never lose my love of the craft!
Happy stitching...and roll on Day 41!!!
Ooh! That is really looking great! Awesome work!ReplyDelete
Thanks Connie and welcome to my blog! :-)Delete