Well, well, so I see that the new Christmas ornament issue has arrived at 123stitch.com. This is an exciting day! I have some money from my winnings at the fair that will go towards my purchase. It is like sewing the seeds of new cross stitch entries. I am bound and determined to actually stitch something from the magazine this year. I have been getting it for ten years now. I have not stitched one single ornament in that time. I keep going for those huge projects that take me months to a year to stitch. But this time is going to be different.
I got some stitching tonight while watching The Voice. I am so hooked on this show! It seems like the caliber of singers is really high this season. It is a lot of fun to watch the blind auditions. By the way, could Adam Levine be any cuter?! Not Tony Stewart cute, but adorable none the less...
I have had knitting calling to me the past couple of weeks. I have had a gorgeous green yarn that I bought last year. I stumbled across it while looking through one of my baskets the other day. It is so beautiful and I keep thinking what a great scarf it would make. I am not so good at knitting. My daughter is really the expert there, but I am thinking I may have to expand my skills.
I truly can not imagine what my life would be like without being able to work with textiles for my hobby. It is so enjoyable and so peaceful. I love the melody of the floss going though the fabric. I love the way it looks like treasure when I open my box of organized floss. I love the journey of stitching a piece. I can look at one of my pieces and remember the time in my life while I was stitching it. It is amazing how looking at a piece can bring back the feeling of that time. Some are better stitched than others. However, it is interesting to see the progress that I have made over the years. I guess that can be said of life as well as the stitching. It really is all about the journey.