Sunday, March 4, 2012

Teeny cross-stitch heart

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A few weeks ago, I became the lucky recipient of a serious embroiderer’s de-stashing, and turned immediately to this darling book for inspiration. 

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I’ve been thinking a lot about why we craft, and probably there are as many reasons as there are people.  High on my own list of reasons is that the repetitive motions of needle through canvas or fabric or linen or yarn is just soothing, calming, quiet.  Stillness is not my default setting, and I love, more and more, the steadiness that needlework brings me.  It can be a bridge over troubled water.

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It can fill the empty places, on your walls and in your spirit, too.