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Thursday, August 15, 2013

@VickiBatman: How crafty are you?

You made this?


I like to do needlepoint. I'm not the world's best. I've seen those intimidating grand prize winners at the State Fair. The crafters do the fanciest stitches in the tiniest silk threads on intricate canvases.

I'm more a paint by numbers kind of person.

I find a painted canvas and match the colors in the project to the cotton floss found at the local craft stores. I'd tried wool and bits of fiber found my eyes and nose. A huge sneezing, itchy fit followed.
 

Floss is affordable; so I splurge on the fabrication. When my creation is finished, I head to the nearest needlepoint store to make a pillow, handbag, stocking. I'm always a little nervous the clerks will snicker about my project, but they never do. They always, always say the nicest things. And when I pick up the finished product, I'm totally amazed. They make my work look even better.

But the paint by number thingy, Vicki? Surely, someone as creative like you can do more?
 
 
Nah, I'm totally happy. The colors come alive. And the best benefit--I can ponder about other things, like my latest writing project. Or watch TV with Handsome. I really believe my brain is quieted and rejuvenated through needlepoint, through the simplicity of the basic stitch and its repetitiveness.

 
So what hobbies help you rejuvenate?

 

Vicki Batman is also rejuvenated with her favorite beverage, diet Coke, 'cause champagne cocktails, her true favorite, would make her too woozy. Find Vicki at: http://plottingprincesses.blogspot.com
Or at: http://vickibatman.blogspot.com/ . Here's her link to Pinterest to find other crafty items: http://pinterest.com/vickibatman/my-needlepoint/

1 comment:

Joan Leacott said...

I'm a needlewoman as well, though cross-stitch is my favoured mode. I don't do it often as there are only so many places to put things. The hobby that consumes me is playing my piano. There's always room for music in the air.

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