Slow Stitching is for you . . .

Slow Stitching is for you . . ..

Only just now I discovered The Slow Stitching Movement – it hits my Sweet Spot right in the center šŸ™‚

Mind you, I’m fascinated by Free Motion Quilting and Thread Sketching, perhaps because sometimes only the rhythmic rattle of my sewing machine can blend out the brain chatter, like a sort of white noise.

But a lot of the time what I need is soothing calmness around me, and keeping my hands moving gently helps – to the degree that I get cranky when I haven’t had my daily dose for a few days.

The idea of “Slow Stitching is for you” is also behind my 30 Day Christmas Gift Calender. It’s now less than 30 days until then, but maybe you find it helpful anyway, or even because time is “shrinking”.

Take your time before someone else does!



The Gift of Your Time

Photo: Ben Earwicker
Photo: Ben Earwicker

This year I don’t want Christmas to “sneak up on me”, so I thought I’d make a Christmas Gift Calender – and share it with you šŸ™‚

Where I live in Greece, the weather is still very mild for this time of year, more like a first spring after the summer drought – hard to believe that Christmas is only a few weeks away. And AĆÆ Basilis, the Greek version of Father Christmas, comes on New Year…

In order to jump-start myself – and perhaps you, too šŸ™‚ – I’ve decided on the following Theme of the Month for December: “The Gift of Your Time”.

On this page:
ā™£ The idea
ā™£ “Making time” vs. “Finding time”
ā™£ The 30 Day Christmas Gift Calender
ā™£ Today = Putting on the Sorting Hat

The idea

… is to spend a little time each day reserved exclusively for making a gift for someone.

I love making gifts for others because while doing that I can relax and Continue reading