06 May 2010

SBQ again! :)

Oh I am so happy Lee revived the Stitching Bloggers Question again - and can't wait to read what other people have to say about it! Without much further ado, here's this month's question:

Suppose we say that there are two types of stitchers.

There are those who enjoy the “process” of stitching. They stitch for stitching’s sake and if something gets finished, so much the better, but it’s not necessarily the end goal. Primarily, it’s the application of needle and thread to cloth that makes them happiest.

Then there are those who are “project” stitchers. They move steadily through their projects, certainly enjoying their stitching time, but finding their greatest joy in the completed stitching.

If you had to pick one to describe yourself, which type of stitcher would you be? I imagine that we could all say that we fall somewhere in between, but really think hard about this and try to pick just one. And once you’ve decided whether you’re a Process or Project stitcher, tell us if your recognize that approach in other parts of your life.

I am definitely a Process stitcher - funny though, I used to be very dedicated to completing projects, but now I don't see it that way anymore. I stitch because that's my meditation and a way for me to do something OTHER THAN watching tv and feeling like my evenings are useless. At least I can look at a project and see that something was done that day! Of course, with my studies and all, I hardly ever get anything stitched either, but at least I know why I do it - and that it's not for a specific purpose with a deadline! I usually procrastinate a LOT when I get to the last few stitches, just because I don't want the project to end...

1 comment:

Daffycat said...

I feel the same way! If I sit around doing nothing but watching TV, I feel as though I've wasted the time.

I've heard non-stitchers say they'd feel guilty about having a hobby like ours! The only time I feel guilty is when I "waste" my valuable stitching time!