Sunday, July 15, 2012

My Stitching Rituals

Stitching the Night Away Stitching Bloggers Blog Hop

Is it the 15th already?  If it is, then I guess it's time for another blog hop.  This one's about stitching rituals.

Some of us have a favorite chair that we sit in to stitch, others prefer to enjoy a steaming mug of tea while they stitch. Maybe you need to get comfortable and put on your pajamas before you pick up your needle or you simply must rearrange all the sofa pillows before you sit down. Sometimes the ritual is in the clean up when we’re done and everything must go in a certain place. What sort of stitching rituals do you have when you sit down to work on your projects?

I never really thought about if what I do when I stitch is a ritual.  I guess it could be since there are certain things I like to do when I'm stitching.  First of all, I always wash my hands before I pick up my stitching.  And I never eat or drink while I'm stitching.  One time I had some coffee and took a big swig and had a coughing spell at the same time.  The stitching went flying across the room to prevent it from getting coffee coughed all over it.  I decided then and there that no food or beverage would ever come near my stitching again.  

I also like to stitch with the TV on.  Specifically something I've taped, like an older movie or something from the Syfy channel.  Don't know why but the monster movies just seem to be better when I'm stitching something.  I can't not stitch without the TV on.  I've tried just music but it doesn't seem to work.  

The only thing I need to have in close range are my scissors.  Other than that, I use Q-Snaps or a scroll frame, whatever fits the project.  I don't have any special way of starting or finishing a project.  

So I guess I have a few rituals but generally just like to stitch when the mood hits.

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Kasey said...

I love that everyone prefers the TV on when stitching. I no longer feel weird about myself. I always thought it was odd, but I love that it's "normal."

blue star stitcher said...

So many stitchers like to have the TV on while stitching (myself included). It helps me keep track of how long I have actually been stitching.

Dani - tkdchick said...

I'm a TV stitcher too! I can't sit and watch TV without something in my hand and those moster/blow em' up movies seem to suit nicely!

Meari said...

I stitch while watching TV, too.

Shaunterria Owens said...

I agree - no eating while stitching! I have enough trouble keeping my fabric clean around my children. Why add potential chocolate stains to the mix?


Loretta Oliver said...

I will often turn the TV on while I'm stitching and then don't even watch it. Chocolate is always tempting when I'm stitching in the evening, but I try to restrain myself until I'm done and then reward myself with the chocolate afterwards ;)