Monday, November 19, 2012

Blog Hop #12 Thankful Stitching

Stitching the Night Away Stitching Bloggers Blog Hop

When it comes to the stitching part of your life, what are you most thankful for?

I found this a most intriguing question.  I guess I just never thought of my stitching as something to be thankful for.  Oh, I loved it and it's probably the number one hobby in my life (and believe me, I've tried a lot of them LOL).  But being thankful for it?  That just never occurred to me.  Then I began to think about what stitching means to me.  It's a great stress reliever, except when I'm frogging something that's on 25 count over one.  It fulfills my desire to be an artist.  I've always wanted to be a painter but don't have a lick of talent in my entire body.  So putting colors on fabric with thread is one way I can fulfill that wish.  But I guess the most important thing I've gotten from my stitching and that I'm most thankful for is that it keeps me from eating, snacking noshing, whatever you want to call it.  See, I need to lose about 40 pounds.  Well, to be honest I actually would love to lose even more than that, but I'm going to be realistic here.  When I stitch, I don't eat. It's as simple as that.  Who wants grease stains on their stitching?  Not me.  So the potato chips have to stay away.  As I get older, it's getting harder and harder to lose the weight.  So maybe I should just stitch more and leave the snacking for someone else.  So this Thanksgiving, I'm going to be thankful for my stitching and see if helps me resist that extra slice of pie!

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Mii Stitch said...

Nice little post! Hope you carry on with the stitching & leave the snacking alone!! I must say, easier said than done :D

Stitchy McStitcher said...

I wish I could figure how to walk on a tread mill AND cross stitch. That would be AWESOME!

Nicola said...

What a super post and I can relate to all said.

Loretta Oliver said...

I find that stitching helps me avoid snacks too, especially the potato chips, which are my favorite TV watching snack. If I pull out my latest project I'll leave the snacks in the kitchen - even if I only get a few stitches in I figure it's helping me get further along on the project and closer to my weight loss goal at the same time so it's win-win! <3

Kasey said...

HAHA!! I never thought about all of the junk food I was avoiding by stitching. I have a new take on dieting - more stash!

Meari said...

For me, it's easier just not to have the junk food in the house. Cuz if it is... I'll still eat it. I just wash my hands before I pick up my stitching, LOL. Although, it *is* a great excuse for more stash!