Sunday, August 07, 2011
remember when my needles of choice used to be embroidery? yeah, me too. the past few days i've done some embroidering and am remembering what i love about that craft. it's quieter and requires more attention, which i forgot. i like the way the stitches feel under my fingers. i like making something that started as a simple, plain thing (like a dishcloth or pillowcase) and making it more than that. i like the old fashioned-ness of it. (wait, i like that about knitting, too.) knowing that i'm doing it, my mom did it, my grandmothers did it, etc, is such a nice thought to me. i like being part of that line of crafty ladies, making my house a home, expressing myself through needles and string. a quiet afternoon spent working on something, listening to the radio or some music, is quite possibly the nicest afternoon i think of.