February 2, 2016
Michelle Miles: Creative Pursuits
When my son was small, I stopped stitching because needles, small beads and floss don’t go well with a toddler. ;) But I picked it up off and on over the years. A couple of years ago I discovered these great kits for Christmas ornaments with beads. I thought I’d give them a try. Turns out, I really liked making them. Back in December, I ordered more kits and decided to try my hand at a Santa face stitched on perforated paper. I’d never stitched on that before but I actually liked it. It’s sometimes easier than stitching on linen or Aida cloth.
Anyway… Here is the result.
I think he came out super cute. And now I want to make the rest in the series of these Santa faces. I find I like these smaller projects because I can get them done in a week or so and it makes me feel accomplished. :D
The thing I discovered about stitching is it seems to help me focus on writing when it’s time to sit down and write. I’m not sure why that is – maybe because I’m using a different part of the brain and it allows that other creative side to rest and regenerate. Who knows. At any rate, I’m happy to be stitching again and plan to purchase more kits.
Do you have any creative pursuits? If so, what are they?