28 | 2 | 2016



I posted this image on Instagram and the response from others stitchers expressing how they feel when they stitch melted my heart. I have revisited each comment many times and I can't help but feel all warm and fuzzy when I read them. I thought you would like to read them too. How do you feel? Would you like to feel this too?


  • @organicmomvintage I love it! I have LOTS of crewel kits but haven't started!
  • @rubysewoh I feel content, calm, focus, inspired, enjoyment, when I stitch with my hands ๐Ÿ’˜
  • @lisaclarknoe My busy lunatic mother head unwinds a little when I stitch. Is my yoga and mediation.
  • @mylittle_caravan Me too. I'm DETERMINED to make time to create this year instead of just admin admin admin! IN FACT... I actually sat down last Friday and started creating with 2 little mini hoops! Lol. What a co-incidence.
  • @trudicanavan I get in 'the zone' where the hours slip by in the simple joy of creating.
  • @loopyinlove It's like my special place, me time and love the creativity that flows. Loopy too.
  • @craftycarlasboutique Peacefully serene and when I can't do even just a little stitching I get grumpy. It's magical to see a piece come alive with color.
  • @elmtreeee I feel creative, focused, imaginative, calm, inspired, proud, hopeful, slightly nervous in a good way, thoughtful. and happy!
  • @notquitenans I feel like I'm actually accomplishing something when I get to stitch/embroider/sew. Rather than bumping into and managing things like I usually do! ๐Ÿ˜œ
  • @oh_janet I feel productive, which in turn makes me feel relaxed. Sounds weird, right? But having a small online biz gives me freedom to set my own hours and pace. I love the feeling of accomplishment that goes along with finishing a project.
  • @crafty.pug I feel like I'm doing what I was created to do. There is a synergy in making and being, I think. As a Mum, it's also nice to do something that doesn't need to be redone again tomorrow! (Washing, ironing, cleaning floors.....๐Ÿ˜„)
  • @thefaithfulthread @elmtreeee that's exactly how I feel! You summed it up perfectly.
  • @secondhanddaisy It makes my heart sing. ๐Ÿ’ž
  • @brynnandcoshop Fulfilled. It's what I feel.
  • @joyfulflair No day is ever complete till needle, thread & fabric meet.....! Agree? Lisbeth @silent_rangr ... Kylie @kjbrad One little stitch will do, but more will be more satisfying.
  • @silent_rangr As always @dandelyne and @joyfulflair and all the other commenters, so so true. Big stitching goals for each month of this year, including going to BATB with @joyfulflair, @kjbrad and FiFi. That goal may not eventuate but if I don't put it out there, it doesn't stand a chance!
  • @joyfulflair Try try and try again to make it work - daily, weekly, monthly- just a couple of stitches a day @silent_rangr. I'll collect you on the way to BATB in Adelaide with @kjbrad in tow. Fingers crossed my lovely daughters. Xoxoxo
  • @isabellemcgarvie I can't put it succinctly. When i sew i am doing something that is physical, tactile. Something my grandmother could do but a skill my mother never bothered with. Many of my friends can't sew/knit/bake etc. It gives me an odd sense of belonging to something bigger than me, when I create. Blimey- I only had a glass and half of red, honestly! ๐Ÿ˜จ
  • @daisyeyes Probably sounds haughty - but I feel a lot of times powerful...that the works my hands can create something complicated out of something so simple as a needle and thread.
  • @haitihoopsboutique I feel peaceful, and creative. The right side of my brain enjoys the self-care! ๐Ÿ‘Š๐Ÿฝ๐Ÿ’—
  • @crossedpromise Taking simple tools and using them in extraordinary ways connects me to stitchers everywhere. It's more than a hobby, it's an art form passed down, generation to generation, making beautiful and tactile pieces throughout history. I feel a sense of community.
  • @undiscoveredoptimist I feel quiet, which I very much enjoy after my day with three small children!
  • @linda_sew I love "coloring with thread"! @dandelyne you are an inspiration.... and you always make me smile!๐Ÿ˜Š
  • @mrsdennis93 I feel relaxed, at peace, happy...
  • @toocrewel Relaxed and content

How do you feel? Would you like to feel this too?





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