The 5 Ws of Stitching

To answer a meme proposed by Barbara, here are my 5 Ws of Stitching:

Who taught you to stitch, and were there any special circumstances or memories surrounding this?
My mother taught me to cross stitch when I was able 11 years old or so. I didn’t have any earlier introduction to stitching, like stamped cross stitch or embroidery; just straight into cross stitching. I remember my first project was the little owl kit that was so popular back then. Anyone remember that?

WhatÒ€ℒs your favorite thing to stitch? (A project, a kind of stitching, etc.)
I think that I like band samplers the best. That and hardanger projects. πŸ™‚

Why do you stitch?
Like many others, I stitch because it’s relaxing to me. At least, most of the time it is, unless I’m having a frog attack. It’s also nice to finish pieces. If I could finish some bigger ones, I would definitely feel more of a sense of accomplishment. I’m working on it…

When is your special stitching time?
I like to stitch on the weekends. Particularly on Sundays, when life slows down a bit.

Where is your special stitching place? (An accompanying picture would be great!)
I have my stitching corner in the living room where I have my Ott Lite and a folding table serving as an end table to catch my current stitching tidbits. I also have a lined basket squeezed in on the floor next to the television stand that contains some of my WIPs and next projects.

Here’s an older picture of my stitching corner. Things are a bit messier at the moment, but this was on a good day. πŸ˜‰

About Jenna Magee

IT professional, needleworker, editor/proofreader, author, singer, musician.
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3 Responses to The 5 Ws of Stitching

  1. Barbara says:

    Looks like a cozy nook, Jenna! And the folding table is a good idea – I never have quite enough space when I’m on the couch, but neither does our living room have the space needed to accomodate another table.

  2. Vonna says:

    Its so fun to read people’s memes I love to learn how others stitch, what their likes and dislikes are….etc. Thanks for sharing your stitching world with us πŸ™‚

  3. Von says:

    My stitching “corner” seems to attract stuff inordinately fast. πŸ˜€ The magazines and mail that come in, floss from various projects accumulates, and retreats, weekends away, and stitching meetings don’t help things at all. I did do a quick clean up yesterday, but really should do a more thorough job – sometime.

    You definitely have the cozy factor covered with that cushy couch, Jenna! I’m not sure I understand how you ever leave. πŸ˜€

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