Some of us have a favorite chair that we sit in to stitch, others prefer to enjoy a steaming mug of tea while they stitch. Maybe you need to get comfortable and put on your pajamas before you pick up your needle or you simply must rearrange all the sofa pillows before you sit down. Sometimes the ritual is in the clean up when we’re done and everything must go in a certain place. What sort of stitching rituals do you have when you sit down to work on your projects?
I don't know that I can really expound any more than what others have so eloquently stated. It is amazing how similar we all are.
I don't know that I would call them rituals. I do have a favorite chair. It would be my lazy boy. I need to have my light on the left side since I'm right handed which, got my chair positioned directly infront of the TV.
Sometimes I have to share the table with Buster. This is one of his favorite perches to guard the neighborhood.
Inside the table is a Longerberger picnic basket. It is great for holding the tools I use occasionally. Things like thread cards, hole punch to punch a ring hole in overdyes, and rings. There are lots of other things in there too. One thing I always do as I get ready for a project is if I'm using DMC, I get a thread card ready with the number and the pattern symbol on it. If I'm using overdyes, I just put them on a ring and re-loop the thread on the original card.
My SIL is a Longerberger rep, so I have had to buy a few over the years. I just have bought ones I knew I had a use for. This is the magazine basket and it holds projects really well once they have been kitted up and in the queue.My space doesn't deviate too much. Maybe that in itself is my rituals.
Thanks for stopping. Keep on stitching.
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