Friday, 14 February 2014

Keeping Calm

I have to hand in my big, final year assessment in just under a month. I'm making slow and steady progress on my story and the accompanying essay. When I finally set down my pen, or save my latest draft, I instinctively reach for my stitching. When I'm feeling overwhelmed, spending time with needle and thread calms me like nothing else. I think it's the sense of achievement, that you can see how each tiny stitch makes a bigger picture. That's a good lesson to keep in mind this close to the end of Uni. 
In the last week, my Solo the Cat hanger has gone from this . . .


. . . to this!


I've only got another row of hearts to complete, and all of the backstitching. I love adding the backstitching on these designs, it really makes them come alive. I look forward to finishing it as a hanger when it's finally done. 

I know for the next four weeks, this is going to be my motto!

I hope you are all well and not being hindered by the weather. It's ghastly here today, grey and rainy. But still, it's Valentines Day and I'm celebrating with Lawrence later on today. I hope you have a wonderful day, however you choose to spend it.
Best wishes,
 


PS: I've reached 150 followers! Thanks must go to each and every one of you, I'm so grateful. I think this calls for a giveaway, don't you? :)

9 comments:

Sarah said...

Keep calm and cross stitch indeed! Good luck with the final project. At least it's a good excuse to stay cozied up inside :-)

Justine said...

Love the motto! I'm sure lots of stitchers can relate to the calming influence of needle and thread.

Carol said...

I have faith that your final big assignment will be excellent, Bekca! I so admire how you've studied and stitched your way through university :) So glad your needle calms you--I feel the exact same way. Best of luck to you!!

Mii Stitch said...

Great progress on your project! Wishing you all the best with your final assignment :)

Mrs. GraceWorks said...

Great work on your cross stitch, Bekca! And I know you'll do wonderfully on your final project. Keep the end in view!!

Tricia

Lesleyanne said...

Lovely progress Becka. I love your motto. It works for me too.

Bramble said...

Good luck with your final project (:
Solo is looking great!

Karoline said...

Good luck with your final assessment. Solo is looking lovely, great progress

gillyflower said...

Congrats on reaching 150 followers!
Hope you had a lovely Valentines Day with Lawrence.
Solo is looking so cute, it's good that you have something soothing and relaxing to do after studying. (sorry Bekca, I sound like the Mum that I am - my daughter wouldnt like to hear me say that to her!)
Good luck with the Dissertation.
Gill xx