Monday, 3 May 2010

May Stitching Bloggers Question

Lee, who has the Lake Stitcher blog, has started up a monthly Stitching Bloggers Question.  This month's question is:

Suppose we say that there are two types of stitchers.   

There are those who enjoy the “process” of stitching.  They stitch for stitching’s sake and if something gets finished, so much the better, but it’s not necessarily the end goal.   Primarily, it’s the application of needle and thread to cloth that makes them happiest.

Then there are those who are “project” stitchers.  They move steadily through their projects, certainly enjoying their stitching time, but finding their greatest joy in the completed stitching.  

If you had to pick one to describe yourself, which type of stitcher would you be?  I imagine that we could all say that we fall somewhere in between, but really think hard about this and try to pick just one.  And once you’ve decided whether you’re a Process or Project stitcher, tell us if your recognize that approach in other parts of your life.

My answer to this is that I consider myself to be a 'project' stitcher.  I love the end product, and if I'm stitching a large project, I make sure I do some small items to ensure I get that 'rush' that you get when a project is finished regularly.  As for whether I recognise this approach in other parts of my life, well, I think I do...but I can't think of any obvious events to highlight this at the moment...

Feel free to go to Lee's blog to add your own answer :¬)


C in DC said...

I too usually have a variety of small projects going while working on a bigger project.

Maggie said...

I think my answer would be more or less the same as yours.

BTW love your daughters prom dress! it's my youngest daughters prom this Friday! Can't wait to see them all dressed up, can you?
I can feel some very proud mum moments coming on:-)

Julie said...

I think i'm a project stitcher too, i only have a couple of WIP's and 1 UFO (that sits in the bottom of the box and only comes out once in a blue moon) but i also stitch lots of smalls as gifts and an ornie a month too. I think i am an organised person in my life too.

Stephanie's Designs said...

umm I think I'm the 'process' type.. I love designing, then the start up process.. but usually 2/3 of the way through the stitching I'm already thinking of my next design.. so plod on through the first project while dreaming of the next one.. so in the end it becomes a bit of a drag getting the needle and thread out.. but once I get started I get the buzz of the original project.. but I must admit.. the 'buzz' of finishing is usually overshadowed by the excitement of the next design! haha.. good question though!