In my creative space this week I’m stitching. I started this project last month but for a number of mundane reasons it was put to the side. In my creative life there is a fierce battle being waged between embroidery and crochet. Both compete for creative couch time and so far this year crochet has been winning the fight. Muscle memory takes over when I’m crocheting a granny square and my mind retreats into a reflective state, this is not the case with embroidery where attention to fine detail is essential. Concentration and intense focus on the needle and floss is required, which again allows for meditation - just of a different kind.
It is my hope that both crochet and embroidery will be winners and so I’m making a concerted effort to keep up with my stitching.