I Cannot Live Without Stitching

Welcome to the AC Needlework blog.  I am Anne Cole, counted cross stitch designer and owner of AC Needlework.   In this blog, I will be writing about topics devoted to the art of handmade needlework with an emphasis on my passion, counted cross stitch.  Topics will include tips, how-to’s, and information you can use.

So, why do I say I cannot live without stitching?  Here are my top four reasons.

Relaxation

There is something about stitching that makes me relax.  Anxiety and tension melts away in a short time after I begin stitching.  It must be the repetitive nature of needle and thread going in and out of fabric with each stitch I make, that takes me into a meditative state.

Artistry

I feel like an artist creating a palette of colors when I choose and collect the floss for my stitching project.  The most fascinating part is watching a design come to life on the fabric with every row of stitches made.

Gifts for Others

Stitching unique gifts for others is very rewarding.  Whether it is a card, framed picture, pillow, or decorative stitching on a garment, the smile and admiration that appears on the face of the recipient is so special.  It feels good to make someone happy or to express your gratitude for someone with a one of a kind gift.

Keeping An Age Old Art Alive

The tradition of handmade needlework dates back to ancient civilization.  In the age of technology, I feel that I am contributing to keeping an art form alive.  It is rewarding to create heirlooms for future generations to treasure.

How about you?  Why do you stitch?  Share your reasons in the comments below.  I would love to know what type of needlework you do and why you like to stitch.

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