I.can't.stop.stitching. Yet, it feels like I am making zero progress. I still haven't finished a single page of charting. Remember there are 20 pages of charts for this beast of a project. TWENTY!
Here's what a chart looks like -- see all those pen marks? That's what it looks like after I stitch a square. I know, crazy! From chart to stitched design. Cool, eh?
I mentioned in an earlier post that stitching is relaxing for me. It really is. I find I'm able to turn my brain off and just focus on the movement of my hand as I make each 'x'. Sometimes though, stitching makes me perseverate on something - maybe about a patient I saw that day, or a friend that I'm worrying about. But that's okay, because as I stitch and think about things, a calmness comes over me. It's like stitching helps me put things into perspective.
I am counting the minutes until I can stitch again.