This year I am intending to stitch The Little Stitcher's Twelve Days of Christmas as a monthly project. Laura has designed twelve charts with a different theme for each one to represent the days of Christmas. She has invented the different themes herself using her lovely imagination!
This week I have stitched The Day of Playing. Here it is as part of my TUSAL photo:
So what shall we say on the subject of playing?
Play - (verb) engage in activity for enjoyment and recreation rather than a serious or practical purpose.
That seems to sum up cross stitching perfectly to me! Most of us started this hobby as a form of relaxation and an outlet for our creativity. It is difficult to earn a living through the hobby (unless your name is Nora Corbett, Joan Elliott or one of the big names in the hobby) because of the hours you have to put in to create a stitched piece. I know a few people who model stitch and some of them say it does burn you out after a while, always stitching for commissions.
I even feel that way about too much obligation stitching. I love my Round Robins but there has been the odd band that just hasn't been fun to stitch! This next piece was emphatically NOT one of those. I did the bulk of this in just two days it was so much fun.