latest work in progress

Cross stitch obsessed

I have a new obsession. Cross stitch. I know, I know. I’m a wild woman!

latest work in progress

It’s my escape. A little over a month ago, I deleted all the games from my phone. I was on a walk, and I decided I was going to stop spending so much time playing games. They were starting to take over my life.

I started sewing more, and reading. Both are things I wanted to do. I think now, though, that I’ve transferred my video game time to cross stitch.

When I don’t want to work (at home, after work, not at work), I turn on the internet tv and cross stitch. Even as I’m writing this post, I keep taking stitching breaks.

I don’t do nothing well. I can’t sit and just watch a tv show, or movie, on my computer. However, I can binge a show while stitching. I feel productive and unproductive at the same time.

Stitching for me is like knitting or crocheting for others. I never learned to knit or crochet. It’s relaxing. I enjoy seeing the picture come to life, the different colors flowing one into another as I follow the pattern.

It’s kind of like coloring, now that I think about it. Like some of the color by number apps. There’s definitely a satisfaction to completing a piece of art.

And hey, it’s more productive than video games.