Stitching is difficult at the moment. I was quilting a quilt on my sewing machine and caught my thumb under the needle. My first action was instinctive and I pulled my thumb away. This broke the needle but left a jagged tear in the ball of my thumb. It is slow to heal and still quite painfull after a week has passed. So embroidery has to be of the type that doesn't hurt. I am surprised just how much I use my thumb.
I found that I could crochet so made a couple of kitchen towels for a friend. Then I found I had no buttons. I have no idea what happened to them all in the move. I had jars of them but they are nowhere to be found.
I can knit, but all I seem to do is make mistakes that I have to unpull.
And I have started on my peace embroidery for June. I can manage cross stitch in a frame, slowly.
I have one more box top to finish but I am finding holding the stitching difficult. This is my grand daughter's little dog Choppie. He is getting very old and frail.
And I am working on a piece of Boro stitching. I need this finished for next Sunday. I think I should be focusing on this piece.
I am keeping the words of the Haiku Master Issa in mind doing these things.
Climb Mount Fuji,
But slowly, slowly"
Which could be a version of the fourth step of humility,
"Endure the pain of development and do not give up."
So much for reflection, back to the stitching.