I read somewhere that self isolating has seen how people revert to their basic personality type. If that is so I am basically a solitary person. I know I shouldn't admit this, but I am loving every minute of this lock down. I love being in my own bubble and doing the things I like to do, like stitching. I don't have to apolgise when I sit and stitch or knit or read. I don't have time to watch Netflix or partake of many of the other entertainments out there, I have so much stitching , reading and listening to music, or playing music that I want to do.
I think I have always known I was a solitary kind of person. I deliberately joined some groups and became involved in some organisations because I believed it wasn't good for my own mental health to be isolated. But now I can indulge myself. I will have to watch that this doesn't become 'the new normal'. I know I have to make an effort to rejoin the world again. But, just at the moment it is "bliss". I have to add that I live in a beautiful place to do all this. Being on an island gives me so many advantages, like sitting on the beach or walking in the bush. I'm not sure how I would go if I was sitting in my townhouse up in the city stuck indoors.
What have I been stitching? Well all those blocks from the Facebook group. They are simple designs but they have given me so much enjoyment. The latest one is by Gail Pan Designs. I have used Stef Francis thread and selected 2 strands of Fine Perle to do the stitching.
Without thinking about it I found myself selecting some other stitches than those recommended. Like the leaves and the French knots in the centre of the flower.
Another thing I am learning is there are lot of ways to stitch flowers. I knew that but didn't really appreciate it. Opps! maybe that shows I have been on my own too long?