Monday, December 24, 2012

What Do You Think While You Stitching?

Mesmerized by machine stitching.
Every time I stitch by machine, my mind locks into discussion mode. Me and myself have discussions about my family and friends. It's a lot like driving a car. When driving, I go into that day dream mode and visualize new quilt ideas. Not sure why this happens but sometimes I'll take a drive just to get some new ideas! What do you think about when you machine stitch?

11 comments:

Carol said...

I'm usually thinking "oh these stitches are too long" or "I sure wish I could get my quilting to look like that one I saw" or "why doesn't my brain come up with such imaginative quilting designs like Laura's?" No way could I think about something else rather than what I'm doing. Maybe that's my problem!

Gene Black said...

My mind wanders everywhere some times, other times it is so tuned to the rhythm of the machine that I forget how long I have been sitting until a muscle starts to beg for relief.

dorothy midson said...

I keep thinking I must breath while I am stitching, I seem to hold my breath, not sure why....

Jessim said...

Sometimes I talk to myself about what I'm doing, or I pretend I am on an instructional TV show and talk out loud (yes, this would be embarassing if someone walked in)

Yesterday I was quilting on a very small scale and kept telling myself "any stitch that fills space is progress, just get thread on the fabric"

Aliceart said...

If it's machine quilting, it's "why am I not better at this!?!".

RustyBird said...

I usually can't get past "oh sh**, I hope I can sew a straight line in the ditch this time".

WoolenSails said...

Well, I think, don't catch your finger in the needle, watch your foot so you don't speed while sewing, lol. I listen to music and get into the process.

Debbie

Cornwoman said...

lol When I first start stitching by machine I wonder if my machine is going to throw a tantrum, followed by "do I really know how to do this?". Other times I'm praying for someone or something.

Beth said...

My conversations while quilting most closely resemble RustyBird...LOL
I can't really spell it out it is R rated.

TheaM said...

when I first start a new project, I'm thinking what stitches to put where, how dense should they be... all kinds of technical stuff... but after I've been stitching a while, I go into a Zen-like trance - and before I know it, I'm finished! ...and then I realize I should have stopped sooner, because a shoulder muscle will be cramping up! so now, I have a 50 minute timer - it beeps incessantly so I have to stop for a break at least hourly!

TheaM said...

wine helps, cussing not so much...