I love orange, and while making Learn, I realized that I had very little floss left of my favorite colors, and I ran out of them pretty quickly. This must be remedied, and soon, because I love working with these colors.
Most of us are learning every day in one way or another. (I should also use curiosity as a word choice since, after completion of formal schooling, curiosity is what engenders much of what we learn.)
We learn about things that interest us, we learn odd facts and interesting information from reading, we learn by listening and observing.
What we learn often improves our lives and our attitudes. When we are truly interested, the learning process is a pleasure, a means to an end, and an end in itself. We can learn about ourselves and others, about ideas, about new ways of doing things, about possibilities, about the past and about the future.
We learn from challenges like TAST 2012; we learn new stitches and new variations of familiar stitches, we learn about participants and their projects. We expand our horizons.
I love learning! This prayer flag represents a whisper of a prayer to continue learning, alone or with others, by accident or by concentrated study.
Sublime Stitching offers these labels, which are amusing and oh, so true!
Hours and hours of work can often look so simple. Sometimes we need to remind ourselves just how much time was involved in our creations.
Some crafts are extremely time intensive...quilting and embroidering are two that, if the value were calculated by minimum wage alone, the price would be beyond the reach of most.
That there is pleasure in the work is what ensures that some traditional crafts are carried on in the handmade world --when mass produced items are often beautiful, as well as so much faster and cheaper.
Pleasure in the process. I keep moving from one prayer flag to another, enjoying the process of the stitching. Sometimes in silence, sometimes listening to music, and sometimes watching Netflix, I retreat to needle and thread, and time flows by unnoticed.
This week's TAST stitch is the herringbone stitch. I will be adding it to a prayer flag soon.
The Prayer Flag Project. TAST (Take a Stitch Tuesday).