Funny thing is, when you are a extraordinarliy fidgety person, chances are you most likely bite your nails as part of that constant movement that you seem to need. Then somehow, when you battle against a habit you have held dear since you first had teeth, armed only with the promise of pretty nail polish, and somehow win, the suppressed fidgets need to be channeled someplace else.
You see, I am still soooo fidgety. Attack my cuticles, shake my feet and legs, never stop moving, make who ever is sitting next to me crazy, fidgety.
The only time I am not fidgeting is when my hands are busy.
Embroidery keeps my hands busy.
I don't know many stitches, I probably do the ones I know totally wrong, but for me it works. (Split stitch is my fave.)
I feel like it might be time to try some cute new stitches.
To stop the twitches.
My current crush is woodgrain, or as fancy people say faux bois.
Nothing cuter than a couple's initals carefully stiched into fabric tree bark.
(Tutorial found here.)
(Fabric found here.)
(Woodgrain hoop found here.)
Or perhaps lyrics from quite possibly the most romantic song in the history of songs.
This hoop kept the fidgets away for hours.
A quick stitcher I certainly am not. Still and happy none the less.