Suppose we say that there are two types of stitchers.
There are those who enjoy the “process” of stitching. They stitch for stitching’s sake and if something gets finished, so much the better, but it’s not necessarily the end goal. Primarily, it’s the application of needle and thread to cloth that makes them happiest.
Then there are those who are “project” stitchers. They move steadily through their projects, certainly enjoying their stitching time, but finding their greatest joy in the completed stitching.
If you had to pick one to describe yourself, which type of stitcher would you be? I imagine that we could all say that we fall somewhere in between, but really think hard about this and try to pick just one. And once you’ve decided whether you’re a Process or Project stitcher, tell us if your recognize that approach in other parts of your life.
Hummmmm, I am pretty sure I'm a project stitcher! I enjoy the stitching time greatly, but I'm thrilled to be finished even if the finish is never framed or displayed. I enjoy knowing it is finished!
Now to answer the second part. Yes I do see that in other areas of my life. I don't always remember to enjoy the now, but look forward to the "finish" of whatever I'm doing. The "finish" of organizing, the "finish" of work, the "finish" of school....I want to work harder to enjoy the here and now, but I don't always tend to the way I should. I'm also that way in pictures, I will show the before and the after, but rarely the inbetween (unless it is a tutorial). I enjoy seeing it done! Whatever it may be!