13th March 2020

Many of us kept journals when we were younger, journals that chronicled the intricacies of our life, our loves, our ups and downs. Yet for many of us, time and life got in the way and what once was a daily habit now barely sees the light of day.

As the world searches for a slower, more considered pace, there’s been a resurgence in the practice of journaling and there’s many an advocate espousing the benefits of reflecting through the simple ritual of the written word.

Writing in a journal each day allows you to direct your focus to what you’ve accomplished, what you’re grateful for and what you’re committed to doing better tomorrow.

— Hal Elrod

This got us thinking… what if we were to create a stitching journal? What would happen if we took the time to journal our experience with needle and thread?

The reality is, there are days when our time with needle and thread is fruitful and our progress obvious, whilst there are some days when we’re not so sure our results are proportionate with the time and effort we invested and that can leave us feeling a little worse for wear! A journal would not only allow us to record our progress in word, but would also provide a place to make notes about the things we’d learnt –  that are all too often thought of and then forgotten – and provide a rich resource we could take with us to each new project going forward.

The entries don’t have to be long, in fact they may just be a quick few bullet points, but we think the power of focusing on our accomplishments and recording the things that will help us achieve more next time we pick up needle and thread will be well worth the time we invest in creating the ritual of written word.

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