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You Still Have Time For Arts & Crafts

Aug 2, 2008
I am the youngest of 3 sisters. Both my elder sisters are very good at stitching and knitting. We lost our mother when I was a teenager. So my sisters took upon themselves to train me. I was a source of constant headache for them. I could not do a single thing to their satisfaction. What made it more frustrating was my unwillingness to walk the extra mile to achieve the perfection level of my darling sisters.

The only thing I liked to do was paint and sketch would sit for hours with my sketch book. I was appreciative for my work. But I was supposed to learn some practical craft too. Finally my sisters gave up. My father was very worried for my future as a home maker. I just could not understand their worry.

I got married and to my horror realized that I was expected to know stitching and knitting. Was it too late?

Perhaps...

I was expecting my first child and was admitted in the hospital for some complication. There I saw a lady knitting booties for her child. Something stirred in me and I requested her visiting relative to buy some wool and knitting needles along with a knitting magazine for me. She promptly delivered everything. There on the hospital bed I knitted for the first time for my baby. Then another and yet another. And I actually enjoyed knitting. I wonder why was I so stubborn with my well meaning sisters. Now I can follow a pattern accurately by seeing the finished product.

But I could not learn the intricacies of 'measure and cut'. Once we three were sitting in our father's house. They were stitching frocks for a to be born baby. I felt very out of place, as they discussed the color and design. I picked up my brush and painted a butterfly hovering on a flower, on one of the frocks. It changed the look. At least my interest in painting was no longer impractical.

Another thing I discovered about myself was that I had a natural flare for embroidery. I started by making sofa covers for my home and enjoyed it thoroughly. I discovered all the stitches on my own with the help of step by step instruction books. I have a keen eye for detail.

So you see, its never late to learn any art or craft. And nothing is impractical. You can use your art to your satisfaction. Just be open to new things. Unless you give it a try, you will not understand the 'creative you ' hidden in inside.

So go, discover yourself. You still have time.
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Chris Jensen is a contributing author of Jetfly Blog. For more related articles and reviews visit Jetfly Arts & Crafts Blog now. Also, for the best up-to-date related online products, check out Jetfly Sewing Fabrics Shop for todays current online deals.
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