Three weeks ago, I had a no show with my SAL project. For this time, I do have progress to show. Not heaps, but it’s gone from this
Lighting wasn’t always brilliant for stitching in hospital waiting rooms, but I felt it was more industrious than reading a book. I also found it quite amazing, what an ice-breaker a bit of needlecraft can be. I lost count of the number of people (patients, family members accompanying patients, and medical staff) who asked what I was doing, and stopped, or pulled up a chair, for a quick chat. Several of the men spoke of wives/mothers/daughters who knit/crochet/stitch or sew, and quite a few of the ladies also happily told me about their needleworkings. So not only did xstitch help pass the time, but it also led to some interesting chatter . . . much more fun than everyone sitting in silence reading a book.
Let’s see what other SAL members have been up to.
Avis, Claire, Gun, Christina, Kathy, Margaret,
Heidi, Jackie, Sunny, Megan, Deborah, Sharon, Daisy,
22 thoughts on “SAL “my day off” #9”
When I spent a lot of time in hospital waiting rooms I took some crochet lace to work on because it was easy to shove in a pocket or bag when called and if a bit unravelled it was no great problem. It had the same effect as your stitching.
I’ve worked on amigurumi in hospital waiting rooms before now and that’s another great ice-breaker ^^
Oh yes, any crafty project someone is working on while sitting in Hospital always seems to attract delightful attention. 😊 you made really good progress!
I think I passed the idea on to a few other ladies who I chatted too ^^ One even showed me a lovely fabric purse she had made (stuffed at the bottom of her handbag lol).
Well done Claire! I too have used stitchery to calm my nerves while waiting. It soothes the soul!
it does indeed!
It’s so true about stitching in public ~ not much progress but great conversations 🙂
it would have been easier to knit & natter, I agree, but I took my xstitch project because I’ve been neglecting otherwise.
Crafting projects are always of interest in a hospital. I think everyone wants a distraction. It is a great stress relief and passes the time for you also. You’ve made a lot of progress.
yes needlecrafts help keep us calm and forece us to concentrate on something.
I think people in general are really interested in crafts of all types and it is a great way to pass time and occupy the mind. Good Progress.
yes, most people enjoy seeing someone else keeping busy ^^
Id say thats a good chunk done! I found the same about bringing cross stitch on planes, trains and sometimes the pub (yes I’m weird) people are fascinated which is quite funny and nice.
in the pub??? wouldn’t have thought lighting was good enough lol
Plenty done this time 🙂 Your crafting in the waiting room probably soothed a few nerves for others too.
well it certainly inspired a few others!
I love the bra!
Great progress – it sounds like needlework has the same effect as a dog on a walk!
Well done and great to hear about the attention one get when stitching in a public place!
With a new baby due and a growing one needing new things all the time I imagine that knitting is your priority at the moment, so even a small amount of progress is good. As for stitching I find the interaction with others happens all the time especially on holiday, and it is a lovely way to meet new people. xx
I can definitely see your progress. Looking great.
Awesome progress, a very pretty project