Thursday, September 23, 2010

Stitching for Shpilkes

I have a backpack I bought many years ago at Old Navy that I have started using again recently to lug things around when I need more stuff on me than my little purse can carry. Did a little doodle-stitching on it one evening while I was watching TV:

Stitches from top to bottom: blanket, chain, fern, chain. 

I love embroidery because it's something I can do to keep busy when I'm sitting around or watching TV. I get bored if my hands aren't busy with something! I recently learned that in Yiddish, there's a word for someone like me, who always has a lot of nervous energy and can't sit still without doing something: shpilkes. Shelly Shpilkes. It works!

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