So you like cross stitch, and it has its health benefits, but are you addicted?
Your fingers are always twitching to itch
That’s how it starts, that’s how it gets you. The first thing you know you sit there at work, or in the super marketing, and you just wanna get back home to stitch something up.
You cancel 90% of social meetings just to stay home and stitch
And that’s when the read addiction sets in. Do you really want to go to the bar with your friends, pretend to follow the game and be absolutely knackered tomorrow? Or should you just cancel it like all the others and sit at home in the warm with a nice brew and your cross stitch?
You can’t go to a gallery without wanting turning art into cross stitches
Previously that painting looked nice. Now it NEEDS to be turned into cross stitch. I mean, that’s the perfect medium. I mean why did the artist even choose paint to start with. For that matter who is this Picasso guy?
You have at least 2 stitches on the go at once and at least 5 patterns bubbling around your head
Oh, but it isn’t just art that isn’t safe. No, its EVERYTHING. There has to be at least 2 projects on the go, at least 5 patterns in your head, and a whole raft of paper or a journal with even more… I just can’t find enough hours in the day…
you no longer count projects in hours, but in days
On that point, no longer was a project 24 hours. Now its counted in days. Maybe even weeks…
Any time anyone mentions any type of textile your name is ALWAYS mentioned
You don’t even have to be around any more. People are aiding your addiction. Any time anyone mentions textiles, art, embroidery your name pops up. Bonus points for being able to detect when its happening from across the office.
No nerves in your fingers
The ultimate sign of cross stitch addition. You have basically no nerves in your fingers anymore. There are needle marks under your nails. You’re a wreck. You need help… Or maybe you should try out that awesome half stitch idea you’ve been thinking about…