Sunday, March 07, 2010

Hare & Tortoise


Jude described me in her sidebar as "fast but slow.." Flattered to be mentioned at all,  I wasn't sure I understood it until I spent the entire evening stitching a two square inch area on this only to pick it all out.

I trample all over myself to lay the groundwork, the broad strokes and then revel in the long, drawn out process of modifying that groundwork with the stitch. There's my Slow Cloth philosophy.

If I were in prison I would have no trouble tunneling out with a teaspoon. I have told clients, when they inquire how long it will take to make a report over the phone, "Together, we will be moving a mountain with a teaspoon. One teaspoon at a time and suddenly, the mountain is gone."




Kate of the brilliant Needled is chronicling her way back from a stroke and gave me another shift of vision on fast & slow. Isn't her Hare magnificent?

7 comments:

DWhiteCreations said...

your blog, Jude's blog and now (that I'm introduced to) Kates blog...are thought provoking and inspring...thank you all

jude said...

isn't she amazing?

Morna said...

Ah! The decision to pick it out ... I know that!

tangled stitch said...

Lovely post and I love the analogy of the spoon.

mendofleur.com said...

You must have an inordinate amount of patience!

shiborigirl said...

that certainly is one fine hare.
wondering how long it takes to dig out from a mountain of illusion with a teaspoon.

Deb said...

I don't have much patience for people but I understand that impatience with process is a fool's errand. How long? Until it's done.