You know when you hit the mark and when you need to keep working. Well here is my second pincushion. What I realized: in July I fractured my finger at my knuckle and it still has not healed properly. Doing handwork causes pain but I am determined to keep going. One of my sons has been to the ER twice in 7days. Yesterday a fellow employee shot a nail gun and accidentally placed a nail right through my son's right thumb. Five stitches later we are actually both laughing because we know he is on the right track drawing closer spiritually to the Awesome Creator of the Universe. He has struggled with depression and anxiety. He loves music and composing lyrics. When he sangs it is like David in the OT singing to Saul to bring comfort to others. His music, actually all my family members music, is sorely missed in my home. When they play together as a family it soothes my soul, comforts my heart and brings me joy. I miss that in my home right now. But each one is picking it back up in their own way.
I need to keep perfecting my handstitches. And I can only do that by practicing. What is it that you need to keep plodding along on until....you reach perfection?