”A stitch in time saves nine”
Hmmmm - what does that really mean?
Old proverb ~ ‘If you fix a small problem right away, it will not become a bigger problem later.’ Now that’s a great life lesson!
“When a small hole appears in a piece of cloth, it can be easily repaired with a single stitch. On the other hand, if it is not sewed in time, it will widen more and more, and many stitches will be required to mend the cloth.” (2/2/16 Muskan of ImportantIndia)
But ~ I always thought ‘a stitch in time saves nine’ was a sewist’s mantra, my mantra. Therefore, my interpretation ~ I love handwork of any kind. It makes me slow down, relax and simply enjoy the rhythm of the stitch. If I become hurried and try to rush the project, inevitably I will miss a stitch, lose my rhythm, the thread will knot or break creating frustration with more time and energy to complete my most relaxing task. A rhythmic stitch always creates a lovely finished project and saves time in the end. Slow down and relish the tranquil task at hand, one - stitch - at - a - time — in - time.
Watercolor by Jim Belling my very artistic husband