IT Radix Team Member Shares Her Love for Needlework

There is a lot of truth to the age-old proverb, “a stitch in time saves nine.” If you sort out a problem immediately, it will surely save a lot of extra work later. This adage can be applied to all aspects of our daily lives.

When Something is Not Quite Right, It’s Best to Find the Mistake Early

When it comes to needlework, Client Services Consultant, Kris Swain, puts this fundamental principle to the test. While working on a project, if something is not quite right, it’s best to find the mistake early on since you’ll need to take it out and do it all over again—thus avoiding a lot of extra work.

The love of handiwork was instilled in Kris at a young age by her maternal grandmother. She has fond memories of growing up and spending time with her grandmother working on sewing and needlework projects together.

Kris always has multiple projects in the works. Needlepoint is her favorite and requires much focus and planning. She buys most of her kits from a tapestry company in England due to the high quality and designs from the Austrian painter, Gustav Klimt. Lately, Kris has been doing a lot more crocheting because it’s easier on the eyes since her cataract surgery and she can easily stop and pick up where she left off. Kris finds crocheting to be second nature; there’s not much thinking required and she can relax and crochet while watching TV.

Needlework is a Great Way to Relax and Unwind

Needlework is a very relaxing and enjoyable pastime for Kris. She shares that it’s a great way to unwind while feeling accomplished by “doing” something productive.

During the pandemic, Kris has a lot more time to devote to her craft, and her family and friends have reaped the benefits with the beautiful gifts she’s been making for them.

We have an interesting crew with a variety of skill sets here at IT Radix.  Learn more about all of our IT Radix team members here.

First published in our March 2021 IT Radix Resource newsletter