Lis insisted " give sashiko a try, it's so relaxing to do". So I did. And I find it to be like peeling a pear with a meat cleaver.
I'm so used to using size 11 and 12 quilting and applique needles...the type that are so small that you have to use silk thread because regular thread is so fat. Then I get a wild hair and decide to buy #5 pearl cotton. After 5 attempts, I find an embroidery needle that allows me to stitch more than 3inches at at time without saying bad words and putting my hand on ice to recover from the fatigue.
Odds are reasonable that I'll finish this attempt. But I don't think that I am destined to be a Sashiko Master. .