It's Sunday! Time for Slow Sunday Stitching!
Another week has passed, and it's time to rest, recover from the previous week, and prepare for the week to come. I do that by hand stitching... it's my meditation practice. I sit quietly and stitch. Sometimes I sew while watching TV with family in the evenings, but mostly I love to stitch by myself - no television, radio or music... no distractions of any kind.
Just my needle, thread, fabric and my thoughts.
I didn't have any embroidery projects to work on, so I started a new project that has been on my "to-do list" for a while. It is a free download pattern (thank you Amy!) which you can get over at Nana Company. I printed off the pattern on paper and traced it onto fabric with my Frixion pen.
Here is the beginning of my meditation stitching. Doesn't it seem like the perfect sentiment to meditate on while stitching?
For more information on meditation, check out this inspiring article by Joshua Becker called "More Meditation. More Gratitude. Better Living." After reading this, I decided not to grumble so much about shoveling snow and feeling cold, and decided to just wrap myself up in a quilt and do more slow stitching!
What are you stitching and meditating on today? Link up your blog post and share your hand stitching project with us.