Are you going on vacation this summer? One of the great things about hand stitching is that the projects are portable. You can take them anywhere with you! You will be amazed at how putting in a few stitches here and there will add up over time. And you will be amazed by the relaxation benefits of slowing down, and taking your time to be present in the moment, while you enjoy your stress-free hobby.
I took my hand quilting project camping last week. It was a gorgeous day with bright sunshine and blue skies, but not too hot or humid... just the perfect day for stitching!
So there I sat, in the middle of the woods, and got out my hand work bag for some hand stitching relaxation. I hand quilted a few more blocks on my "Always Home" wall hanging.
And while I was stitching, what were the kids doing for relaxation and fun?!?
Not relaxing for me at all, even as a passive observer.
Ahhh.... now this is better!
My needle and thread in hand, putting some slow stitches into cloth.
I feel better already!
No matter where you go this summer, remember to take time for some relaxing hand stitching.
What are you working on? Link up your blog post below and share your relaxation with other hand stitchers.