This annual holiday has its origins in the fight for fair labour practices including limiting work to an 8 hour day. According to Wikipedia there was an 8 hour day movement in the 1800's which advocated for workers to have 8 hours for work, 8 hours for recreation, and 8 hours for sleep.
How's that for a healthy, balanced life style?!? How far have we come since then? How many employees are able to actually leave their work at work, and go to their home to enjoy 16 hours of work-free time in every 24 hour period? And how many employees are able to set a boundary that ensures that they have a weekend free of anything to do with their employment, in order to rest and rejuvenate their mind, body and spirit?
Well, today's the day to not give a thought to work, to spend your recreation time doing activities that renew your creativity. Can you guess what I will be doing?
I intend to spend quality time with my needle and thread, while reflecting on the importance of a healthy, balanced life style. I will be cutting more orange pumpkin seeds to work on this month for the Rainbow Scrap Challenge. This is the Leaves Galore ruler that I use to cut the shapes. And I use the Frixion pen to mark the edge to stitch on.
Then I will hand applique the seed shapes to background squares. It's very easy and relaxing stitching.
I hope you have lots of stitching time today, and no labour that must be done on this Labour Day weekend! Link up your hand stitching blog post below and share your project with us.