Welcome to the Slow Sunday Stitching link up! Grab a cup of tea or coffee, and join us in celebrating the benefits of hand stitching.
I am not usually an early riser, but sometimes the sunrise just calls so loud you have to hop out of bed and see what's going on.
Last Sunday this was going on.
A gorgeous sunrise with mist rising on the lake, and still warm enough to sit outside and do some hand quilting. It was heavenly!
It was just me and the beauty of nature. No computers, no cell phones, no TV or music, no conversation, no expectations, no distractions, nowhere to be, and nothing to do except enjoy a state of total relaxation in which I could stitch myself together again.
These days are precious and so far and few between. Life can be so stressful, and we need to fill up our reservoirs of strength whenever we can. By the end of the week, all of the benefits of that pieceful day of restful Slow Sunday Stitching had disappeared. It was as if I had never been there, and I was running on empty again.
So today is the day to refill. I won't have the same beautiful setting in which to enjoy my stitching, but I will remember the benefits of that day, and force myself once again to slow down, breathe deeply, thread a needle and put some stitches into cloth.
What are you stitching where you live? What do you have to do in order to silence your mind and heal your soul? What beautiful sights are you seeing as you pick up your needle today?
We hope you will link up your blog post below and share your hand stitching project with us.
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