Get out your needles and thread, and join hand stitchers around the world who are benefitting from the process of creating something with our own hands.
Here is an interesting quote I came across this week:
“Making is part of being human, yet as a society we are suffering from the effect of increased screen time and the lack of real fulfilment that often accompanies that. Most needlecrafts are fairly accessible and require only basic skills and minimal outlay to achieve very rewarding results. The rhythmic, repetitive moments necessary to knit, sew or crochet are proven to have therapeutic benefits and improve mental health and emotional wellbeing, increasing serotonin production and inducing a natural state of mindfulness.”
Polly Leonard, founder of Selvedge magazine quoted in an article called "A stitch in time saves stress down the line".
It was encouraging to read that more people are recognizing the benefits of hand stitching, and that the interest in needlecrafts is growing in some parts of the world.
This week I finished the hand applique on my XX block, and put that in the mail.
I am now stitching the very last embroidery block for my Life is Beautiful quilt. Yes, I have been dragging my feet (or hands!) on finishing this. It has been such a fun project and I'm sad that this part is almost over. I always save the words for last since this is the most fun for me to stitch.
Do you save the best to last?
|Best Dad Ever!|
Happy Father's Day to my Dad!
It's hard to find a photo of him without a grandchild snuggled up to him, but I did find one and here it is. Notice the pen in his pocket just in case he has to write something down?!? LOL
I sure won the Dad lottery!
What are you hand stitching this week? Link up your blog post below and share your project with us... we love to see what you're stitching!