Happy International Women's Day AND Happy Slow Sunday Stitching!
I attended a local women's march yesterday and the weather was spectacular and sunny at only minus 6 degrees! This is one of my favourite views in my city and we were so happy to be out in the sunshine.
I never miss an opportunity to participate in a women's march to honour all the women who have marched before me, and for 2 other reasons:
1) every six days in Canada a woman is killed by her intimate partner, and
2) only 1% of sexual assaults experienced by a Canadian woman lead to an offender being convicted.
And so today, I plan to relax and recover from the activities of yesterday, as well as from the time change. I hope I'm not too tired to do some hand stitching today!
Last week I wrote about the health benefits from slow stitching and Elle sent a link about the research on knitting "Knit one, Purl one: The Health Benefits of Knitting". Thanks Elle! I was particularly interested in the references to article studying how social isolation and loneliness are associated with increased mortality.
Involvement in Slow Sunday Stitching is not only providing you the health benefits from stitching, but also from social contacts and hopefully decreasing your loneliness, which will also help you to be happier, healthier, and live longer!
Let's get hand stitching!
What are you working on today? Link up your blog post and share your slow progress.