Welcome to the weekly hand stitching linkup! Here's your weekly reminder that slow stitching is like medicine - just a spoonful eases the aches and pains of life, and makes it feel more bearable. It helps you to feel more relaxed, and enjoy the healing powers of creativity. I don't have any specific research data to support those statements, but I do have a lot of lived experience!
Recently I have been inspired to cross stitch a couple of little heart projects for dear friends who tragically lost a family member 2 weeks ago. Their hearts are breaking, and I want them to know that so many people are thinking of them and holding them close to our hearts. I'm planning to insert this stitchery into a card to mail and am hoping to finish another heart today. The free pattern is available when you subscribe to Little Lion Stitchery.
You know how sometimes something just takes a hold of you for no apparent reason?! Well, I have become obsessed with this little book (Really Cross Stitch by Rayna Fahey) that was gifted to me. I have bookmarked several patterns I want to stitch for my office, my home, and my friends.
It was difficult to pick which design to start with, but here's my choice. It looks like nothing - just like the beginning of every creative endeavour does. It will become something eventually. Stay tuned.
I also plan to stitch the Winter Mystery embroidery pattern from Days filled with Joy so hope to trace the design to begin today.
What's getting stitched in your hands today? Link up your blog post, photo, or instagram and share your slow progress with us.