Anxiety · Depression · mental health · mindful stitching · Sewing · slow stitching · Stitching

The power of books, stitch and our minds

‘A Quiet Kind of Thunder’ by Sara Barnard A young adults book.  The title doesn’t say much before you read it.  The blurb says it’s about two people – one doesn’t talk, one can’t hear.  Reading it as the last book by this author my daughter read was about people trying to kill themselves. Wow!… Continue reading The power of books, stitch and our minds

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Stitching and sunshine battle

There’s been a battle between sitting in the garden in the sun and using the sewing machine inside this week. Sitting outside won so it’s been the perfect chance to keep trying mindful stitching.  It has been  very calming and relaxing.  The stitching is progressing quickly so I will have to prepare more fabric soon.… Continue reading Stitching and sunshine battle

mental health · mindful stitching · Sewing · slow stitching · Stitching

Stitching without purpose

I started slow (mindful) stitching this week.  The aim of mindful stitching is to be more ethical with your stitching materials and to be more aware of/concentrate on the movement of your needle rather than the item you are stitching. So with this in mind I rummaged through my fabric and thread stash for materials… Continue reading Stitching without purpose