I have now put some things in place to help me get into a healthier place (including walks on our gorgeous local beaches!), but one of the things that has really been helping in my healing is stitching! As long as I am careful my stitching doesn't hurt my shoulder (taking breaks, propping my arm on cushions, stretching, etc) and I am finding that the act of sitting quietly with needle and thread is incredibly therapeutic.
As well as that is stitching with friends. A few weeks back I was fortunate to spend a day with like-minded stitchery people at a Sue Spargo class.
Photo of Sue on the left, and our wonderful host Jenny from Amitie on the right.
Sue's embellishment work is incredible and inspirational.
Her eye for detail is amazing. I took along my pre-stitched flowers, all ready for their embellishment...
....and managed to get half a flower done! I spent way too much time talking and soaking up all the colour and beautiful stitches!! In the middle of this flower I've done a drizzle stitch...what fun!
Ahh well, I will now wait until Sue's book of stitches is released later in the year sometime to finish off this little project.
I have so much to be thankful for in my life and one of those things is my new stitching groups, one that I started in my home made up of local bloggers and some work colleagues. They are such an encouragement to me and I'm learning so much from all of them. Of course when we all get together there is always laughter, and laughter is good medicine right?!!
I will have a few little things to show very soon, just need to take a few photo's. A couple more of these blocks have been done (photo below), and I've been working on my Aussie Doll Quilt Swap which I'm quite excited about. Back very soon. xo