• merrilleessewingst

Sewing as Therapy

How are you all handling the crazy of 2020, and into 2021. It's been a whirlwind of change. That's for sure. I'm a person who likes to have specific things to do on specific days. Everything in it's place, and a place for everything. But, I have to say with the constant changes of this year (teaching/not teaching, making masks/not making masks, etc.), redesigning my business a few times this year has been difficult emotionally. Thankfully, sewing is something I truly love, so I choose to look at it as a time to pare down and figure out what really works for me and my family as I approach my 60's.

I've been sewing since I was 5 years old, taught by my dear mother, who was a fancy couture seamstress. Sewing, even when I make mistakes, is so very cathartic. Relaxing. Especially with a nice YouTube playlist of Ed Sheeran in the background. (Thank you very much, Ed.) After an hour or two, I come away with such a nice sense of accomplishment and peace in my heart. You sure can't get that from watching the news!!!

So, take a little time to start a project. Keep it simple, and keep it going. It's definitely a blood pressure lowering act.

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