Friday, May 27, 2016

Quilting is the Best Medicine

Recently, I received some sad news.  While I was grieving, I decided to give myself a little time off.  I picked a pattern and decided that I wouldn't go back to work until my little quilting project was complete.

I decided to stitch up a little zippered bag by Lori Holt from A Bee in my Bonnet:


I hand appliqued this project using 100 weight InvisiFil thread.  It was so soothing!  I machine quilted it with Ocean Breeze thread from FabuLux.  That tropical pink/yellow/green thread was so bright and happy and brought me a bit of cheer.

Do you ever stitch your sorrows away?  What are your go-to projects?

7 comments:

allthingzsewn said...

A precious pouch. Hoping your grief transforms swiftly into happy memories.

Tee said...

Cute project...sewing always soothes my soul! Peace to you love!

Fiona Egan said...

When my dad passed away, I started stitching a black, red, and white log cabin quilt. It's my favorite, soothing pattern. It lifted my spirits and joyful thoughts and memories of dad came pouring in. Quilting is my therapy!

Fiona Egan said...

When my dad passed away, I started stitching a black, red, and white log cabin quilt. It's my favorite, soothing pattern. It lifted my spirits and joyful thoughts and memories of dad came pouring in. Quilting is my therapy!

Linda P in IL said...

keeping you in thoughts and prayers.

Marsha Hodgkins said...

Blessings on your in this time of sorrow, and happy that stitching helps. When I was going through the wait for my surgery (breast cancer) and then the recovery from surgery, hand stitching kept me sane and helped me stay positive, I'm convinced of it. Too much free time with nothing to do but worry wouldn't have been helpful.

Stitching does so much more for our well-being than we realize on the surface. Quilting IS therapy.

Raewyn said...

I find stitching and sewing great therapy keeping my mind and my hands busy. Lovely little pouch. Sending quilty bloggy hugs your way.