Life on this planet, earth, is changing rapidly. Every day seems to be a crisis and for many of us, it is only the early days of this pandemic. I send best wishes to all readers and hope that you will stay safe and well during the next few months. It is not easy for anyone and it will hurt us all in different ways.
To help our courage and mental health, I suggest that during this crisis, that we share how we are coping. We can also share how we are spending our time. Many of us will use the time of isolation as a time to be creative.
What stitching are you working on? Do you have questions about your project?
My current project is mundane. I work these glasses cases when in a group and the focus is more on chattering than on stitching. They are ‘busy hands’ work. The kits originate with the cruise companies and sit, unstitched, in stash collections, all over the world.
I will also tell you, that I am no longer young, or even middle aged. The passing years now qualify me as ‘old’. My vision has deteriorated recently and even this project is hard on my eyes. Thanks to the professional and excellent care I have received, I am able to see adequately for all normal activities. In a previous lifetime, I would have been blind decades ago. A profound thank you to medical research and the skills the doctors have developed.
Send me your suggestions for coping with this pandemic. Please also send me a photo of your current creative project together with a brief write up of who you are. We would also love to see how your project progresses.
email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Let us communicate and support each other.
heather james says
Hello Ann and thank you for all that you do!
My stitching has been my therapy since young – and now I celebrate the gratifying progress with extended bouts of stitching. Enforced, or otherwise, I miss the social life I have and have subscribed to ZOOM where I can video-chat with my family or friends or a whole group at once. It’s not as good, but it does force me to brush my hair and teeth and dress for every day, because I fear slipping into PJs and never going out. And I do go out- at least every other day, rain or weather, and just experience Mother Nature…She too is therapy.
Do I have enough stash – hahahahaha! Take care. Be kind!
Ann Bernard says
Hello Heather,That was fast. You also spend time on your computer just as I do. What are stitching
at the moment and do you have a photo to share? Yours is the first reply but may I share it with
other readers? It is still cold here: around 0 degrees and not pleasant yet to be outside except
for essential outings. It is strange times and a weird experience. Ann