|Easter Egg Table mat, I just finished....a fun afternoon project!!!|
Quilt Therapy is like stitching with purpose and a realization that time is precious.....working on pieces that are important to me, give me a sense of accomplishment, or encourage those in need around me with a gift of sewing. It is methodically and systematically, repeating over and over, the same motions and hear the same sounds of my sewing machine as it chugs along. BTW hearing different sounds from your sewing machine is most often very BAD. I hate it when that happens!!!
Anyhow, I sometimes listen to sermons I have recorded, music, Phantom, Les Mis, or favorite shows that I have Tivo'd. But sometimes it is just better to have quiet and be reflective and allow my mind to use the silence....to make decisions, give understanding and in the long term, healing.
I wake up (when I don't have a migraine....) ready to jump into my projects where I left them and I am finding this time to be well spent and like a healing balm to my soul. I am reconnecting with who I really am, after a long absence because of several recent outside pressures in my life. One thing I know for certain is any healing takes time and it most often takes longer than we thought or want.
BTW, if you don't quilt....you can substitute this with exercise therapy, hiking therapy, biking therapy, knitting therapy, cross stitch therapy, writing therapy, etc.....use that time productively and maybe creatively.... it will nurture your soul and heart and mind to a healthier and better balanced you.
|A little close up showing the Happy Easter I wrote with my machine and a few decorative stitches that I added.|