When it comes to thinking about the future, there’s something so wonderfully optimistic about sunshine.
Miserable weather depresses the soul and makes it all feel so terribly futile, but sunshine now – ! Sunshine makes anything feel possible, however impractical or unlikely.
Sunshine also helps calm the mind in the face of extreme stress; doesn’t the cat look so happy and stress-free? Cross-stitch is just as calming, even on rainy days. You can’t stitch angry or stressed, or you’re too likely to miscount. Leastways, I am, but it is quite soothing to stitch. I expect it has something to do with the amount of concentration required. There’s no room for anything else when you’re counting crosses and making sure your threads are the right ones.
What say you: does stitching soothe your troubled mind too?