I love being a mother.
A full time, stay at home mother.
To 4 boys.
If you know boys, you know how that goes.
And I love it.
But every now & then I need a break.
To do something that I enjoy.
I normally love to sew, but as we travel a lot, that isn't always feasible.
So I hand embroidery.
It is nice, it gives me a break even if it is only 5 minutes.
Creating new things makes me happy.
I have been doing handwork since I was little, so it also relaxes me.
(this isn't the pattern I have, just an example)
I use these iron on transfers. I love them. They are only a couple of dollars & if you iron gently you can usually get 3 or 4 transfers from the same pattern. It is a great way of sharing.
My mom picked some up, ironed them & then gave them for me to use. Once I am done I will pass them along to one of my other sisters or someone that wants them.
There is a pattern for everyday of the week. I iron them on flour sacks cloths. They are light, & incredible durable & hold moisture amazing.
Then I use them, & smile. I love the little details & designs on the cloths as I use them in everyday.
Like I said, hand stitching is incredibly relaxing for me. And it travels nicely.
So what do you do, to help relax you?