I have been doing counted cross stitch for over 30 years now. My friend, Rebekah Cox, introduced me to the craft when we were friends in Oak Ridge, Tennessee. As anyone who does needlework can attest, it is a calming exercise that produces a lovely finished product.
I have been lax in my cross stitching for the past year or so but over the weekend I paid a visit to my favorite cross stitch store, The Cross Stitch Peddler, where I spent some quality time with the owner, Marlene. I picked out a pretty sampler to do for my nephew who will be getting married soon and I also purchased some fun easy patterns for Christmas.
If you are having a hard time, sit down and create something.... a flower arrangement, a tableau for your coffee table or working in a journal. It will lift your spirits and take you away from whatever storm is brewing in your life.