Two weeks ago today, I fell in love with a piece of 28 count linen in a beautiful color called, Buttermilk. (fyi, 28 count means that there are 28 threads per inch)
I adore this pattern. It was a quick, happy stitch. The designer’s name is Annie Blecher and she is Annie Beez Folk Art. I had a hiccup mid-week, as I ran out of that lush gold color. 52 cents later, I was back in business.
Sharing/teaching is a beautiful, happy thing.
Sometimes in the work place, folks don’t want to share information? They feel puffed up and important by not sharing knowledge. The “I know something you don’t know” game is very uninspired and sad.
Sharing makes you feel wonderful & it is very uplifting. Everything about it is HAPPY!
I am passing on the goodness, the happy. Over the years, I have taught a couple of people how to cross stitch. I am doing it again. Next month, I am teaching two young tween girls the art of counted cross stitch. Who know’s, it may be the beginning of a beautiful hobby they enjoy in which they pursue happiness for the rest of their lives? I could have a hand in that! How exciting and wonderful and uplifting!
Hobbies help our souls and mental health. Yes, certain days our hobbies can aggravate the tar out of us, yet, for the most part, they help us create our own “HAPPY”.
One of the things mental health counselors often ask right off the bat? What are your hobbies? (no, sorry, watching television is not a hobby) Side note: I understand having a hobby will not “fix, cure” all mental health issues. However, for me and many others, having a hobby brings us great personal joy and balance as we navigate life.
Helping to cultivate a hobby is a beautiful gift. Both the student and the teacher garner so much happy. We all benefit. Our neighborhood, our world, heck our workplace is better when we are kind and share what we know.
For the class, I have gathered both pattern and fabric. We will be starting with 14 count Aida cloth. (You guessed it, that is 14 threads per inch. You are catching on. ) Each kit I make up will have the called for threads and of course a needle.
Part of the lesson will also include a baking break. Girls who stitch NEED to take a break to bake Chocolate Chip Cookies. I thought everyone knew that!
I will give a gentle suggestion/life lesson: After baking, we need to wash our hands (no one wants chocolate on their white Aida cloth, no one)
Love to hear about your hobbies. I would appreciate hearing how you fit in and find time to make your hobby a priority. Love to hear about you sharing.
I would really enjoy hearing about you sharing and teaching your hobby to someone else. Have you passed on the Happy?
In this together friends, here’s to our mental, happy health!