Well, I promised you some weekend needlework reading, but alas, I didn’t have a chance to cull out a good list of articles and interesting things from around the web to share with you!
Still, there’s one article from The Guardian that, under the circumstances, I think is definitely worth reading, so I’ll share that with you today, and, for those who want to read it, a short personal update!
Earlier this week, The Guardian published this article on embroidery therapy for soldiers returning from The Great War.
Today, I think we see even more the value of needlework as a rehabilitative activity.
I’ve heard from so many people who have involved themselves in personal or community activities that focus on needlework for rehabilitation, and their success stories are impressive!
While art therapy is not a new concept, I think, as far as needlework goes, it’s an area that deserves greater exploration and committed effort to bring the therapeutic effects of needlework to those who are really in need of them – especially the home-bound and those who are suffering from mental and physical illnesses.
It’s good to see that the therapeutic benefits of needlework are becoming more and more recognized. The article is definitely worth reading!
You may have noticed that I don’t write about personal stuff here on the blog – only because I consider Needle ‘n Thread a needlework blog, not a personal blog!
When my cancer adventures started in 2015, I began including personal updates as an attached PDF, that you can read or not, as you wish. If you don’t want to read them, no worries!
If you want to know what’s going on with me lately, here’s a little update.
For those of you who are new to Needle ‘n Thread and are curious about the backstory, you can find my personal updates linked to in the articles listed below, in chronological order:
On Stitching Deadlines
Good golly. I’m not going to get the First Communion book cover done, I’m pretty sure! I’m still going to try, but… it’s not looking so promising! I’ll keep you posted!
I’m planning on posting progress on Instagram and Facebook this coming week, if you want to follow along in “real time” (or as real as it gets, anyway). I’ll also write the whole process up – whether I finish or not! – here on Needle ‘n Thread in the near future.
Have a fabulous weekend!