Monday, 19 August 2013

Making Happy Endorphins!

The last few weeks have been full on, work has given me many challenges including stepping into an executive leadership role for a week....my boss has nothing to fear from me ever wanting his job, he can keep it. Two days of back to back meetings coupled with contractor issues and my son having minor surgery on his toes for ingrown toenails really challenged the worklife balance and my mental capacity, in other words I was mentally exhausted! So after the dinner was done I did what i do best when I'm stressed I sew! I'm sure you can all relate, it's therapy!
Remember this little tote
Well the talented designer, Pauline from Polly's Keepsakes sent me another pattern to try and I love it!
It's a project bag, full of pockets, a pincushion and, it has a scissor keep and two strawberries hanging on the outside. Easy to sew and very useful!
I feel good after completing this project, maybe I can complete a few more and really boost those happy endorphins!
Do you stitch when you are stressed?

9 comments:

Christine M said...

Both bags are lovely Jo. Yes, I find stitching is my relaxation!

Queen Of The Armchair aka Dzintra Stitcheries said...

Gorgeous bags Jo...and yes stitching can be very helpful n times so stress...especially cross stitch!

Susan said...

How do you think I get all that hand quilting done? First sign of stress and my needle and thread is out. Love your bags, such pretty fabrics too.

Noela said...

Stitching is the best stress breaker.Your bags are gorgeous especially the last one. Hugs.....

shez said...

both bags are gorgeous Jo,yes its a great way to destress.xx

Willow Grove Quilting - Kez said...

Nice to have sewing as a relaxing therapy. Love the bags and love the colours too.

Fiona @ Dragonfly-Crafts said...

Very pretty Jo

Tatkis said...

Both bags are adorable, love these little strawberries :)

Hugs,
Tatyana

SoozeM said...

Hi! Your bags are just gorgeous! I am trying to track down a pattern for the top bag, I believe it is Ruby Brown's Sewing Caddy, but am not having much luck. Do you happen to know if it is still available for purchase anywhere? Thanks!!