A bunch of family-related things have been hogging my time lately, forcing me to tuck my sewing machine into a corner so I could focus on my other tasks. It’s ok, I thought, I’ll be able to sew again soon.
But then a few days without any sewing went by, and I noticed I started feeling like this:
At work I felt uninspired and listless:
I was very busy with tons of things on my plate, which is normally a good state for me to be in. (I have a hard time doing nothing.) So I couldn’t figure out why I was feeling so blah and crabby:
Then, after several days of no sewing, I sat down to my machine around nine p.m. last Thursday night. Immediately my blah mood lifted and I felt like this:
And like this:
Diagnosis: Lack of sewing time caused this patient to suffer from anxiety, boredom, and an overwhelming sense of malaise. A return to regular sewing showed an immediate improvement in the patient’s mental health.
Sewing, you make everything better. I promise I won’t neglect you this long ever again.