I’ve been mulling kindness lately. To me, this photo represents:
- Sewing gifts made to me
- Sewing gifts I have failed to make (baby quilt, I am looking at you!)
- Sewing gifts from me to me (the best kind?)
- Gifts yet to be handed over
- Secondhand gifts
- Gifts that have nothing to do with sewing but make me happy
Kindness is contagious, we all know that. It’s also good for our minds and bodies, releasing all sorts of chemicals such as serotonin, endorphins and oxycodone.
Making makes us kinder. Actually, I think I stole that theory from Almond Rock, but it’s a great theory. There’s all sorts of evidence, from sewalongs to grief quilts, to sewing a wedding dress for your best friend, to the fabulous Knitted Knockers that a reader brought my attention to.
Do you use sewing to show kindness, or has anyone gifted kindness to you with a needle and thread? I’d love to hear.
I need to be kind to myself with some more sewing. I miss sewing right now!