I'm sitting at the local public swimming pool watching my kids burn some energy. It's school holidays, the two week break between the third and fourth term, and it's shaping up to be a busy one.
I should be at my house, sorting and packing, but there is only so much of that the kids can take before they drive me nuts, so the pool is good for all of us. They get some entertainment and excercise, and I get some hand stitching time, which is highly therapeutic to my stressed and tired brain.
I'm embroidering on little squares of cotton batting that I hand dyed. The threads are silk and stranded cotton and are hand dyed too. Just little circles of different stitches, I guess it's a sampler really. Whatever it is, it's helping me keep my zen.