Since the garden is quiet this time of year, I have been revisiting hand sewing. I have found that I love to sit in a sunny window in the morning and sew. The morning light seems much easier on my eyes for sewing and I play inspirational music while I sit and sew for an hour or so. I suppose I could listen to a podcast or something, but I like listening to calming music like hymns and Christmas carols . It's becoming a very precious part of my day when I forget the cares of the world.
I just finished a pair of felted wool slippers and next I'm going to try a handkerchief. My favorite blouse is too worn to wear anymore, but there are still good sections of fabric. I have looked up a tutorial for making a rolled hem and I will give that a try. Of course, there is the wonderful art of mending to consider as well.
I do have a sewing machine and use it frequently, but doing these small projects by hand is proving to be quite satisfying.