Since the last episode these stitchy hands have been busy and my mind has been working to balance hobbies, work and family time. Join me as I walk through physical and mental progress, what's finished, what's still in the queue and what's gone by the wayside.
Out 'o the Bag
- Bonnie Jean Infinity Scarf
- Stirrup Socks
- Pom Pom Garland to coordinate with bunting
- Bulky scarf/cowl using Chalet Mountaintop Yarn
- Felted Red Barn Yarn swatch
|Yarn for Bulky Scarf/Cowl|
|Felted Swatch (after using hot water)|
- Craft Room Bunting
- Tips on How to Embroider a Tiny Face
- KnitFM - Episode 10: Interview with Amy Herzog
- Yarniacs - Episode 73: Interview with Edie Eckman
- Creative Yarn Entrepreneur Podcast - Episode 9: Selling on Etsy
- Susan B Anderson on YouTube
- Dark Matter Knits on YouTube
- Gayleywayley, Sabrab, KnittyBarb, iHeartCraft, PatSkein, CozyCouch, GreenWoman, PhotoKnitGal, Croshique, Crochetster, Cinderga
- Yoga Journey - Yoga Studio App $3.99
- Walks with cooler mornings and stars
- More Instagramming using Shorty's Sutures account
- Managing stress - article from Harvard Business Review by James R. Bailey link to article
"The most important question for executives under stress — whether or not you have Barra-level responsibilities — is how to counter its corrosive effects. Over the past three years I conducted interviews with 127 executives from 18 countries to explore senior executives’ sources of renewal in the face of relentless tension. To renew themselves, executives take a number of steps, which fall roughly into four categories. Health, including exercise, sleep, and diet, is the most common type of renewal. What I call “removal” is the next most common; removal is anything that whisks you away from work’s struggles. Concerts, sporting events, theater, movies, TV, and fine dining were mentioned, as were stopping by the spa or the tavern. Family time fits here too. The third category is intellectual activities, such as puzzles, games, the study of history or botany, reading, bird-watching, and hobbies like model building. The fourth is introspection: Transcendental Meditation, prayer, breathing techniques, setting aside time for reflection, therapy (including Neural Feedback Training), and participation in support groups. These executives are on the right track. Past research has shown that the harmful effects of stress can be at least partially counteracted by spending just 20 to 30 minutes per day engaging in renewal activities."
Until next time, keep those hands stitchin'!