Anyone who embroiders can testify to its calming, meditative benefits. Susan of Blue Moon River began to embellish an apron with stitching as a deliberate exercise in stress relief. Bonus: In addition to peacefulness, she ends up with a gorgeous work of domestic art. I adore her use of multicolored, random straight stitches to fill the background. See more views at her blog post.
By Denise Felton