Babs’ Story

Bab's StoryBabs tells us how stitching helps her switch off after studying.

I’m a single mum of an 8-year-old (been a single mum for 6 years) and work full time. I’m also studying with the Open University – so I can get a better job and take my son on holiday etc. I can’t really study until he goes to bed, but if I study until I go to bed I can’t sleep. Half an hour or so of stitching helps my brain to switch off and relaxes me so I sleep. Until the current adult colouring book thing I’d not considered it mindfulness, but it is, and I get to stitch lovely things for friends and family (and one day I’ll stitch something for me – got my eye on a Teresa Wentzler design)

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About Nadine

Nadine dabbles in a wide range crafts. If it's pretty and she wants to make it, she'll learn the technique to do so. She is also never without a cup of tea in her hands.