Linda’s Story

lindas storyLinda tells us how craft helped her after a bereavement. 

I was widowed 4 years ago, and although I miss my fantastic hubby every single day, my grandma duties and my crafting keep me from feeling lonely or despondent or becoming a miserable person. Who can be anything but happy with a gorgeous family and a room full of crafting items!!!

I feel that after a life changing event such as bereavement it’s all to easy to slide downward and isolate yourself. I joined a knit and natter group away from my small town as I didn’t want to be looked at as ” poor Lin whose just been widowed”. Gradually I formed new friendships within the new crafting people I met. They have helped me tremendously and as per usual craft-minded people share skills/experiences/ tricks of the trade etc. With knowledge and experience comes confidence both in yourself and others. Added to that there’s always another skill you just need to try to see if it works for you and then another and another etc. Now there aren’t enough hours in the day whereas in your dark times there too many hours sometimes.

If you would like some help coping with a bereavement please follow a link to the Mind website here. There is lots of useful contacts and advice.

Visit our Cross Stitch to Calm page to view our exclusive range in aid of Mind.

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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.