1. Via Karen Templer, this is a great piece on the power of sewing (and a beautiful ode to the writer’s mom): How sewing improved my mental health — and restored my professional ambitions
My own sewing practice reflects my mom’s habits and drive. Like her, I press every seam before stitching it to another one. When I get stuck on a project, I call her to discuss ideas. Through her, I have accessed a craft that reminds me of my capacity for trial and error. As I checked off projects, sewing confirmed that if I tackle something a little bit each day, I can progress toward my goal. In a way, my sewing practice offered an analogue to moving forward in my career.
2. I’m feeling this patch from Pretty Bad Co.