For the past couple years, I've relied heavily on a little hand-stitching in the evenings to calm me down. Right now, the effort is going into some English paper piecing. I love the Fiskars hexagon punch (it's the extra large size) -- not only does it make perfect 1" hexagons but it also recycles those pesky reply cards that are enclosed in magazines and junk mail!
I found this special box during the Christmas close out sales and designated it for my EPP supplies.
I have been basting the 1" papers into a wide variety of green prints from my stash.
They are being used to create a "border" on a small piece I started last year that is inspired by Brigitte Giblin's wonderful work.
Since I can't bear to cut off the toile that falls "outside" the ring of floral hexies, I have designed a larger ring to add to the piece. It's all spread out on the library table in the living room where I do my hand stitching.
Every evening, I baste a few more hexies and then stitch some more to the green wreath. It's hard to put it down when it's time to go to bed but I'm calm and ready for sleep after my stitching time!
I'm joining in the WIP link-up over at Freshly Pieced -- Stephanie from Quarter Incher is the guest hostess and her quilts are so cheerful!!
And check out these two blogger link-ups for more hexie views!
What calms you down at the end of the day?