I keep a bag of sock monkey supplies with me as we keep vigil at Dad’s bedside. Sewing, or even just looking at the socks, can be healing.
Sewing can be a form of meditation if you approach it right. If the sewing project you are working on is not too complicated the mindless repetitiveness of making the stitches can be very relaxing. And when the project is done you will have a handmade item that was created with your healing hands. Hands are wonderful tools of healing. You knew that, right? [source]