In the winter I love to take a hot bath with a good book and there is nothing better in the water than bath salts. Homemade ones with no chemicals.
I made a batch last week and it is wonderful. This is the simple recipe:
your choice of essential oil, I used lavender and rose, both are good for dry skin and relaxing.
I've been working hard on my sashiko trying to get big and even stitches. I probably could have stitched three of these pine tree blocks with all the stitches I've taken out and redid. The stitches are suppose to be about the size of a grain of rice, mine are the size of a half. I finally came to the conclusion everyone has their own rhythm and you have to go with it. Mine after 30 years of perfecting the quilting stitch to teeny, tiny, I cannot make the stitch any bigger, just work on keeping them even and the space between them even.