I am enjoying working on these as the kids play inside, very much like crochet. I can watch a movie or keep an eye on them without having idle hands. There is something also about the "plunk" sound of the needle going into the fabric followed by the sound of the thread pulling through that relaxes me. I guess it is something that reminds me of my childhood and takes me back to when things were less stressful. Anything to relax I'm thinking is a very good thing!