You know that last hour or so of the day, when you're too tired to do anything strenuous, to think anything? embroidery is great for filling that time. After you've drawn out the design and picked your colors, everything else is automatic. But I needed a break from my embroidery, so I started doodling at night. They started out looking like stitchery.
This type of work is really meditative. Busy hands seem to let my mind roam, like dreaming with my eyes open. Like night dreaming, sometimes this space is filled with reviews of the days events. There is time to examine, to reach resolutions and to plan.