Embroidery is something I learned as a young child where we had no TV at home until we were teenagers. I got quite good at it but stopped as a teen.
In 2016, I went to visit a friends cabin in the woods for the weekend with my children and it seemed somehow suitable to bring a sewing project so I went to Michael's and loaded up on supplies. Since then, I've found it very calming to do during long conference calls and I seem to be able to participate without missing a beat. I do wonder sometimes, if I could get away with doing it in person? Maybe I'll try it someday. There has been much written on doodlers processing information better during meetings, so I figure sewing is a similar process of keeping ones fingers busy while listening and participating in a call.
Here are the items I've done since 2016: