This is an interesting article about the mental benefits of needleworking. You should check it out. :-) https://www.yahoo.com/makers/happiness-is-a-needle-and-thread-away-the-mental-113527012940.html
And if you haven't checked out your local 4H groups, you should definitely do that. It is a wonderful resource for homeschoolers.
Here are some 4H pictures from the past few years.