Tuesday, December 21, 2010
Monday, December 6, 2010
With the cooler weather here I am having the urge to knit as much as I can, by our new fireplace and sip on some hot tea or cocoa. (It is not done yet, so I will show pictures when it is all finished with rock work and mantle.) Back in mid Autumn I knit Kelwyn his yearly vest to keep him nice a toasty this winter. I was afraid he would refuse to put it on, but no complaints! I remembered this little pilot cap I knit for Adeline last fall, but it was way too big at the time. So, I pulled it out and sewed a cute flower on it to spice it up a bit. I just finished this darling little tunic for Adeline. I just love how it turned out and the yarn is just divine. (I got is at the South Eastern Fiber Festival in October). She seems to enjoy it too!
More Last Minute Knitted Gifts. It was not as long as I wanted because I was using up some some old yarn and it ran out, but still adorable and will keep him warm.Over the weekend I got out for a few hours to the Big Crafty for a little shopping and admiring of local crafters. I got some beautiful earrings from my dear friend Kelcey and she gifted me a lovely ornament for our Christmas tree. Thank you, I love it!! Check out her beautiful work at her etsy shop. Amazing!!
Friday, December 3, 2010
"If while washing dishes, we think only of the cup of tea that awaits us, thus hurrying to get the dishes out of the way as if they were a nuisance, then we are not 'washing the dishes to wash the dishes.' What's more, we are not alive during the time we are washing the dishes. In fact, we are completely incapable of realizing the miracle of life while standing at the sink. If we can't wash the dishes, the chances are we won't be able to drink our tea, either. While thinking of other things, we are barely aware of the cup in our hands. Thus, we are sucked away into the future -- and we are incapable of actually living one moment of life!"-Thich Nhat Hanh
I want to enjoy every moment now. Enjoy the ups and downs of parenting and be there for my children with loving and caring arms. Not the hurried arms and mind I feel I have sometimes with them. Practice mindfulness. Remember to breath and slow down...... Every moment with them is so precious.