Wednesday, July 9, 2014

AM Yoga

Doing a short yoga routine anytime during the day is a priority now, morning works best, it makes me more present, more relaxed, more open and flexible to what the day might bring. I do it in our art room and after the routine I lie on my back listening to the music, breathing, watching the sun creep over the house and light up the big old palm tree, staring into the sky - feeling grateful for this day, the gift of another day.

Saturday, July 5, 2014

A Well Chosen Gift



Oh the delights of motherhood continue, through all the hard times we may have, there are so many more joy filled moments with laughter and spontaneity at the core.

For Julia's 6th birthday, I had mountains of fun filling a sewing box for her.  Mum and I hunted around for the perfect box, which took forever. We then had so much fun filling it with a whole lot of sewing bits and bobs from pins and needles, to scissors and felt, ribbon, thimbles, buttons, etc.

The joy of watching her bring that sewing box out now all by herself, to start sewing projects is adorable.  So far she has sewn a skirt and hat for our Boston terrier, Amy, along with a patchwork blanket that is a work in progress. She has just started beading, stuffing and stitching felt xmas tree decorations for gifts.

I’m grateful because I know in my heart that my daughter loves this gift from my heart to hers. Sewing has been a very big part of my childhood as well as Julia’s.  It comforts me to know that she will probably have that box forever and hopefully will always have fond recollections of us just chatting away whilst creating, needle and thread in hand.

Friday, July 4, 2014

Taking Action Now!




Today I am remembering how important it is to act now.  It’s easy to keep saying to ourselves, to our children, to our loved ones….we will do this “once I have time” or “get the materials I need for that project” or whatever the case may be… do it now, sew, cook, mosaic, do it all – you never know when it might be the last time.  Remember my new fave quote.  How you live your life today is a reflection of how you live your life!

I love the pic a friend sent me – Live with no regrets and as though there really is no tomorrow…think about what you would do right now if there was no tomorrow.