Sunday, June 20, 2010

three things...

"You [I] have control over three things – what you [I] think what you [I] say, and how you [I] behave. To make a change in your [my] life, you [I] must recognize that these gifts are the most powerful tools you [I] possess in shaping the form of your [my] life." — Sonya Friedman There are three after all... and I thought it would not be fair... to only make one... the three are all about fairness... and I had the control over the making... so... again... I took control of my skills... and tackled the Japanese books that I so adore... [did I ever tell you my neighbor is Japanese? and that she could translate for me?] no?? I don't like to impose...even though,I know... she would not mind it at all... that is my behavior... the pattern... light and airy.... perfect for summer... I made a change,however... I left off the bottom ruffle... not wanting it to be to fussy.... so now there were three... three gifts...recognized ... made simply... with simple tools... fitting their form... worn... and loved.... now...about dinosaurs and bracelets.......

39 comments:

z e n i . said...

delightful.charming. simply: oh!
chaleureusement
daniela

the nest said...

three things:

:: generous
:: creative
:: beautiful

you've done it again!

best ~ annri

Linda said...

Simply beautiful T!

Anna said...

What beautiful things they are too!

Jane said...

Just beautiful.

Caroline said...

Oh 3 beautiful reminders T. This post just quieted my messy mind at the moment. Have a beautiful week! xo

susan {florali} said...

charged with love...so charming.

Camilla~ Bloom said...

eeeaaap! So beautiful T!
You ARE a domestic diva.I bet the girls adore them...so summery and light and what a fun print too.

I hope you are well and enjoying summer. I am uber busy at the moment...trying to get back to FLICKR, but...I think for now I am flickerd out- so it's blogging once in a while.
Anywho have a lovely Sunday
xo

Denise | Chez Danisse said...

I like this quote, seeing these tools as gifts. Thank you.

Sarah said...

Oh I love the words and the creation - it's so easy to forget the difference we can make - what we can control - thank you

Demoiselle Libellule said...

Thank you, Theresa, for you comment and your lovely post :-)

Jody said...

absolutely scrumptious - I want to bury my face in that cotton!!!
Thank you for the 3 reminders -

Sam said...

So cute Theresa. I wish you were my neighbor..... although I don't know a word of Japanese, so I unfortunately would not be any help on that front... Hope you're having a great weekend. I'm missing all of your wonderful pictures. Hope to catch up at some point this week.

Kylie said...

so beautiful
and i love the quote

peaknits said...

What lovely dresses - and lucky girls!

And a neighbor that can translate- what a gift!

soraya nulliah said...

Dear Theresa-simply Zen, simply magnificent, simply Summer! I think you should write a book-I would certainly buy it...so much beauty and wisdom...distilled. What an honor to read your words , see your images and have them seep into me.

Stephanie said...

A breath of fresh air just wafted from my monitor. Breathing in the sweetness of your words my friend.
And, how absolutely adorable are those dresses for the three. Delightful!

anmarie said...

Adorable! I'm busy making clothes for my daughter, too. Must be the season...

Kristi said...

What a wonderful quote...one I've not heard before but, definitely one I need to remember.

You always seem to create such beautiful things. Everything you do is beautiful t! Hope you are well. xoxo, Kristi

Z said...

inspiring!

Kristen said...

Beautiful post, gorgeous dresses.

Knitting Out Loud said...

Three things, and a lovely result.

L'Atelier said...

beautiful beautiful beautiful!

love everything, the dresses and most of it the reflections...
xo

Rachel said...

Such pretty dresses for the girls! Some days it's good to remember that there is much that we CAN control. Thanks for the quote.

fil@home said...

beautiful...
would have loved to be in your neighbourhood
xox
ccildeturin

Nicole said...

makes me think of " would you be mine ? could you be mine won't you be..." love that we are in your neighborhood!
thank you. they love them and so do i. they are hanging on the line ready for pressing and wearing again.
lovely.

Mr Puffy's Knitting Blog: said...

Precious, precious, precious!!!

Your artistry is a balm to my oft troubled thoughts ~

Journeying Five said...

love your thoughts and the dresses!

KarenB said...

Your photos are beautiful! I love your little dresses.

raining sheep said...

Ah so gorgeous! I wish I could figure out japanese crochet books.

Christina said...

i love this quote.
i also love those japanese books. i just love running my hands over them, and the photos are splendid.

you did a wonderful job on the dresses, my friend.
xo

amanda said...

Simple yet beautiful. A delight!

Andi said...

Words to live by indeed. Perfect pairing with the beautiful pictures. I love that you conquered the Japanese book!

Eadaoin said...

gorgeous little dress, i love the pattern :) and beautiful words at the beginning of your post, they are fantastic guidelines for us to live by.

kim said...

Such sweet, little dresses. I can only imagine how adorable the three of them look in their handmades.

Valerie said...

Lordy, what I would give to have a Japanese neighbor to help me read and understand my heap of Japanese craft and pattern books. Well, the illustrations are good, and I will muddle through. They are definitely the - best - crafting - books - ever!

Renee said...

you are so talented and inspiring! :)

Kim Klassen said...

adore 3 things... and the sonya friedmen quote... fantastic...
images .. BEYOND!

happy monday theresa... xxo,kim

fil@home said...

i really love your pics, but this one the first "papavero" is incredibly appealing me.
nice gifts too
xox t
ccildeturin