I had a little time this weekend to reflect. And as I considered what I was going to create I thought about the homophones sew and sow. I am a big believer in karma. I believe that you reap what you sow. What am I investing in today that will pay off tomorrow? I bet if I thought that way every day, I would be more productive, compassionate, mindful....you fill in the blank. It may be that I do something kind for another, that I change some small thing about how I parent in order to be a better mother, learn something new. Our tomorrow is, in my opinion, the direct outcome of the choices we make today.
This weekend I bought an embroidery hoop and spent some time on youtube in hopes that I could make a few monogrammed tea towels for a friend of mine. I have never done this before, so don't judge too harshly :). I found the fabric at a local shop. They had many patterns. They actually called it tea towel material. (as a side note, the blog popsugar features Martha Stewart's girls' dresses made from vintage versions of this fabric.)
I figure that if nothing else, I have begun to learn something new and hopefully brought a smile to someone's face. I hope to continue to be mindful about the idea that every choice I make today will manifest itself sometime in the future.....for better or for worse.