kate5kiwis: happiness-making


“If you were all alone in the universe with no one to talk to, no one with which to share the beauty of the stars, to laugh with, to touch, what would be your purpose in life? It is other life, it is love, which gives your life meaning. This is harmony. We must discover the joy of each other, the joy of challenge, the joy of growth.” — Mitsugi Saotome

Thursday, June 18, 2009


(which is a family word from my childhood, referring to any thought or activity that makes you feel happy, as in, "that's very happiness-making.")

i am all about happiness-making this month, this space in between.

my amazing mother has made us a quilt for our bed to celebrate our year, this year of us reaching twenty years married and me reaching forty, and us having an oasis to mark it.
(ha! just kidding, but isn't this a retro beauty!!!)

the celebration quilt is machine pieced, hand quilted,
and there are stars all over it
and a very speshal message is on the back.
it looks very goldy brown in the photos,
but it's creamy irl.
and warm.

today i went off in search of happiness:
baby cuddles: and breathing in that warm new baby scent.
syrupy lemon muffins: with lemons from our tree.
a gym class: i know all the jackie chan moves, you know.
a sunshine beach moment and surf in my hair: no i didn't swim, but i saw three crazy girlies shrieking in the waves!
chicken soup: three bowls full, but no vino cos i have a weigh in on monday lol.
and a lovely play with a rather eclectic fabric mix: which is swiftly turning itself into another celebratory quilt...


Blogger Laura/CenterDownHome said...

Sometimes I forget that the happiness is always there, if I can let the other Stuff fall away.

The beautiful, creamy celebration quilt is a good reminder to connect with the happiness that's always there at the center.

11:41 PM  
Blogger Barb the Evil Genius said...

That quilt is beautiful. Wishing you many nights of happiness and comfort sleeping underneath it!

2:55 AM  
Blogger Little Miss Flossy said...

It's beautiful... what a lot of celebrations you're having recently. I guess the sunshine is always there if you just take the time to look for it (must do that more...)

7:37 AM  
Blogger Steve said...

Katie, wishing you all the happiness you can hold!

7:58 AM  
Blogger Sharonnz said...

Just beautiful - what a clever Mummy you have. Ya know - I like the crochet number too;-) It would look great on the brown lazyboy my husband insists on keeping in my lounge!

8:37 AM  
Anonymous Sarah said...

Oh, that's absolutely beautiful! And made with so much love to celebrate your happiness. Mmm, enjoy many, many sweet dreams beneath its warm embrace x

10:58 AM  
Blogger Fabfeathers said...

what a fabulous result, so worth the effort doll. xxx

2:32 PM  
Blogger SoozNooz said...

Kate this is lovely - Ask your mummy if she will adopt me - please! She is truly a gift giver - there is so much love it this - how beautiful.
Katie you deserve happiness - keep loving that life of yours.
xxx missing you to the moon.

3:07 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

ooooohhh! Very lovely and happiness-making. :)

11:56 AM  

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