It has been a long time since my last post, which was about Sashiko Workshop Weekend in NYC. It means it has been a long time since I had done Mindful Sashiko. Although I hoped to update our Sashiko works, review of great Sashiko workshops and coming up projects, I got sick right after the workshop, then my daughter caught the flu, then, of course, I received it from her.
Importance of healthy ordinary day.
My primal job is to be a homemaker in my household.
While my wife goes to work, I prepare the house so everyone can have the healthy and comfortable life. As much as I would like to devote my entire life to Sashiko, putting family first is something I promised to my father (who passed away in 2013.) It is very uncommon for a man to be a (semi) stay-at-home father, and put family first more than his work. I respect all of the homemakers who try their best to keep a household comfortable. It isn’t an easy job as it sounds, especially when a member of the family is sick, it is very hard to see him/her suffer.
Every time I face to the difficulty in terms of health, I realize that I have forgotten how important it is to have a good health.
I decided my life to be a supporter of my daughter, my wife, and my mother: 3 generations of my princesses. It is my ordinary day, and the health is very important for appreciating these ordinary days.
Find yourself. Recommending Mindful Sashiko.
Today was the first day I could have the needle in a while.
I find myself appreciating what I have by making every stitch. I realize myself enjoying mindfulness. In my understanding, there is no such a thing as “Mindful Sashiko” since Sashiko itself is already mindful. Hold the needle (like a Budha posture), and then make stitching with only focusing to make the even stitches. The time becomes peaceful and you will find yourself in meditation mode.
Enjoying beautiful color of thread.
Feeling comfortable by touching the good weight, nice soft cotton fabric.
If you are lucky, you may smell the scent of Natural Dye.
The core concept of Sashiko: Mottainai (Too good to waste) will bring you the idea of appreciating what you have. It is not only an appreciation for what you have in form of materials but also the appreciation to what we have in the daily basis, family, friends, and society.
My goal is to share the concept of this beautiful life by introducing what Sashiko is.
More projects are coming up. I will keep you updated.
Online Sashiko Workshops.
More Natural Dye Sashiko Thread.
Japan-made beautiful Fabrics.
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