Make Me Happy!!
We’ve got 4 days left of 2011. Just FOUR DAYS! I’ve always liked the number 11. I remember having other kids around who would rush to make a wish when the clock turned 11:11.
It must be a “digital age” thing. I don’t think that 11:11 was so significant when we had watches and clocks with actual dials on them…but in with the digital age, it never fails, I look at my clock, and there it is blinking at me…11:11!
I took this screen shot of my phone back in November when I just happened to look at it, and there it was again..11:11! And yes, that is my wallpaper—an antique hexie inspiration quilt!
11:11 is so significant to the romantics in my family that my brother and his lovely new wife were married at 11:11 on 11/11/11 --- while I was at sea. Little things like this make me happy. They make life just a bit fun. They keep our inner child going!
Don’t you think we need something like this that is QUILTER related..some little thing that only QUILTERS do? I don’t know about YOU guys, but I like making a wish with every brand new bobbin ---wishing for good tension, good thoughts for who the project is being made for ---- and wishing that I catch when that bobbin runs out before I sew a mile and a half not knowing I was sewing threadless!
Other things that make me happy? Something as simple as a new pair of cookie sheets!
You might remember me showing how I was madly kitting up triangles like this:
THAT cookie sheet? It was the perfect size for carrying from the cutting table to the sewing machine. But I’ve had THIS cookie sheet since I got married..and boy…has it seen better days! It is much better left in the kitchen than used for sewing. As I was posting pictures I thought…GEE ----If presentation is EVERYTHING, these cookie sheets are revealing more of my kitchen than I want anyone else to see!
Not only that…how unattractive is THIS picture? Do you see the 4 patch pairs all lined up ready to sew, or do you see the stains and 30 years worth of wear and tear on my cookie sheets!? Boy, if these pans could talk, they have just about my whole life wrapped up in them -- my boy's whole life. They've done their job well. But they need to STAY in the KITCHEN!
Yeah, I’m at it again! Pushing those pairs through! But the next time I cut --- those brand new cookie sheets will be what carries my pieces from the cutting table to the machine!
WOW! Has everyone been busy! It’s only Wednesday and we have 80 people who have shown pics of their progress on Orca Bay on last Monday’s Mystery Monday Link-Up! Go ahead and go see what they’ve been up to….all those stars! It looks so great! Two more days, and part 7 will be released Friday!
This evening we are driving down to Charlotte to meet up with Jason for a post-Christmas get together! Charlotte is about half way between us and it makes it do-able for us both to meet up there.
Yep! Little things make me happy ----I hope you find joy and smiles in small things too!