Thursday, April 14, 2011

The Little Things in Life

Have you ever noticed it's the little things in life that either make you happy or make you crazy?  Today when I came home from shopping for groceries, I couldn't park anywhere near the house and had to carry groceries two block and make several trips... this makes me crazy.  Now I could look at it as a mini workout and consider myself lucky to be able to walk and carry groceries.  I can see that after they are in the house and put away but not when I first drive up... But the other thing that happened today was,  I had several boxes and envelopes waiting for me to open after I put everything away.  This makes me so happy.  I have come to appreciate ordering fabric on line from other Etsy artist or Ebay.  I've shopped for fabric enough in my life to know most brands and approximately how much it cost per yard, so I know what I am going to be getting.  However, when you can't see through the envelope and you can't see which fabric it is, it's like Christmas or your Birthday all in one.  I open each and a smile crosses my face as I remember the project I ordered it for or dream of a new one just because it was such a cute fabric and I had to have it.  Another incredible thing is that so many of the people who send you fabric also take such care and wrap each piece, and add a personal note along with it wishing you happy sewing or have fun on your next project, now how cool is that?  That doesn't happen at the fabric store I can tell you.   I've also gotten random little tokens just for fun too.  A charm here, a button bag or a cute little fabric tote just because.  So you see, it really is the little things in life that make it so wonderful. A good cup of coffee, a few bundles to unwrap and even a card from one of my kids and my day is made...

1 comment:

  1. Beautifully said! And so true. I also find little treasures when I open my packages from fellow Etsy shops and I try to do the same!

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