Friday, June 14, 2013

It’s the Little Things

Well, it is, isn’t it?  I don’t always remember to keep my Five Good Things journal everyday, but most days I like to write down what makes me happy.  Sometimes it’s the big things (like a five year clear on my own true love’s cancer screening), but we live a pretty quiet life.  We just don’t get a lot of big things going on.  So, usually, it’s the little things.  It’s the gorgeous shade of green on the leaves of the honey locust in Spring.  It’s warm weather.  It’s summer vacation (okay, that’s a pretty big thing: no class plans, no classes, no papers to grade . . .  huge).  It’s the big grin on Mr. Cooper’s face when it’s time for his walk.

And it’s settling down in the sewing room again after another long hiatus.  I usually get back in pretty slow – those small projects I love. 

Is it just me?  I have a sewing room full of fat quarters.  And I have more unfinished projects, both large and small, than I have the moral fortitude to count.  I have to gear myself up to face them.  Really, I do.  So I begin with little things.  It makes me happy to use up some of those fat quarters: to turn them from just another piece of fabric stuffed in a drawer into a something, a useable something.

Which is why I have more pen wraps in my Etsy shop.  Because I love using bits and pieces and having something to show for it.

And then, because it isn’t all pens all the time (though it’s close), I also made up a little dog treat bag using my tutorial (linked on the side of the page if you’re interested).

Cooper says, “Hey, I saw what you just put in that little bag.  All right, then!  Let’s go!!”

Little things that make me happy: flowers in bloom on the deck, green grass, green leaves on the trees, that happy face.  Because Cooper?  He makes me smile every day.  He’s actually one of the big things.


  1. Keeping focused on the small important things is always a positive idea. Loved seeing Cooper.

  2. I love your pen cases - so charming!
    I too am enjoying the green leaves and flowers this summer. We have a lot of little things to be thankful for!

  3. Your pen cases are wonderful. went online to the pen shop, will be getting one soon, very soon. Cooper looks like he is enjoying his summer. It was so nice to sit and talk with you the other day..thanks. Also love that Go cutter :)