Tuesday, March 3, 2009

One Of Those "Days"

We all have those "days" when things don't feel right, things don't go right and you wonder if getting up that morning was really a good idea. Now I am pretty up beat and don't have them very often but every so often, you just feel like the littlest thing is a heavy load. So, I had a few of those days last week. I walked around amazed at the human condition.

About Sat. the load was pretty heavy. The great white hunter had to work but the kids were here after a Friday night sleep over. The rest of the day was pretty uneventful until we stopped to pick up the mail after a short road trip. I had a SQUISHIE in the mail! I could hardly wait to get in the house to open it and see my surprise.

My wonderful, supportive blogging friend, Belvie, made and sent me this patchwork bucket bag! The colors are wonderful as is the workmanship. She has even promised to help "not a seamstress" me try to make some for my Christmas gifts. There are some perfect fat quarters in that Good Will stash. She also included a great little wool pincushion. I have tried to get a picture of the pincushion but the flash seems too much for something that small. The bag is for my embroidery supplies.

Now I did have a problem with the pincushion. My great white hunter found Princess Paris up on the counter, trying her best to knock it down on the floor so she could claim it for her own, twice! So may have to use it IN the bag to keep it just for me.

Needless to say, this was just what I needed to jump start life again. I am discovering that for every miserable, hateful person out there, there are at least ten good hearted ones. I am so lucky that I am surrounded by the good ones! The lesson learned is choose the people you let touch your life carefully. If you do this, when you have one of those inevitable days, they make the load lighter.


jovaliquilts said...

What a great bag -- and perfect timing!

Amelia said...

Belvie was a dear to send you those mind and soul lifting gifts. Every so often - or at least I think - we all have those downer days - just pray they are short periods of time.

I do believe when warm weather gets here for us the overall feelings of everyone will be better.

Enjoy your gifts!

Sue said...

A wonderful gift, a thoughtful friend ... keep your chin up so that smile can shine!

Pieceful Afternoon said...

What a lovely thing to do - what a lovely thing to receive.

Teresa said...

What a great bag that is! I just love it. My cat has demolished two of those felted wool pin cushions, so be on the watchout. I am not exactly sure why they go after them, but they surely do. Glad to hear you are back in the groove!

Katie said...

Love the bag. Always nice to have a new project to raise the spirit. Always know you have a good friend here. Katie

Kristie said...

How nice of Belvie! Love the fabrics that she used. I made one of those a while back and I just loved how easy it was to go together. They are also nice and roomy!

Kristie said...

How nice of Belvie! Love the fabrics that she used. I made one of those a while back and I just loved how easy it was to go together. They are also nice and roomy!

Belvie said...

I had no idea you would be having a down day on Sat. when I mailed that parcel earlier in the week. I'm just glad that it arrived when it did and provided a lift to your day. I sent it to let you know how much I value your friendship. I hope you enjoy it....and I would love to help you make some for gifts. Just wanted to mention that thanks should go to Andrea, Welsh Quilter...for posting the bag tutorial.

I just might have to make Miss Paris her own pincushion....minus the pins!

Carol VR said...

What a sweet bag and thanks for the heads up regarding the copyright laws.

I;ve seen various bloggers watermark their photos with identification across the photos.

I surely hope we needn't live in fear of the photo police... seeing as there is far more to worry about in life.

Purple Pam said...

Belvie is such a sweetheart to send you such a nice present. I really like the size of your bag. I like the colors, too. If you ever get tired of it, let me know!