Monday, February 09, 2009

Little Things, Joyful Things

Simple things can work together so beautifully to create a lovely day. Sunshine and a joyful note from Becky started my day in such a positive note. Errands took me to Paula's town, and although her shop is closed on Monday, she met me there this afternoon so I could pick up some of these beautiful flour sacks to send to Lucy in the Netherlands. They are so vibrant. It's amazing to think that flour used to be sold in such useful and pretty containers made from fabric. I think Lucy first desired flour sack towels to cut into quilt pieces, but I suspect that these will be displayed in their entirety (Lucy, I'll keep looking for 'old' flour sacks for you; some that are falling apart so you can cut them up). Little things, simple things, joyful things --- the things that make life meaningful and whole. What a lovely day. I hope yours was as well.


  1. You are so right. It is the little, simple, joyful things that make life meaningful & whole!
    I love the flour sack towels and how nice of your friend to meet you at her shop. Hope tomorrow holds more blessings for you.

  2. Thank you so much for doing this for me. I think I don't dare to cut them into pieces! I will add them to my feedsack collection! Wow
    have a nice day as joyful as this day!

  3. Good morning, my friend -
    You are so right, there is joy all around us. Sometimes we wait for the big things to give us joy when it's right there all the time. In the little things - little things that touch our hearts and mean so much!

  4. Oh, I love the flour sacks! Thanks for sharing them before shipping them off.

  5. You picked out some really cute ones for her!! I'm sure she will love them! (and not cut them!)

    Little things...I need to keep my focus on appreciating them! They are all around us, aren't they??

    Lovely sentiment, and thank you for the shout out!

    Blessings sweetie!

  6. You are so right on---sometimes it is even finding that perfect card--or the person that holds a door open for you--or even the joy you give as you give a unexpected helping hand to someone--somehow the joy bounces back to you...
    yes it is the little things.

  7. The graphics on those are lovely and how wonderful to have something of substance to repurpose. Wonderful stuff!

  8. Those are great! Have a wonderful day...

  9. Anonymous7:47 AM

    What a wonderful way to start your day! Such a blessing receiving a special note from a special friend. Those flour sacks are so sweet! Does Paula have a website?
    You are a sweet friend to send those to Lucy :)

  10. Those flour sacks are beautiful and in such good condition. What a lovely gift.

  11. I love old flour sacks and feed sacks and I like to keep them intact, too. But I did cut some of the calico prints to make things for special friends and family. It makes them so much more special. I had a really good day today, too!

  12. Surely I would back more if my flour came in one of those. You chose some wonderful sacks. I especially like the center one. So much charm.

  13. I just caught up on your last four posts and enjoyed all of them very much. I love the way you write!


  14. I have some burlap rice bags that have a zipper! They are new , I bought rice in them from Thailand.
    I have my potatoes in one of them now. Works perfectly!


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