Friday, July 29, 2011

Simple Things Can Make Me So Happy?

Is it just me, or do others feel the same peace and contentment from such small things ,as I do.I know they say that small minds are easily pacified, but surely, that is not the reason I feel such peace when engaging in the small things I do that make me so happy.

I must confess, I bought two new tea towels to freshen up my kitchen when company comes,although  I have stated many times that I buy very little, brand new.While I was using the new towels, I felt I needed a dish washing cloth to match.I know. Strange! But nevertheless, I found a wash cloth that I had made a while back that was in need of an edging, so I proceeded to finish the little cloth with a crocheted  edge that matched the new tea towels. I love the little set and it makes me so happy to see it hanging on my oven door.(I may eventually add a little embroidered flower or two.It seems a bit too plain,to me.)

After assembling the first set, I was on a roll. I found this quaint little spread that was worn to tethers, but so pretty. I had to use it in some way. A tea towel was perfect. I plan to use it as a pattern to make other spreads this winter,too. I needed a solid color towel to make a set,so I rummaged through my basket of Old Rags (I save everything) and found the perfect towel to match the blue in the quaint little spread. Wallah! Another pretty matching set of tea towels. I am so happy with this little set,too. 

I am working on a 3rd set. It is from an old receiving blanket. I use them a lot for towels. I am trimming it in purple. I can't wait to see it completed.


  1. I think it's the creative process that is so soothing...
    I like the embroidery on the spread, it should make a very pretty tea towel.

  2. Green is in. recycle, recycle, recycle.. Good Job~!
    The Kitchen towel sets will give color to your kitchen. Ta ta for now from Iowa:)