Wednesday, May 09, 2007
Blue Bird of Happiness
I have been working on a new project and have finished one part of it. I made pillow covers for my couch pillows. Next I will recover the seat cushions on the couch...then, who knows! With me it seems that once I start a project the wheels start turning and next thing I know I have 3 projects going at once. I actually covered the seat cushins once with a sheet that I got at TJ Max, but I am wanting something different so I am going to use the old covers for a pattern and go from there. I had washed the original ones so many times that they were starting to fall apart. I know I probably shouldn't be washing them in the washing machine, but it makes me feel good knowing they are clean and since I like to eat on the couch...well, they need to be washed occasionally. Anyway, I am having fun with the project and going a little shabby chick with it. This is a little apartment I live in so I want it to be fun. I moved here 6 years ago when I went through the dreaded "D" word and it has always felt like a place that I could be me. I did a lot of soul searching here and a lot of growing and finding myself, so even though it is small it has always felt like home and I am surrounded by things I love here. When you downsize you are forced to decide what is most important to you so you are left with your most treasured possesions and that changes from time to time.
One of the first things I bought my self was a set of these coffee cups. I love coffee and I was on a search for 'the bluebird of happiness'. I found myself collecting all things bluebird...having them around made me, well, happy! Funny how such a little thing can mean so much to each of us in different ways. I am off to get ready to go to my job, which I love because it gives me the opportunity to see lots of blue birds and talk to lots of people about something else I really enjoy...plants! I do love my life right now...I guess I have found that 'blue bird of happiness' in many different ways...sometimes it is fleeting...sometimes we just have to be reminded about what is really important in our lives,
Posted by ferne at 7:56 AM