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Monday, August 1, 2011

I can't believe what is Making Me Happy on this Monday!

Hello and Happy Monday.

Oh my goodness I can't believe that I am admitting that ironing is "Making Me Happy"

I have spent a couple of hours ironing over the past few days. I originally had all my scraps and smaller pieces of fabric in a huge big calico bag that I was given one time when I was at Spotlight. I had to tip it all out to see what was in there. I decided it was much more practical to get organised .Some of the material is going to the op-shop. I have reds and browns in one container. Blues I seem to have lots of and they are full to the brim in there container,novelty prints and yellows/blacks are in another. greens have there own container as have the pinks and purple fabrics.  I still have some ironing to do but so glad to be more organised.





I received this lovely pattern from Sally Giblin this morning. It is her new pattern called "Spring Delight" Thank you Sally for this. I love the pattern  because you can use either fabric handles or those lovely wooden handles. I have some wooden handles on hand so will most likely use them.

Other things "Making Me Happy this Monday" are:

The frogs singing in the garden. Love to hear them at night and occasionally during the day.
The rain. We have had a few good showers lately and more expected during this week.
Bonnie daughter number two has recently taken on the responsibility of sponsoring a child through World Vision. She decided it was the right thing to do. Pretty proud of her doing that. Thinking of others is always good. Her sponsor child is a little girl who lives in Ethiopia.
Reading a good book.

Happy Monday
Bev C

18 comments:

Melody said...

Hi Bev, Good on you for being so well organised. I need to do the same things.

Queen Of The Armchair aka Dzintra Stitcheries said...

At least that's a good ironing job...my basket is full!!! Dzintra

teresa said...

Oh Bev... I'm a little concerned about you ha ha... ironing and happy in the same sentence!!!! Glad you are so organised and it is a good feeling when you get a huge job out of the way. I'm reading a great book at the moment too and it makes me happy xx Happy Monday to you

Fiona said...

I nearly fell down to read ironing and happy together!! It is great to get things organised... if you need some more happiness there's a pile of clean laundry here..... mmmmm
Hugz

Narelle said...

I'd be concerned if it was 'regular' ironing that was making you happy :)

marina said...

I thought there was going to have be an intervention required after that first sentence! lol
As long as it's patchwork fabric that's ok.
Lovely new pattern!

shez said...

lovely post bev and love that bag pattern

Bobbie Lynn said...

Hi Bev,
Thank you for your lovely comment. That is fun ironing to me. : ) Sounds like a lot of pretty bits of fabric there. I'm sure it will put into something spectacular. What a wonderful thing to sponsor a child. A good organization too. Good to hear about the rain you received and hope you get what you need this year.
Have fun reading and happy sewing.
Blessings,
Bobbie Lynn

Maria said...

How good are you Bev getting all your fabrics ironed and sorted. Should have got you to do my while I was on holiday. LOL
Nice when your kids do something caring.
Have fun making your new bag.

Terriaw said...

When you dig into those bins, you will be especially happy for ironed pieces! What a treat to listen to the frogs singing in the garden, and some rain showers too. Enjoy your day!

wackywoman said...

What a nice feeling of accomplishment that must be. I haven't experienced it for a while. Sigh....

Michelle said...

Happy Ironing?...Ok I'll let you off since it's scrappy ironing! I started sorting my scraps into colours but didn't get very far... still have a big bag left too sort... I'll get there one day...maybe...

Astrid said...

Doesn't it feel good to be organised? I try to do the same with leftovers from each project I make. Lovely bag pattern!

Pauline said...

You crack me up, Bev. Have you checked your temperature? Or maybe it's some form of Lucy withdrawal?

Val said...

I have some boxes too. But there never seem to be enough boxes to sort everything. They certainly are better than bags. Yours look great all piled up. I love the new bag pattern. Wooden handles will look great.

Kathleen From Eggs In My Pocket said...

Hi, just dropped by to say hello. So glad that all of that ironing can make you happy! blessings,Kathleen

rosie said...

Hi Bev, it's really the only 'nice' ironing isn't it- ironing scraps! It's amazing how long it takes to do....So glad you got rain.. and so proud of your daughter too..

Simone de Klerk said...

Wow, so much ironing and organizing.
And how lovely of your daughter to support a child. You were able to pass that love to her!