Thoughts on the simple life and Tackle it Tuesday
The Simple Life.. the phrase has always eluded me. Occasionally I have heard people talking about the simple life in such a way that makes me wonder why I have never gotten it. I read a book once that really befuddled the issue for me, it was called “A Busy Woman’s Guide to Simple Living”. It involved “simple things” like heating your house solely with a wood stove, and growing everything yourself etc. etc.
Not to be critical of the author, but I just didn’t get it.
But now, something has happened. It may involve, in a small way, getting it. Look at these.
I still can’t believe that these were a small seed a few weeks back. It’s HUGE.
One thing that has changed.. is me. I now realize that part of the “simple life” is rejoicing in simple things. I can not believe how going out there and looking at those pumpkins has cheered me up. Like realizing there’s a rainbow somewhere out there and then finding it, that’s kind of how I feel.
Here’s a little something I’ve been working on.
There’s a story behind this. Look closely at the fabric, there’s not more than two squares that are alike. That’s because they were all scraps. I bought a $5.00 scrap lot from a nearby quilt shop. Some of the scraps were bigger: the brown and light green, but most were just little squares. This is sort of an off-set log cabin thingy.
The inside was a 1 yard/ 50% off piece from the same collection. Yes, there is a zipper. I like to make bags with zippers!
This is my “first draft” of a fanny pack pattern that I am making. Sewing is rough, but you get the idea.
Pink lining, anyone?