Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Ten On Tuesday-10 Everyday Things That Delight You

I have tried to arrange my life so that there are things around me that I can take pleasure in. After you read the list you will have a clearer idea of what I'm on about.

1. Having tea in one of my Emma Bridgewater mugs.  Anyone who reads this blog or knows me is aware of my passion for lovely dishes and tableware.  These are the things we use everyday, and you are worth it- tea is my drug so why not have beautiful paraphernalia.  Don't just drink or eat from plastic or melamine- go out and get yourself something beautiful that makes you smile.

2. This sounds totally demented, but I have a huge thing for tea towels. I cannot resist them and I have a large collection. My everyday ones are from Williams-Sonoma (bought on sale)*and I have others that I have picked up from all over.

3. I came to the conclusion that I was better off buying things like sheets and towels at higher end stores, and they last so much longer.  I splurged on some flannels and Egyptian cotton ones at L.L. Bean, and they can be washed hundreds of times and still look new.  The lesser quality frays and rips- so I do think it's better to have fewer things that I have spent the money on.  In the long run, you don't have to replace them as often- just make sure you LOVE them, and you will always be happy.

4. I love my Birkenstocks, and am happy that it is coming up to "Arizona" weather.

5. My cats- these 2 completely crack me up.

5. My friends- they are all people I can have a laugh with. We do talk about the serious side of life too, but there is always humour there.

6. My family- sometimes we laugh so hard we get stomach aches. You can't be around here if you can't take a joke.  That's how we relate.

7. Of course, my yarn, fiber and fabric stashes give me pleasure.  I have really not purchased anything lately, because I have enough to keep me going for a long time. What I have in my stash I really love.

8. Nice knitting needles- my favorites being Addi Turbos and Chiao Goos.  I have been collecting a long time and now I think I better mention these in my will.

9. I love my car.

10. The satisfaction of knowing that I have all I need, great family and friends, and that life is good. You can't ask for more than that, and I am grateful every single day.

*this is the art of living well- wait for the sales. I stalk the higher end stores, and there are bargains to be had, and it's all part of the fun.

On Friday night, FC, Miss Mew and I went to see Dame Edna Everage's Farewell Tour in Toronto. My face was hurting from laughing, we had such an amazing time.
I have been busy sewing- this is for a dear friend who happens to be a kitty pusher.
There is soon to be another addition to our ranks, and I found this cute pattern on Ravelry for free.  There are Peter Rabbit buttons on it- which I have had for ages.

This week I will also be picking up my new progressive eyeglasses- I guess it had to happen at some point, but I'm not worried.  Nothing to do with my age......

Fleece out and have a good week.


Sel and Poivre said...

Tea Towel love demented? No way! I have a big stack I love so much I don't even use on dishes! I also hear you on china, linens, high end store sales and family - at least most of it! ;)

Bridget said...

I don't know, Lorraine - sometimes I think we were separated at birth. :-)

Dame Edna! That must have been absolutely hysterical!

Chris said...

Hmm. I might have to check out your strategy for sheets. :)

That bag is SO CUTE!

Gale NoName said...

I agree with you about the sheets. As for the progressive lenses, I've been wearing them since I was 35 and love them. They did take some getting used to, but they're great.

mrspao said...

I agree with you on the sheets. Cheaper ones just don't cut it. I spend lots of time stalking TK Maxx for good linens.