Today I managed to stay focused for the entire day and get lots of things done (is it just me who finds it so much easier to be productive if I'm working in the evening?), but the productivity was happily punctuated by reading the wonderful comments on my last post. It was so interesting to read about the details of people's days and I loved being told of so much remembered loveliness.
iPhone holder: made by Keely
Which made me think of a website that I stumbled upon recently called My Best Thing Today. It's a site that curates the postcards people send in about...yes...their best thing that day. I love the philosophy of noticing what the best thing about a day was, even on the darkest day, because there is always something even if it's only the way the light falls through a windows and casts shadows on the walls. It's a little like the Post Secret blog, but without that sinking feeling that you can get when you read some of the postcards.
So my own best things, aside from the above, from this week (give or take a few days):
Some fabric arriving for making something special and it being even more lovely than I'd hoped.
Sharing a Kallo rice cake with the cat* while I worked this afternoon.
Waking up to find it was a bright morning - I'd been so hoping it would be, as I wanted to photograph some things for a project that I was working on (more about that in December).
Speaking to someone lovely with a broad northern accent when I rang a company up to ask if I could return something.
Receiving photos from Keely (who I think is blogless?) of a beautiful iPod holder she'd made from one of my patterns. The colours and the details I found completely thrilling. I am in love with the pinky-red button detail and can only imagine Keely's niece will be too when she receives it.
Eating apple crumble at my mother-in-law's house. My crumbles are always virtuous with hardly any sugar and made using wholemeal flour...her's are perfection. So I had two large helpings.
Watching Simon's Cat videos with Mr Teacakes and then showing them to our children the next day. This man has captured essence-of-cat with simple animated line drawings and watching them made us howl with laughter. Too wonderful not to watch them over and over...we have anyway (and if you watch any, then do turn your volume on first as the cat noises are adorable and it's hard to believe they are made by man, not cat).
Sitting in my sister's cosy flat drinking tea and coffee after taking the children to a very cold swing park.
Everything feels illuminated: I finally fitted a new bulb in my sewing machine after a few dark weeks of sewing without.
What were your own best bits?
*No, I did not allow the cat to nibble directly from the rice cake...I broke bits off for her...just in case you were wondering.