Friday, June 13, 2008

Happiness is...

in the details.

I mean, isn't it? whether it's the fact that someone let you in front of them when you were trying to exit a crowded parking lot or the fact that the hummingbird rested a few moments longer on the feeder so you could get a great picture...or, you found just the right button to add to a project...

Or it's the flower that some artist could create inside a glass marble...


Or the detail of hand-painted roses on a porcelain plate...


Or a beautiful arrangement of flowers and shells for a special book for your Mom...


It's all those little things that bring me moments of happiness. And, moments of happiness lead to days of happiness which leads to a happy life...

I am finding tremendous happiness in stitching the Details for our 100 Details in 200 Days Challenge over on Stitchin' Fingers. I love that a bullion stitch has become a star fish, that feathers can sprout from feather stitch and that everyone thinks my first detail actually looks like fireworks!

Today is Friday Favorites Day where we post one of our own Details that we've stitched in the past that we just love. Here's mine...

I stitched on this seam until it told me it was finished. Now, it makes me smile to look at it.


The detail below (Day 4) looked very "wedding" to me so I added some pale pink beads and few french knots...Still looks like "wedding" but maybe less so...


This detail was one of our first details that we "hi-jacked" from Cobi aka Autumngirl. I can't wait to stitch it again on my 4th of July Block because it looks like fireworks too!


For more thoughts on happiness, check out The Happiness Project where Gretchen is spending a year researching the roots to Happiness and reporting her findings. There's lots of good stuff there.

4 comments:

Vicky aka stichr said...

Happiness is having someone really like your little starfish! And the happiness just doubles on that one because I was soooooo happy the stitch worked for me[finally] and I smiled A LOT making those little starfish.

Oh and your swimming...way impressive!

anne said...

I love all yours seams. I have a very technical question. I like very much the quality of light pink organza ribbon in your "wedding" seam. Do you remember the brand of it?
Thank you for the reply.

Allison Ann Aller said...

No wonder that favorite seam treatment makes you smile so much. It is truly lovely.
You have got "the touch" alright!

sandra said...

I have been following the 'happiness' project as well. I love it, it makes you reflect. I find much joy in looking at your beautiful work. I agree you have the right touch.

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