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Joy of Homekeeping


There is such joy in keeping house...and I don't mean the everyday stuff. You know, the unloading dishes...laundry...making the bed...
I mean the making things beautiful...like putting flowers around the house, or making a quilt just to look at...or putting something the kitchen island that is unexpected.
Sure you have to clean and organize, but the fun and joy comes from what you do with it after.
For example...I cleaned off the island...and put something fun, makes me smile something on it....
This little lamb was on sale at TJ Maxx....I couldn't resist ! I mean I laughed when I saw it and it sat in my cart...and at $6 I just couldn't resist! Hubby was not amused...but she can be there for a while....
That is joy in home keeping....
Then there is flowers...oh my flowers have been so happy...and generous. Of course, I have to cut them....that is what a cutting garden is all about....
So, I had one dahlia and many sweet peas to put in my copper pitcher the girls gave me....later I added some queen Anns lace....but that is the joy...in home keeping...
And then the quilt...
The cups are machine appliqué...and then when I quilted...I used a machine appliqué pattern for quilting the big squares...so I had so much fun...and it makes me smile, although the teapot in the center is small...it is just fun.
So, the joy of home keeping is important. Find something everyday that brings you joy...makes you smile or laugh. Life can be brutal. It is the small things we need to see as well as the big ones...
Put some flowers out....Trader Joes has great cut flowers for the best price (they had peonies now!!) if you don't have a flower garden...
Go on a shopping excursion and be inspired by the unexpected.
Create a focal point or something....
Just enjoy the process...
Homekeeping shouldn't be all work...there should be joy in it too....
Have a great day...I am off for an MRI, finally, to see what's going on with my knee.....
Nancy

Comments

Jeanie said…
The little lamb is adorable. (Rick wouldn't have been amused, either! I love it!). And you're right about flowers and TJs. We don't have one close but go whenever we visit the kids. Plants can make it home; flowers are a little dicier, unfortunately! Lovely!
I think your little lamb looks wonderful there :)

All the best Jan
Sue said…
What a delightful, and encouraging post, I absolutely adore your lamb, you see, I collect lamb figurines, and we raise sheep on our farmstead. I so agree there is just something so joyful about decorating a home, even a small touch here and there brightens my day..Thank you for sharing.
Thank you for visiting my blog, and for your sweet comment.
Blessings,
Sue
The quilt is just gorgeous! WOW! I love this one! And I hope you found out what's wrong with your knee and figure out what to do! Take care!

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