Friday, February 09, 2007

Happiness for $2

As I said in my previous post I've had a miserable two weeks. Today I couldn't stand it anymore. The office was quiet with DH and FIL out of town so I decided to go shopping on my lunch hour. I seldom leave the office during the day and even less often go shopping.

I wasn't sure where I was going shopping, but knew I had to go somewhere. I got in my car and started driving toward the mall. I pulled into the grocery store parking lot and parked the car. Next to the grocery store is an A.C. Moore (similar to Michael's). It's been ages since I've been in a craft store so I decided to check out the place.

I wandered around the store. Way in the back of the store where they sell their needle work supplies there was a display of fat quarters. I dug through the fabric and found three cute ones. I figure I can use them for some play time this weekend.

In the next aisle I found a small section of quilting notions. The usual suspects: needles, rotary cutters, a few mats, scissors. But tucked among the gadgets were these Threader & Cutters. I bought a package of these 18 months ago and absolutely fell in love with them. I have lost one of them and have been trying to find more for several months. I was so excited to find them that for few seconds I thought about buying all the packages. But I quickly decided on only one package. After all I have a source for them now.

I left the store smiling. Probably the first time this week I've smiled. Isn't amazing how $2 can bring a smile to your face? Just like when you were a child and you opened a birthday card and found $2 inside. That's what I felt like.


Elaine Adair said...

Glad your little purchase helped you through the day!

Tomorrow is Saturday! Hoooorayyyy!

Cynthia said...

i'm glad you now have a smile on your face. I hope you can sort something out with work so that you will be happier with what you're doing.

Nancy said...

Sometimes the simplest things can bring the most pleasure. I'm so happy you found something to make you smile. And hope you can resolve your work issues. Because nobody should dread going to work. (((HUGS)))

Katie said...

Gosh, my BD cards only had one $ in them. I'd have bought more of the thread thing you found. When I make such finds, I usually buy all buy one, just in case someone else needs it right then. :)

Darlene - Dazed Quilter said...

It's the little things that count! It's amazing that makes us smile.

Evelyn aka Starfishy said...

Always great to find a fun little gadget that doesn't break the bank! So happy to hear that your find brought a smile to your face.



Nicole and Phil said...

hope you are feeling better soon!

Gail said...

Amazing how its the simple things that make us so happy. Glad you found your smile again.

Susan said...

So, why do you like this needle threader? Is it less like to pull the wires out? I always hold on to the wires to be sure they don't pull out, but is this a little sturdier?

FQ to play with - a few bucks! Needle threader - $2! Smiling - priceless!

Quilting Kim said...

That is a cool tool. Yes, it's amazing how a $2 purchase can brighten your day. I like to stop at the florist on the way home from Mass on Sunday and they have buckets of $2 bouquets. It's my treat to myself.

sewnut said...

It is wonderful when a treasure is uncovered. Even better if it fixes a bad day. I always look for those round rubber needle grippers they are about 1.79 and make me happy too!
I hope you are on the upswing now