Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Little Things?

Some days are just meant to be filled with lots of little tasks, instead of grand ones. Today is one of those days. Even my current projects are little and not very glamorous. The Baltimore Album block that I'm working on is made up of 32 little hearts, currently in the works.

I just finished this little dishrag that I took along on our weekend trip (I'm taking the beginning knitting class being held at our shop that started last Thursday evening). I'm pretty happy with it, but...

this little burp happened in the middle and I'm not really sure what exactly it was that I did to cause it. I also had some issues around the edges. So...

I'm making another one for more practice :) I think I'm finally getting the hang of it (I pulled apart several that I didn't photograph). Good thing too because this week we go beyond knit a row, purl a row, and we're jumping onto circular needles!

My agenda for the day also includes:
- weekly grocery shopping with my Dad
- cleaning toilets
- editing a paper for my son
- paying bills
- lots of filing
- regular daily tasks like keeping family and pets fed and happy

This puts me in mind of a quote that a good friend gave me years ago on a little plaque that I keep on my desk:

I long to accomplish great and noble tasks, but it is my chief duty and joy to accomplish humble tasks as though they were great and noble. ~Helen Keller

Little things...maybe not so much.

Enjoy the day!
~ Dawn


allsewnup said...

Sometimes, when we concentrate on the little things, the bigger things take care of themselves.
Whatca up to with all the hearts? They look great.


blushing rose said...

I am a disaster with needles of any kind ... you look to be doing quite well, tho. Good for you. Have a great eve. TY for sharing. TTFN ~Marydon