So, I had to do something. I went to the fabric store, bought some potholder fabric & viola' - the idea was born. Now this idea was not as clever to the rest of my family as it was to me. I was quite proud of my ingenuity. They all seemed to think my pilot light had gone out.
These potholders are significant because they catapulted me into the idea of doing things for myself. How often do I do things to impress other people or because it is expected? I did these just for me. But the best part of these innovative little mits, is the other ideas that they have now sparked. I have made applique artwork, repurposed linen scraps into table napkins, & am working on fabric remnants for quilts - and that is just the start.
My big little idea has also infiltrated my menu. My goal is to try a new recipe each week. It doesn't have to be fancy or exotic, but something different. This week I tried chicken fried cauliflower. It was a new approach on an old favorite. Next I am looking for something new with cabbage then maybe a delicious new technique for beets. I am living on the edge with produce!
Change makes you sharp. Let your brain wonder to different places & ideas. Let your ideas expand & let one notion lead to another. It is an act of personal kindness. Do You!