What makes you happy?

by Helen on July 24, 2014

For me it’s anything to do with fabric, thread and floss with perhaps a little toy stuffing and a few buttons added to the mix….. family and friends goes without saying … flowers, sunshine, the beach …… and two large black SLEEPY furry friends of course!

What makes you smile?  I’d love to know!!

If you like this image, you’ll find a hi-res printable version in the August Magazine.


{ 11 comments… read them below or add one }

Julie July 24, 2014 at 2:05 pm

Same as you! Fabric, thread and floss, or sometimes knitting needles and yarn and fairisle or aran knitting
Julie xxxx


Linda B July 24, 2014 at 2:57 pm

Oh, so many things make me smile! But here are a few of my favorite things (to borrow a phrase), in no particular order…Health and happiness amongst all my family and friends…hugs from a grandchild…warm, breezy summer days…lightening bugs…puppies and kittens (well, all baby creatures really)…this blog…projects well done…finding the perfect fabric…pictures of Ben and Daisy…and discovering the latest “Bustle & Sew Magazine” within my ‘inbox’!
X Linda


Helen July 24, 2014 at 6:08 pm

Aw, thanks so much Linda xx


Olga July 24, 2014 at 3:34 pm

Stitching makes me happy too! And my boyfriend and family of course! And… when I walk along the street and see a cute little furry dog!


RMW July 24, 2014 at 5:50 pm

Doing hand embroidery, learning history, reading books and snuggling my cats. :-)


Lynn Claridge July 24, 2014 at 7:32 pm

So many things make me happy – cuddles and kisses from grandchildren, daughters and hubby; crafting; friends and family; ‘talking’ to internet friends via blogs and forums; gardening and all the beautiful scents emanating from the garden; bird song; watching a baby squirrel trying to sneak hazel nuts from the tree lol. I greatly miss having fur babies and hope that will be remedy one day soon. x


Jill July 25, 2014 at 1:27 pm

Choosing my next project, playing with thread & fabric, a purring cat on a winters night , my garden , cooking something new.. Walking my dog on a nice day
Simple things really


Helen July 26, 2014 at 6:46 pm

Ah, but the simple things are often the nicest xx


Diana July 25, 2014 at 4:09 pm

I agree with all the things that make you smile, Helen, – right down to the two large black sleepy furry friends except ours are black German Shepherd sisters who are not quite so large as Ben and Miss Daisy. Also, I musn’t forget my two very old ponies and then we have a visiting ewe and her lamb who arrive through a little hole in the hedge from next door at breakfast-time and go home at tea-time, some pheasants that tap at the door for corn in the morning and the ever-squawking family of crows who sit on the kitchen window-sill and peer in. And, of course, last but not least, is Bustle and Sew every month! What is there not to smile about!


Helen July 26, 2014 at 6:46 pm

Aw thanks Diana – and I love the sound of the ewe and her lamb xx


Sharon e Lawrence July 27, 2014 at 8:48 am

Appreciating every thing I have , makes me happy. Taking time to stop and smell the rain , the flowers and love the sunshine in my garden.
The laughter from my grandchildren makes every day worthwhile.
Realising how lucky we are to wake up to peace & calm. The trouble in Gazza just breaks your heart.
Laughing with my brother , who lives in Oz and thinks 16 ‘C is cold.
He needs to come back to the Highlands


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