Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Bits & Pieces

What do you do with your bits and pieces?

Here is what I decided to do....


Wet soap not being crumbled down the drain by small hands, in a little pretty washable pouch :)

The soap pouch is actually from a pattern set called Heirloom Sachets from the book 101 Fun-to-Crochet Projects. Also from this book I am working on these Enchanted Snowflakes

Every little bit and piece you do and say can count for something or it can be wasted. Too many times I find myself wasting words, things, and time. May we all be mindful of the opportunities around us, not to be wasters, but rescuers. Let us rescue even things that seem small and unimportant. It may be a person you end up rescuing. Small things can become eternal things.
What will you do with the bits and pieces in your life?

12.14.10 update: the children discovered for me that it is still possible to violently squeeze wet, gooey little chunks of soap out of this (aren't they sweet product testers?), so this has been washed and put away for the moment, and will probably be used as a sachet (as the original pattern prescribed). As a side note, I will probably still save bits and pieces of soap so I can try cooking up a batch of liquid soap (recently read a recipe online somewhere)....or at least I will scoop them up out of the soap dish before they get lovingly jammed down my drain :)

p.s. curiouser and curiouser... here is the quote of the day that was posted at the bottom of my blog

I had the story, bit by bit, from various people, and,
as generally happens in such cases, each time it was a different story.
Edith Wharton (1862-1937)


Abandoned in Pasadena said...

What a great story you've relayed here and I love your example with the bits of left-over soap and that in itself is a great idea. I was always wondering why I saved these bits n pieces of soap and now I know why. Thanks for GREAT idea and for putting it all into perspective with your charming story of helping others in what we do and say.

Abandoned in Pasadena said...

Hello, just dropped by because I haven't been by in a while and thought I might have missed something.