It was one of those “Aha!” moments. I looked at the rug in the sewing room, and looked at the curtains. And then I thought of the rug in Amy’s room. And the lights turned on.
Barkcloth curtains (and my mannequin’s arm!)
Rug in Amy’s room.
I know this isn’t an earth shattering revelation, but all of a sudden it came to me that Amy's rug would go perfectly with the sewing room curtains, and I asked her if she’d care if I switched her rug for the rug in the sewing room. She is getting a room makeover as her Christmas present, and so it did not matter to her. She’ll be getting a new rug of her own choosing soon. And so she helped me do some rug swapping right there and then. (I feel guilty in that the sewing room rug still had bits of thread on it from my last sewing project, but I’m going to vacuum it for her.)
The sewing room is so striking now, with the rug and the curtains. Why I wonder, didn’t I think of it before?
I guess this is my point today. What causes those “Aha!” moments to happen? What causes our thoughts to suddenly see things in a new way?
Monday night, I was contemplating what I would come up with for today’s post, and I could think of nothing. Sometimes, I have so many ideas that they line up in my mind like airplanes on the runway, waiting for their turn to take off. And at other times, nothing…
And then I happened to look at my key chain, full of so many other things than keys I actually need and use-a number 19 tag (19 is my favorite number), a Valerie keychain from a dear friend, a WWII era Victory key, a mini tape measure, a lucky horseshoe and penny, and my giant safety pin, given to me by my mom years ago-a sentimental favorite (almost confiscated at the airport once when they couldn’t decide if it could be used as a weapon.)
So my question today-what do you keep on your keychain just for fun, or sentiment, or luck?