Sorting The Bits and Pieces


I peered into my craft/laundry room today (mainly because I needed to wash some clothing) and decided I needed to start cleaning. This room has been sadly neglected the last while and the craft side was overrun with stuff.

It was hard to know where to start because there was just so much stuff! I decided to try find my counter back….I knew this project was going to take more than one day…..and I was right.

My paper stash was overflowing and that seemed like a great place to start. I had been in the habit of saving every little scrap of card stock because I just might need that small scrap for a card or project.

Today was the day to get a bit vicious with that paper stash. I took my basket and sorted by color and finally got it under control. I decided the small bits and pieces were going to go into a box for future crafts with the grandkids. My grandson seems to enjoy creating things and it might be fun seeing what he will create with that box of stuff.

That box of card stock with it’s bits and pieces and so much color just screams of potential. It is so much like the start of a new day….you just have no idea what the day will turn out to be anymore than I know what wonders will come out of that box.

I love the idea that there is potential…even in those scraps. I love the thought that the “scraps” of our lives can be used to make something beautiful and unique. That box of paper reminds me that we are indeed masterpieces in the making.

May this weekend find you putting together the “scraps” of your life. May those bits and pieces turn into a thing of beauty and blessing. We may not see how those bits can turn into something amazing…but I am assured that they can.


In crafting
there are no mistakes….
just unique creations.

“For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD
Jeremiah 29:11a
New International Version


30 thoughts on “Sorting The Bits and Pieces

  1. susieshy45 says:

    This is the greatest message I have read in a while and the arts and crafts part appeals to me too. I am glad you said from the bits and pieces, a work of art can emerge similar to our lives.The issue is – do we want it ? Do we want to anything with the bits and pieces ? Lying there, they are of no use. But with effort they can become something.

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    • thechickengrandma says:

      Susie, I love how you always get what I am saying! Yes….those bits and pieces seem like a lot of work and we wonder if they will end up as a masterpiece…I think in the hands of the Artist, our Lord, they will! Blessings to you this weekend. ~Faye

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  2. Gbolabo Adetunji says:

    Wonderful post. I really love the footer quote. ❤ There are no errors in a creative art. Everything is just more creative arts. There is also no singular way our lives must go. We plan our lives as much as we should be open to adventures. We go on some adventures in life while some adventures come to us. Variety is the spice of life. We should take everything that comes to us in a stride. Thank you for another amazing post !

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  3. ruthsoaper says:

    Although it is on my to do list I have been putting off sorting through my craft stuff. Lots of it is bits and pieces of yarn and fabric and I have been wondering what they will ever become or if they are worth keeping. Now you have given me food for thought.

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  4. Timelesslady says:

    I just sorted out my bits of paper too. I had a huge mess a few weeks ago trying to find exactly the right pieces and colors. I had a great time, but then I had to clean it all up, and decided it was time to organize. Yes…I also have a few ‘scraps of life’ that could use sorting too.

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  5. Sheryl says:

    Similarly to you, I see scraps of card stock and scraps of colored paper as the basis for awesome craft projects. When my children were small I had a cupboard overflowing with craft supplies. Now that they are grown, I’ve really pruned down what is in there – though I still occasionally need my craft supplies to make something.

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