Saturday, June 6, 2009

pile up

Here are the complete potholders for the Swap!!! I am happy with the way they turned out and that they are done in time! I'm the type who will take full advantage of a deadline extention, a procrastinator of epic history. "Good under pressure" is what some folks call it. wink, wink! They'll start their journey to Swap headquarters later this morning. Thank you to Adrian + Maritza + all my fellow swappers for this challenging and fun opportunity!

Besides that happy pile, other things have been piling up around here - the number of days w/out a post to the blog for instance, sorry. But there's this pile:
and this pile:
and this one too:

A beautiful bundle of tatting thread which I will treat as teeny-tiny crochet cotton. I have been bitten by the crochet-bug big time, and want to make some small motifs for hair clips, key chains, necklaces, brooches, buttons (hey, there's another pile - of ideas!) Last year, for May Day, I crocheted some flower chains with sport weight cotton, and now I'm going to go even smaller! I've been known to dabble in minituae...

Of course, this time of year brings a pile of happy events for attending as well. Our son finishes grade eight in a few days, and there have been concerts, presentations, and field trips full of proud moments, laughs, and comraderie. Coming up: families celebrating together, a formal honors evening, and a lake party, all sure to hold even more proud moments, laughs (and tears), and a speech by me! (That there, is a pile of nerves!)

It is amazing to me that we have gotten to this place in our family life. It is astounding really; I look around and see it all happening, I try to witness each and every moment, and yet it is a blur. It is perpetual and halting all at once.

What kind of piles do you have going on? ("Laundry" is not the kind of answer I'm looking for!)

6 comments:

I said...

Lucky swappers!! Green (as the pile of asparagus on my counter) with envy. Hmmm...fruits of creativity, you ask? Well, there's a mound of strawberry muffins spiked with raspberry-fig preserves from this morning and another of stir-fried chicken with ginger, carrots and snap peas. Wish you all were here! --I

Sayu said...

oh, i heart that pile for swapping! i really like the crochet necklaces - they'll look so pretty done in tiny...

go annri go!

wish we were all closer....

tangled sky studio said...

piles of inspiration around here (from a weekend conference involving 250 women oozing inspiration and sisterhood.....)
a big high five to your graduate!!!!

c3authorspot said...

I must admit I've been hit by the crochet bug, too. The amigurumi are too cute for me to resist. And the smaller they are, the cuter they are. I have tatting cotton envy looking at your stash there.

t does wool said...

I have piles of everything!!

AmyLu75 said...

I love your pot holders for the swap! Where did you find the pattern? Or did you make it up?