Sunday, March 20, 2016


A week before I arrived in Colorado, the girls face-timed me and were beside themselves with excitement because Wendy had bought them a craft kit called Pom-Pom Puppies. They couldn't wait to make these Pom-Pom Puppies, but were saving the kit, so they could do it with me. Oh joy. I can knit and sew quite well, but following instructions in craft kits is not my forte.

It was just as I feared. Even the brand 100% KLUTZ certified was not enough to protect me from what followed. The only thing the girls could actually do was wind the yarn to make the pom-poms. The rest was up to me.

This was the first attempt. It's a chihuahua. Like the one on the packet?

This was the second one we made.

Feeling flushed with success - actually no, that's not true. It was because I was determined not to leave a legacy of a deformed puppy behind me, that I did some plastic surgery on the chihuahua.

Rather better.

This morning the girls got into bed with me before breakfast as they always do. We usually chat and have stories - either from books or from my head. Today they wanted funny stories about Dave, so I obliged. It reminded me so much of staying with my Gran and getting into bed with her, and listening to her stories of when she was little. 

So it goes.


Anonymous said...

Sue - your creative efforts lift my heart!
They are so uniquely, wonderfully imperfect - I'm sure the girls will love and remember you making them for a long time.

Anonymous said...

Have just had a blog fest! Don't know why (well come to think of it I do) caught up on 3 posts - Lovely, lovely. Looks like you have had a delightful precious time making memories - hope the journey home is as painless as possible.

[Amazingly I was making pompoms yesterday for no reason than to see if I could remember how - I am cautiously going to try and copy what you made - just the thing for grandchildren.]

Your blog is a delight - will try to be more constant.


Sue Hepworth said...

Thanks, Jen. God luck!