Monday, January 4, 2010

What Comes Forth


Thank you for your good wishes for my return to school. The kids arrived in my classroom, amazingly calm and accepting. We had NO problems - easy! I have a hard time sleeping before early airport runs. I spent some time writing in my pretty $6.99 journal. When Bill and Jeff are away, I make piles of my supplies and leave them perched around the house.


I brought some inspiring books upstairs. I lose their words when they on the bookshelf too long.






So, tonight I am longing for bed. One more small task to complete for tomorrow and it's off to my green sheets, a silky Christmas gift from Kelli.

But first a promised glimpse of the product of my recent play date. Brad was here a few days ago and he likes to crack codes, so he had already figured out the answers to all my crochet questions. Thanks to his easy instruction, I am granny squaring my way to something bright and cheery! Crochet proves a delightful way to work with color.
I cherish your voices and I'm extremely grateful you make them available to me. This holy opportunity invites me to listen closer to my own voice.

21 comments:

debbie bailey said...

I've read the first two books. It's so nice to read about art from a Christian perspective. I can't wait to read Walking on Water. I think I bought it but can't find it anywhere around here. Oh well, I'll get another copy, and if the first one turns up I'll give it away!

Bradley Maston said...

I love your super big granny square! So cool. You are a wizard of the wool!

Andrea said...

Hello, friend! I'm so glad school went well for you.

I must tell you how I love visiting your place. And I believe I have said so before but I will say it again. - You are an inspirational woman!

Many blessings to you! And, Happy New Year!

Much love,

Andrea

MamaF said...

Hello Pom Pom, don't you love granny squares ? I'm constantly knitting or crotcheting something, but i have a bag with all the left over wool and everyday i make couple of squares and put them away. I'm not sure what i'll do with them yet :)
I'm happy everything else went well for you.
Have a blessed week !

Flavia

Kerri said...

Oh I so badly want to read that first book - The Creative Call! Looks amazing! And I've always meant to find Walking on Water as well! How about I come over and we'll have a cup of tea and a good chat while I borrow every book on your shelf!
Hope you're not lonely all by yourself x x

All things bright and beautiful... said...

Love love love the crochet - the colour zap possibilities of crochet is so you!

Kari of Writing Up A Storm said...

Yes, I agree with Kerri ~ I want to read The Creative Call, too, and thank you for reminding me of Madeleine L'Engle for I need to reread her again. I'm so glad your first day back was an easy one. I think students and teachers both have a hard time coming back from vacations, or from weekends, too. But, I found, it usually only takes five minutes into class and suddenly all is right with the world. Or maybe it's just that five minutes in there is suddenly no time think about anything else but the moment at hand! I love to picture you all safe back at home with your books and journals and your granny squares. xo Kari

cinnamonwhirls said...

Yummy crochet Pom Pom! More More!! :)

SusanB-knits said...

Love the colors in your crochet!

makingthemostofbeingathome said...

Ohh I love the crochet can't wait to see some more. I love the journal too xx

re said...

Those books do look interesting.

åslaug abigail said...

So glad that your first day was a good one! I'm coming over for a cup of tea (you can have coffe if you'd like), peppermint with milk and sugar, I can bring tea bag. Oh, and I'll bring my green and brown knitting, and you can guess what it is =) so you'll crotchet away while I knit and we'll have a good good talk.

Now, Pom Pom, my dear, your turn, where will we sit??

wayside wanderer said...

I'm so glad your day went well. I absolutely LOVE the yarn colors you have chosen. So feisty and fun.

Left-Handed Housewife said...

Before Christmas went haywire, I was reading Madeline L'Engle on Advent. I'd love to read Walking on Water and another book of hers, cowritten with the poet Luci Shaw. I have the Imagine book, which I've dipped into but haven't finished yet. A book I'd highly recommend is Objects of Grace: Conversations on Creativity and Faith, a book of interviews with visual artists.

frances

Sara Padrusch said...

I love that granny square! Those colors are so cheerful! I too feel like I need to have some of my books out or else I forget them. Have you read any of the Sarah Breathnaugh books? I love them- bet you would too!

xoxo
Sara
www.shinyredhouses.blogspot.com

SuKnitWitty said...

Well, my friend, I've not been a good commenter lately, so I'll make up for that right now! Are ya ready? Ok, first...love the chair post, and my favorite chair is the one in 'The Knitting Nest'. Besides being comfy and warm, it forgives me for my shortcomings of not sitting down long enough to complete so many things I seem to have started last year. I've been spinning lots of plates lately...sometimes with grace as you said, and occassionally...one falls off the sticks. Good thing they are made of paper. Love the colors in your Granny Square, Granny. How are the Grands? I've enjoyed the pictures of little Sam...she's such a good sleeper! I envy you the reading...I'd like to read Walking on Water...think I could get it through Osmosis. I don't seem to sit long enough in the nest to read and I fall asleep when I try to read in bed. Glad to hear the school kids were full of Silent Night that carried over to SilentClass. They'll get geared up again here in a few days...but you know that already, huh? Okay...I think I'm caught up...

Michela said...

Hello PomPom, hope all is well with you and you're having a good week! ...not sure I've wished you a happy New Year yet...I'm getting older and my brain starts to fail! ;-) xxx

Country Life said...

I love your granny square, Pom Pom!

I have a few remembered teachers from my school years, and the ones that stand out are the ones who truly cared for their students. I know you are a teacher who is making a difference in the lives of your students.

Your blog is such a bright sunny spot!

Love,
Karen in Ohio

Left-Handed Housewife said...

p.s. I just noticed that copy of Shooting the Moon in your Good Stuff/Simple Pleasures picture. Thank you!

frances

theshepherdshouse said...

I had learned how to do the granny square once but now I don't remember...yours is beautiful!

Happy New Year to you dear Pom Pom!

Blessings,
Sharon

Beansieleigh said...

Hi, and welcome to Pink Saturday! Nice to meet you! I'm a crocheter, so I LOVE the granny square pillow you made! Enjoy your weekend! ~tina

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