My mom and I completed our first “Pantry to You” drop-offs this morning. We met the Senior Services Volunteer Manager at the local food pantry to load up the boxes and get a quick introduction to the two routes, covering three deliveries. The whole thing went really well. Google Maps was key, and we had awesome timing with the many (many!) lights … but the best part was meeting the three ladies.
The little bouquet above is from our first delivery. The woman lived in a “small house between 2 large ones. Easy to miss.” In springtime, the house would better be described as “small house with huge yard, completely covered in daffodils. Impossible to miss.” She gave us this handful of blooms (plus one more that my mom took home) as we left. So sweet … and a lovely reminder of our first day!
Bringing that bit of Spring! into the house has made me think it might be time to un-do the winter decor (glittered pinecones, (fake) sugared fruit, (fake) greens).
Thankfully, I worked through all that procrasti-stuff at the beginning of the week, and finished Albini yesterday (she’ll have her debut with my Thursday afternoon ladies tomorrow. FO photos coming soon!) I’ve also made a little more progress on Natsu and the end … or at least the beginning of the end (there is still a sleeve and a half and 14 rows of 300 stitches for the collar to go) … is in sight.
…which means I should be ready for my next project. but … not quite. I’ve promised Katie two tops (sewing!) for her upcoming vacation – and I’m thinking maybe I should make them first for myself as a wearable toile? and then there are the trousers. and of course I need a knitting project (or two).
Spring! is full of energy and that’s probably one of the things I love most about this new season.
But it’s also a season of renewal and reflection. and I’m reminded that taking my time, and maybe not having the next few steps mapped out, is a good thing, too.
Unraveling with Kat and crew – here. Happy Wednesday!