As I was sitting down at my workspace to design necklaces for my “Twillypop Spring Into Summer: Vivid Colors” post, this little guy came to me
………..and as if the dimples and bushy eyebrows weren’t enough, he was dressed in this:
…asking me if we could make a “neckwith that I been finkin’ of, wif a combination of beadth wif maybe pink ribbon and pink and white beadth and wif white th-tring?”
Apparently, he’s been designing a necklace in his mind, down to the last detail. I looked into his baby browns, I looked at the bright stack of brand new ribbon just waiting to be strung, I looked back at him looking so hopeful and excited at the thought of designing his own Twillypop, and my mind raced with the fantastic blog post (everyone is a legend in their own mind, right?) I thought I had planned……back to his little face…….and realized, Twillypop is so much the LEAST of all things that I am, moments like THIS are what my life is for. And I’m so thankful.
He climbed atop my lap and the designing began. The project took as long as it would have taken me to design at least a couple of necklaces, but the time that I spent with him was worth infinitely more than what little I felt it cost me. I was able to plant sweet kisses on the back of his hairy Italian neck as I watched his pudgy fingers clumsily thread the needle through what seemed like a countless amount of beads…We talked of some more ideas he had for necklaces, who the necklace would be for (he went through 5 different people in the span of an hour and finally landed on Sis.) We practiced counting to 100 and he shared that he first thought about the necklace one night when he ” couldn’t fall asweeep.” Preciousness abounded…………..but blog posts did not. Or did they?
I give you: The Beautiful Distraction Necklace:
I hope to be back very soon with some new necklaces in bold colors, but I can’t promise anything………You never know when another distraction will find it’s way into my workspace…………