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Tuesday, November 24, 2009

the one about heidi

"Superwoman" is a term that gets bandied about so often that it has lost its punch. Frankly, there really aren't that many superwomen around. You can thank Syndrome and his Omnidroid for that. But I do know a few--my mom is one, my friend Jenny's mom was one, and my friend Heidi is one. No, she doesn't clear tall buildings in a single bound or have X-ray vision (she claims), but she is a smart, funny, practical and very capable woman with many strengths. Among her skills is the ability to crochet. And I'm just the sort of person to take advantage of her talent for my own gain. I saw a beautiful granny square afghan on Apartment Therapy last year and knew that I must needs collect it. I commissioned one from Heidi, and all these long months she has toiled away on it, spending I can't imagine how many hours on color pairings and tiny, perfect stitches. Here it is: Do you see how it is that I can never, ever repay her for this? It's so beautiful I almost can't look directly at it. I think I'll enter it in the county fair on her behalf and watch her win the sweepstakes ribbon. Look at these color combinations:
If she lived here I would cook for her for a year. But she wouldn't need me to, because she's totally gifted in the kitchen, too! Talent piggie. To sum up: I wish all of you had a Heidi. She's pretty great.

6 comments:

BamDaddy said...

I love my Heidi. She is all those things you said and much more. I do kind of envy that afghan. It's a self-contained color theory lesson. Perhaps we shall do another...Not that any skill of mine went into it; just the fortune of having a Heidi.

Layne said...

I know! I feel guilty about depriving your family of it.

Sarah said...

Wow, wow, WOW! That is absolutely beautiful! I mean, seriously, BEAUTIFUL! Heidi: The Superwoman...nice work.

Amy said...

That afghan is gorgeous. And, I have a fabulous Heidi in my life too. And, ironically her name is even Heidi. Hmmm . . .

richvm said...

Amazing! What a treasure to have! It looks absolutely beautiful! And thank you for including my Mom as a superwoman- she really was.- Jenny

THE WILKER CLAN said...

What a beautiful afghan! She is very talented...:)looks great on your bed:)