Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Knit and Crochet Blog Week - Day 2

Day Two (Tuesday 12th May): It’s All About You.
Cast your hooks and needles aside!

This year you are challenged with one of those tasks that some bloggers can find quite daunting: but there’s never a better time then when we’re all in it together, so let’s shift the focus and turn the attention from the things we make to the things that make us.
The important thing here is to remember that you don’t have to go into great personal detail and certainly do not have to reveal anything too personal. You can be as candid or as private as you like, but you can also give your readers a feel for those things that you like to do outside of your crafting.
  • Do you like to walk or keep fit
  • Do you read or enjoy movies – are there any personal favourite books or films that you would recommend?
  • What is your dream holiday destination, job, dinner party guest list?
This post can be about your reality, your aspirations, past, present or future. Enjoy talking about you. If you really don’t want to write about yourself, though, use your creative license and invent yourself an alternative persona, whether you are a spy, deep-sea diver or astronaut (who just happens to love yarn).

I have an ABOUT ME page that tells you quite a bit...I am a pretty open person...

But in the spirit of this week...I will share a biographical poem....I've written several versions of this poem...but they are in a notebook in my classroom....so this is the version I had on my computer...I did this as a writing activity and it stems from here

I Am From

I am from the many places I’ve lived, from my grandparent’s basement apartment to Army housing in Germany.

I am from a blended, chaotic home of stepsisters coming and going and a sports obsessed younger brother.

I am from Jessie’s, Scovilles’s,  LaChappelle’s, and Martin’s.

I am from strong French Canadians and a mixed lineage that makes me a true “American Mutt.”

I am from great-grandma’s lollipop box, Meme’s rocking chair, “don’t jump on the well!” and Pepe’s old station wagon.

I am from crochet lessons, loud family gatherings, beautiful smiles and short statures…

I am the family repository of lineage.  I keep the births and deaths.  I’ve trooped through cemeteries, squinted at microfiche and thumbed through hundreds of record books.

I am strong and resilient.

I am who I am from all that I came from and those who came before me.


Tammy@T's Daily Treasures said...

Nice poem. My son had to write something similar to that in school this year. Have a great week. Tammy

Yvonne McEachern said...

Great post!

Amy Putkonen said...

Thanks for sharing your poem. I am doing the knitting challenge too. This is my first time. Nice to meet you!

Karen said...

Excellent poem!

Breathing Life said...

Beautiful. I feel like I know you better now.

Voie de Vie said...

Go strong Canuck lineage, go. :)

Gill Vieira said...

Lovely, such a great idea to express yourself in poetry! Look forward to reading more tomorrow!

Babajeza said...


I have to think about what has made me. Although I haven't lived at the places you have, I can see some things we have in common. :-) Regula

Elena aka. Midsommarflicka said...

How awesome that you wrote it as a poem :) Loved reading it!