Pile Up

When you see the words “pile-up” what comes to mind? Do you think of an accident where several vehicles are involved in a pile up?

Do you think of the laundry basket with its pile up of clothes that need to be washed?

Do you think of the work that has piled up while you were away?

Maybe you think of the pile up of papers that need to be graded before you see your students again.

I am wondering how many of you think of a bunny pile up? I would venture to say not many if any. Well, let me put that image into you head.

Three weeks ago I bought a plastic canvas kit and I shared my progress on it every Tuesday during the March challenge. Last week you may recall that I had all of the pieces finished. All I needed to do was join them.

I don’t know what kind of image you may have gotten when you saw the completed pieces. Some thought of a bunny garden. Well, the actual finished piece is called “Bunny Pile-up”.

My goal was to complete the project before Easter and hang it on our door as a greeting to visitors. I am glad to say I met my goal.

Down the garden path they hop
Every now and then to stop
Pick a flower, maybe two
As a present just for you.

Much too short to reach the bell
How they managed they will tell.
With their hands they form a cup
And make a bunny pile-up.

When you go answer the door
There you will find three not four
Bunnies dressed holding flowers 
Stay a bit but not hours.

Hope these flowers make your day
Then it's off and on their way.
Might be near or might be miles
Hoping to bring others smiles.


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24 responses to “Pile Up

  1. Maureen Young Ingram

    You have created an adorable Easter decoration! You are right, I had absolutely no idea about ‘bunny pile up.’ I’m thankful for your photos; the poem is fun, too – you should share this poetry with the needlepoint folks – send it to the company who created those cute bunnies!

  2. The decoration is so cute and the poem matches it perfectly! I am glad I got to see the finished product! 🐰

  3. Love the pairing of the needlepoint and the poem! My favorite line is “Stay a bit but not hours” hahahah. Good advice. I feel like that would make a good little speech bubble coming out of one of the bunnies.

  4. Super cute. I am sorry I missed the progress through March, but I am glad I get to see the finished product.

  5. Lainie Levin

    “Friends, we have a 3-bunny pile-up happening. Move it along, nothing to see here.”
    So glad you shared your work as you went along. These friends look GREAT!

  6. So cute. Projects like this are so fun to work through and complete. One you can enjoy over and over again!

    • It was fun to do and I enjoyed setting up weekly goals during March to keep me working and have something new to post on my blog every Tuesday.

  7. I love everything about this! I’m especially pleased by, “Stay a bit but not hours.” These bunnies could give guest etiquette (and pile-up) lessons! 🙂

  8. Bob, you created not only your beautiful Bunny Pile-Up but an adorable poem to start off NPM22. You are ready to dip into the Poetryliscious Pook I have invited slicer to this month. Check out my slice and see if you can entice some of your slicer friends to join us.

    • Thanks, Carol. I will include you invitation in my post next Tuesday. I will try to get something to you as well. Poetry is not my strong suit.

      • Thanks, Bob. Try the dodoitsu format that ends in a humorous thought. You are so good at bringing humor to situations, Can’t wait to see what you create. Kathleen Sokowloski and Carol from Carol’s Corner are jumping in.

  9. Trish

    Worth the wait to finally get to your door. I like the bunny pile-up and the poem—those clever rabbits. Apparently you were thinking about the big reveal from the very start, as you never told us the name of the finished project. Clever you, too!

  10. This is so cute! I love how it turned out!

  11. I made it all through March, but then I forgot about slicing on Tuesday! (I started found some poems for NPM). I am trying to catch up with fellow slicers today. You tricked us! When I read the teaser I actually wondered how I missed the big reveal! I should have known you would put a twist on it!

  12. Glad you found it and didn’t miss it.

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