Sunday, January 6, 2019

Red, Move Your Head

The color Red
had a slice of bread
but no jam to spread.

He thought to go ahead
and have oatmeal instead
before going to bed.

Then a voice in his head
suddenly said:
"there's jam in the shed!"

Red used his sled
to go to the shed
and get jam for the bread.

Then, sweetly fed,
his book almost read,
Red went to bed.

Featured: Two softie friends

Saturday, December 22, 2018

Yuletide Wishe

Sending you
my yuletide wishes
for a holiday
fun and delicious.

Good company
food and cheer,
and all the best
for the coming year!

Monday, December 10, 2018

Starry Starry Night

I like to see stars 
twinkle with light,
making the sky 
so pretty and bright.

They fill the night with 
their magic and beams,
I'm sure that they know 
all my hopes and dreams.

Featured: my new market bags
made from leftover bits and pieces.

Saturday, November 24, 2018

The Little Rose That Could

In the winter garden
a little pink rose
was dusted by snow
shivering, almost froze.

The garden was peaceful,
a deepening gloom,
this was the wrong season
for a flower to bloom.

The rose was restless,
as the snow grew deep -
"I'm not at all tired,
I don't want to sleep.

Why is it so quiet?
Where is everyone?
If they all stayed up
we could still have some fun."

The wise tree awoke
and looked at the moon -
"Go to sleep little rose,
spring will come very soon."

Featured: A cross-stitch rose
on a bed of crochet.

Friday, November 2, 2018

About Last Night


Last night I couldn't
get to sleep
and lay in bed
counting sheep.

I got all the way
to number ten
when one run off
and I had to start again.

Featured: A new cushion.

Monday, October 15, 2018

The Battle of the Seasons

Autumn was very upset,
the day was not going well;
he went to his friend, the sun.
to talk (he tried not to yell):

"That summer just won't go away,
he's lingering beyond any reason,
and it is not at all fair -
when he knows that this is my season.

Summer has so much time
from winter until fall,
while everyone knows full well,
my season is the shortest of all!"

The sun answered: "Autumn,
I know you're a friend of mine.
But I have to side with summer -
'cause he just makes me shine."

A biased author, I'm so ready for
a proper autumn and welcoming it
with a scarf for my beautiful niece Roni.

Tuesday, October 2, 2018

A Five Star Review

Five reasons I'm giving Five Stars to:
The Little Library Mystery series
by Elizabeth Kane Buzzelli:

1. The Plot: Jenny's husband turned out
to be a major disappointment. She returns 
to the small town in Michigan where she
grew up and her mother, Dora, still lives.
There is an interesting neighbor with a
potential to be a new best friend, and an
interesting man with a potential to be
a new romance. And there are bodies.

2. The Protagonist: Jenny is not your typical
plucky heroine. And these books 
are not a one-woman effort. There is a whole
cast of characters working to solve the murders.

3. The Coziness: The books have a
small town setting with all the
expected charm and quirky characters.
It is not, however, all fluffiness and light.
The protagonists are more fleshed out
and murder is a bad, sad thing.

4. The Literary References: The first 
book is a tribute to Lewis Carroll,
the second has Emily Dickinson
references, and the third... Jane Austen.

5. The Little Libraries: The town has no 
proper library and Dora has a nice idea.

Features: Two small needlework cushions
made from leftover bits and pieces.