Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Old Man Winter


It was a thundering night
raining hand and foot,
the whole house was rattling
trying to stay put.

A boy huddled in bed
was thinking: this is bad,
for winter to make such a racket
it must be really mad.

Old winter replied: my son
I know I've created a storm,
but I'm not at all angry -
I'm just trying to keep warm.


Featured: another scrap-busting project
a crochet bawl holding one of winter's delights -
chestnuts waiting to be roasted.

131 comments:

  1. I love this poem AND your cute crochet bowl! Enjoying old man winter in our parts!

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    1. Thank you. It was cold and gloomy when I wrote the post yesterday, but today we are treated to a warm and sunny day. I'm so happy.

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  2. So that's why winter is making such a racket, Amalia :) Your basket is very clever and a useful way to put you stash to good use. xx

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  3. Lovely pot, lovely poem
    Julie xxxxx

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  4. Lovely poem and the bit about the winter storm just trying to keep warm is so apt for your lovely crochet basket which is indeed gorgeous warm colours. Lovely post, dee x

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  5. Love the pot, brilliant story too!
    I'm glad you have sunshine today - so do we this morning! It might have been quite different today, Amalia?!
    Hugs, Barbara xx

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    1. Indeed! It might have been the story of the friendly snail of the rainbow that I missed :-)

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  6. Love the pot, a great idea. Beautiful story too.

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  7. I love your crocheted pot Amalia!!! ❤️

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  8. You can make nasty weather sound so nice :-)! What a beautiful basket you made.... Lots of love from Mirjam.

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  9. I love your poem Amalia! The basket is fantastic and I should definitely try to employ some of my grannies for purpose like this :)

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  10. Ha-ha! Cute poem. And lovely granny basket. Roasted chestnuts are so yummy!

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  11. Great poem. So poor winter is trying to keep warm. Pretty basket and I also love what is inside the basket!

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  12. Cozy! Poem AND nut basket! Thank you, Amalia!

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  13. It's always a pleasure to visit your blog and read your creative poems and view your hand made items that accompany the post. Darling crocheted bowl! It's -15 F where I live, so I'm trying to keep warm inside the house!

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    1. Thank you, Vickie. We are having a proper winter's day today, gloomy and freezing. I see a lot of tea in my future :-)

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  14. I wish Old Man Winter would try and stay dry a bit more round here! But chestnuts sound like a great idea, and love the bowl.

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  15. Old Man Winter is a chilly soul. Glad he's resting for you today and the sun is shining. It probably saw your pretty bowl and decided to match the colour.

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  16. LOL.. a great chuckle reading your poem... this is a keeper for sure Amalia... well all of your poems are! And your crocheted basket is quite lovely... winter is the perfect time to enjoy roasted chestnuts indeed! :)

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  17. Such a pretty crocheted basket! Those squares are such a pleasure to crochet ... and to be used in so many ways!
    And the sweet poem ... Have a wonderful week, Amalia!

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    1. Thank you, Nina, how kind. I'm with you - there is something so relaxing about crocheting a square and thinking of the many ways it can be used.

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  18. A great use for crocheted squares. Loved the poem. Barbara

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  19. The poem made me smile, Amalia. We usually enjoy chestnuts in December but didn't have any this past holiday season.

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  20. What an adorable holder! So pretty and useful.

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  21. Hi Amalia, your homemade bowl is so adorable, love how you make everything so special. Beautiful poem too!

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  22. So pretty, Amalia..the poem and the bowl. I love your creativity! ♥

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  23. Amalia, I love this poem!! It makes me feel sorry for old man winter...poor guy he's just cold. ;) I also love your stash busting basket!! You know, I've never had roasted chestnuts, must put this on my to do list. :)

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  24. I can't find your google followers item:(

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  25. I love your crocheted bowl. I need to make some more bowls.

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  26. Happy New Year! It looks very cute. It is perfect for winter decoration. xoxo

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  27. Chestnuts waiting to be roasted, little boys snuggled in bed whilst Old Winter rages outside AND a gorgeous scrap-busting crochet bowl...'tis all perfect!

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  28. Now that's a nicer way to look at winter!! Love the granny squares on your bowl. Chestnuts are so good roasted but so hard to get them roasted right!!

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    1. Thank you, AnnMarie. I give mine a good soak for a few hours before roasting, Still, I don't get them perfect every time.

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  29. Lovely poem and your crocheted basket is so fun and pretty. I wish I had your talent! Happy Wednesday. xo

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  30. Wonderful poem and wonderful basket.
    Hugs,
    Meredith

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  31. I wish I could crochet...this is so sweet and you know I always love to read your prose. You should be writing books!

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    1. Thank you, Kim. It is my dream to one day have a book. But you should really try crochet, it is much easier than it looks. And fun.

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  32. I love this ! Look so beautiful and cute!!

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  33. very cute poem, and I just love your little basket, pretty fall colors!!

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  34. You write the best poems, Amalia. Love your little basket - very clever way to use small squares.

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  35. Cute post Amalia. Pretty crochet bowl. Clever idea.

    Hugs,
    ❤️Ana

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  36. I love seeing all those chestnuts snuggled together! :)

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  37. Lovely and fun colors for your bowl.
    Carla

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  38. I love your poems!

    I have never had roasted chestnuts, but I love the thought of them - such a cozy tradition.

    :)Hope

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  39. No chestnuts here where I live. I'd love to taste roasted chestnuts one day. Cute crochet basket. My daughter made me one for children's blocks. I love it.

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  40. Beautiful poem, lovely crochet bowl! I love roasted chestnuts, especially the smell of them!

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  41. Beautiful poems and beautiful crochet for chestnuts!
    Happy 2016 Amalia!

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  42. Beautiful poems and beautiful crochet for chestnuts!
    Happy 2016 Amalia!

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  43. I love Old Man Winter so much, but this year he's forgotten us ... we're still living a season which seems Autumn, alas !
    Let's hope him to come and visit us very soon !
    Thank you dearest Amalia for another so lovely and nice post of yours, only you can do such amazing things !
    With gratitude I'm sending dear love and tender hugs to you
    have a blessed remainder of your week, darling
    Dany

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  44. Que lindo e gracioso cestinho, recheado de delícias!
    As castanhas quentinhas são ótimas pedidas para o dia chuvoso...
    Parabéns pelo trabalho!
    Feliz ano, abraços.

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  45. Mmmm yummy knitted bucket!

    http://beautyfollower.blogspot.gr/

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  46. Well winter has arrived ... snow in some parts of the UK ... and getting colder and colder !

    Love your crochet ...
    Love your poem ...

    Stay warm!

    All the best Jan

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  47. Love the crocheted bowl and sweet poem!!

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  48. Belo blog! fotos maravilhosas, feliz 2016!

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  49. Belo blog! fotos maravilhosas, feliz 2016!

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  50. Such a lovely poem - winter weather is crazy sometimes! Adorable basket. Have a lovely weekend!~

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  51. Your poems are the best, Amalia! So cute with the basket of chestnuts.

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  52. I love that poem. It made Winter much friendlier!

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  53. Lovely basket and post !!!
    Have a fun weekend !
    Anna

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  54. Yummy chestnuts and gorgeous colours used for your bowl, lovely. Hx

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  55. It is mighty cold here today with a dusting of snow. Great poem. Jo x

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  56. Very warm and lovely story :)
    I am looking forward to sleeping in this night!

    akiko

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  57. Lovely basket. I like the colors very much! Best Regards, Mariuccia

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  58. Outside my window, as the snowflakes scurry around in the cold, winter air, your cozy, wintry tale is soothingly sweet!

    Have a lovely week, my friend!

    xo
    Poppy

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  59. Oh my goodness Amalia, your poem made me bust out laughing and I am still smiling from ear to ear. You are fabulous! Love the little chestnut bowl too!

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    1. What a wonderful comment, Lara. Thank you! Now I'm smiling as well.

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  60. Wow, your bowl is gorgeous and the perfect colours for holding chestnuts. xx

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  61. Wow, your bowl is gorgeous and the perfect colours for holding chestnuts. xx

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  62. Your crocheted bowl is amazing!! So warm and cozy and great for the chestnuts in winter.
    Mary Alice

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  63. Ah, those chestnuts look warm and toasty already in their warm bowl. Love the colors and pattern, Amalia. Your poem? Perfection. I giggled when I read it and then had to read it to my hubby, who burst into laughter. Some day you must publish all your projects and poems in a book. Delightful! Hugs, Nancy

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    1. What a lovely comment, Nancy, thank you. I hope I will have a book, one day.

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  64. Oh goodness I thought it was a bag of chocolates LOL Oh I love your bag!

    Carol

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  65. Hi Amalia,
    Adorable crocheted bowl of chestnuts, cute poem too! Thanks so much for always visiting my blog and letting me know you did so. I really appreciate it. Have a wonderful week!
    Gina

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  66. Hi Amalia,
    Adorable crocheted bowl of chestnuts, cute poem too! Thanks so much for always visiting my blog and letting me know you did so. I really appreciate it. Have a wonderful week!
    Gina

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  67. Hello, the poem is perfect. It is a cold and windy day here. I like your cute crocheted bowl of chestnuts. Happy Monday, enjoy your new week!

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    1. Thank you, Eileen, how kind. It is very cold and windy here as well. I think I'm going to have to write a poem about spring :-)

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  68. Hi Amalia, your poem is so perfect for the winter season. It is cold here for us and we are trying to stay warm. Love your darling crocheted bowl of chestnuts. The yarn is the perfect color. Have a nice week. xo

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  69. Pretty little basket and the poem. xoxo Su

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  70. You really should think about making a book with your texts and pictures. Choose some of the best and contact a publisher! If I was one I would definately publish you!

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    1. It is my secret dream and I hope to make it come true very soon! Thank you so much for the encouragement!!! And a hug.

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  71. I love the idea of you having a book made ! :)

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  72. I love the idea of you having a book made ! :)

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  73. Hello Amalia, I enjoyed you poem and I like the crocheted bowl holding the chestnuts.
    Thanks for joining and sharing this at Cooking and Crafting with J & J.

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  74. I don't know which is cuter, the poem or that darling little nut holder :)

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  75. Great use of scraps! The chestnuts look great in the crocheted basket.

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  76. I love this "old man winter" poem, Amalia. And I love the rain and storms. What a pretty picture of the chestnuts in the crocheted bowl. How yummy they will taste when roasted. :)

    ~Sheri

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    1. I can already report that yes, they are yummy. Thanks for the lovely comment, Sheri.

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  77. Such a sweet poem, Amalia and a really cute chestnut holder too! You know, I've never had a chestnut in my life, but I've always wanted to, especially roasted :)

    I hope you're enjoying the New Year, my friend.

    xo,
    rue

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  78. Love, love, LOVE this one. Did I tell you that two of our dearest friends, who have now been married over 60 years, start each day with him writing her a little poem? For 60 years--isn't that wonderful?

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  79. Love your poem.
    Wish I could have some roasted chestnuts on this cold winter night!

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  80. Lovely comforting poem and yum on the chestnuts xx

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  81. I love your crocheted bowl-I have never seen one, but love it!

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  82. Dearest Amalia, your posts are always a delight! Your words bring a smile to my face :)

    Hugs and joy to you!

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  83. I just love your poetry! This reminded me a little of the rumbling we had with an earthquake on January 1st!!

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  84. You chose the perfect colors to hold chestnuts near the fire. Stay warm!

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  85. Your posts just make me SMILE!!! ;) Your poem is so fitting! "Old Man Winter" is snowy & freezing here.....BRRR! And the winds do stir up sometimes! LOOOOVE your crocheted bawl! ;)

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  86. Wonderful poem Amalia.

    Hugs Diane

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  87. Hi Amalia !! Such a lovely poem !
    Greetings

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  88. Such pretty yarn scraps, Amalia, and a useful bowl as well! Love your poem. It made me think of the thunderstorm we had here a month or so ago "out of season".

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  89. Your handmade comments are the perfect backdrop to your lovely poems. It's always a pleasure to stop by your blog my friend. (Sorry I'm so late!)

    XXX

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  90. I don't blame Winter for trying to stay warm. So I am I!!!

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  91. Amalia, your little poems are so wonderful! have you ever considered writing children's books?

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    1. It is one of my secret dreams :-) Thank you so much for this lovely and encouraging message, Starr.

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  92. Old Winter is about to visit us here this weekend. Love your little chestnut bucket! Thanks for linking up at Best of the Weekend!

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  93. What a fun and cozy project and what a fun and creative poem! I love when you share your posts with us on the Art of Home-Making Mondays!

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  94. Old winter replied: my son
    I know I've created a storm,
    but I'm not at all angry -
    I'm just trying to keep warm.

    I like this part the most. It feels like mothers words to son. They are so warm and gentle.

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  95. Oh, I miss chestnuts - from Swiss days!

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  96. What a nice poem!
    Nice greetings,
    Christine

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  97. Such a neat poem! :)

    Thanks for joining Cooking and Crafting with J & J!

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  98. What a great poem and I love the granny square bowl!

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  99. That's such a nice piece. I wanna go back to crocheting.

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  100. Love your poem and sweet basket full of chestnuts. Thanks for sharing with us at Talk of the Town.

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  101. Such a lovelt poem. Thank you for sharing it on SYC. Jo

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  102. Lovely basket and I love chestnuts too!!

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  103. Uber-cute crochet basket, perfect match to a soulful winter poem. Well done. Come link it up with us at our party today. ~ Rose, www.FineCraftGuild.com

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  104. Amalia, your poem made me smile! I can just see old man winter shaking and quaking, trying to stay warm. lol! Love your pretty crochet bowl filled with chestnuts! Thanks for sharing with SYC.
    hugs,
    Jann

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