Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Mission Impossible



A little bear
set himself a mission -
he was going to climb
on top of a cushion.

The dolls said no,
it's too high at the top,
and asked quite nicely
whether he'd stop.

The bear was hurt
by their worry and doubt,
and decided it was time
to be out and about.

He laced his boots,
thought what to pack,
and finally decided
to take only a snack.

The dolls scowled
and began to scoff:
shoes on a cushion?
take them right off!

He started the climb
with his feet bare and cold,
but none of that mattered
he was feeling so bold.

At first it was fun,
he was going quite strong,
but two minutes later
it all went wrong.

His heart began racing,
his mouth was dry
and he was dizzy
from being so high.

He felt his feet go
and managed a frown
before starting to tumble
all the way down.

He fell on the sofa
so it wasn't rough,
and I'll say this for the dolls -
they tried not to laugh.


Featured: My nephew Ariel
climbing up a new crochet cushion.

144 comments:

  1. It seems your little bear dressed in climbing attire to match the mountainous cushion. :) So cute and lovely!

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  2. Love your colours there and brilliant poem as always, especially the dolls trying not to laugh! I find myself looking at crochet with slightly different eyes now Venetia is making things, she has a cushion on the go at the moment, but isn't sure how she's going to do the back of it. I always tend to do nice deep envelope backs with fabric cushions but she's not so sure with crochet. What's your favourite way to create a back and attach it all?

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    1. I crochet the back much as I do the front and sew them together. The cushion doesn't come out but as it was made with acrylic yarn the is no problem throwing it whole into the washing machine. Also, I usually do different designs or color schemes for each side and it's like having two cushions to play with.

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  3. Your cushion is so cool and this little angel lying down on it...Perfection!
    Greetings from me
    Olympia

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  4. A lovely cushion and a handsome Ariel !
    Have a nice day !
    Anna

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  5. Adorable, both the poem and your nephew

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  6. What a handsome adventurer! Lovely cushion, too. :)

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  7. What a handsome adventurer! Lovely cushion, too. :)

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  8. Adorable, kissable cheeks this little bear has! Love the cushion and the poem is fantastic!

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  9. His nephew is cute.
    The pad was beautiful with crochet.

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  10. What a delight, such a handsome little chap on a wonderful adventure. Great post.

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  11. That little face is a classic..a classic beautiful baby face..that excpression;)

    How cute Amalia..and the story too.

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  12. Your nephew is adorable and I loved the poem!

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  13. You have captured the best of everything! Love the colors and those kissable cheeks:)!
    Hugs,
    jemma

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  14. He is adorable and your cushion is perfect.
    Hugs,
    Meredith

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  15. Your poem kept me in suspense to the end! I'm so glad it had a happy ending, and I loved seeing Ariel and your pretty new cushion, Amalia :) xx

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  16. What a kissable, squinchable boy-bear! A sweet cushion too!

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  17. What a gorgeous little bear! Love the poem and the cushion too xx

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  18. Adorable baby and poem too! And such a pretty new cushion!
    Helen xox

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  19. Ariel is precious, Amalia. Boys can be so daring and mischievous sometimes, but that's what makes them the special little people they are. Your poems are always so delightful.

    ~Sheri

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    1. And they know that they can we you over with a smile, if need be :-)

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  20. How adorable, Amalia! Ariel is a sweetheart! I always love your whimsical poems and the pillow is beautiful!

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  21. Delightful Amalia, your nephew is gorgeous, I love his name. The crochet cushion is stunning x

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  22. Ariel is so cute and very determined.
    Love your poem and your cushion is great, love that you have put a fringe around it, really sets it off a treat :)
    Have a great June!

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  23. Oh what a little cherub! Adorable :-) The crochet pillow is darling! What a fabulous look with the fringe around the entire pillow, brilliant :-)

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  24. The baby is so cute! The turquoise cushions are gorgeous!

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  25. What a lovely boy, he made my evening. I have two little grandsons, you know.

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  26. Adorable! The cushions look perfect for a cozy nap :)

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    1. Now that is something worth working for - a cozy nap! like!

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  27. Oh my goodness... just adorable... the cushion, your nephew, and your poem!!!!!!!!!

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  28. He is adorable and that pillow is just so gorgeous. You should sell them...after you publish your book. I'd buy both!

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  29. Adorable : both the pillow and this little baby :)

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  30. Adorable : both the pillow and this little baby :)

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  31. Your cushion is gorgeous; love the pretty colours and the fringing finishes it off perfectly. Ariel is so, so sweet. Never thwart a bear's determination...those dolls should know better. =) I could sit forever, Amalia, and read all your fanciful and imaginative poems. They drift one to a place filled with whimsical characters and the most lyrical words. You have the most delightful and amazing gift!

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  32. Ariel is such an adorable baby! I love the cushion and the sweet story!

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  33. Lovely cushion!! And your mountaineer nephew is very cute !!:)

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  34. teeehehee...what a sweet little baby bear in blue, trying to climb that cushion! Oh Amalia, I love your love for word play and sound!

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    1. Another lovely comment, Anita. Ariel has only started crawling and was a relatively easy model, in a few weeks I'll probably have to chase him around the room :-)

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  35. Ariel is a beautiful baby and had quite an adventure on the gorgeous pillow. Your poem made me smile, Amalia. Sweet post. Have a beautiful day!

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  36. Hi dear Amalia !! Ese cojín a a crochet es una maravilla .. Me encanta su colorido ,,

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  37. Oh, how sweet he is! Such cute cheeks for kissing and blowing bubbles against. So glad for the 'safe' tumble.

    What a glorious pillow. Ever since I found your earlier afghan with such delightful colours in your squares, I've been thinking about getting some new yarn and doing some of my own square crocheting again. It's been years. Now I am inspired all over again. I LOVE those colours and the fringe in this pillow.

    Thanks for a wonderful post, Amalia. It's always a joy to come visit.
    Brenda
    xox

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    1. Crochet should come with its own addiction warning but it is my favorite thing to do on a plane. Just saying :-)

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  38. Sweet! Oh my, I just want to hug him.
    Oh my, I do enjoy your blog. Thank you for sharing your creativity.
    Carla

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  39. What a sweet little one on your handmade cushion, Amalia! Nice little verse as well. Enjoy your blessings. ♥

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  40. Am glad the dolls tried not to laugh! Beautiful crochet, Amalia, and many thanks for being a part with this lovely pillow with SEASONS! It's always a pleasure to look at your posts!
    You may know that in the USA this pattern is called the granny square and is kind of a classic for crocheters. There are many variants on the granny square.

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  41. Lovely poem and cushion and your nephew is super cute! :)

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  42. Awe what a cutie.....gorgeous cushion too!! :)
    V x

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  43. What a sweet he is! Look like he's loving your pretty cushion too.

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  44. Arial is one cute little bear of a cushion climber! So sweet!
    Amalia, your poem is delightful. Who knew so much adventure could be found on a sofa? :)

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    1. A sofa can be a whole world if you let it :-)

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  45. Your nephew has no fear of that mountain! Adorable face! Love the granny squares.

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  46. Oh Amalia, your poem is just perfect and little Ariel is just gorgeous.
    I am sending him a big hug ... virtually speaking of course!

    Have a happy June

    All the best Jan

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  47. Cute nephew and poem! Pixar should hire you for the next Toy Story movie!

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  48. Your nephew is adorable and you made such a gorgeous crocheted cushion!
    Thanks for sharing at Cooking and Crafting with J&J.

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  49. Oh what a cutie! thanks for the peek at your handiwork and the little one.

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  50. Dear Amalia:
    What a precious baby and such vibrant colors! Your pillow is lovely and I am so glad you shared and linked.

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  51. What a darling little baby boy! Your cushion is beautiful, too.

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  52. Another great poem, and the crochet cushion is very colourful. Little Ariel is very sweet indeed.
    Cathy x

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  53. Oh you can send me that cushion, I love it!! Cute baby!!

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    1. I've already given it to my sister or I'd be heading to the post office right now :-)

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    2. Please tell your sister she is one lucky lady! Hugs to you!

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  54. I love both the sweet little boy and the beautiful cushion!

    Tania

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  55. It's all perfect Amalia -- a beautiful baby, a fun poem and a gorgeous cushion. I LOVE the colors!

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  56. He is just the cutest, enjoying that beautiful soft cushion, love the colors in it!! so glad the little bear had a nice soft couch to land on ;)

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  57. Cutest baby shot EVER! He stole the show, lol! :)

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  58. Love the pillow...Wish I knew how to crochet! I want to just squish that adorable baby, you are a lucky Auntie!


    Carol

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  59. Absolutely adorable...your nephew, the pillow and the poem!! Love and hugs to you sweet friend!!

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  60. Love the fringe on your cushion, it's so fun!

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    1. Thanks for visiting me, Casey, and for the lovely comment.

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  61. Ariel is adorable and so is your poem! Your chochet pillow is so pretty--love its colors!

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  62. Super cute cushion and nephew Ariel.
    xoxo

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  63. Oh this little baby is so cute!
    xx

    www.sakuranko.com

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  64. I bet he felt so clever, climbing his own little mountain!

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    1. I bet he feels clever all the time, conquering every adult he meets with one sweet smile :-)

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  65. Hello Amalia, your nephew is adorable. The crochet pillow is pretty, it is like a mountain to him! Wonderful poem! Happy Friday, enjoy your weekend!

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  66. What a lovely, lovely rhyme! You're such a talented writer.
    Not to forget your beautiful pillow, I find it makes a mountain worthy of any baby.
    Thank you for participating to my Fabric, Thread and Yarn link party. Have a good day!

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  67. Thanks for visiting me - when we were in Lucca I kept the camera clicking, knowing I wouldn't come back there soon! Love your balcony shot (actually all of them) in your post from France - it reflects so much Mediterranean living! Have a lovely weekend and see you in a few days for SEASONS:)

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  68. too cute. be careful, little cub.

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  69. Everything is just too cute! :)

    Thanks for joining Cooking and Crafting with J & J!

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  70. How cute! and how the colors work together!

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  71. How adorable is little Ariel! And how adorable is that crochet pillow! And your sweet little poem was just perfect :)

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  72. I'm sure Ariel will have no problems climbing all the mountains in life, hopefully they are all so lovely! Beautiful cushion and words.
    Wren x

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  73. What poem so beautiful and nice nephew! I am self taught in English learning, always use the google translator. And reding his poems also helps me! Amalia, hope you have a nice day! a big hug from Catalonia!

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    1. You've taught yourself well, Cristina! Your English is great. And if my poems help in a little way, all the more wonderful. A hug and a kiss for you.

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  74. Ariel is such a cute little bear, Amalia :) I'm glad he had a beautiful soft pillow to climb!

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  75. This is really precious!

    You write such sweet poems.

    And what a darling little baby!

    ♥Hope

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  76. Missão quase impossível...
    com a beleza das almofadas, com o carinho e o cuidado da vovó...
    a missão é certamente possível.
    Bom fim de semana, amiga!
    Beijinhos.
    ��ه° ·.

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  77. Aww that is adorable! The story and this beautiful baby! Look at those eyes and cutie cheeks! Bravo!

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  78. Sweet poem, Amalia! Ariel is one cutie pie, and I love the colors in the pillow. Thanks for linking up at Best of the Weekend!

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  79. That's a sweet poem and Ariel is a cute little guy, Amalia. His shirt matches the pretty cushion perfectly. :)

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    1. Thanks, Julia! I'll have a talk with my SIL. She must always dress Ariel to match my crafts, just in case...

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  80. Lovely photo of Ariel and a great poem to celebrate his almost ascent of the cushion:)

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  81. Lovely photo of Ariel !! I love the colors in the pillow !!
    Happy weekend :)

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  82. Cute little chap and pillow case!

    http://beautyfollower.blogspot.gr/

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  83. The things that go on when no one's about! Poor bear did his best, so no need to pout.
    Ariel looks ready for any challenge! Sweet baby :)
    Wendy

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    1. LOL, Wendy. I love a comment that rhymes :-)

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  84. What a lovely picture of Ariel, the poem and blanket.

    Hugs Diane

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  85. Both your nephew, Ariel and the cushion are beautiful. Your cute nephew has beautiful, big eyes.

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  86. Absolutely wonderful in every way!!

    Happy Thoughts of Home sweet Amalia. :)

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  87. What a little cutie! And the cushion is lovely too.

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  88. I love your creativity with both hands and words! Thank you for sharing with us on the Art of Home-Making Mondays at Strangers & Pilgrims on Earth! :)

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  89. Bom dia!
    Que post gracioso!
    Lindo sobrinho, lindo trabalho e belos versos, parabéns!!!

    Obrigada pelo carinho com os balões.

    Abraços esmagadores e feliz semana.

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  90. Hi Amalia, what an adorable nephew you have!! The crocheted pillow is fantastic! Love the poem; I hope the bear tries his feat again. :)

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  91. And his shirt is so pretty with the cushion's colors! Oh my, that sweet little face, that expression. He'll keep trying till he gets it right, you can just tell.

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  92. very nice your input , thanks for stopping by my blog

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  93. very nice your input , thanks for stopping by my blog

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  94. A lot of beauty in that photo! Ariel is quite cute and the colors of the pillow work so well together. A vibrant piece of textile art-enjoy!

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  95. Love your poetry! He is a cutie and I love his popeye face! Such a pretty and colorful pillow too.
    hugs,
    Jann

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  96. Such a lovely pillow. I remember my mom making pillows and afghans with similar crocheted squares. Your nephew is absolultey adorable! Thanks for sharing at Vintage Charm! xoKathleen

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  97. A really pretty pillow and a charming poem...Thanks so much for stopping by!!

    Hugs,
    Deb

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  98. The poem is so sweet, the pillow so beautiful but the sweet cheeks and big blue eyes of Ariel makes my heart jump! Please pass along a hug from this charmed reader.
    Happy Day dear friend………..

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  99. The crocheted pillow, the poem AND your nephew are all adorable, Amalia. I particularly love how you joined your granny squares together, and the fringed edge.

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  100. Hello Amelia..
    What a sweet face and fun story! Isn't it lovely how any little thing can inspire a story? You're so good at finding something special in the everyday. That's a gift! Thank you for sharing it <3 and thank you for your visit! Hugs and blessings

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    1. oh! and your pillow is gorgeous..you have a wonderful talent there. Persuasion is one of my favorite Jane Austen stories as well. Though I've never read the book, I've watched the BBC movie several times. Have a glorious day!

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  101. loving the colors of the pillow and of course the cute pie on it! I am glad the dolls tried not to laugh!

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  102. Such a pretty cushion and I LOVE the fringe - that's a motto of mine "Put a fringe on it" ;-)
    You should compile your cute poetry and pretty pictures into a book someday. This latest one is so gorgeous.

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  103. Hi Amalia, the pillow is gorgeous, love the color combo and the fringe. Also your nephew is adorable!!!

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  104. Thank you so much for your nice comment... By the way, it's my husband you see on the post. 🤗

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  105. Oh, what a sweet Baby, so beautiful big eyes !!! I also love your crochet cushion in granny squares, have enjoid reading this lovely poem about the climbing bear !!Thank you for sharing, Amalia.

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  106. Beautiful pillow and sweet little nephew! I enjoyed the fun poem, too! Happy week to you! xx Karen

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  107. Pretty cushion but I love the adorable baby much more!!
    Thank you so much for your sweet comment.
    Hugs,
    FABBY

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  108. Pretty cushion but I love the adorable baby much more!!
    Thank you so much for your sweet comment.
    Hugs,
    FABBY

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  109. The cushion is beautiful, the little one is adorable, and the poem is absolutely wonderful!

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  110. what a sweet pea! I love your incredible rhyme! <3

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  111. adorable! such a sweet pic and lovely rhyme :)

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  112. He is a darling little boy, sweet, adorable!!! A lovely gift to him, this wonderful poem of yours. Thank you for sharing. I have such a big smile on my face now :)

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  113. And oh how pretty the cushion is :)

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  114. How adorable, and such a nice piece. Warm greetings!

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  115. Such a cute little guy! And who can blame him for wanting to crawl on your pretty pillow! Thanks for linking up to Dishing It! & Digging It!

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  116. Ahh, your nephew Ariel looks so sweet, Amalia! Love the granny square cushion and the fringe! Loved the poem too, and thank heavens he only fell on the sofa!
    I can't believe you'd throw this cushion in the washing machine, if I did that, I just know it would stretch!
    Hugs, Barbara xx

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  117. Hello Amalia, another super poem, fantastic!!! And what a cute nephew and beautiful cushion!!! :))

    Also, I loved your post about France, amazing photos and nice little poem!

    Keep writing!!
    Ingrid xx
    Myfunkycrochet.blogspot.be

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  118. OH my gosh....what an adorable little guy! A lovely pillow you have created and of course a very entertaining story to top it off! Cheers Amalia.

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  119. The cushion is lovely, such pretty colours, fun for your little nephew too. Hx

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  120. Such a lovely boy, he looks so sweet.
    And the cushion ist lovely, too.
    Happy Sunday, Nicole

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  121. This cushion is beautiful - I love the pattern, and your nephew is ADORABLE !!

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    1. ושכחתי שאת מדברת עברית (את גרה בארץ נכון?)

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  122. Love the fringe! I will give that a try! Anna x

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