Wednesday, February 1, 2017

And a Time for Every Purpose


The house is untidy
the yard is a mess,
the sheets need washing
the dress needs a press.

The dishes are piled
up high in the sink,
but right at this moment
I'm having a think!


Featured: Orangette is enjoying a quiet moment
on a rag made from leftover bits and pieces.

120 comments:

  1. Your stitching and stories are delightful, Amalia. Thanks for posting! xx

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  2. It is well known I love a touch of orange, and Orangette certainly does it for me! Cute post, and sweet crotchet.

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    1. The best and brightest cure for the grayness of winter :-)

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  3. Super cute. Have a great day! We are having more sunny days here. xoxo

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  4. A joy to visit, you always make me smile with your sweet makes and rhyme.

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  5. Love the sweet poem, and you make such adorable toys.
    Have a great week!

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  6. Your eye for color is spot on and I love seeing your rhymes! blessings ~ tanna

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  7. Orangette and her darling garden accoutrements are a breath of fresh air~

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  8. You're truly unique, darling Amalia, thank you for being so, so special !!!

    Hoping you're having a great week so far,
    I'm sending hugs and more hugs to you

    XO Dany

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  9. You do make the most darling toys... glad you've stopped for a think ... always a good use of time.

    Wishing you a lovely day,
    Brenda x0x

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  10. What can I say that hasn't been said? Adorable!!!

    Thanks for the smile,
    Vickie

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  11. You come up with the cutest, most unique little characters, and rhymes. Love your fun little arrangement with the wheelbarrow... perhaps Orangette is thinking on spring :) {smiles)

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  12. Creative you strikes again! I do love to read your poems and see your creations.

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  13. This photo is perfect!
    A scene of well-deserved rest ...
    I love breads made from leftover wool.
    Hugs

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  14. Orangette looks like she's enjoying her rest. The wheel-barrow is so pretty, and I think it means she will soon be back to trundling it about the garden.

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  15. Love all the color, with all the grey days we are having!
    The little wheelbarrow makes me think of my garden days quickly approaching!

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  16. So adorable! We all need "a think" and a moment to ourselves sometimes.

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  17. Adorable! I just want to shrink down in size and push that wheelbarrow around, then cuddle up with the bunny :)

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  18. Just wonderful, how you can make such a story and picture of just a small rag of leftovers!
    But I do love that cute rag AND the thougth behind your poem :-)
    Have a nice day,
    Sigrid

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  19. I love your poems and creations. Orangette and blankie are too cute. All good wishes to you for the new year. Happy February........

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  20. Amalia, Orangette and I have the same idea. Busy morning and now a rest. Lovely poem and creations, my friend. xo ♥

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  21. Nothing wrong with taking time for a think!!

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  22. Orangette has the right idea. I've been feeling a lot this way the past four weeks. I'm thinking "spring". :)

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  23. I love Orangette ...
    Sometimes it's just so good to stop a while and think!

    Happy February

    All the best Jan

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  24. I love it! Having a think is a good thing to do. The other stuff can wait!

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  25. Love her name and the pretty blanket and pillow she has to lay and rest and just think!

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  26. Sometimes I sit down and zone out - but that doesn't sound near as amazing as it does in your poem! How cute - you have such an wonderful gift. Hope you have some lovely quiet moments this weekend Amalia!

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  27. I love all the objects on this picture! And you are right Amalia, why to do boring things today when you can do them tomorrow... thoughts are the most important and you may forget them by tomorrow!

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  28. Love everything you make and especially your poems.

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  29. your pictures and words perk up my day Amalia. Thank you for the cheer.

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  30. I always enjoy your poems and sweetness!
    Have a wonderful think my dear!
    xx oo
    Carla

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  31. I think I need to take a little advice from Orangette! She's got the right idea. And she's adorable. :)

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  32. Dear Amalia ... So, so sweet. I cherish my "thinking" time. Hugs ♥ Teri

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  33. What a lovely poem, Amaria!
    I know what the orange lady means!!
    I would love to lay myself near her:)

    akiko
    www.akikohiramatsu.com

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  34. Always a smile when I visit here. Cute poem and adorable projects!

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  35. Love your little bunny and her little rug is adorable!!

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  36. Love your poem - I can relate! Love your sweet little bunny and rug! :) xx

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  37. Amalia, your poem is so fun and I love how Orangette is relaxing on the crocheted blanket.

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  38. Yes, far better to take time to stop and think xx

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  39. Sweetness indeed! The tiny carpet is so very lovely ... I get inspired each time I visit your creative blog, Amalia!
    Have a lovely week, together with the cutest bunny ever!

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  40. making time for a think makes for a sweet and centered life.

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    1. Couldn't agree more, Sandra. Thanks for visiting me!

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  41. That is so adorable Amalia! Thanks so much for your recent visit and comment! Happy Wednesday to you!

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  42. That is so adorable Amalia! Thanks so much for your recent visit and comment! Happy Wednesday to you!

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  43. It is wonderful! Small carpet is lovely. I like to visit your blog:)

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  44. Oh what a cute little poem! And what an adorable little rug that Orangette is lying on. You are SO creative and talented, my friend! Hugs!

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  45. This little poem just cracked me UP! :) Another cute project I see :)

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  46. Me again : I am putting this post on my DIL and her twin sisters' FB pages...the overworked young mother syndrome needs this :)

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  47. Way to go, Orangette! Dishes will wait, don't wait until you fall into bed tired at night to think you're going to think!

    This is darling, Amalia!

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    1. And there is always the chance that an elf will wander into the kitchen and do them :-)

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  48. Your poems are always the best, my friend. And oh, what a sweet picture! Hugs to you!

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  49. You always create lovely things! xoxo

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  50. That poem is adorable, as is Orangette and the rag!! Love and hugs!!

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  51. We should all stop to have a think! I love your little colourful rag rug! x

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  52. Your blog is beautiful !!! I would love to see you on my blog !! Happy day!!!
    👌👌👌💚💚💚

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  53. What cute is this Amalia !
    I love all you post <3

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  54. Love the poem and love Orangette!!
    Mary

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  55. How cute! I am Spring cleaning today...just got started and can't stop! But I want to get a creative project started SOON! Enjoy your weekend! Hugs, Diane

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  56. Sometimes we have to let everything go just to think and be still. What a cute poem, Amalia, and Orangette is darling. You are like a light on a dreary day.

    Happy Valentine's Day, dear one.

    ~Sheri

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  57. Hello Amalia, what a cute poem. Orangette is adorable. I agree dishes can wait. Happy Friday, enjoy your weekend!

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  58. Hi Amalia,

    Seems we're on the same wavelength, both needing to create with orange lately! Orangette is very sweet, and she deserves a rest - it is after all the weekend!

    xo
    Poppy

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  59. HI Amalia, you are one creative force. Your poetry, your little students with fluffs and your colourful colour brings me back to my childhood.
    Keep creating your creativeness.

    Thank you dear for making a visit to my blog and leaving a comment that joys my weekend.
    Xx

    Dore

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  60. So cute! I like the little watering can and wheelbarrow. Orangette is thinking, "if only everything get done when I wake up from my nap."

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  61. This is gorgeous Amaliia!
    Your stories and settings are always so cute for your little "stars".
    I always look forward to seeing what you think of next!
    Barbara x

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  62. YES!!! I can relate to your poem!!
    Adorable bunnie!!

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  63. Super cute little watering can and wheelbarrow with your story Amalia.

    Hugs diane

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    1. Orangette plans to get up and do a bit of gardening any minute now...

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  64. Hi Amalia, what a sweet little poem to go with your adorable design. Loved it. Have a great weekend and blessings to you. xo

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  65. Sounds like my house daily. Now that I have 6 children it is hard to keep up. I do my best though!

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  66. Hello Amalia,
    thank you so much for your lovely comment. A funny poem and a cute little rabbit :)!
    Hugs,
    Christine

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  67. I can totally relate to this cute poem which captures the spirit of hygge.

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  68. Thinking is always a good thing... and Orangette is very cute :)

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  69. Just adorable and I love the little rug that Orangette is lying on. Have a great week. xx

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  70. Orangette is enjoying a quiet moment on a rag made from leftover bits and pieces is darling. We all need a quiet moment in our busy lives. Loving your incredible talent.

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  71. Orangette is the sweetest little thing, love your poems!

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  72. Orangette is adorable on the sweet blanket, and so is your poem! ❤️

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  73. Good Morning!
    Thank you for brightening this cloudy February morning with whimsy, delight and joy!
    Your talent is amazing you know:)
    XO
    Jemma

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    1. This brightened my day as well, Jamma, thank you ♥

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  74. Delightful Amalia, Orangette is so cute. I love the colours and the wheelbarrow and watering can xo

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  75. Amalia, your poems and crafts are wonderful -- unique, whimsical day-brighteners! You have a gift.

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  76. I love Orangette. Is it the sister of the Dutch Nijntje? I think so. Also a great poem. So cute.

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    1. If she wasn't before she is now :-) Orangette loves company.

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  77. Where on earth did you find that tiny wheel barrow and watering can? Sooo cute, Amalia:) Are you one to celebrate Valentine? I do, at least with chocolate:) Happy you are back in blog land and many thanks for linking up with ALL SEASONS! You were missed:):) Have a lovely week, dear friend.

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    1. The wheel barrow and watering can are miniatures made by a wonderful artist.

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  78. I love your little character! What a great poem!

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  79. oh it is heavenly LOVELY dear Amalia !!!
    loved your poetic words about remaining chores ,AH... they never end so sometime following your moods and using the beautiful moment to knit your inner beauty and display is a fine decision .
    Happy love day my friend!

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  80. Hi Amalia,

    Love your sweet little Orangette.
    Happy Valentine's Day and many thanks for the kind visit to my blog.
    Hugs
    Carolyn

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  81. This is great Amalia! Orangette is so cute, as is everything else in your photo.

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  82. Little pretty thing... And I love this. Thank you - by the way - for your nice comment.

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  83. I love your cute poem and the Orangette is adorable and the little blanket. This is how I feel sometime after a busy day! :) Thanks for sharing this at C&C with J&J!
    Happy Valentine's Day and enjoy the week.
    Julie

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  84. So good to see you back, I have missed your poems!
    xx

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  85. I love the poem, and the photo is darling.

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  86. A truly perfect poem! Have a Happy Valentine's Day!
    May love and joy always be yours.

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  87. What a clever lady! I should follow her lead...
    Her blanket and pillows are perfect for outside. Beautiful items that can endure rough treatments.
    The blanket reminds me of those my grandmother used to make with old sheets. Sturdy and useful, with lots of colors. :-) I wish you a nice week!

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    1. I have a pile of old sheets waiting to become a rug. One day :-)

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  88. That's pretty cute and so much more than a rag.

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  89. This is so cute!!.. I Love a little poem..

    XOXO

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  90. All your poems I love, Amalia! What a cozy picture, the little Lady is surrounded by sweet accessories! I wish I had such a nice carpet .. but I must now iron my dress ....

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  91. Todos tus poemas son bellos amiga , Es realmente adorable ,, mi niños adorarían un muñeco así

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  92. Love that picture! Really fun stuff -- thanks.

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  93. Such a nice rabbit on a wonderuful carpet.
    This picture looks so friendly and colourful, I like it.
    Have a nice day, greetings
    Nicole

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  94. This is all so fun, Amalia. Such happy colors. I'm always so envious of the way you put words together (I could sure relate to this poem...haha! ) and your sweet creations make me want to get my felt and fabric out and have some fun :) Thank you for coming by and saying hello. It always brightens my day! I thought I was following you but I checked and NO.. hmm.. But I am now. So I hope to catch all of your charming posts. Have a lovely weekend. XO Tamara

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    1. Thanks for this wonderful comment, Tamara, made my day.

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  95. Just dropping in to say thank you for the visit to LAWN TEA---it's always lovely to see you. And I always enjoy another look at your wonderful whimsies and creations---Orangette is quite the charmer, and her rug a delightful small bit of art in itself.

    Thank you for your kind words, and I hope you're staying well and warm.

    rachel

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  96. Your fine photo makes me smile. Thanks a lot. Have a nice weekend.

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  97. That's a cute mix of colours, crafts and, as always, whimsical rhyme. Orange is a favourite colour of mine and the cheerful mix of colours in the little rug is a happy distraction amidst the stress of daily life. :-)

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  98. So very cute!!! And I especially love the homemaking poem today :) Thank you for sharing with us on the Art of Home-Making Mondays at Strangers & Pilgrims on Earth! :)

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  99. I always have a nice smile when I visit your blog, pretty creations and creative words. Thanks for the Friday smile as my dishes are piled high as well Hugs XO - Wendi @H2OBungalow

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  100. Awww, Orangette looks so adorable and looks she is indeed enjoying a quiet moment
    on a rag. Your stitching skills are fantastic, Amalia.

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  101. How cute and sweet, Amalia. You are so creative!

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  102. Such a creative, colourful post Ammalia. Loving Orangette :)

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  103. Precious! I'm a bit like Orangette most of the time :)

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  104. Orangette, rest your tete,
    Don't rise and make haste!
    House work on a nice day just seems such a waste.
    If I had warm sunshine
    and a nice crocheted rug,
    I too would be resting with tea in my mug.

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