Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Magic in the Air


In a cold land far away
all the birds are sad and gray,
you can hardly hear a song - 
just a silence that feels wrong.

This goes on for many years
until the day a bird appears
with the sweetest singing voice
that makes all who hear rejoice.

As the bird begins to sing
winter ends and turns to spring,
colors seep in strong and bright
and the land is filled with light.

Years go on, the bird grows old
but her story has been told,
and more birds her music share
bringing magic to the air.



Featured: another needlework project
waiting to be finished.
My pile is giving me A LOOK.

112 comments:

  1. What a sweet embroidery project! Love the poem, too.

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  2. The poem reminds me of our winter and the spring that is now! Great embroidery piece.

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  3. Sweet all around! thanks so much for sharing on craft schooling Sunday!

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  4. Wow, this is so cute!!!!
    Love

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  5. My pile is giving me a look too! LOL
    I have so many crochet projects that I started....

    Lovely poem and beautiful embroideri, Amalia!

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  6. It's a beautiful poem Amalia and I so love your embroidery. Have a fantastic May :)

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  7. How sweet, I love your poem. :) x

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  8. Beautifil:)
    Have a nice day!

    Kiss:)

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  9. Oh that is sweet... It is pretty cold and gray in this land far away, but I do believe that I hear the birds singing. Your project pile is pretty cheeky to be giving you a look!

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    1. That's what I thought! I'm giving it a look right back.

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  10. Your embroidery is lovely! Thank you for cheering me up with your poem!
    P.S. If your pile is giving you THE look, you just look back at it :P

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  11. You create the cutest stitching! Hope you have time to play (work?) with it today! Hugs, Diane

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  12. Realmente um trabalho mágico, acompanhado de belas palavras.
    Boa sorte com a pilha... sempre temos projetinhos para concluir!
    Abraços.

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  13. Yes, I know "the look". I get it all the time in my little nest. Not always from crafty projects, though. Sometimes I get "the look" from my floors. LOL Your embroidery is adorable, Amalia. Fun applique, nice stitching. And another sweet poem. Ahhh, now I can face the day! :) Hugs, Nancy

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    1. The look is, apparently contagious. I'm getting one from the windows now. Help!

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  14. Love your stitching, and the words of the poem are so true!
    Have a great week!
    Toni

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  15. How sweet is this stitching and your poem is darling as well. Thank you for visiting and wishing my dad well.

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  16. Always a joy to visit, beautiful project and a great poem.

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  17. As always, my friend, simply delightful! You always put a smile on my face :)

    Happy May to you! Hugs

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  18. What a sweet embroidery !! I love your poem !!
    Greetings

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  19. Such a sweet piece of needlework.

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  20. Such lovey embroidery and wonderful poem!

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  21. You always give life to the cutest embroideries and poems, thank you darling Amalia !

    Wishing you a most lovely remainder of your week
    I'm sending all my love to you

    XOXO Dany

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  22. Applaus for this sensitive poem, dear Amalia! I speak it my voice, to highlight the sentences. Your embroidery is so beautiful.
    Greetings by Heidrun

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  23. Such a beautiful poem. And that needlework is adorable too.

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  24. Love it!! And Ha!! Your pile is funny... ;)

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  25. Haha, I know about a pile of unfinished paintings giving me a LOOK:):) Love the tree, and the birdie, and not to forget the poem:) Many thanks for sharing it with All Seasons - let's hope you're going fast through your pile!

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  26. oh I know all about those kind of piles!!!
    great poem.:)

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  27. What a lovely story for Spring! Thanks for sharing it and the start of another sweet embroidery illustration. I am working on graph paper an embroidery pattern similar to the one my mom did over fifty years ago, that I showed a few posts back. Yet another project started on the pile that is giving me A LOOK, too! xx

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    1. I'll look forward to seeing that, Gracie. I love embroidery that comes with a story.

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  28. Your sweet poem and lovely needlework go well together. Hoping you're doing well and having a happy spring.

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  29. Very sweet! I think you have magic in your sewing needle and your pen!!

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  30. Birds so often do create such special magic ...
    Lovely post.
    Happy May Wishes.

    All the best Jan

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    1. And noise! Birds often do create noise, especially at the crack of dawn.

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  31. Amalia, your poem and stitching is just charming! Don't you love when you get the look? Have a wonderful week. ♥

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  32. How sweet, I love the stitchery and the poem!!

    Tania

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  33. Fun stitching you are working on, love how you are stitching around the fabrics!
    Love your spring time story, I will have to say I love when we have warm mornings and I can open the door and listening to the birds singing before the dogs start barking and lawn mowers get going, you can tell they enjoy spring as much as we do :)

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    1. I think that they enjoy spring even more because they are more at the mercy of the weather than we are.

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  34. Each time I see your creations, I want to try it myself because I really love your embroidery!
    But I can't make it so beautiful I'm afraid, so I just enjoy your picture and poem. So lovely!
    Take care, Sigrid

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  35. Hi Amalia, I know how you feel. I have projects I've started and they are still waiting for me to return to them ... LOL! We have so many birds in our yard. All the houses are stuffed with nests and they are singing their songs. Have a lovely day.

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  36. That is what I nead to hear this day, Amalia. Thank you so much!!!!

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  37. Really cute! Thanks so much. :-)

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  38. Thank God for small miracles ... and magic ;)
    Wendy

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  39. What a lovely story about the bird who chose to sing! I love your little piece that you are working on :) Spring is in the air here, and we are quite excited about it all :)

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  40. Magic in the air! Absolutely!! Love your unfinished piece and the beautiful poem! I have a little pile of that unfinished business going on myself. ;) blessings ~ tanna

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  41. I love the way you made the tree and the bird is charming!

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  42. What a cute poem to mark the change in seasons!

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  43. Oh, what a sweet little birdie, both in your magical poem and your sweet little picture. I too, have a pile, a very large pile that gives me that LOOK!

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  44. Beautiful poem! So perfectly captures what I am seeing today!

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  45. So delightful! Your poetry and your gorgeous work has magical effects on me :)

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  46. What an adorable needlework project! Tell your pile poetry takes time!

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  47. I always love your poems and art work.
    Enjoy my friend.
    Carla

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  48. Summer is always better than winter. :-) Have a nice day!

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  49. What an adorable needlepoint and poem Amalia, you should write a book with your projects as the photos, love your posts.

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  50. Sweet, magical and endearing.

    xxx

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  51. you are an outstanding artist !!!

    what a pretty piece of art and how beautiful poem with such a sweet message of love and courage .

    who dare to be first ,they set examples for next ones

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    1. I like the idea of a daring darling bird. Thank you for this wonderful comment, Baili.

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  52. Another lovely project! (I have a few piles giving me a look.)

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  53. I have a few piles that are giving me a look too. I really need to tackle them. And also.... cute, cute, cute, my friend :)

    xo,
    rue

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  54. Spring is in the air and maybe the little bird is telling you to go outside and enjoy it ... your unfinished projects will always wait for you. (Or at least I think so. I don't have any, because I never start any ;>). Unless you count that I keep meaning to clean up and my photo files before they break my computer with their weight.

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  55. So adorable, the words and your stitching.... can you do a poem for 'in a hot land far away'.... as this little bird has been melting in the heat of Asia this month! I am so looking forward to June in the UK!!!!
    Good luck with your pile!
    Wren x

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    1. In a hot land far away
      the sun has its way all the long day,
      the moon watches quietly as the sun burn
      hoping soon to get his turn.

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  56. Very nice! Thanks for sharing! 😘😘😘

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  57. You're beautiful poem brought a smile to my face! I keep my 1 year old granddaughter one day a week and she is fascinated with birds. We have some very busy Robins always digging around for worms. She loves them. Thanks for the beautiful thoughts today!

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  58. What a wonderful poem.
    At the moment, a lot of birds are singing the whole day, espacially in the morning.
    I send you a lot of sunny greetings
    Nicole

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  59. Enchanting and sweet! Your little bird must not have arrived here yet in the AZ mountains. We have a fire in the wood stove!
    Cheerful wishes for your weekend, Dear. We are headed on a venture :)

    Tamara xo

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  60. We're having another spring-like thunderstorm at the moment! The blackbird that sits on our chimney singing his heart out morning and evening is certainly feeling spring like. It's joyous, I just wish that he didn't do it at 5am! xx

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  61. Happy Mother's day with the bird's beautiful singing.

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  62. Ah this is such a cute spring poem and enjoy your stitching!

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  63. So sweet! I would love to be able to look through that pile!!

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    1. And just like that, an idea for a new post :-)

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  64. Hi Amalia, What a beautiful poem and your stitch work is so sweet. Nice to see you on IG too.
    Have a beautiful Sunday and Happy Mother's Day! xo

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  65. Such a sweet, poignant poem and lovely needlework with the sweet litle bird:)

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  66. Hello, what a lovely poem! So glad spring is here and the birds are singing! Have a happy day!

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  67. A sweet tribute to spring and birdsong! We have the luxury of front row seats, when day breaks and duets can be heard in the trees!

    xo
    Poppy

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  68. Just LOVE that poem...
    Warm hug from Titti

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  69. Very interesting post! Have a lovely Day! 😘😘😘

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  70. Lovely!! Thanks for sharing!Hugs,Maristella.

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  71. Amalia, lovely! Your needlework and poetry always give one a lift!

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  72. this is beautiful! (:
    just saying hello all the way from the Philippines! :))

    xoxo, rae
    http://www.raellarina.net/

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  73. What a beautiful poem Amalia.

    Hugs Diane

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  74. Soooo cute Amalia ! I love all yours posts!!! hugs!

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  75. Cute, as always! I'm going to sound like a stuck record because that's what I must say to every one of your posts! hehehe Have fun finishing this project :-)

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    1. No worries, my favorite music I can hear over and over again :-)

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  76. Dear Amalia,
    it's so nice to see your fine and pretty embroidery, have a lot of joy at the finishing.
    As always, I love your wonderful poems, they go straight to my heart.

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  77. That is a cute piece of embroidery. And a lovely poem. Have a great day!

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  78. This is pretty and wonderful. Absoluelty loving the poem.

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  79. Lovely poem, Amalia!
    I imagined birds share their songs.
    I',m looking forward to hearing them tomorrow morning!!

    akiko
    www.akikohiramatsu.com

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  80. A beautiful poem Amalia, and an equally beautiful work of art :)

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  81. What a lovely poem and embroidery.

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  82. This is ABSOLUTELY FABULOUS! I love it! Aloha!

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  83. The birds are back singing their song now that it's Spring. This post spoke to me, as I appreciate the birds and love taking pics of them. The needlepoint is darling, Amalia.

    I hope you are enjoying these May days. It's my favorite month!

    ~Sheri

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  84. Amalia, Love the needlework!! It looks so sweet and charming! Lovely poem as well. :)

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  85. Such a beautiful poem, and a cute needle work

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  86. What a magical needle you wieled. This is a charming scene.

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  87. Thank for your visit! Have a lovely Day! 😘😘😘

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  88. I love birds and the poem, very nice pictures. xoxo

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