Saturday, January 20, 2018

The Late Kate


A flock of birds is ready to migrate,
and all are looking for a bird named Kate.
Kate is always always late
and finally the others can't wait.

Kate arrives prepared to say 'sorry'
she didn't mean to make anyone worry,
but finds herself quite alone -
the woods are quiet, the birds all gone.

She sits waiting as the day grows dark
hoping the flock may still come back;
she looks to the sky, heaves a sigh,
tries very hard not to cry.

The temperatures drop, there is some frost
and Kate is feeling completely lost
when two squirrels suddenly appear
saying: "please don't worry, dear".

"Come find shelter behind the trees,
the two of us won't let you freeze;
winter in the woods can be fun,
just wait till you meet everyone."

The cold months are indeed good
as Kate makes friends in the wood;
but still you can hear someone complain:
"Kate is late? Surely not again!"


98 comments:

  1. How adorable and cute Amalia, the poem and the stitchery. My daughter is Kate, and she lives in cold cold Canada :)

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  2. thank you for reminding me how much fun and silliness is part of making things with needle and thread. i needed that!!

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  3. I loved the poem Amalia - enjoyed every single verse! The stitching is so cute - are you going to use these two pieces for a bigger project?

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    1. Thank you, Maya, how kind :-) I already have nine of these pieces. I was going to make them into a cushion but am now trying to think of a more exciting use.

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  4. The stitching is adorable and the poem as always delightful. It always makes me crazy when someone is late. I'm always 20 minutes early everywhere I go

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    1. punctuality IS the politeness of kings :-)

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  5. I love your poem, it should be a children's book! x

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  6. Such a sweet poem about the Late Kate:)

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  7. Such a sweet poem but made me sad for late Kate, which made me smile that's she's even late with her new friends. Adorable stitching. Please show us how you use them. Perfectable adorable post............

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  8. A great lesson:) I think we all know or have known a late Kate;) In this case..I like squirrels;)

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  9. Always a joy to visit. The poem and embroidery are a delight.

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  10. what cuties Amalia!! Love both!! the embrodery and the poem!!

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  11. very cute stitchings, poor Kate getting lost from the rest of the birds, thankfully the squirrels were nice to try and help her out :)

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  12. Cute embroidery! Love the poem. Poor Kate, I’m so glad the squirrels were kind to her!
    Hugs,
    Barbara xx

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  13. Aww, poor Kate. So happy she found sweet friends to take care of her. Love it, Amalia! xo ♥

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  14. precioso!!!!muchas gracias por tu comentario en mi blog,feliz fin de semana bonita!!!❤ ❤ ❤

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  15. Beautiful embroidery work, my friend. And oh, what a charming poem. Hugs to you!

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  16. Adorable stitchery, adorable poem. So happy Kate met some other lovely critters. 'Tis not good to be alone. =)

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  17. In the real world I con't like people who are always late, but in this poem I feel so sorry for Kate! :-)
    Luckily the squirrels were there for her!
    I love your stitching, the long legs of that chicken make her look so cute!

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  18. Very sweet stitching and such a fun poem!

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  19. Your poem is so sweet! It put a smile on my face. And that's lovely embroidery.

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  20. Oh, my goodness! This is the sweetest poem I've ever had the pleasure of reading. You really need to publish a book of your poems, my friend.

    Jane xxx

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  21. Beautiful poem, lovely embroidery.
    Greetings from Turkey :)

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  22. Always a joy to relax over here with your wholesome words. Jo x

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  23. I'm so glad Kate met the squirrels, but she must make an effort to be punctual in the future! I'm looking forward to seeing what you do with your lovely embroidery pieces x

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  24. Beautiful embroidery, I loved the chicken !!

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  25. Oh boy I can think of a few girlfriends that fit this poem perfectly! We have never left them behind though! Adorable!!

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  26. Now that's a hard lesson for Kate! I felt the wretch of that tale. I'm sure she'll never be late again.

    What lovely embroidery. That chicken is adorable.

    Wishing you a beautiful day, Amalia!
    Brenda xox

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  27. Very sweet indeed. Maybe Kate can find the perfect hat and mittens to wear. ;-)

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    1. Yes! By next winter she will have opened a line of accessories so more birds can stay. But then, of course, her inventory is late coming in...

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  28. So sweet! Glad Kate was able to find some new Mate's :)

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  29. Sweet, crafty, lovely, beautiful. As usual. <3

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  30. Oh dear amalia you are amazing poet and incredible crafter :)

    I JUST LOVED YOUR BEAUTIFUL <SWEET AND DELIGHTFUL POEM!!!

    made me sad and then happy at the end
    wonderfully done and awesomely woven !

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  31. this is brilliant! And so apt for many people I know :)

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  32. Great poem and embroidery!
    Happy new week!:)

    xxBasia

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  33. There is something so sweet and charming about redwork. I love your sweet tweet!

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  34. I understand Kate completely :))). Beautiful handwork!

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  35. Your poems are such fun and I love how you illustrate them with your own stitching!

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  36. Lovely to see your stitching.
    Loved your poem ...

    Enjoy the remainder of January.

    All the best Jan

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  37. Oh, poor Kate - always late! Such a sweet little poem and stitchery. Makes me smile - thank you :) xx Karen

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  38. I fully agree with you. Your stitching is very imaginative.

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  39. So glad little Kate was found by her new squirrel friends!! ;) So beautiful as always, dear Amalia! blessings and hugs ~ tanna

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  40. Kate is indeed very late... but... oh, so sweet once again!

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  41. I know some in my family who have the same name:):) Your poems like this one always make me chuckle - a great way to bring out the truth without insulting someone:):) Thank you for lat Kate at All Seasons, Amalia. May you have bunches of this kind of creativity this year!

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  42. Such a fun poem! Lovely post -- thanks.

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  43. Ahh that is so sweet. Poor little Kate, I'm sure she doesn't mean to be late!

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  44. I'm glad Kate found friends who appreciate her. Maybe that's why she was always late with her flock. :-)

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  45. Your embroidery reminds me of Redwork. I love the way you use your crafts to help tell your stories.

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  46. Hello Amalia, your embroidery is lovely. The little bird is cute! I love your poem on Kate! Happy Friday, enjoy your weekend!

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  47. Such pretty embroidery and a lovely poem too. Thanks for sharing at Handmade Monday :-)

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  48. Dear Amalia

    ♥ So Heartwarming ♥

    Homespun Hugs ♥ Teri

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  49. Oh how charming your poem and the embroidery is lovely. Thank you for stopping by and your kind comment Amalia. It is so nice to see you and I so appreciate your visit to my newsletter style blog post. Wishing you a wonderful weekend. xo

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  50. I was about ready to cry for Kate in this poem!! :)
    Cute stitchery as always ...I love Kate's long legs / she reminds me of my twin grandgirls that are going to be very tall.
    And yes join up with that 6 old / 6 new :) There's really no pressure / most of us will only get half of it done if that, just with like last years challenge lol

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  51. Love your fanciful poetry and your pretty creative stitchery, Amalia!

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  52. Hello Amalia!Your embroidery is lovely, Kiss

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  53. Ohhhh... tadinha da Kate! Ainda bem que encontrou solidariedade nos esquilos e fará novos amigos!!!
    Lindas palavras e trabalho muito delicado, parabéns sempre!

    Obrigada pelo carinho com o Projeto.

    Abraços esmagadores e feliz semana!

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  54. Que bonito! Muchas gracias por pasarte por mi blog! ♥️♥️♥️

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  55. Wonderful embroidery Amalia, and what a lovely poem.

    Hugs Diane

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  56. you are extremely clever I must follow you! WOW

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  57. I'm glad late Kate made some new friends! And I love your stitch work!

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  58. Another cute poem. I'm a stickler for punctuality so I can relate to the other birds. HA!

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    1. I'm pretty punctual myself so, yes, Kate is toast :-)

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  59. What a sweet poem, Amalia! And a good way to teach a dawdling child the importance of punctuality!

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  60. Too cute! Both the poem and your stitchery! Thanks for sharing with SYC.
    hugs,
    Jann

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  61. Cute poem and I love the stitching!

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  62. I love the embroidery and the cute poem!

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  63. I would love to see your home, Amalia. I'm sure it must be charming with all the sweet things you create. How nice of the squirrels to welcome Kate. (She really should work on her punctuality, though.) ;)

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  64. Kate is so cute, dear Amalia ! What a nice stitching .
    As always , i love your poem !

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  65. Kate has some cute furry friends! Such a sweet poem, Amalia. Your stitching is delightful. It makes me want to pull out the needles and floss!

    Thank you for the very kind comment you left on my blog--you are too nice! :)

    Jane

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  66. Amalia, such a sweet poem and stitching!

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  67. Un post muy interesante! Muchas gracias por tus comentarios en mi blog, es un placer verte por allí! ♥️♥️♥️

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  68. Such cute stitching and a lovely poem.

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  69. Hello,

    Perfect pics !

    Sarah, http://www.sarahmodeee.fr/

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  70. Oh, tão querido. Feliz semana.

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  71. Love your cheerful red embroiderys. Just perfectly cheery for a day like this one. And that poem.....was it about me? lol. Really I do lots better than I used to.

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  72. I was so moved, Amalia!!
    Your works hug our behavior :)
    And thank you for your lovely comment on my blog!
    I haven't seen The shape of water, and I just watched the trailer!
    What a interesting and beautiful film!!
    In Japan that film releases on March, so I applied for the prize of the film's preview!

    akiko
    www.akikohiramatsu.com

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  73. Aaah, Amalia. very good and touching. Love it.

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  74. Your embroidery reminds me of the sheets for babies and my mother, sweet memories!
    Thank you for your kind and encouraging comments on my blog, X

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  75. Beautiful! both the embroidery and the verse!

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  76. This is such an adorable, cute poem, Amalia. The last lines made me smile. (Though I don't like to be late. :-)) The embroidery is very lovely too. :-)

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  77. Amalia, what a beautiful poem and I love your embroidery!

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  78. Hello Amalia, this Friday noon - Feb. 9 - another WEEKEND JOURNAL PAGE, where you can link one of your art projects - finished or not - to that post (with a perma link in your comment - the Wordpress way:)).
    The post will be published on Friday shortly before noon, and you may link there until March 8, since March 9th will be the next post!
    Hope to see you there!

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  79. Hola Amalia ,, que lindos bordados, adorable su colorido

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  80. Which one is the more lovely: the embroidery or the rhymes? Hmmm, I would say they are both equal in their grand beauty.
    Bise

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  81. Your embroidery is beautiful and unique. Thanks for joining in my Ginx Woolly Linx party, and just to let you know that the March party is now open https://ginxcraft.blogspot.co.uk/2018/02/ginx-woolly-linx-party-march.html

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