Saturday, November 24, 2018

The Little Rose That Could


In the winter garden
a little pink rose
was dusted by snow
shivering, almost froze.

The garden was peaceful,
a deepening gloom,
this was the wrong season
for a flower to bloom.

The rose was restless,
as the snow grew deep -
"I'm not at all tired,
I don't want to sleep.

Why is it so quiet?
Where is everyone?
If they all stayed up
we could still have some fun."

The wise tree awoke
and looked at the moon -
"Go to sleep little rose,
spring will come very soon."



Featured: A cross-stitch rose
on a bed of crochet.

80 comments:

  1. A lovely cross stitch and a wonderful poem. We've had roses blooming in December before now, they're hardy little things. Enjoy the weekend. xx

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  2. Lovely Cross! Have a Nice day! ☃️☃️☃️

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  3. I have always wanted to try that style of stitching on crochet. Inspired. My pink rose is blooming and it is indeed time for it to go to sleep - lovely words. Jo x

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  4. Very pretty! I've made some crochet with cross-stitch in the past that I turned into small decorative pillows. :)

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  5. That is really pretty. I like the cross stitch combined with the crochet.

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  6. Such a gentle and delicate project! The rose is beautiful! What are you going to use this for?

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    1. I was thinking of making a few more and joining them for a lap blanket but now it looks like it is going to be a little cushion.

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  7. Rose and poem so beautiful!

    Kisses:)) Have a nice weekend:))

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  8. Beautiful Amalia and so clever! xx

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  9. Hello, pretty rose and cross stitch. I love the cute poem. Enjoy your day and weekend!

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  10. Your handiwork is lovely. Can imagine that block as part of a beautiful throw.

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    1. Thanks, Sharon. I'm putting together a few more designs so that I could have a different flower for every block.

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  11. A little slumber, a little sleep...Fall and Winter make good sleeping weather. Darling stitched rose! It's always a pleasure visiting your delightful blog. Blessings.
    xx Beca

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  12. Yes, the roses will be back someday.
    Yours is such a beauty. Cross stitch and crochet in the same piece... what a beautiful surprise! Happy weekend!

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  13. Aaaah, so nice. Thanks for the poem. Have a good evening.

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  14. Aaah, such a beautiful rose, it looks lovely on your crochet, and will be sweet as either a cushion or throw!
    Lovely poem, Amalia!
    Hugs,
    Barbara xx

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  15. I've never seen cross stitch done like that....it's beautiful! Makes me want to pick it up and touch it! Enjoy your weekend!

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  16. So pretty....and I'm already dreaming of spring, LOL.

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  17. Dear Amalia,
    Thanks for sharing your pretty stitched rose
    along with your sweet story prose.
    I enjoyed both! xxxxxxxxx

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    1. I love that you always leave rhyming comments, dear Gracie.

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  18. Pretty Rose

    Just to let you know I have a new blog I was KC's Court

    https://juliesjournalandscrapbook.blogspot.com/

    Julie

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  19. Such a beautiful project, the cross stitch rose was a delight.

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  20. That’s beautiful Amalia 💗

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  21. Encouraging words from the wise tree.
    Love your rose!

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  22. Beautiful! And I know just how the rose feels, there are times when I just don't want to go to bed and sleep. Go to bed and read, yes.

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    1. Love reading in bed as well! I'm just reading the new book in the Darling Dahlias mystery series, one of my favorites.

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  23. Lovely little rose and such a sweet poem. Smiling..........Have a wonderful week Amalie........

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  24. Lovely! Already dreaming of flowers and blooms next spring!

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  25. Such a lovely poem, we have a pink rose in the garden at the moment:)

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  26. A beautiful poem and really lovely work, Amalia!

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  27. Oh my you did a beautiful job with cross-stitching on the crocheted piece, my mom use to do this but I have never tried it.
    Poor rose, I didn't summer and fall to end either.

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  28. Dear Amalia,
    That's a very sweet poem that I should take outside and read to my roses. They insist on blooming even as their leaves yellow and fall off, and the rains drench them. Such a pretty piece of cross stitch. I hope you have a lovely week.

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    1. I love the idea of you reading poetry to the roses, Lorrie. I would try Robert Frost :-)

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  29. Beautiful poem and such delicate work!

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  30. Sweet brave little flower ... the last rose of summer!

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  31. I am catching up on blog reading this morning. I have no idea how I missed this treasure. I love roses and cross stitch. They are perfection on this piece of crochet. What a wonderful idea!
    And that poem...I still have a few roses trying to bloom and grow new growth. I think they may get told tonight to stop.

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  32. Your cross-stitch rose is so lovely and it's perfect! Love my roses in our garden, can't wait for Spring to see them again. Have a great week Amalia!

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  33. So pretty Amalia! Your work (stitching and poetry) is beautiful! Have a great one! Love and hugs!

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  34. I did enjoy your poem, and I thought your stitching and crochet looked lovely.

    Enjoy these last days of November, the month seems to have gone by so quickly!

    All the best Jan

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  35. This is lovely! And what a great idea to cross stitch on top of crochet.

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  36. So sweet, Amalia! Sending hugs xo Karen

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  37. Beautiful rose and such a sweet poem Amalia XXX

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  38. Sleep a little longer pretty rose. I love your poem Amalia :-)

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  39. Aw, so sweet. I can't wait for the roses to wake up again :)

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  40. Please, please, please write a book. ❤️

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  41. Precious poem … reminds me of little children who insist they aren't sleepy, and yet can barely keep their eyes open!

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  42. Oh this is really so beautiful and sweet poem dear amalia!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    i read it twice just to feel the glory of positive message it has :)

    you are so incredibly talented in you skills of knitting and writing
    i can clearly see the little pink rose starving within ruthless snow

    happy thanksgiving my friend! stay happy and blessed!

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    1. You always leave such sweet, generous comments, dear Baili, they warm my heart.

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  43. Bom dia querida Amalia!
    Amo suas composições! Não só de linhas mas de palavras. É sempre um prazer te ler.
    Abraços esmagadores e dias felizes.

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  44. Your poem made me smile. I do remember how there was always a flower that lingered until it was frozen from the cold when we lived in New Hampshire.

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  45. Beautiful rose and beautiful poem:)

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  46. yes, next couple months will be spring.
    such a wonderful handmade

    have a great day

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  47. Beautiful poem, beautiful embroidery.
    I've not tried this style of embroidery on crochet for a while, you've made me want to give it another go.

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  48. Great minds think alike - I love your pink rose, thank you for visiting my 'last rose of summer' post with a little pink rose!
    Beautiful poem and wow I love the embroidery on a crochet bed, I've never seen that before!
    Wren x

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  49. That's a sweet poem. I don't think of roses sleeping during the winter since they bloom throughout the year here in California. I feel bad that our roses may be working overtime.

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  50. That is so beautifully worked.
    I have a cotton pullover with knitted roses. But they are simply one green and one red.

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  51. Oh Amalia, what a stunning post! The words are ever so precious and the rose is beautiful!

    Hugs to you!

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  52. A pretty cross-stitch for a pretty poem! We're barrelling towards winter so I sympathize towards the rose!

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  53. Delightful! I am smiling in response to one of your poems yet again :)

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  54. So beautiful!!! Thank you Amalia:)

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  55. It’s always a great pleasure to visit your Blog, to read your poems and see your art!
    Dear Amalia, thank you too for your nice comment!
    Heidrun xxx

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  56. 🌹🌳❤😊
    Wow, Amalia, your crochet and stitching are flawless!
    And your poem made me dream and smile once more.
    xx

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  57. Oh so cute darling
    Thanks for share with us
    xx

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  58. Lovely stitchery!
    Thanks for joining the weekly linkup at http://image-in-ing.blogspot.com. The new one for this week opens soon, and we hope to see you once again!

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  59. Roses are some of my favorites! Your cross stitch is beautiful. Thanks for sharing at Vintage Charm. xo Kathleen

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  60. Lovely! Thanks for sharing with us at the To Grandma's house we go link party, see you next week!

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