Wednesday, December 4, 2019

A Good Day's Work

Billy was sad 
when he came through the door,
it's been raining all day
and school was a bore.

The bear came to him
and gave Billy a hug,
thinking you're never 
too old to be snug.

The cars gave the train set
a bit of a chase,
knowing Billy would like
the thrill of a race.

The kite and the darts
and the old mandolin
got a card game going
and let Billy win.

They all played together
and after a while
the bear was quite sure
that he saw Billy smile.

"We hope you feel better!"
he said to the boy,
cause making kids happy
is what brings us toys joy.

Featured: A new friend.

Sunday, November 24, 2019

A Five Star Review

Five reasons I'm giving Five Stars to:
The Lady Sherlock Series 
by Sherry Thomas

1. The Setting: This historical mystery series
takes us to a Victorian London where
society is strict, the streets are mean,
and a clever woman can still
take charge of her life.

2. The Protagonist: Charlotte Holmes
is a brilliant investigator with a fondness
for frilly dresses and all pastries
(there is an on-going battle with
the Acceptable Number of Chins).

3. The Supporting Cast: Are all
delightful, from Charlotte's
partner Mrs. Watson, to her sister Livia,
Livia's mysterious admirer, and the most
liberal minded lord in London.

4. The Gender Bender: It is
lovely to meet a heroine who is
never afraid of being the smartest
person in the room.

5. The Plots: Very clever,
with a surprising amount of twists and turns.
There are now four books in the series,
beginning with A Study with Scarlet Women,
and I suggest reading them in order.

Featured: A small felt applique
waiting its fate in the dreaded
unfinished pile.

Wednesday, November 13, 2019

Give Me a Hand!


They ask me such questions,
I can't understand -
"how many fingers
you have in each hand"?

I don't really see
the point of this game -
we all have hands,
the number is the same.

Featured: A little doll
made for little hands.

Thursday, October 10, 2019

Goodnight. Sweet Dreams

As I slumber I dream
of all that I did -
the bones that I chewed,
the shoes that I hid.

The birds that I chased,
the cats I would fight.
Who has the time
to bark in the night?

Featured: a little dog
with big dreams.

Tuesday, August 13, 2019

The Sky is Blue

Where the grass is green
and the flowers are shy,
you can lie on your blanket
and look at the sky.

Yes, let's go on a picnic,
it will be so much fun,
with mosquitoes and bees
and the burning sun.

Featured: my new picnic blanket,
two adorable nephews
and cake. You have to have cake.

Thursday, August 1, 2019

France Revisited

Yellow said to Brown:
inside you are a clown.
Brown said to yellow:
You're a cheery kind of fellow.

Featured: I wanted to share
a few more photos of my
trip to the French Alps.

Monday, July 15, 2019

The Bunny and the Cheese

I once knew this bunny
happy and small,
but he didn't like carrots
and I mean - not at all!

So what did he like?
OK, I won't tease,
this little bunny
only ate cheese.

His mom didn't like
the smell in the house
and said: "really, my son,
you're not a mouse!"

The bunny said: "Mama,
relax, if you please,
let us not fight
over some cheese.

If you don't like my Swiss
because of the smell,
I'll switch to Cheddar,
it is orange as well."

My niece Dana is once again
an ambassador for Sew a Softie,
teaching the art of sewing to 
a new generation of cute crafters.