Monday, February 18, 2019

When the Animals Got Together

If we ever need a leader,
said the nice giraffe,
remember I'm the tallest
and really like to laugh.

The lion disagreed:
of course I am king, 
and did also I mention
that I can dance and sing?

The frog answered him:
I'm not at all convinced,
as everyone well knows
inside I am a prince.

The dinosaur roared
you are all the worst -
don't you remember?
I was here first!

Featured: I made these 
paper roll animals
for my nephew Ariel.

Thursday, February 7, 2019

Introducing George

I had myself a treat,
a juicy, lovely bone,
that I’ve been saving to enjoy
when I am on my own.

Another doggie came
and gave me a chase,
so I hid my lovely bone
in a really good place.

But I may have been
a little too clever,
I can’t find the bone
and I’ve been looking forever.

Featured: Little George,
a joint effort of my niece Dana and myself,
is taking part in the
Sew a Softie Global Sewing Party.
We hope he makes a lot of friends,
though he may need a lesson in sharing.
More info about the party
can be found here.

Saturday, January 19, 2019

A Nice Day Out

A little boy
wanted to see
how many birds
could swim in the sea.

His father said
with a twinkling eye:
"about as many fish
as can fly in the sky."

Featured: after days of proper winter
we are enjoying clear skies
and much appreciated sunshine.

Sunday, January 6, 2019

Red, Move Your Head

The color Red
had a slice of bread
but no jam to spread.

He thought to go ahead
and have oatmeal instead
before going to bed.

Then a voice in his head
suddenly said:
"there's jam in the shed!"

Red used his sled
to go to the shed
and get jam for the bread.

Then, sweetly fed,
his book almost read,
Red went to bed.

Featured: Two softie friends

Saturday, December 22, 2018

Yuletide Wishe

Sending you
my yuletide wishes
for a holiday
fun and delicious.

Good company
food and cheer,
and all the best
for the coming year!

Monday, December 10, 2018

Starry Starry Night

I like to see stars 
twinkle with light,
making the sky 
so pretty and bright.

They fill the night with 
their magic and beams,
I'm sure that they know 
all my hopes and dreams.

Featured: my new market bags
made from leftover bits and pieces.

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.