Sunday, June 28, 2020

A Conversation


Yellow says to pink:
"you're a fizzy, happy drink."
Pink smiles at yellow:
"you're a cheery kind of fellow."

Featured: A new blanket,
my big winter project,
finished just in time to go
into the cupboard until autumn.

Sunday, June 14, 2020

A Snail's Pace

There once was 
a little snail,
he got into trouble
and is now on bail.

He has a very
cunning plan -
to run from the law
as fast as he can.

Featured:  I sewed together 
little bits of leftover felt
to create a canvas for embroidery.

Thursday, May 28, 2020

A Five Star Review

Five reasons I'm giving Five Stars to:
The Rosalind Thorne Mysteries by Darcie Wilde.

1. The series - of historical mysteries starring,
you guessed it, Rosalind Thorne, has three
books so far, beginning with A Useful Woman.

2. The setting - the stories unfold during the regency
era, aka the Jane Austen years, and offer little
tidbits of history, without being too scholarly.

3. The Heroine - Rosalind is a lovely protagonist.
She is sometimes a little hesitant in matters of
the heart but always calm and resourceful
when it comes to detection.

4. The balance - the books do a fine job of balancing
the mysteries with Rosalind's rather complicated
personal history. They also make us appreciate the
many choices women have today.

5. To summarize - if you are in the market for a
light read with a well-crafted puzzle and a
likable set of characters, these could well be
the books for you.

Featured: Washing my jam jar covers,
wondering which jam to make next.

Sunday, May 17, 2020

A Bear on a Mission

A little bear has
set himself a mission -
he was going to climb
to the top of a cushion.

The dolls were concerned,
perhaps he should stop,
but the bear was going 
all the way to the top.

He packed his bag
with a drink and a snack
and hoped they would last
until he got back.

He bid farewell
to the dolls and the toad,
did a little warm-up
and hit the road.

After two minutes
the bear had enough;
I'll say this for the dolls -
they tried not to laugh.

Featured: A new cushion
and an old friend.

Tuesday, April 21, 2020

Corona Bear

I went outside
it was so much fun,
I was very careful
didn't see anyone.

Now I am home
and wondering when,
I can find a good reason
to go out again.

Featured: That's just my silly bear talking, 
I'm being good, staying home.

Monday, April 6, 2020

The Deep Thinker

I like to fill my head with thoughts - 
big, complex and deep;
I think about them all day long, 
at night I cannot sleep.

I'm pretty sure that if I keep 
going down this road,
at any moment now
my head will just explode

Featured: Introducing a new friend,
addicted to deep thoughts
and raspberry jam.

Sunday, March 22, 2020

A Nice Day Out

Said spring to winter:
"cheer up, you gloomy fellow,"
Answered winter to spring:
"you're a sunny cup of jello."

Featured: One final day out
before going into isolation.
Wishing you all great health
and all good things.