Monday, September 13, 2021

Lost and Found


 I lost my favorite bunny
my darling little friend,
and if I cannot find him
I think the world may end.


Featured: The little bunny
has been found, playing in the garden.
It is quite nice outside today.

Sunday, August 1, 2021

Just Because


 I scattered my toys
and threw down my dress.
Sometimes I just feel
like making a mess.
 

Featured: A wall hanging
made of bits and pieces
of embroidery.

Thursday, July 15, 2021

When You Wish Upon a Star


If I had a magic ladder
that could go very far,
I'd climb it all the way 
and pick myself a star.

I wouldn't keep it long -
for one day only,
a star away from the sky
might get very lonely.

But on that single day
and long into the night,
we'll share our hopes and dreams
and all will be alright.


Featured: Crafting with
my nephew.



Monday, July 5, 2021

Too Darn Hot


Summer has arrived,
let us share the treat -
we'll take the beach and ice cream
and you can have the heat.


Featured: these beach bums
were made from my smallest scraps.

Thursday, June 24, 2021

The Art of Cozy Living


I often dream 
of a cozy nook
where I can snuggle 
with my book
and only take 
a little break
when someone brings me 
tea and cake.


Featured: An embroidered cozy house.

Friday, June 11, 2021

A Five Star Review



Five reasons I'm giving Five Stars to:
The Verity Kent Mysteries by Anna Lee Huber.

1. The Setting - These mysteries unfold in 1919,
just as the Great War comes to an end. The war - with
its tragedies, heroics and secrets - colors all the books.

2. The Protagonist - Verity Kent is a superwoman of
her time - she saw action as a Secret Service agent
during the war, has been solving complicated mysteries
ever since, and is always the cleverest, most observant
person in the room. And she is gorgeous and buys her
cloths in Paris, all at the tender age of 23. But she is
strong and fun and human and I don't hold this 
overachieving against her.

3. The Plots - The books have a feel of the classic
British murder mysteries with intricate plots, plenty
of twists and turns, and a lovely mix of mayhem
and social observation.

4. The Toys - Verity 'married well' so beside
the dresses from Paris there are swanky cars,
country estates, society parties, jazzy nightclubs, and all 
the glamorous trimmings of the bright young things 
of the era.

5. In short - If you like your murder mysteries set
against an interesting historical background, with 
attractive characters, plenty of energy and a little
romance, this could well be series for you. 
(This is a series best read in order, if possible).


Featured: embroidered kitchen towels.

Friday, May 21, 2021

Chocolate Understands!



 I really wanted chocolate
for my dinner,
chocolate is so dark
and nice and sweet.

I have been good
for two whole hours -
I really think that
I deserve a treat!


Featured: Yogurt pots
recycled to hold homemade
treats for a moderately well- 
behaved little nephew.