Friday, July 17, 2015

In The Garden




Somewhere in the garden
there is a pretty nest,
a little bird is sleeping in,
enjoying this bit of rest.

And then a papa bird flies in
looking rather stern,
we've been singing since sunrise
get up and do your turn!


Featured: a little cushion in the making

97 comments:

KC'sCourt! said...

That is gorgeous.
Julie xxxxx

Ellie Foster said...

Dear Amalia
Your embroidery is beautiful. It will make a lovely cushion!
Best wishes
Ellie

Stins said...

Oh wow, I love this!! That's so very pretty!
Well done dear Amalia...xxx

GĂ©raldine B. said...

So so pretty embroidery !!!

La Table De Nana said...


You know me and gardens:) Loveeee these.

Kim said...

You do the most beautiful work!

Mereknits said...

Such a beautiful project.
Hugs,
Meredith

Tanna said...

{{big smile}} So cute! blessings ~ tanna

Nancy Chan said...

Its a lovely piece of embroidery. And a beautiful piece of poetry!

Lara B. said...

Darling, darling embroidery Amalia and a wonderfully whimsical poem! I think you could create a book like this!

Luciana F. Damiano said...

Cute embroidery!!!

Gloria Baker said...

Amalia I love this so much one of my favoprite is embroderies:)
xo

Gracie Saylor said...

I love your words and needle work, Amalia. Thanks for posting! xx

mamasmercantile said...

Your needlework is beautiful, such a lovely project. Your posts always make me smile.

Lowcarb team member said...

Amalia - that is a lovely verse and the embroidery looks very charming, I like it.

Happy Weekend Wishes

All the best Jan

Lowcarb team member said...

Amalia - that is a lovely verse and the embroidery looks very charming, I like it.

Happy Weekend Wishes

All the best Jan

The Joy of Home with Martha Ellen said...

Lovely work, Amalia. Are you going to show the finished piece? ♥

Gumbo Lily said...

I really like it. I'm guessing it's an original art piece. I like all the varieties of stitches you used. Do you always use the whole (6 strands) of floss when you embroider?

Preeti said...

So cute !! Both the embroidery and the lines you wrote:)

Magali@TheLittleWhiteHouse said...

That pillow is going to be perfectly charming.

greenrabbitdesigns said...

Such beautiful, beautiful embroidery! :)

ewa777 said...

Amalia, Your embroidery is beautiful. The image is so charming! I also really like this poem. A wonderful set:)

Amy at love made my home said...

Such beautiful stitching!! The cushion will be lovely. xx

Mylittlepieceofengland said...

How beautiful that is, such a sweet picture xx

Carla from The River said...

Love xx oo
I love the poem and I love the cushion.
:-))

Beth said...

Absolutely adorable!

Kim said...

Your little cushion in the making is singing the sweetest and most lyrical of songs. 'Tis lovely!

Amy at Ms. Toody Goo Shoes said...

That's sweet! The embroidery is so cute, too.

Diane said...

What lovely embroidery and scene.

Hugs Diane

Diane said...

What lovely embroidery and scene.

Hugs Diane

Brenda @ Its A Beautiful Life said...

I'm catching up. Oh my, what a treat to visit you again! These will be such sweet cushions.

Anna said...

So sweet embroidery !!!! And words....
Thanks for your visit !
Have a lovely week !
Anna

Helen Philipps said...

Sweet words and such pretty embroidery! Wishing you a happy new week!
Helen xox

Deb @ Frugal Little Bungalow said...

I have baby birds chirping on all four sides of the house so this made me smile :)

Deb @ Frugal Little Bungalow said...

I have baby birds chirping on all four sides of the house so this made me smile :)

chateau chic said...

This is so sweet...I love it!!
Mary Alice

AnnMarie aka Vintage Junkie aka NaNa said...

How cute is the poem! And as always the embroidery is precious!

Conniecrafter said...

Love your stitchings, they are just wonderful, they are very relaxing to me to do!

A Joyful Cottage said...

This is going to be a super sweet cushion, Amalia. I love your embroidery. The poem is delightful. Very clever you are! Hugs, Nancy

Anonymous said...

Hello, This is wonderful. Love the verse and the sweet stitchery!

DD's Cottage said...

I love the poem and your embroidery and I am sure it will make a very cute cushion!

Things and Thoughts said...

I like so much the childish touch of this embroidery. And the lovely words. Dearest Amalia, thank you so much for all your sweet and kind comments. I'm always so happy to read them. Hope you fully enjoy summertime with your beloved ones. See you at the end of summer.I'm looking forward to it!
A warm hug
Olympia

Marilyn @ MountainTopSpice said...

What a darling poem to coordinate with your beautiful handiwork that is being made into a cushion! Just adorable!!! Have a beautiful and blessed day my friend :)

Red Rose Alley said...

Oh, this is so funny, Amalia, and what would I do without the birds singing to me every day. They are so special to me and I often take pictures of them while I'm at the park. Such a delightful post.

I added you to the list on my post today, as you are dear to me as well. Have a peaceful Sunday.

~Sheri

Sunflowers With Smiles said...

Love the poem along with your beautiful embroidery.

SavoringTime in the Kitchen said...

So sweet! I love your needlework and the poem :)

Celestina Marie said...

Hi Amalia, oh I just love this little verse and your embroidery is precious. Love it.
Have a nice evening. cm

Celestina Marie said...

Hi Amalia, oh I just love this little verse and your embroidery is precious. Love it.
Have a nice evening. cm

Hi! I am LiLi! said...

This is beautiful.

TexWisGirl said...

so very pretty!

Julie's Lifestyle said...

Hello Amalia, you made such pretty embroidery! I hope you have a wonderful week!

Little Wandering Wren said...

Hey, I'm coming over to your garden, this little bird, loves the thought of your nest and a lie-in :) Beautiful embroidery.
Have a great week.
Wren x

Enara Girl said...

Lovely creation and cute poem. Have a great day Amalia!

Gillian said...

The cushion is very beautiful - so well made.

EG CameraGirl said...

Your handwork os so neatly done!

Ela said...

Beautiful !!! I'm delighted with your embroidery! You are creating a real artistic work !!
Amalia, I wish you a happy new week !!

Ela said...

Beautiful !!! I'm delighted with your embroidery! You are creating a real artistic work !!
Amalia, I wish you a happy new week !!

Julie's Lifestyle said...

Thanks for linking up and sharing this beautiful embroidered work at our Cooking and Crafting with J & J party! Have a wonderful day!

Maya Kuzman said...

You make the cutest embroidered projects!

Starr White said...

What a sweet design, Amalia! and I love the little poem too. The little cushions that I have made for our family are among the most used and most beloved things in our home. Perhaps it's about time to make another!

Liz That Skinny Chick Can Bake said...

What a treasure! Nothing as special as a handmade craft from the heart.

Daniela said...

What a lovely, charming little cushion you're giving life to !
I'm going to follow you with much joy, I've copied your address on my dashboard for be updated about your posts.
Have a blessed day, my new friend
Hugs
Dany

The House with the Blue Door said...

Such a pretty little embroidery and deceptively simple. Beautiful!
Cathy x

Maggie said...

Such a charming whimsical piece, you are so talented!

Maggie said...

Such a charming whimsical piece, you are so talented!

Jess said...

This is so cute! :)

Thanks for joining Cooking and Crafting with J & J!

France Nadeau ❅ inspiration imagination creation said...

That will make a beautiful cushion. I love your "borders". Creative and beautifully made!

Debbie-Dabble Blog and A Debbie-Dabble Christmas said...

Beautiful post!!

Thanks so much for visiting!!

Hugs,
Debbie

akiko hiramatsu said...

Such a lovely embroidery♡
So so cute!

akiko

Rue said...

Hello Amalia :)

That poem reminds me of my grandfather that used to wake my mom up each morning at 6:30 and tell her she was sleeping the day away :)

I don't blame anyone for keeping lovely treasures passed down from beloved relatives and the collars are lovely.

Your trip to Scotland... oh so lovely... it make me want to go there even more now! I love the pictures you took and the Highland cattle are so cute! We had peacocks where I grew up in California :)

xo,
rue

Pura Vida said...

just so dear!

handmade by amalia said...

Oh, thank you Julie, how kind.

handmade by amalia said...

Thank you, Mirjam. You always leave the nicest comments.

handmade by amalia said...

It is my secret dream. Hopefully, one day.

handmade by amalia said...

The very best of compliments :-)

handmade by amalia said...

I will! I just need to finish it ;-)

handmade by amalia said...

No, I never use 6 stands. I usually work with 2 stands for a delicate stitch and occasionally 3 for cross-stitch.

handmade by amalia said...

Thank you, Kim. It is a bird song, after all :-)

handmade by amalia said...

Thank you, Brenda, for visiting and for the lovely comments.

handmade by amalia said...

They are very vocal here as well, especially in the morning.

handmade by amalia said...

Yes, stitching is not as mindless as crochet but equally relaxing.

handmade by amalia said...

Thank you for this kind comment, Olympia. See you at the end of summer. I'll picture you in your beautiful garden, sipping ice tea.

handmade by amalia said...

Thanks for adding me, Sheri. That is a wise and wonderful post and a special list.

handmade by amalia said...

Thank you, Lili. Nice to see you here.

handmade by amalia said...

Come on over! We'll prepare a pretty next just for you! Nothing to be done about the wake-up call, I'm afraid :-)

handmade by amalia said...

Thank you, Ela! So nice.

handmade by amalia said...

Thank you Julie.

handmade by amalia said...

Yes! I'm a firm believer that you cannot have too many cushions!

handmade by amalia said...

How very nice, Dany, so glad to see you here.

handmade by amalia said...

They were fun to make :-)

handmade by amalia said...

Thanks for the triple, Rue :-)

Sweet Cottage Dreams said...

Amalia, thank you so much for visiting my blog and for leaving such a sweet comment! I LOVE yours and will be back for many visits.
This little creation speaks to my heart! So sweet and such perfection! Looking forward to many more visits! And I LOVE the photos from
Scotland. I'm a bit Scottish and would really like to visit there someday.

Hugs from across the pond,

Becky

PS: I adore Cath Kidston!

Sweet Cottage Dreams said...

Amalia, thank you so much for visiting my blog and for leaving such a sweet comment! I LOVE yours and will be back for many visits.
This little creation speaks to my heart! So sweet and such perfection! Looking forward to many more visits! And I LOVE the photos from
Scotland. I'm a bit Scottish and would really like to visit there someday.

Hugs from across the pond,

Becky

PS: I adore Cath Kidston!

Dewena said...

The handwork is so sweet and the poem just right for it. It would be a nice nursery rhyme to teach a small child!

Wonky Patchwork said...

What a beautiful piece of embroidery, and as usual I love the rhyme! I thought of you when I was posting my rainbow mermaid and the rainbow cat recently and wondered what amazing rhyme you would have come up with for them!

Julie's Lifestyle said...

Hi Amalia, I am happy to let you know that I featured your beautiful needlepoint work this week at our Cooking & Crafting with J & J!
Thanks and have a wonderful day.
Julie xo

handmade by amalia said...

Oh Julie, what a wonderful treat for me! Thank you so much.