Sunday, July 31, 2016

The Island of Grumpy Toys



The toys are upset
and they're muttering a lot,
summer is here
and it's really quite hot.

Everyone else has
a lot of time off,
but when they want a break
these children just scoff.

They do work hard
and they do work cheap,
they mind the children
so the grown-ups can sleep.

But if they don't get a vacation 
whatever the cost,
they're off on a strike
and the kids can get lost.


I'm going on a summer blog break soon
I'll miss you all

129 comments:

Carolina G. Ticala said...

very nice!!!kiss

Gloria Baker said...

Aahhh I will miss you Amalia ♡♡♡

KC'sCourt! said...

Love the embroidery. Have a great break, love the rhyme
Julie xxxxxx

magnoliasntea said...

Beautiful stitches, and the poem is so cute.
Have a lovely break!

Isabel said...

So beautiful!

Have a good holiday, Amalia:)

Mrs. W. said...

You really are talented at poems and embroidery. It is always a pleasure to see your work.

:) Hope

Vee said...

Oh it must be hot, hot, hot if even the toys are cranky. I hope that you are taking a real life vacation, too, to some cooler, lazy place. Enjoy your time away and you will also be missed. Is this a case of "See you in September"?

Gumbo Lily said...

We are Hot, Hot, HOT here too. Wishing you a nice blog break. Sweet embroidery, Amalia.

Lowcarb team member said...

Lovely verse and embroidery ...
Have a lovely blog break, look forward to seeing you back soon...

All the best Jan

Kim said...

Sweet embroidery, sweet poem, Amalia. Have a lovely summer vacation. I will miss your whimsy!

mamasmercantile said...

Beautiful, have a great break.

Maya Kuzman said...

Have a good rest! The embroidery is magical!

GratefulPrayerThankfulHeart said...

Sweet embroidery and poem. Enjoy your break!

Roofing Contractors New York said...

You are fabulous poet, you are terrific with poetry. Have a memorable trip.

Patricia said...

Have a nice Summer break. I love a birdhouse, especially in an embroidery - so pretty!

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

YOU enjoy every moment of your break Amalia!

Luciana F. Damiano said...

So cute!!

La Table De Nana said...

Enjoy your break..such pretty stitchery:)

Prunella Pepperpot said...

I enjoyed your poem and the embroidery is gorgeous. Have a wonderful Summer and enjoy your blog break :)

Cheri Savory Spoon said...

Beautiful poem and stitchery Amalia, have a wonderful break!

Kim said...

It's hard work to be toy in the summer! Have a great break!

Conniecrafter said...

Gorgeous stitching and a fun poem too, hope you have a wonderful time on your break!!

ELENA said...

So cute! Hugs!

ELENA said...

So cute! Hugs!

AnnMarie aka Vintage Junkie aka NaNa said...

Very sweet! Have a wonderful break!

Keri said...

Amalia, what a fun poem! I like the embroidery work, very pretty! Have fun on your blog break!!

Jacqueline said...

Have a nice break!

niwibo said...

I´ll miss you, too.
But have a great summer break and do all things, you have fun.
Kisses, Nicole

Carla from The River said...

I will miss you!!!
Enjoy the break.
Love, Carla

The French Hutch said...

Will miss you!!!!! Enjoy and safe travels. Lovely work here………….

Karen @ Beatrice Euphemie said...

Very sweet, Amalia - enjoy your break! xx Karen

Anonymous said...

Have a nice holiday!
Love the embroidery, so romantic.
And you're right about the toys... poor things :-)
Enjoy!
Sigrid

decorayadora said...

Qué bonito bordado Amalia ,, espero que tengas un bello día en tus vacaciones

Unknown said...

Very cute! - the poem and embroidery. :-)

Tricia Buice said...

You should really write a book Amalia. Your poems are fantastic! Have a wonderful summer break - hope you are going to do something amazing!

Red Rose Alley said...

Have a nice summer break, Amalia. I'll see you when you return. :)

~Sheri

Carolina G. Ticala said...

So cute!!!kiss

Big Rigs 'n Lil' Cookies said...

Enjoy your time away :)

Anna said...

So sweet...
Anna

Carolina G. Ticala said...

I love your work !! happy weekend !!!

FlashinScissors said...

Such sweet Summer embroidery - you are so artistic. So sorry to hear the toys have a gripe!
Hope you have a wonderful break. Look forward to seeing you back soon.
Barbara xx

The Joy of Home with Martha Ellen said...

Nice poem, Amalia! Enjoy your break, dear one. ♥

Polly said...

Ah, we never think about what the toys want do we :-). Your embroidery is gorgeous. I like your Going Home post too. Enjoy your break x

Deb @ Frugal Little Bungalow said...

I laughed at your poem before I even read it since the title was so funny! :) Pretty embroidery and enjoy your break :)

Deb @ Frugal Little Bungalow said...

I laughed at your poem before I even read it since the title was so funny! :) Pretty embroidery and enjoy your break :)

chateau chic said...

Your poem is so delightful! Enjoy your time off.
Mary Alice

Anonymous said...

Your poems always bring a smile to my face. In my thoughts I can see you telling these stories during the kids hour in the library:) Beautiful cross-stitch work too, Wen! Have a marvelous week!

Anonymous said...

And need to add to thank you for SEASONS with your beautiful needlework! Much appreciated!

Vanessa said...

Amalia,
What a great poem and I love it. Have a great time off. Thank you for stopping by Dishing it and Digging it. It's great having you and when you come back hope you are feeling refresh.

Celestina Marie said...

Hi Amalia, what a wonderful poem. You are so talented. Love your beautiful stitched work too.
Have a great week. xo

Anna said...

Sweetest embroidery. Enjoy your time off! Anna x

Ohmydearests said...

wonderful rhyme as always! enjoy your break! <3

likeschocolate said...

What a darling poem and I love the needle point! Have a great week!
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eileeninmd said...

Hello, cute poem. I hope you are enjoying your summer and your break! Enjoy your day and the week ahead!

Jeanna said...

Everyone needs a break, even toys, lol. Fun poem and lovely needle point.

Jeanna said...

Everyone needs a break, even toys, lol. Fun poem and lovely needle point.

Betsy@My Salvaged Treasures said...

So cute!
I hope you enjoy your summer break.
Have fun!

TexWisGirl said...

beautiful stitchery. enjoy!

Stephanie said...

Oh sweet friend, what a darling little poem. I hope you are enjoying your break! Hugs to you!

Fiona said...

Such pretty embroidery, have fun during your blogging break. x

Lara B. said...

We'll all miss you too Amalia - you add beauty and smiles to our lives! Have a lovely break!

Linda @ Itsy Bits And Pieces said...

Enjoy your break, Amalia! I know you will have beautiful adventures to share with us!

Nancy Chan said...

Nice poem. We get grumpy too when it is hot. Enjoy your break and be refreshed! Have a great time!

Poções de Arte said...

Mais um trabalho delicado, contado em versos.
Boas férias!
Abraços.

ewa777 said...

Amalia, have a nice summer time:)

lorraines resources and rewards said...

very lovely thanks for sharing have a great break

lorraines resources and rewards said...

very lovely thanks for sharing have a great break

Stacey said...

Hello my talented friend! I love everything about this! Your writing and the stitchery. :)

camp and cottage living said...

Such a cute poem, Amalia! Sweet embroidery piece too.

Marilyn @ MountainTopSpice said...

Your piece of art is lovely, and I don't blame the children a bit for wanting to escape! Hope you have a wonderful time away!!!

Have a Daily Cup of Mrs. Olson said...

Love it! Your art and poetry is always such a delight Amalia! Heading off on vacation in the morning as well. Thanks for sharing with SYC.
hugs,
Jann

Burlap Luxe said...

I Hope the best of your summer break was restoring to all that inspires your creative poetic works.
Love the needle work here. It's such a lost art and we don't see enough of it anymore. I hope you continue and pass it down.
Thank you dearest Amalia for your beautiful visit to my place where pottery is what I am handing down thses days.
I trust that when you post again it will be amazing.
Now that I am here I am going back to catch up on all that I have missed.

See you soon.
Creatively touching our hearts here.

Xx
Dore

Burlap Luxe said...

Oh the music here moves me soulfully... It's a lot like the music I listen to by many artist for movie sound tracks like Ondine, and so many, it's a music I can work to creatively. The electric guitar in this is so progressive kept so moving, it makes me drift away to an imaginative place as your small sea town with this one row of homes, fishermen boats reading themselves for the catch of the day.
I love the cement seagul ? Maybe it's a pigeon? I have gotten into these artful pieces these days.
And the lobster cages piled here, as well as your staging of the knitted fish pot holders are so cute, I want to knit some I must find a pattern?

Again Amalia thank you for sharing apart of your home. A place only in my dreams.
I am now a follower of your Instagram.
But still prefer the beauty of a good story life here with you. I hope to see you following me at Instagram as well.

Xx
Dore

Burlap Luxe said...

What an amazing aunt you are.... Your turning wonderful child art into beautiful life art amazes me! This i will do with a few pieces my daughter created when she was about your nieces age.
Just amazing here and I must visit much more often.
Xx
Dore

Burlap Luxe said...


I like your 10 things about your Scotland, but I could find a million things, the most important of them is the breathless beauty.

Xx
Dore

Burlap Luxe said...


Yes, yes yes to it all...
Beautiful soul you have Amalia, lend me some of it.
Xx
Dore

Ps....I have left a comment on each posting I have missed and copied it here so you don't miss my visits.
Xoxo
Dore

susan said...

It's always such a treat to read your poetry, Amalia. I hope you and the toys take some time off and relax.
Happy vacation.

Liz That Skinny Chick Can Bake said...

Your stitching is wonderful!!! Hope you're enjoying your holiday.

Brenda @ Its A Beautiful Life said...

I sure hope you are enjoying your summer break. You always make it a joy to visit.
I'm back home from England and starting to catch up loose ends including touching base with blogging friends.

Enjoy the rest of your summer.

Hugs,
Brenda
xox

France Nadeau ❅ inspiration imagination creation said...

Watching after children is hard work, indeed. Poor toys... :-)
Your embroidery is gorgeous and is in tune with the birds singing in my sunny backyard at this exact moment. Very lovely motifs.
Thank you for participating to my Fabric, Thread and Yarn link party. I hope you'll have a sunny week!

Diane said...

Enjoy your summer break Amalia.

Hugs Diane

Ela said...

Just a cute poem !! I hope you are enjoying your summer and your break!
Greetings

Mindy said...

Have the most wonderful of breaks Amalia! Such a sweet poem : )

Sandra said...

Wishing you a great holiday! What a beautiful poem!

Sandra said...

Wishing you a great holiday! What a beautiful poem!

Amy at Ms. Toody Goo Shoes said...

Those toys really have it rough! Enjoy your blog break!

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

Have a great holiday and thanks for stopping by!!
Hugs,
Deb

Kasztanowy Domek said...

Lovely! Happy holiday! Greetings! :))

xxBasia

The Charm of Home said...

What a cute poem! Thanks for sharing at Home Sweet Home!

Beauty Follower said...

Happy Summer!
WOnderful embroidered house :)

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Tamara said...

Hello.. What a sweet little poem..And your handwork is lovely! Many wishes for a break that is peaceful and filled wonder and beauty..

Hugs
Tamara

akiko hiramatsu said...

Lovely post, Amalia! Have a good summer!
I saw Local Hero DVD two weeks ago, it was very very great movie!!!

akiko

Rosie said...

Lovely, hope the toys get a holiday too. Enjoy your break:)

Linda @ Life and Linda said...

Very sweet poem. A summer break is always welcome. Enjoy.

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Oh dearest Amalia, thank you for coming to my blog today! I just saw that you came by. The interview with Vicki is an honor and I am so very happy that people went to read it. I hope your end of summer is happy! I go back to the classroom week after next, and I can say that this was a sweet summer.

Enjoy every single day of your beautiful life!

Margie said...

Your cute poem made me smile. Hope you enjoyed your blogging break!

white and vintage said...

Hello Amalia,
a lovely poem! I wish you a nice blog - break.
Lovely greetings,

Christine

decorayadora said...

Hi , Amalia ,mm que lindo bordDo ,, espero que tengas un bendecido fin de semana
Cariños

Prunella Pepperpot said...

Thank you for your comment Amalia.
I hope you have had a wonderful Summer break and looking forward to your future posts.
Have a wonderful weekend and enjoy what remains of the Summer holidays with your family :)

DeniseinVA said...

Very pretty needlepoint and I love that cute poem. Hope your summer is a great one.

Sara - Villa Emilia (My Woodland Garden) said...

Already the title of this post made me smile, the needlework is lovely and the poem is, once again, brilliant. :)

Wendi@H2OBungalow said...

Darling! Love your cute poems and have fun on your blog break! XO Wendi @ H2OBungalow

baili said...

Really beautiful loved it
Have a blessed day

Laura Lane said...

Adorable poem! That stitching is so detailed!
Laura of Harvest Lane Cottage

Beth said...

What lovely embroidery!
Enjoy your summer break - see you when you get back.

Wonky Patchwork said...

Everyone definitely needs a break some time! Hope you're enjoying yours and you're managing to find a cool breeze or two.

Annas Nadelbuch said...

What a cute embroidery ! Also the little poem I like very much. I wish you a wonderful summertime, enjoy the time with your family.

FABBY'S LIVING said...

I love to embroider, it relaxes me a lot. You have inspired me to get to do something.
This is so lovely.

Enjoy your Summer.
FABBY

Mary K. said...

I hope you have a great vacation Amalia. I know the toys will take care of the house for you while you're away.

Draffin Bears said...

Dear Amalia,

That is a very cute poem. Hope you have a wonderful blog break and vacation.
Hugs
Carolyn

Draffin Bears said...

Forgot to say the embroidery is sweet.
Hugs
Carolyn

Decor To Adore said...

May you have a truly wonderful break. I adore the embroidery.

Handmade in Israel said...

Delightful once again! Tell those toys it will get cooler soon... I hope!

JES said...

So, so cute! Thank you for sharing with us on the Art of Home-Making Mondays at Strangers & Pilgrims on Earth! :)

Carolina G. Ticala said...

very interesting post!!! happy September!!!

Le crocette di Mariuccia said...

Very lovely post! Mariuccia

Suzan said...

Lovely embroidery work!!
Cute poem!!
I always tell my Grandkids that their toys are grumpy if they aren't put away on the shelf so they aren't stepped on!!

Jemma@athomewithjemma said...

Sending wishes that your break is continuing to be lovely!
Thinking of you,
Jemma

Summer said...

I hope you are enjoying your break ♥

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Retro blue said...

I miss you , My Dear Amalia:)

Winnie said...

הריקמה מקסימה
כבר מילדות אהבתי דברים אלה.
מקווה שנהנית בחופשה, מילית מצברים ותחזרי בקרוב :)

SavoringTime in the Kitchen said...

Hope you've been somewhere lovely, Amalia! Love your poem :)

handmade by amalia said...

Definitely! Can't wait :-)

handmade by amalia said...

I'm beginning to think that it is hard work being a toy at any time :-)

handmade by amalia said...

Thank you for the encouragement, Tricia, it is a dream of mine.

handmade by amalia said...

It is not easy being a toy - you want to go back to the shelf but don't want to be forgotten there :-)

Cheryl said...

Oh that is to darn cute! You know, you should have your poems along with the fabulous things you've made- made into a book. That would be so precious!

Julie's Creative Lifestyle said...

Hello Amalia, I have never been to Paris but I do hope to visit sometime. I loved looking at your lovely photos of it. It looks like you had a nice time.
Wishing you a wonderful week and a Happy Thanksgiving.
Hugs, Julie xo

Anonymous said...

I loved looking at your lovely photos of it. It looks like you had a nice time.


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