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:

  1. Aahhh I will miss you Amalia ♡♡♡

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

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

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  4. So beautiful!

    Have a good holiday, Amalia:)

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

    :) Hope

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  6. 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"?

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

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

    All the best Jan

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

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  10. Have a good rest! The embroidery is magical!

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  11. Sweet embroidery and poem. Enjoy your break!

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

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

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  14. YOU enjoy every moment of your break Amalia!

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  15. Enjoy your break..such pretty stitchery:)

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

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  17. Beautiful poem and stitchery Amalia, have a wonderful break!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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  24. Very sweet, Amalia - enjoy your break! xx Karen

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

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

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

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

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

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

    ~Sheri

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  30. I love your work !! happy weekend !!!

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  31. 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

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

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  33. 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

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

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

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

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  37. 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!

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

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  39. 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.

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

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  41. Sweetest embroidery. Enjoy your time off! Anna x

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  42. wonderful rhyme as always! enjoy your break! <3

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  43. What a darling poem and I love the needle point! Have a great week!
    http://travelingbugwiththreeboys-kelleyn.blogspot.com/2016/08/xuchang-reunion-16.html

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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  54. Amalia, have a nice summer time:)

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  55. very lovely thanks for sharing have a great break

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  56. very lovely thanks for sharing have a great break

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

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

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  59. 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!!!

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  60. 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

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  61. 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

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  62. 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

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  63. 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

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  64. 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

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  65. 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

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  66. 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.

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

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  68. 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

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  69. 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!

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  70. Enjoy your summer break Amalia.

    Hugs Diane

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

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

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  73. Wishing you a great holiday! What a beautiful poem!

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  74. Wishing you a great holiday! What a beautiful poem!

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

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

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  77. Lovely! Happy holiday! Greetings! :))

    xxBasia

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

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  79. Happy Summer!
    WOnderful embroidered house :)

    https://beautyfollower.blogspot.gr/

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  80. 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

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

    akiko

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

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

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  84. 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!

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

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

    Christine

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

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  88. 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 :)

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

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

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

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  92. Really beautiful loved it
    Have a blessed day

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

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

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

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

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  97. 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

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

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  99. Dear Amalia,

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

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  100. Forgot to say the embroidery is sweet.
    Hugs
    Carolyn

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

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

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

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  104. very interesting post!!! happy September!!!

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  105. 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!!

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

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

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  107. I hope you are enjoying your break ♥

    summerdaisycottage.blogspot.com

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

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

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  110. 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!

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  111. 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

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


    goldenslot
    สูตรบาคาร่า

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