Friday, March 3, 2017

Wake Up!


The garden's in chaos,
things are quite bad
and Spring slumbers on
snoring like mad.

A snail hurries over
and gives Spring a shake,
planning, if needed
to bribe him with cake.

"Wake up, wake up
you have to see reason -
Winter is leaving
and we don't have a season!"

Spring jumps and mutters:
"Sorry! Sorry my dear,
nobody told me
I'm on early this year."



Featured: a little sampler
about to become a little shopping bag.

117 comments:

FlashinScissors said...

Great verse! What a sweet bag your sampler will be. It's so cute! Love it, love it, love it!!!
Hugs,
Barbara x

Luciana F. Damiano said...

Lindo bordado,
Adorei a mistura de apliques nos detalhes
Parabéns

baili said...

Hope Spring wakes up and make your land smile soon dear!
Loved this amazing poem and loved this beautiful cute art too.

La Table De Nana said...

I wonder if ours will be also..we had a short taste and now it's gone..our little snails..what do they do in all this snow?:(

Love your stitching..always unique>

Maya Kuzman said...

An adorable sampler that will have more adventures as a shopping bag - of that I am sure :)! I dream of gardens in bloom and according to the temperatures here (it's 16 Celsius today), it'll arrive soon!

Tanna said...

YES! Spring is early this year (though Old Man Winter may make another appearance before we are through)! Such a wonderful little sampler! Love the sheep! blessings ~ tanna

Vee said...

Early there, too? Early nearly everywhere...not here, but lots of other places. The sampler is adorable...particuarly that amazingly fluffy sheep.

Gloria Baker said...

cute, cute, Amalia I love all yours posts :) :) love this!

Benita said...

Same here...seems like we are having an early spring...but I don't know that we really had a winter. Sometimes it is hard to tell here in Dallas. :-) Love the sampler and your sweet verse! Love and hugs!

magnoliasntea said...

Beautiful stitching, and I love the poem. Spring is burst out all over here in Tenn. :)

Linda @ Itsy Bits And Pieces said...

So sweet! You always inspire me with you talent and creativity! The poem is fun and the embroidery is pure charm!

Tania Pelletier said...

Ha! What a cute poem! That sampler is adorable and will make a cute bag!

Tania

Brenda @ Its A Beautiful Life said...

We love it! I love the way your mind works out its creative intentions.

Wishing you a beautiful weekend...
Brenda
xox

Cathy @ My 1929 Charmer said...

Such a cute poem and don't remember reading it before. The sampler is adorable!

Stacey said...

Amalia, your poem is adorable! I love it so much and the embroidery is perfect. Great pairing. :)

Draffin Bears said...

Dear Amalia,

The sampler for the bag is so sweet and love the sheep - also how wonderful the poem is.
Enjoy your weekend and the joys of Spring
hugs
Carolyn

TLady said...

WHAT A SWEET POEM! It SEEMS Spring is trying to arrive early here, but the cold just won't let go! LOL I LOVE your embroidered piece! A little shopping bag sounds EXCELLENT!!! ;) THANK YOU Amalia, for coming over to visit. ;) You're SO SWEET!!!

Kim said...

Love it all. Your work is always outstanding, stitched and storied, and as a lover of words (and an early spring!) I am especially smitten with this pair!

Carla from The River said...

LOVE!!! I am in love with the poem as well.
What a cute idea for a shopping bag.
You are so clever.
Love You!
Carla

Dewena said...

I am in awe. You do it over and over, both in words and stitches.

Gumbo Lily said...

Sweet, as always!

Quilting Stories said...

Welcome early spring... lovely poem and sweet embroidery that reminds me the ones I was doing as a child in the fifties.
Have a great sunny week-end!

Pamela Gordon said...

Amalia, this is adorable. I love the sweet stitchery and the little poem is perfect for the season we are about to embark on. Wishing you happy spring-like March days. Pam

MaryAnne said...

Fun poem and sweet stitching!

HWIT BLOGG said...

What a lovely embroidery! Yes, welcome springtime and march :)
Titti

Vickie @ Ranger 911 said...

You make me want to break out my embroidery floss and needles with your oh-so-cute design, Amalia! Your little poem seems to fit the weather everywhere this year. Thanks for sharing your clever poem and needlework!

Margie said...

Your delightful poems always bring a smile to my face. Have a wonderful weekend, Amalia!

Anna said...

An other lovely post !!!
Have a great weekend !
Anna

September Violets said...

Happy Spring!! Almost there now ;)

Prunella Pepperpot said...

A beautiful sampler Amalia!
A lovely poem. Spring is here at last!
Have a fantastic weekend :)

A Joyful Cottage said...

Oh, my, Amalia! What a charming bag this will make. Your embroidery is so creative and unique, and I adore the sweet little buttons and crocheted lace embellishments. Your poetry is so joyful. How do you always manage to find words that fit perfectly with your designs? You have a remarkable gift, my friend. Thank you for sharing it with us! Hugs, Nancy

Big Rigs 'n Lil' Cookies said...

Yeay for Spring!! We are stuck in some strange pattern here. Winter won't let go, but spring keeps trying to take over!

AnnMarie aka Vintage Junkie aka NaNa said...

Spring is trying to be early here but we just got snowed on again after a week of 60-70 degree weather! LOVE your poem and stitched picture!

Decor To Adore said...

Oh I think this may be one of my favorite pieces of all the lovely handiwork you have created. I also really enjoyed all of the lovely images in your previous post. It reminded me of when I lived on the island of Crete.

Isabel said...

Tão bonito!

Kiss

Tamara said...

ohh! I love this.. your poem is the sweetest and so clever and your needlework most charming. It made me smile!! Wishing you a lovely weekend.

Tamara xo

Conniecrafter said...

That is just the cutest stitchery, love the button flower, the sweet sheep and the ladybug, so very sweet. Such a cute and fun poem to go with it. I will have to say going from winter to spring and back again over and over is getting very old.

Anna said...

Beautifully sweet! Both sampler and poem! Anna x

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

That little bag is going to be so cute! Enjoy your day sweet lady!

Kreanimo said...

Lovely! So curious about the end result!

greenrabbitdesigns said...

Brilliant little poem Amalia....an early spring is always welcome!
Pretty embroidery too. :)

Cheri Savory Spoon said...

Lovely poem and sampler Amalia. Love this time of year, especially the farmers markets.

Kim said...

Perfectly sweet embroidery and poem, Amalia. Both have put a smile on my face this lovely sunny Autumn day. Hope your Spring wakes up soon.

Aritha said...

Sweet, both!

Le crocette di Mariuccia said...

Very lovely!!! Mariuccia

Stephanie said...

I simply love the poem, my friend. And oh, your embroidery work is darling!

Hugs to you!

handmade by amalia said...

This beautiful spring is full of good energies and I'm trying to stock up as our long hot summer is sure to drain them right away :-)

handmade by amalia said...

Oh, this has completely made my day! Thank you!!! Love you right back.

handmade by amalia said...

It is back and forth here as well, like a crazy tango, but spring is definitely winning :-)

Daniela said...

I wonder how lovely your shopping bag is becoming, darling Amalia, with you I'm always coming back to the blessed days of my childhood, I heartily thank you !

Wishing you a most wonderful new week
sending hugs and ever much love to you

XOXO Dany

Jo said...

Delightful as ever... and yes, I am dying to get out in the garden. Jo x

Polly said...

I love your poems Amalia, and your sampler is so cute. You are very creative x

Harvest Moon by Hand said...

That's adorable!

likeschocolate said...

What a cute poem and darling needle point.

Anonymous said...

The line that a Snail gives Spring a shake really makes me laugh! And as always an ingenious handmade creation from you! Here, Spring must be confused, because when looking out the window, there is snow on my deck (balcony)!
Many thanks for linking to ALL SEASONS! (Hope you know that the requirement, that a photo has to be from the same season, has been done away with, a few weeks ago, since that maybe too hard for people who have long winters). Have a lovely week:)

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Wonderful whimsy -- sampler/bag and poem are both making me smile broadly! Such a fun post.

Butterfly 8)(8 Bungalow said...

Such a sweet little poem. I love your embroidery work. So charming and just the right colors. xoox Su

Tricia Buice said...

Aww that is so sweet! Yeah spring!!! Thanks for this lovely thought this morning. Have a terrific week!

Celestina Marie said...

Hi Amalia, Love your beautiful stitched creation. It will be a darling shopping bag. Love your springtime poem too.
Have a great week. xoxo

Red Rose Alley said...

Spring is coming, indeed, but in its own time. It is still raining some here. Your poems always delight me, Amalia. And every time I leave here, there is a smile on my face. Thank you for that, dear.

~Sheri

Sharon said...

What a sweet design!

eileeninmd said...

Hello Amalia, your sampler is so cute. I love the poem, just adorable. Time for spring to wake up! Have a happy day!

Deb @ Frugal Little Bungalow said...

LOL this just made me laugh when I saw it, so darn cute! But here Spring has been coming early off and on. We have 2-3 days of 55-60+ degrees ( not normal for our area ) then we drop down to the 30's and have snow, then we go back up again....I have daffodils ready to come into bloom a month early...everything is very confused! :)

Lowcarb team member said...

Dear Amalia
I just loved your sampler.
I just loved your words

Good wishes for this month of March

All the best Jan

JES said...

Such a delightful little post and piece! Thank you for sharing with us on the Art of Home-Making Mondays at Strangers & Pilgrims on Earth!:)

Jodiebodie said...

Haha! Lovely verse!
Except here it is supposed to be Autumn but Summer's hanging on. My garden is also a bit chaotic as the summer crops are dying off and being harvested to make room for new autumn plantings that I am eager to do.
This week I prepared a new bed for some Sweet Peas. They need to be planted before St Patrick's Day for best blooming. Their perfume is so sweet and I am looking forward to their delights this year.

Liz That Skinny Chick Can Bake said...

Spring showed up with thunderstorms last night...but there's snow in the forecast for the weekend. Ugh. Have a terrific week!!!

Thimbleanna said...

This is adorable Amalia! And, as always, your poetry is so inspiring!

Poppy said...

Such a sweet scene in your sampler, Amalia. We've had warm and sunny days and since yesterday, we've been experiencing strong winds and HAIL!

Happy Wednesday,
Poppy xo

Fiona said...

Beautiful stitchery and a lovely rhyme Amalia...you are so clever. X

Rosie said...

Wonderful poem Amalia, that's exactly like Spring this year:)

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Poções de Arte said...

É muita fofura junta em palavras e trabalho.
Lindo! E com certeza ficará perfeito quando incorporado ao trabalho final.
Abraços esmagadores e feliz dia.

decorayadora said...

Hi dear Amalia ,,, se nota la llegada de la primavera,, lindo bordado

Nancy Chan said...

Nice poem. Finally, spring has awaken. Looking forward to your beautiful photos of spring.

Julie's Creative Lifestyle said...

Your poem and embroidery are beautiful Amalia! Thanks for sharing at C&C with J&J. :)

niwibo said...

Such a nice poem.
I´m looking forward to the spring.
Have a nice day, greetings,
Nicole

She loves to crochet said...

Signs of Spring everywhere here though it could change again, today I had a little time in the garden and a little crochet too. Love your poem and embroidery. Hx

Diane said...

What a wonderful poem Amalia, and your little sampler is lovely.

Hugs Diane

Marilyn @ MountainTopSpice said...

Spring's party is slumbering... I love that! Spring is definitely in slumber here! We got 3 inches of snow last night, and it is so beautiful... but with the longer days, I know winter can't win out much longer! Your shopping bag will be delightful, love the cozy spring scene! Your gift of poetry always makes me smile :)

Rue said...

So sweet, Amalia! I normally love winter, but this year, I can't wait for Spring :)

I had so much fun catching up with you and seeing all the pictures from your trips this last year.

xo,
rue

white and vintage said...

Hello Amalia,
this poem is so lovely :)!
Have a nice week,
Christine

VeggieMummy said...

Lovely poem and your sampler is adorable. I'd love to see the finished shopping bag too - if you have a fabric pen you could write your poem on the back. xx

Handmade in Israel said...

Simply delightful! Your posts always make me smile :) The sampler is so cute. Love the curly haired sheep.

Enara Girl said...

It is adorable <3
Have a great day! xoxo

Kasztanowy Domek said...

Great poem! Kisses:)

xxBasia

Keri said...

This is such a sweet poem Amalia!! I love the sampler!

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

This is just the sweetest! I adored the poem, and your stitching is so sweet! Finally feeling like spring here. At least for a while. :)
hugs,
Jann

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

I read your poem many times and enjoy it more every time. <3
Happy Spring!

Helen Philipps said...

Adorable...both your little embroidery and your sweet poem! Happy weekend Amalia.
Helen xox

DeniseinVA said...

Very pretty Amalia and love the poem.

SavoringTime in the Kitchen said...

We had spring for a week or two and now it's winter again! Love the poem and sweet embroidery, Amalia ♥

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

So pretty!! Thanks so much for stopping by!!
Hugs,
Debbie

Kathleen Our Hopeful Home said...

Oh my gosh that sampler is absolutely adorable (as is the poem)! Did you design it yourself? It will make a lovely shopping bag. Thanks for sharing at Vintage Charm! xo Kathleen Our Hopeful Home

Wendi@H2OBungalow said...

Your sampler and poem are darling as always! Yes, spring is so early this year and it's getting warmer quickly this year. Hopefully it won't get too hot too soon down in FL! Hugs!

Zaza said...

Oh Amalia, your embroidery is so cute:) Love the sheep, the flower, the ladybug:)

Tammy@T's Daily Treasures said...

So sweet. Your creativity is always so inspiring! Have a great new week!

JES said...

Good morning! Just a little note to let you know that this post has been *FEATURED* today on the Art of Home-Making Mondays at Strangers & Pilgrims on Earth! Have a lovely week and we hope to see you at this week's link up! :)

handmade by amalia said...

This is kind, Jes, and completely made my day. Thanks!

handmade by amalia said...

I didn't plan the sampler, just made it up as I went along. I was expecting it to be uneven as winging it does come with peril but for once I'm happy :-)

handmade by amalia said...

This is a clever idea. I once tried stitching a poem and almost determined to switch to Haiku :-)

handmade by amalia said...

Oh, I love Sweet Peas. The have the nicest scent and such pretty colors, we don't see them much around here anymore.

Carolina G. Ticala said...

A very interesting post !!! Thank you for your comment on my blog!!! 👌👌👌💚💚💚

Joyful Mama said...

Cute! I love the stitching.

Beth said...

What a darling little sampler! You are so creative.

Sandra @ Thistle Cove Farm said...

A beautiful piece from your loving hands...Very Well Done!

Linda @ Life and Linda said...

Awww, so sweet. Amalia, your embroidery is so pretty and the sweet poem. Happy Monday.

Pam Richardson said...

Beautiful work and words, Amalia!

The Charm of Home said...

How adorable! Thanks for sharing at Home Sweet Home!

Amy at Ms. Toody Goo Shoes said...

Cutest. Poem. Ever. And a pretty little sampler, soon to carry spring's bounty, perhaps? Thanks for sharing at Best of the Weekend!

Retro blue said...

So sweet :)
Amalia, thank you for your kind words on my blog:)

said...

Amei!!!!!!!! muito belo.

bjinhos

Borgmästaren said...

Such a cute bag-to-be. We still have heaps of snow here, but we are getting there... slowly. Ice leaves the sea in the beginning of May normally.

akiko hiramatsu said...

Everybody seems so busy, but they look fun!
Spring has come in Tokyo, and Cherry Blossoms bloom soon!!
Have a great week, Amalia :)

akiko

Ohmydearests said...

lovely!

EricaSta said...

Dear Amalia,
your poem bring a smile in my lips, it's lovely. Indeed we waiting for Springtime.
Today I worked in our garden...

Pam said...

Nice...thanks for sharing and coming over to my blog for a visit. Love the hippie bus.