Saturday, April 28, 2018

Let Her Have Cake


A little girl
was taking a break,
preparing to enjoy
a nice piece of cake.

A squirrel jumped on her
giving her a fright,
he was actually hoping
to get a small bite.

A bird flying by
was horrified by this,
but the squirrel didn't care
and blew her a kiss.

The oak tree sighed:
"well, he is young",
and the naughty squirrel
stuck out his tongue.

A yellow butterfly
who was always so kind,
sided with the squirrel
if the girl didn't mind.

Other animals arrived
drawn by the chatter,
and all wanted to know
what was the matter.

Some had an opinion, 
some had a laugh,
when the little girl
finally had enough:

"You are all lovely,
but for heaven's sake
let me have a moment
to enjoy my piece of cake"!


Featured: My picnic blanket is finished!
My lovely niece Dana
is the first to use it.

104 comments:

  1. I love your picnic blanket. I thought it was a patchwork quilt, but instead it is a patchwork crochet. Very cool. Your niece, Dana is very cool too, and I would pester her for a bite of that hunk of cake!

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  2. So cute!! You have to be the best auntie ever.

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  3. Love your patchwork crochet blanket. Had fun reading your poem and seeing your sweet niece with her yummy piece of cake.

    Wishing you a beautiful day...
    Brenda xox

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  4. The blanket is GORGEOUS and the poem is beautiful, congratulations !

    xoxoxo
    Nadine

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  5. A manta para o pic nic ficou linda!!
    Perfeita para a sobrinha saborear um bolo delicioso, parabéns!!

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  6. Aww, what a sweet little poem and a sweet little girl!

    Tania

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  7. Such fun!The blanket is very pretty and colorful,great job!Dana is a cute!Great poem too!Hugs from Brazil!

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  8. Dear Amalia,
    Thanks for letting us see
    your pretty blanket
    your lively niece
    and sweet cake story :-) xx

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  9. Blanket and niece are both gorgeous and could you save me a slice of that delicious looking cake please?! xx

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    1. It is waiting in the freezer with your name on it. Come anytime!

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  10. I love your blanket but your niece steals the show.

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  11. Hello, your niece is beautiful. I love the cute poem! You have a way with words. Enjoy your day and weekend!

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  12. Your niece did a great job of showcasing your blanket. It looks great. Love all the cheerful colors

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  13. Thank you to your lovely niece Dana for helping display your picnic blanket so well, it looks fabulous so bright and colourful ... ah yes, the cake looks delicious too!
    Enjoyed your poem.

    My good wishes

    All the best Jan

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  14. Wonderful post! Your niece is such a happy girl, and the blanket is very nice! I enjoyed reading the poem!

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  15. The blanket is lovely, and your niece is delightful!

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  16. oh my, that is one seriously awesome blanket. I can't take my eyes off of it, trying to figure out HOW you did all those cool connections, triangles, rectangles, etc. Some day PLEASE share a process post? Pretty please? Thank you!!!

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    1. I'll be happy to share but I made it up as I went along, just changing colors whenever. I'm pretty sure every combination would work.

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  17. Your blanket is gorgeous, and so is Dana! Well done Amalia.

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  18. That picnic blanket is awesome! Those are not just scraps, but you combined stripes and colours in a smooth and interesting way. But you're lucky you had such a great model for the pictures, she makes the blanket much prettier. :-)

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  19. Love, love, love your gorgeous picnic blanket. Love, love, love your happy poem. Your niece Dana is sweet. I wouldn't mind a piece of that cake too.

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  20. השמיכה נראית מקסים דנה חמודה כרגיל וראיתי שאפילו העוגה זכתה למחמאות

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  21. Bravo Amalia, your stash busting blanket is a triumph, you must be very proud of it. The cake doesn't look too bad either! xx

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  22. You make the things I dream of. Seriously! I love this blanket - it is a pure sight of joy! The poem is fantastic too - makes a complete story for this post!

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  23. Such a sweet poem along with cake and your darling niece, Amalia. And your colorful blanket on the beautiful green grass makes for a lovely day! xo ♥

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  24. Your picnic blanket is FAB-U-LOUS!! Love the colors and design. Your sweet niece's outfit matches perfectly. Love the poem and that cake looks so good. How did she go through all those pictures, waiting to take a bite of cake?!

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    1. She did! I kept her highly motivated :-)

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  25. Swweet and all that lovely great colours!

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  26. Oh I adore the picnic blanket AND the poem!
    What a great post!

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  27. Ahh, thats the life! There are so many 'joy' things in this life.

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  28. Wonderful! It looks perfect for picnics. Hope the cake was delicious as it looks.

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  29. A wonderful poem and a beautiful blanket. I love Dana's happy smile!

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  30. A joy to visit and smile at your poem. The picnic blanket was stunning as is your beautiful niece.

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  31. Your blanket is just gorgeous, I love those colors, it goes great with her clothes :) That cake looks so yummy, what a nice day for a picnic! Your story was cute, the squirrel sounds like the one that likes to visit our yard :)

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  32. Such a lovely blanket, Amalia! Your sweet niece does enjoy the picnic on your blanket ... Must be such a joy to be with her!

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  33. Sweet blanket with soft colors. I love it!

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  34. The picnic blanket is beautiful. And your niece is full of the joy of life! Darling poem.

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  35. How lovely to sit on that pretty blanket and eat cake. Love the poem - I can just see the cheeky squirrel sticking out his tongue:)

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  36. Your niece is a very sweet and pretty little girl. She looks like she is enjoying your beautiful blanket, and that delicious strawberry cake. I am back from my blog break and catching up with all the comments blogging friends have left. Thank you so much for yours :) it is great to be visiting you again.

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  37. Your darling niece is as bright and pretty as your picnic blanket, Amalia! Love the charming poem, too! A hug xo Karen

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  38. Your blanket is gorgeous, your niece is lovely and the poem is wonderful!

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  39. Terrific post! Love the poem, and wonderful pictures. Thanks!

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  40. What a gorgeous, summery blanket, Amalia! Your niece looks like she's really enjoying herself and the cake looks delicious ;)

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    1. I can testify that the cake was indeed delicious. My niece was not the only one to have a piece :-)

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  41. Your niece has a beautiful smile, Amalia, and your picnic blanket is just lovely. It's perfect for cake outdoors!

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  42. FANTASTIC and fun photos dear amalia!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    and what can i say for this such glorious poetry!!!!!

    you are outstanding in you expressions

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  43. Dear Amalia,

    How beautiful the picnic blanket is and love the photos of your sweet niece with her cake.
    Happy weekend
    Hugs
    Carolyn

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  44. You blanket and your poem are lovely, and your niece’s bright smile lights up her pretty face.

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  45. How cute! The picnic blanket looks fabulous!

    P.S. I wouldn't have shared my care either. HA!

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  46. Oh, look at that picnic blanket, it's wonderful, Amalia! What a cute poem. I really liked it, and I'll tell you a secret.....I am a bit afraid of squirrels. Love taking pictures of them, but don't get too close. These are darling pictures of your niece, and her outfit matches the blanket. So glad you shared the finished blanket with us. And the cake looks scrumptious. : )

    ~Sheri

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    1. I've seen their sharp little claws, Sheri, I don't blame you. But they do have good PR.

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  47. It looks like a fantastic picnic on the grass!
    Amalia, thank you for the nice words on my blog!
    Happy May !

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  48. Your picnic blancet is so lovely I like these colours. Very nice fotos.
    Hugs, Christine

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  49. Oh Amalia ... such a sweet and charming post.

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  50. The 4th picture!! Laughed out loud :)

    The joy :)

    The joy of the creation and the recipient...beautiful post :)

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  51. Your niece is beautiful, Amalia. And I love the picnic blanket! Kisses, my friend.

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  52. Your picnic blanket is beautiful! I'd love to join you for a picnic on it one day :)
    Such a sweet post - as always!

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  53. Amalia, the picnic blanket is gorgeous! What a darling niece and poem!

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  54. That was a cute poem and the pretty girl sure loves the blanket. :)

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  55. ...Colorful, what a clever poem.

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  56. So colorful and pretty!!
    Thanks so much for taking the time to stop by!!
    Hugs,
    Deb

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  57. I like your picnic blanket! So colourful and attractive! I like the poem too!

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  58. Your picnic blanket is fine! And I love this funny poem!
    Wish you a good time.

    Cheers, Heidrun

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  59. Great picnic and poem!
    kisses:))

    xxBasia

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  60. Your niece and the blanket are beautiful!

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  61. Dana looks like she enjoyed the cake, and the blanket! Well done :)

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  62. Your blanket came out so lovely and cheerful - an amazing job, Amalia! It looked like your niece had fun helping to pose for your poem:):) Thank you for sharing it with all Seasons! Have a cake-ful week:):)

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  63. Your sweet little niece is a cutie with a wonderful smile. I'm sure you're proud of both her and that beautiful blanket.

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  64. Oh it is so lovely! May you have many happy picnics on this blanket! Anna x

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  65. That picnic blanket is gorgeous! And your niece is gorgeous, too!

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  66. Beautiful and colorful. What a fun and sweet little girl and poem.

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  67. Your poem is a delight, so full of joy. Your picnic blanket is, too. Both make me smile quite widely.

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  68. Cute poem and darling girl!
    http://travelingbugwiththreeboys-kelleyn.blogspot.ae/2018/05/tiptoeing-through-tulip.html

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  69. Great photos! Love that blanket and the beautiful smiles of your niece.
    Thanks for linking up at https://image-in-ing.blogspot.com/2018/05/strange-sights.html

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  70. Your niece is very pretty with a beautiful smile. Love the blanket and your poem :-) x

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  71. Cutest poem fitting for a playful picnic with a sweet niece. And the blanket... so lovely!

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  72. Beautiful poem and darling little girl. Thanks for joining the Dishing It & Digging It Link Party. I hope you made some new friends and had fun!

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  73. Wonderful poem and what sweet pictures.

    Hugs Diane

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  74. Your picnic blanket came out so nice and a lot of work. Your niece is so adorable.
    Thanks for sharing at our C&C with J&J.
    Julie

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  75. Hahahaha absolutely loved this post. The photos look so much fun and poem was a delight to read ��

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  76. What a wonderful scene! Every element is awesome :)

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  77. Love your picnic basket and love your poem. You should write about of poetry!

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  78. Amalia, your poem is charming and made me chuckle. Your niece looks so pretty, and looks so happy enjoingy both cake and colorful blanket that you made!

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  79. I can't decide what I like more, the photo shoot or the poem!!! Fabulous, my dear. Did you arrange for your niece to wear clothing to coordinate with the blanket???

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    1. I nabbed her in her pajamas and didn't even do her hair. I wonder what my sister will have to say :-)

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  80. What cute poem! and the picnic blanket is just fabulous!!

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  81. Gorgeous niece, and a beautiful blanket! I love all of your colors!

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  82. What a joyous and beautiful post!
    Wishing happiness and safety to you all. xxx

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  83. What a darling neice, blanket, and poem!! Thanks for sharing with the Garden Party.
    hugs,
    Jann

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  84. Your poems are always fun and uplifting. Love the blanket and your niece is a cutie. She looks like she loves to have fun.

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  85. I love how the poem ends! Don't get between a girl and her cake!
    The blanket is lovely, as is your niece.

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  86. Hi Amalia,
    Looks like Dana had a fun photo shoot with your beautiful blanket, despite the naughty squirrel!
    Who’d have thought a squirrel would be so rough!
    A wonderful day and cake too! Lucky Dana!
    Hugs
    Barbara xx

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    1. I have a story about a squirrel and a bag of chips that would make you doubt their innocent cuteness.

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  87. Lovely and happy pictures :)
    Best wishes for you from Titti and a sunny Sweden

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  88. Dana is so lovely on your beautiful blanket!!
    Today I would love to ask my son and my dog like the girl in your poem!!

    akiko
    www.akikohiramatsu.com

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  89. Quanto amor nos versos!!! Tão lindas e delicadas palavras, parabéns!
    A manta, belíssima, assim como sua sobrinha e esses momentos tão especiais.
    Abraços e dias felizes.

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  90. Your picnic rug is a good size. Having your niece in the picture gives a sense of scale. It looks lovely, light,bright and cheerful. So does your niece! ;-)

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  91. Truly a delightful moment for you both... and that cake - yum! Loved your poetry to accompany your pictures... you always fascinate with your creativity! Sweet pictures of your niece... and oh how I love that picnic blanket! Just darling! :)

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  92. Lovely to see your blanket finished. It looks like a big piece of yummy cake.

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