Sunday, April 28, 2019

My New Blanket


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 really 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.

Other animals arrived
drawn by the chatter,
 all wanting 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: I've pulled all my
unfinished crochet projects
into one big blanket.

90 comments:

Vee said...

And it makes a wonderful sampler of a blanket! The children are beautiful and are enjoying it lots. Then there’s that cake... And the rhyme...all quintessentially Amalia.

Patricia said...

What a triumph of gorgeous colour - your crotchet blanket is stunning. How the kids enjoy it, and the cute poem too. xx

Kay G. said...

I love your blanket and poem! Very creative.

roughterrain crane said...

Cute three ninjas!

La Table De Nana said...

I want it:) LOL LOL:)
Oh it's charming!!!
Lucky Littles to have an auntie such as you.
What a work of art!/Heart!

Jodiebodie said...

Oh wow! Gorgeous sparkling colours. Can we expect an annual blanket announcement? I had a sense of déjà vu reading this post as the subject matter felt strangely familiar. I now realise I had read your poem before when you shared another beautiful quilted blanket. That was published in April a year ago and still just as relevant. For a moment there I wasn't sure whether my mind was playing tricks on me.

So nice to see happy children enjoying the colours and the cake. Beautiful work Amalia and a great way to make sure no yarn goes to waste. I like that hat someone is wearing - that looks familiar too - will there be more feelings of déjà vu? ;-)

Keep smiling. May you continue to find fun (and colourful frolics) in every day. xxx

Tania Pelletier said...

Oh my goodness, that blanket!!!! I love it! And the poem is so sweet!

Tania

Isabel said...

A manta é giríssima! Gosto muito.
As fotos e o poema são muito bonitas!

Beijinhos e bom domingo:))

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

It's so colorful and big enough for everyone to enjoy! What a great idea...the cake too! Happy Sunday!

Luciana F. Damiano said...

Mantas coloridas assim fizeram parte da minha infância e das minhas filhas...
Gosto muito.

eileeninmd said...

Hello, love your pretty blanket. Cute kiddies and photos. Who doesn't want a piece of cake, YUM. Happy Sunday, enjoy your day. Have a great new week ahead.

France Nadeau ❅ inspiration imagination creation said...

Oh! I always love your colorful blankets and this one is just as beautiful as all the others. I love that that there are squares of various sizes. Happy Sunday and happy week!

Tiane said...

I loved your blanket!!! Big and colorful! Very beautiful!! I've been doing a long time ago! Years!!!! :)
http://seminhabicifalasse.blogspot.com/2013/10/meu-croche.html
Who knows, I'm not done this year?
Your blanket is an incentive.
Have a good sunday and week!

Lauren @ My Wonderfully Made said...

Adorable poem and adorable photos! I LOVE the idea of combining the unfinished projects into one blanket!!

Sandy said...

The blanket and the kids upon it are beautiful. That was a great idea as well.

Ann said...

What's better than a blanket big enough for everyone to enjoy. I tried to make a granny square blanket once but didn't have the patience to make all those granny squares :)

Mereknits said...

IT is sooo big and beautiful! Well done!

VeggieMummy said...

I LOVE it - so colourful and joyous. It looks like everyone else loves it too. xx

betty-NZ said...

It turned out so gorgeous! And your little 'models' are just adorable!!

Red Rose Alley said...

Amalia, I love your blankets, but I think I love that piece of cake even more. ; ) The children sure are having fun on all the blankets you made. They are colorful and so charming. The picture where they're all together is my favorite, so sweet.

Wishing you wonderful May days ahead, Amalia. It's my birthday month, so I'm partial to it haha.

~Sheri

handmade by amalia said...

AND my unfinished pile is looking much healthier now :-)

handmade by amalia said...

I have another finished picnic blanket, I don't think I can wait a whole year to show it off :-)

Judith said...

What a beautiful and inspiring blanket! Lovely work, Amalia!!

Maria said...

Amalia your blanket is stunning! That cake looks wonderful 😊

linda said...

It's lovely! granny blankets are the best.xx

Kinga K. said...

Me flipa mucho❣

Louca por porcelana said...

Stunning pictures!Such fun!Gorgeous blanket and sweet poem!

Jo said...

What a riot of colour, it is wonderful. Jo xxx

The French Hutch said...

Your blanket is gorgeous. I love you are using it and letting the kiddos play and relax on it. Darling poem...........Happy week.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

What a brilliant idea to make those all into this wonderful project! It is a Happy Blanket! Love seeing those kids having such a grand time outdoors. Your poem is so cute.

Jeanie said...

It's so colorful and fun, it just makes me happy to look at it. Nice work, Amalia! Love it!

Ageeth Mooij said...

Life is colorful and perfect!

Benita said...

Amalia, the blanket is gorgeous!! I admire your ability to sit and create such beautiful items. I have no patience with these things and love to see yours! Love and hugs sweet friend!

The Joy of Home with Martha Ellen said...

A beautiful blanket, darling children, and cake make for a wonderful day! Along with your poem--perfect. Enjoy your week. xo

Linda @ Itsy Bits And Pieces said...

Oh my...that is wonderful, Amalia! Such a great big beautiful inspired piece! Cute photos and I love the poem, too!

Rhodesia said...

Love the patterns you have here. I love crochet but just do not have time for it now we are retired!!! The last blanket I made was for our extra large king-size bed, I have a very tall husband! It took me quite some time!. Have a good week, Diane

Julie's Creative Lifestyle said...

You worked so hard on such a beautiful and colorful crochet blanket! It's so nice to see everyone on it too. :)

Carla from The River said...

Beautiful. I love all the color!

Lowcarb team member said...

So nice to see everyone enjoying the blanket, it's so lovely and colourful.
Great poem.

All the best Jan

PS The cake looks delicious.

baili said...

Wow!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

this blanket is beyond just BEAUTIFUL dear Amalia!

you are outstandingly wonderful in your skills
I AM SOOOOOOOO PROUD OF YOU :))) this is truly absorbing hard work that just took my heart

and what a DELIGHTFUL IMAGES WITH HAPPY CUTE FACES :)

your poem is as lovely as the pretty blanket and adorable kids are :)

you have guts to create heavenly environment around my special friend!

creativejewishmom.com said...

Love it Amalia, especially the combination of lots of pieces......I will feature it next week happily. all the best!

handmade by amalia said...

Thank you, Sara! This quite made my day :-)

Maya Kuzman said...

Well, this lovely piece is surely getting the love it deserves! Don't you have your heart filled when you know something you've made is going to be loved and used! Mine does! Exceptional work!

Creations By Cindy said...

Beautiful pictures of the children and the blanket is so pretty . Hugs and blessings, Cindy

Conniecrafter said...

Wow that is a big blanket, love all the colors you used to crochet it, and such a bright place to enjoy a piece of cake, looks like they were enjoying the day!!

junieper/Jesh said...

What a beautiful, fun, and colorful blanket you made Amalia. Your nieces and nephews (?) are lucky to have such a creative aunt:) And yum hagelslag on cake, save me a piece!Thanks for coming to All Seasons party, we like guests like you!

Enara Girl said...

Lovely blanket! it would be great for the baby that I am expecting. xoxo

VENTANA DE FOTO said...

Muy buena labor de ganchillo, con la que disfrutan los niños. No es bueno tenderse sobre el césped húmdeo.

Besos

DeniseinVA said...

Sweet photos of your children and your poem is delightful, and so is that lovely blanket. Thank you for visiting Amalia, I have enjoy catching up.

akiko hiramatsu said...

Lovely pictures and poem, you are talented Amalia!
I feel I can hear their laughing <3
Whenever I saw your blog, I am happy because I can know the beautiful world without TV game!!

akiko
www.akikohiramatsu.com

MaryAnne said...

This blanket is amazing! And a wonderful poem, as well.

Kitchen Riffs said...

Really fun pictures! And lovely poem -- thanks.

Gloria Baker said...

So beautiful Amalia and this cake delicious !!

likeschocolate said...

Love love love the blanket! Have a great week!

Snowbird said...

Goodness, what a beautiful post.xxx

Angie said...

Amalia - that's one popular blanket! Now, where can I get a piece of that cake?

Things and Thoughts said...

The kind of crochet blanket I really adore!!!

Jean | DelightfulRepast.com said...

Amalia, love your blanket AND your lovely blanket models!

Kim said...

Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous and it looks like I'm not the only one who thinks so!! Enjoy the weekend, Amalia!!

Gumbo Lily said...

It's a wonderful blanket. A kaleidoscope of colors and patterns -- fun! The kids are SO adorable. They must be such a blessing to you. Now about that cake -- what kind? It looks like something in a bakery window it's so pretty.

Big Rigs 'n Lil' Cookies said...

Such a beautiful blanket! And a wonderful place to create some memories :)

Sum of their Stories said...

When I was little we had several hand crocheted and knitted blankets for the garden that my nan had made for us. We would use them for making dens as well as for picnics. Your photos made me remember them, how lovely.

SavoringTime in the Kitchen said...

Such a beautiful blanket, Amalia! More precious are those gorgeous children playing on it ♥

Our Hopeful Home said...

What a great idea! The kids look so joyous, and the cake so scrumptious:) Thanks for sharing at Vintage Charm. xo Kathleen

Jodiebodie said...

Indeed not! Do share soon! :-)

Lavender and Lime (http://tandysinclair.com) said...

Your way with words is amazing! And the kids are too cute :)

Carol @Comfort Spring Station said...

I love all the colors - everyone looks happy to use it!

NCSue said...

Nice to see the completed project - very pretty!
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The Liberty Belle said...

Loved the poem and love the blanket!

Kim said...

Sometimes a piece just can't be shared. =) Your bright and colourful blanket is beautiful. I love that you gathered all your unfinished pretties and joined them together. Gorgeous images of your family, Amalia.

FlashinScissors said...

I love your gorgeous blanket, Amalia!
Nice to see all the young people enjoying the photo shoot!
Hugs,
Barbara xx

Carolina G. Ticala said...

Todo es tan bonito! Gracias por tu visita! Feliz noche! 💜💜💜

R's Rue said...

Love

Little Wandering Wren said...

That blanket is just made to have some fun on! Love it!
Wren x

Evi Erlinda said...

colorful blanket...love it

A Casa Madeira said...

Hi Amália, updating the visits there from the blog
of the month of April still.
Wow, what a beautiful quilt, I loved the colors.
Good week continuation.
janicce.

Yesteryear Embroideries said...

Such a vibrant and beautiful crochet blanket! How clever to make all of your work into one! Just lovely!

Existe Sempre Um Lugar said...

Bom dia, seu trabalho é maravilhoso, consegui com os trabalhos inacabados um belo cobertor que é arte.
AG

Draffin Bears said...

Dear Amalia,

Your blanket is beautiful and you will be happy to have finished it. My dear mother used to be always crocheting blankets like this.
Cute poem also.
Happy Sunday
Hugs
Carolyn

Anna said...

That is one fabulous quilt! You definitely have a talent for mixing and matching! I love it! Anna x

Polly said...

A gorgeous blanket Amalia, and it's lovely to see your family having such a fun time :-)

At Rivercrest Cottage said...

I love your idea of combining all the pieces and parts to make one lovely quilt.

Edit said...

What a fabulous, colourful blanket! And it's huge! The best place to lie, or play. :-)
These happy, cheerful photos, and your cute poem put a wide smile on my face.

Ginx Craft said...

How nice to see your family enjoying the beautiful blanket. Thanks for joining in Ginx Woolly Linx Party for May.

Elena said...

Hi Amalia! And a very funny, colorful, special blanket, I loved the result! Hugs!

Татьяна said...

Супер одеяло! Я просто в восторге от Вашей работы!!!

A Joyful Cottage said...

Nothing more annoying than animals that won't leave you alone when you're eating your cake! Cute poem, and even cuter kids. They make great models. Hugs, Nancy

Toni said...

Best finished project photos ever!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Thimbleanna said...

It's BEAUTIFUL Amalia!!!

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