Friday, January 3, 2020

The Brave New Year


The brave new year
came through the door
and asked us all
if we'd like to do more.

We searched our souls,
went deep and wide -
to the hopes that we hold
the dreams that we hide.

The 'same old' is always
a bit of a bore,
there is no doubt about it -
we'd love to do more!

"Let's all take a chance!"
said the brave new year,
"everything is possible
now that I'm here."


Featured: I joined a pile
of old scarves into a
winter blanket.

85 comments:

Maya Kuzman said...

What a wonderful afghan Amalia! Just love the mix-up of all different grannies!

Ann said...

Love your blanket. I haven't done any crocheting in such a long time. A long time ago I thought I would make a granny square blanket. I got about a dozen squares made and got bored with it and gave up.

Patricia said...

Happy New Year Amalia. Your poem is just perfect for the start of the new year. And the rug is the most fun I have ever seen in afghans - fantastic! xx

roughterrain crane said...

Hope the year of 2020 will be filled with peace, happiness and good health!

NADINE said...

Such a lovely poem, and a beautiful, heirloom blanket ! HAPPY NEW YEAR dear Amalia !
xoxo
Nadine

eileeninmd said...

Hello, your winter blanket is so pretty. Your New Year poem is wonderful. I wish you and your family all the best in 2020, Happy New Year!

Isabel said...

Wonderful blanket! So cute!

And i like the poem!

Kisses and have a good weekend!

GratefulPrayerThankfulHeart said...

Happy New Year, sweet Amalia! May it be a wonderful year for you and your family. The blanket it lovely. Colorful, cozy and very pretty!

Gloria Baker said...

What beautiful post and poem AMalia my friend!!! Happy New year I love the blanket!!!

La Table De Nana said...

I love photos from the back.There is always a mystery..and look at all that gorgeous hair against your afghan:)I started one yesterday..the last for the Littles..(not so little..) Noah's.Love all the colors and stitches in yours.
Have a good good good year!
xoxoxo

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

The winter blanket is lovely! It's amazing how warm the crochet is too. Love the poem...I'm excited about the new year. And I hope we can stay in touch with our reading choices this year! I love the same books you do! Happy new year!

Vee said...

Loved the poem; love the assembled scarves. Happy 2020!

Ela said...

The winter blanket is so lovely !!
Happy New Year !!
Greetings

Sandy said...

The afghan is very pretty. I like your poem and trying something new. Happy New Year!

mamasmercantile said...

Happy New Year. Loved the blanket so cheerful and bright.

Beca said...

You amaze me with your creativity. I can't believe those were scarves. So pretty! Love the poem too. :)
xx Beca

Mereknits said...

Lovely poem and gorgeous blanket. Happy New Year.

MaryAnne said...

Happy New Year! I love the blanket.

Junkchiccottage said...

So beautiful. Happy New Year.

Lorrie said...

I love the poem. Let's all live courageously this year! Beautiful blanket.

The French Hutch said...

Love the afghan along with the sweet photos. The treats look delish and the poem is heartwarming. Yes, pleas let us do more! Wishing you and yours love and peace for a Happy New Year dear Amalia..........

Marilyn @ MountainTopSpice said...

Your poem is amazing. I love the blanket you created out of the scarves, it is gorgeous! And the pictures just darling with the two sharing the blanket! Praying that you all stay safe, well and have a blessed year 2020! Much love to you!

Tammy@T's Daily Treasures said...

I love that blanket. Such a pretty mix of patterns. Happy new year!

Rosie said...

Wonderful poem and super blanket. Best wishes for the new year:)

Conniecrafter said...

wishing you a great year ahead! so clever to put the scarves together, they make a wonderful winter blanket :)

Jennifer Gail said...

Surfing the blogs this morning and found you. That's beautiful. I never got farther than learning a chain stitch.

Snowbird said...

Gorgeous blanket and models!Love the poem too. All the very best for 2020.xxx

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VeggieMummy said...

Gorgeous blanket! The cakes look yummy too. Best wishes for a happy and healthy 2020. xx

Louca por porcelana said...

Both are adorable,the blanket and poem!Sweet pics too. Happy New Year!Xo

Edit said...

This poem is so beautiful, Amalia! I love your winter blanket too! Wonderful pictures! The cakes look yummy! :-)
I wish you a fabulous, happy New Year!

Evi Erlinda said...

Beautiful poem, and the blanket look cozy!
Cupcakes are mouth-watering!

Jeanie said...

Your blanket is beautiful. I love that colorful feeling. And oh, what a sweet and very perfect poem. Yes, I'd like to do more, too!

R's Rue said...

❤️

SavoringTime in the Kitchen said...

Such a lovely poem. So calming in all the turmoil. Your blanket is so beautiful as are those who are wrapped in it ♥

Kinga K. said...

Very colorful and pretty <3

Linda @ Itsy Bits And Pieces said...

Such a clever way to make a beautiful blanket! I'm always inspired by your creativity, Amalia! Happy New Year!

baili said...

dear Amalia such a delightful blanket :)))

so rich with colors that cheered up my soul ,i must say fantastic treat for new year :)

wise and touching piece of poetry ,so beautifully written :) embracing the new year with refreshed thoughts and avoiding the repetition of mistakes is way to have happy new year i guess :) wishing you a happy new year blessed with serenity of soul ,peace of mind ,more wisdom of life ,complete health and love of family !!!
hugs!

Vicky Cahyagi said...

Unique blanket. Happy new year & God bless you

Julie's Creative Lifestyle said...

Happy New Year Amalia. I love the pretty blanket you made!

Kim said...

Old scarves? You are ridiculously creative...and love the words, as well. Happy New Year friend!

Brenda @ Its A Beautiful Life said...

I agree with Kim about being ridiculously creative. I love your creative eye and I love that blanket! The colours grab me by the throat and make me want to squeal with glee. Your new year's poem is perfect.

Happy New Year, Amalia!
Brenda xox

Carla from The River said...

Beautiful and true my friend. Thank you for sharing your creativity with us. It is a joy to read your posts. Looking forward to more to come in 2020!

junieper/Jesh said...

Love the way your mind works, and nothing goes to waste this way - a beautiful blanket! Great idea to share this with All Season, and your cute poem is always an extra touch! Wishing you a fabulous 2020, Amalia, with many new adventures and good unexpected surprises:)

Ageeth Mooij said...

I think the idea of a new year is hopeful, pure and fresh. I hope you have a good one!
Love the blanket.

Kitchen Riffs said...

Love the poem. And the blanket is wonderful. Happy New Year!

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Love that cozy blanket ... and the great poem. Sure hope the year brings good news and adventures to all of us.

Crownandcottage said...

Love the way you recycle, turning old scarves into a warm and colorful blanket.
Wishing you a happy and creative New Year.

Jo said...

That is one amazing blanket. Stay cosy. Jo xxx

Yesteryear Embroideries said...

Love your poem and your scarf blanket is so vibrant and pretty!

Lowcarb team member said...

I think your winter blanket looks lovely and I did enjoy your poem.
Wishing you and yours a happy and healthy 2020.

All the best Jan

Heidi MyLittleStampingBlog said...

I love your granny square blanket. Looks so cozy!

Teri said...

I love your poem and your blanket is so pretty. Warmest blessings for the New Year.

Nancy Chan said...

Beautiful blanket. Yes, I am looking forward to do more in this New Year.

eileeninmd said...

Hello, peace and joy, every day is a blessing. Happy weekend to you!

Tom said...

...and you are off to a colorful start!

Sara - Villa Emilia said...

What a lovely blanket and what a lovely poem!
And girls with such a beautiful hair... I'm so envious! :)
Happy 2020!

creativejewishmom.com said...

Gorgeous Amelia! Craft Schooling Sunday is back, hope to see you there!

Draffin Bears said...

Dear Amelia,

The blanket is gorgeous and love all the bright colours.
You are so clever and the poem is lovely too.
Happy New Year and best wishes
hugs
Carolyn

betty-NZ said...

May the new year bring you many more opportunities to create beauty! Love the afghan, it looks so snuggly! And the little tarts look yummy :)

Your post is a great addition to 'My Corner of the World' this week!

My Corner of the World

Margie said...

What a cute poem with a meaningful message. I also love the bright colours of the crochet blanket.

Thank you for the visit. Your comments always make my day.

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

Beautiful poem!! Thanks so much for stopping by!!
Hugs,
Debbie

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Kim said...

Yes, let us take a chance on our hopes, our dreams this year♥ Love your blanket, Amalia.

Linda @ Life and Linda said...

Amalia, lovely poem and the blanket is so pretty. I bet warm and cozy as well. xo

Pam Richardson said...

A very lovely and sweet poem, and the crocheted blanket is beautiful! Have a wonderful week Amalia!

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

May 2020 hold all that you need!

Jo said...

What a great idea, that looks like a very cosy blanket.

Ygraine said...

Aww, such a beautiful poem...and I love your blanket. It looks just like the one I received from my friend for Christmas! :))

Thank you so much for your visit to my blog...I really appreciate it! :))

Have a great day...and a magical 2020!

Jodiebodie said...

I love your big granny (scarf) blanket - so colourful and it looks scrumtiously cosy! What is your favourite stitch for joining the pieces?
It's funny that your poem is about doing 'more' in 2020 because I am so worn out by too much over the past 3 years that my goal for 2020 is to slow tha pace and do 'less'!

Marisa said...

This blanket is so beautiful! What a nice way to make something cozy. Beautiful poem as well.
Happy 2020, Amalia! <3

DeniseinVA said...

Lovely photos of your children with the pretty blanket. Those cakes looked yummy and a wonderful poem too. Happy New Year Amalia :)

akiko hiramatsu said...

What a lovely new year's post, Amalia!
Your poem and colorful blanket encourage me after the ful!!
Thank you for always your great post<3

akiko

ray said...

omg that is beautiful !

FlashinScissors said...

Great poem, Amalia, and I love your blanket, such pretty colours!
Hugs,
Barbara xx

Our Hopeful Home said...

So colorful and fun! My mom used to crochet afghans like this one, brings back memories:) And Congrats, Amalia, I've chosen to feature you tomorrow at Vintage Charm Party #215! Hope to see you there! xo Kathleen

creativejewishmom.com said...

love it Amalia, brilliant using old scarves! thanks for sharing on craft schooling sunday!

Red Rose Alley said...

What a beautiful Winter blanket, Amalia. How clever to use old scarves for it. And those desserts looks scrumptious. I wish I had one or three to go with my coffee right now. ; )

~Sheri

Handmade in Israel said...

What a gorgeous blanket - and a delightful little poem - as always! x

handmade by amalia said...

Thank you, Kathleen! This is so very kind! Quite made my day.

The Primitive Moon said...

Sliczny kocyk :)

Thimbleanna said...

Beautiful Amalia -- As Always!!!

Jodiebodie said...

Re-reading your poem because I love the sentiment.

Ginx Craft said...

What a beautiful blanket. Thanks for joining in Ginx Woolly Linx party.

Gracie Saylor said...

Your super creative blanket cape
Is just the costume on you to drape
as you envision what you can see
that your 2020 makes can be :) xx