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.

115 comments:

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

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  2. Lindo bordado,
    Adorei a mistura de apliques nos detalhes
    Parabéns

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

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  4. 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>

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  5. 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!

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  6. 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

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

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

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  9. 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!

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

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

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

    Tania

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

    Wishing you a beautiful weekend...
    Brenda
    xox

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

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

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  16. 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

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    1. 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 :-)

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  17. 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!!!

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  18. 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!

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  19. 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

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

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

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  21. 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!

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  22. 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

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

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  24. 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!

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

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

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  27. Happy Spring!! Almost there now ;)

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

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  29. 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

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

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

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  31. 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!

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  32. 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.

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  33. 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

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  34. 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.

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  35. Beautifully sweet! Both sampler and poem! Anna x

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

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  37. Lovely! So curious about the end result!

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

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

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  40. 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.

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

    Hugs to you!

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  42. 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

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

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

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  45. What a cute poem and darling needle point.

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  46. 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:)

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

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

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

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

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  51. 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

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

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  53. 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! :)

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

    Good wishes for this month of March

    All the best Jan

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  55. 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!:)

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  56. 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.

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

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

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

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  59. 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

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

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

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  62. very creative !

    I like your blog<3
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  63. É muita fofura junta em palavras e trabalho.
    Lindo! E com certeza ficará perfeito quando incorporado ao trabalho final.
    Abraços esmagadores e feliz dia.

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

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

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

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

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  68. 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

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

    Hugs Diane

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  70. 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 :)

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  71. 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

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

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  73. 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

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

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

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  75. It is adorable <3
    Have a great day! xoxo

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

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  77. 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

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

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

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  80. Very pretty Amalia and love the poem.

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

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  82. 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

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    1. 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 :-)

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  83. 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!

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

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

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  86. 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! :)

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

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

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  88. What a darling little sampler! You are so creative.

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

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

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  91. How adorable! Thanks for sharing at Home Sweet Home!

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

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

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

    bjinhos

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  95. 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.

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

    akiko

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