Saturday, March 24, 2018

Brown and Broken No More

I was walking down the street
when I happened to meet
a sad looking chair
that gave me a stare.

It was getting dark
and the weather was bad,
I couldn't just leave him
looking so sad.

The chair was broken
and brown, it is true,
but I had paint
and a hammer and glue.

I told him of all
the places we'd go
once he was fixed
and got back his glow.

I promised to
fold him into the car
and take him advneturing
near and far.

The chair liked my plan
and wanted out of the weather,
so I picked him up
and we went home together.

Featured: Two coats of paint
and an embroidered seat
gave my poor chair
a new lease on life.

Tuesday, March 13, 2018

In the Early Morning Hours

Early one morning
as I opened my eyes
I thought I'd go out
to see the sun rise.

The world was still dark,
the air had a sting,
that lovely cool freshness
you'd expect from spring.

I didn't see a daffodil,
no tulips to be had,
nor crocuses or hyacinths
but I was not sad.

The humble little flowers,
the ones you hardly know,
were out blooming gaily
and put on quite a show.

Whole beds of color,
pink and yellow and white,
hugged every tree
and filled me with delight.

The time went by quickly
the sun began to shine,
I bid 'good day' to the flowers
and went to start mine.

Featured: photos of a spring day outing
and the food that came after

Wednesday, February 28, 2018

A World of Candy

Wouldn't' it be dandy
if the world was made of candy?
and everyone you meet
would just be nice and sweet?

I'd live in this world
with my teddy and doll,
and my good friend the dentist
will take care of us all.

Featured: we are celebrating
the holiday of Purim today.
This holiday is rich in tradition
and one of the most important customs
is to give and receive a lot of candy.
We made these candy containers out of disposable cups.

Saturday, February 17, 2018

It Might As Well Be Spring

It is a cold and rainy today
but in my mind it is spring and I am having
a picnic in a green meadow.
On my new picnic blanket.
Butterflies and games and finger sandwiches.
You are all invited.

Featured: my work-in-progress
gigantic picnic blanket.
It will be some time until it is done
but my nephew Noam is already enjoying it.

Sunday, February 4, 2018

Clean Up Your Room!

They always tell me
to clean up my room.
Don't they know I'd rather
ride the broom?

"Tidy your toys!
Hang up your dress!"
They take all the fun
out of making a mess.

Featured: I made my niece and nephew
door signs for their new rooms.
The letters you cannot read
are their names :-)
And I'm also showing Dana's
sign gift wrapped.

Saturday, January 20, 2018

The Late Kate

A flock of birds is ready to migrate,
and all are looking for a bird named Kate.
Kate is always always late
and finally the others can't wait.

Kate arrives prepared to say 'sorry'
she didn't mean to make anyone worry,
but finds herself quite alone -
the woods are quiet, the birds all gone.

She sits waiting as the day grows dark
hoping the flock may still come back;
she looks to the sky, heaves a sigh,
tries very hard not to cry.

The temperatures drop, there is some frost
and Kate is feeling completely lost
when two squirrels suddenly appear
saying: "please don't worry, dear".

"Come find shelter behind the trees,
the two of us won't let you freeze;
winter in the woods can be fun,
just wait till you meet everyone."

The cold months are indeed good
as Kate makes friends in the wood;
but still you can hear someone complain:
"Kate is late? Surely not again!"

Saturday, January 6, 2018

A Trio of Baskets


If I had wings or a hot air balloon
I'd fly myself up to the moon;
I'd sit on the moon so happy and tall
and everyone else would seem really small.

Featured: baskets made out of
t-shirt yarn. My nephew Tomer
had an interesting purpose for them.