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Thursday, November 10, 2016

Still suffering from alas-ness-ess

Hah - bet THAT word made you stop and wonder didn't it?  And I know it's not a real word, but in an effort to make this blog at least somewhat interesting I thought I'd make you wonder about the state of my mind.  

Ahem. about these....

- There's not too many of us that wouldn't like to find one of THESE under our Christmas tree.  It's one of those things that can serve a multitude of uses.  You will have to sign up to receive her newsletter in order to get the pattern - but it's free so not a hardship!

- Here's another little thing that would be fun to both give AND to receive (and, even better, it's a great stashbuster!).  

- THIS one falls under the umbrella of 'oh wow', rapidly followed by 'why'?  But  either way, it's impressive!

- Have a look at the cute crocheted pattern HERE.  Fun!

- While  dreaming about things that could be under the Christmas tree this year, I'd like to put in my order for one of THESE.  Fully constructed please!

Today your quote is another from an anonymous source.  I would love to give credit to the author, so if you know who is was, please let me know.


Nature created a flower
With petals of brilliant red.
Who'd have thought such a beautiful flower
Would be used to remember the dead?

For when all the guns have stopped firing
And there's only the mud and the rain
God sends down his little red flowers
To cover the lads who remain

So remember every November
When we hold our remembrance day
Of the lads who lie neath the poppies
And the price they had to pay.


  1. I am missing having my sewing station available. I would make that cute zippered pouch. Those crocheted fish are amazing. May we not forget those Red Poppies and all who gave the ultimate sacrifice.

  2. Thank you for the links Mary Anne. I would certainly like one of those craft bags under my tree!! Have a lovely weekend! Christine x

  3. These are fabulous finds! Beautiful poem for today.
    I'm busy with the Christmas Craft Fair this week so my blog reading has been at a minimum. Hope to get back at it soon.

  4. What wonderful gifts for Santa to place under all our trees. I'll take one of each - fully assembled, please. The poem is beautiful. I still tear up thinking of my sweet step father and his experiences in WWII, the Korean War and Vietnam. What a patriot. My love and prayers to all who have served their countries...and continue to serve.

  5. You're right, so many lovely gift ideas! Thank you for sharing this verse. We need to always honor service and sacrifice of our military men and women.


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