My Husband "Subvet" says that when our first son "Sonshine" was born the sun rose on our world, when our second son "Gator" was born the sun laughed and when our daughter "Sugars" was born all the flowers bloomed. That says it all.

"Life is not about waiting for the storms to pass...
It's about learning how to dance in the rain."
Anonymous

Your mind is the garden, your
thoughts are the seeds, the harvest can either be flowers or weeds. — William
Wordsworth

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Still Sewing Furiously......

We've already built our first snowman of the season!!

How about you??


The Children’s Hour
By Henry Wadsworth Longfellow


Between the dark and the daylight,
When the night is beginning to lower,
Comes a pause in the day’s occupations,
That is known as the Children’s Hour.

I hear in the chamber above me
The patter of little feet,
The sound of a door that is opened,
And voices soft and sweet.

From my study I see in the lamplight,
Descending the broad hall stair,
Grave Alice, and laughing Allegra,
And Edith with golden hair.

A whisper, and then a silence:
Yet I know by their merry eyes
They are plotting and planning together
To take me by surprise.

A sudden rush from the stairway,
A sudden raid from the hall
By three doors left unguarded
They enter my castle wall

They climb up into my turret
O’er the arms and back of my chair;
If I try to escape, they surround me;
They seem to be everywhere.

They almost devour me with kisses,
Their arms about me entwine,
Till I think of the Bishop of Bingen
In his Mouse-Tower on the Rhine!

Do you think, O blue-eyed banditti,
Because you have scaled the wall,
Such an old mustache as I am
Is not a match for you all!

I have you fast in my fortress,
And will not let you depart,
But put you down into the dungeon
In the round-tower of my heart.

And there will I keep you forever,
Yes, forever and a day,
Till the walls shall crumble to ruin,
And moulder in dust away!


(I'm furiously searching for a framed or framable print of this poem...can anyone help?)



The reason I'm so far behind in my sewing......



I'm still trying to get all the Christmas presents finished. I'll try to get around to say hi to everyone this week!

In the meantime, PLACE YOUR VOTE for this year's Christmas Card picture!

the header pic is choice A

choice B



choice C



choice D

7 comments:

HOOTIN' ANNI said...

I actually like what you're using for the header most...either that, or choice B!! Love the boys' smiles on that one, and the ornery-ness of your daughter's expression.

ellen b. said...

The header or B are my choices. Too cute!

Emilie said...

I am going with the header pic. That is awesome.

Susan said...

B would be my pick.

Sara said...

the Header pic!

Adrienne said...

Header pick hands down!

Stephanie D. said...

I vote for B.