Spring Rain

Day 24

I just can’t get in to this prompt. So once again I will go off on my own.

I hope you like it.

Spring Rain (Acrostic)
Spring rain falls down upon the sleepy winter earth

Pulling from the depths of it

Remaining seeds of last autumn’s retreat

Into the sky these seeds reach

No longer restrained by seed coat or cold earth

Gripping firmly to their rebirth in Spring.
Remembering their path of old

Among the tulips so red

If the gardens don’t tell

No secrets are lost in the end.

Earth Day Acrostic – Don’t Let Me Die

Day 22

Earth Day Acrostic – Don’t Let Me Die

Earnestly show you mean to help

Accountability, no more lies

Return to me my seas of kelp

Turn blue once again my skies

Help me to grow my plains of wheat
Destroy not my mountains so high

Anger me not with your words so sweet

You  have worn out your welcome this time
Endearing to me are words that are true

Allow me a fate that is lasting

Remember that I am all there is

Today is all I can spare without wasting away

Help me before it’s too late

Dare to do what is right

Arm yourself for the fight

You can do it if only you try, Oh please hear my cries   tear

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I don’t want to die.

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Crochet A Flower Bookmark

I love to read and I love books of all kinds. I am however always looking for a bookmark. I don’t like to bend the edge of a page down, it ruins the book.  Have you seen the cost of a bookmark?  I was in a book store the other day and was looking at a rack of bookmarks.  I was shocked at the prices.  The cheapest one I saw was $2.50.  I thought about it and decided that I could make one. I came home from the store with a good book and sat down to make my bookmark.

This colorful bookmark is very easy to make. It can be made in any color and you can use any medium worsted weight yarn.  I used Loops and Threads Impeccable yarn. To make the bookmark you will need the following items:

Size G crochet hook

Yarn needle

Flower Loom

Yarn of any kind or color as long as it is worsted weight 4 ply.

You can get any of these items at your local craft store. The flower loom comes with directions and is very easy to use.

Abbreviations:

HDC: Half double crochet

St:      Stitch

Ch:     Chain

Pattern:

With a G crochet hook, chain 6 making sure to leave a long tail. At least 8 inches.

Row 1:  1 HDC in second ch from hook and in each st across.  Ch 2, turn. (5st)

Rows 2-14: HDC across. Ch 2, turn.

Row 15:  Slip st in each st across. (5st)

Fasten off and weave in ends.

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Use the small side of the flower loom to make your flower using the directions that came with it. Make sure that you sew through the individual petal sections before removing the flower from the loom. (see photos above)

When you are done making your flower,  use your yarn needle and the yarn tail that you left at the start. You can now attach the flower  to your bookmark.  I hope you have fun making this bookmark. I am going to make many of these in all sorts of colors.  If you ask me, you can never have too many bookmarks.

As always, you may make as many of these bookmarks as you wish, the pattern is free to use. Do not  use this pattern as your own or try to sell the pattern.  If you want to share this pattern with your friends please link back to me and give me credit for the pattern.