Saturday, January 1, 2011

Sayings to stitch

Some of life's treasures are the little thngs

Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow

Good friends are like stars,

you don't always see them, but you know they are there

Forget the day's troubles

Remember the day's blessings

A house is made of walls and beams

A home is made with love and dreams

Lifes little wonders

are there for the picking ( floral)

Everywhere you go

Leave some happiness behind

As for me and my house

we will serve the Lord

Let your heart be glad this day

It ain't easy being Queen

The road to a friend's house is never long

My mother, My friend

'Git~Stitchin, ladies!!

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

from Natalie of Tins and Treasures.

The beautiful in life...

some talk of it in poetry,

some grow it from the soil,

some build it in a steeple,

some show it through their toil...

Some breathe it into music,

some mold it into art,

some shape it into bread loaves,

some hold it in their heart.

For all you are, for all you do,

May everything beautiful in life come to you.

Happy Birthday

Tuesday, March 9, 2010


new baby coming!
I do not have a face to see,

Or to put inside a frame.

I do not have soft cheeks to kiss,

I don't yet have a name.

You can't yet hold my tiny hands,

Nor whisper in my ear.

It's still too soon to sing a song,

Or cuddle me so near.

But all will change come March 1st,

That's when they say I'm due.

I'm your new grandson or granddaughter,

I can't wait till I meet you.

All I ask between now and then,

Is your patience while I grow.

I promise I'll be worth the wait,

Because of all the love we'll know.

So what I have to give you now,

is a wish to you from me.

I cannot wait to be a part

Of this wonderful family.

~ Anonymous ~

Old age isn’t so bad when you consider the alternative. ”

“The best birthdays of all are those that haven’t arrived yet.”

~Robert Orben

“The more things change, the more they remain the same.”

~ Alphonse Karr

” When I passed forty I dropped pretense, cause men like women who got some sense. ”

“Middle age is having a choice between two temptations and choosing the one that’ll get you home earlier.”

~Dan Bennett

“The old believe everything; the middle aged suspect everything: the young know everything.”

~ Oscar Wilde

“Inside every older person is a younger person – wondering what the hell happened. ”

“The secret to staying young is to live honestly, eat slowly, and lie about your age.”

~ Lucille Ball

“Middle age is when your age starts to show around your middle. ”

~Bob Hope

“When I was younger, I could remember anything, whether it happened or not.”

“It takes a long time to grow young.”

~ Pablo Picasso

“Growing old is mandatory; growing up is optional.”

“You grow up the day you have your first real laugh yourself.”

~Ethel Barrymore

“A diplomat is a man who always remembers a woman’s birthday but never remembers her age.”

“There is still no cure for the common birthday. ”

~John Glenn

“You are only young once, but you can stay immature indefinitely

“When I was younger, I could remember anything, whether it happened or not.”

” It is lovely, when I forget all birthdays, including my own, to find that somebody remembers me.”

“Growing old is mandatory; growing up is optional. ”

“You’re not 40, you’re eighteen with 22 years experience. ”

“The secret to staying young is to live honestly, eat slowly, and lie about your age.”

“The more things change, the more they remain the same. ”

“How do you expect me to remember your birthday, when you never look any older? happy birthday!”

“Inflation is when you pay fifteen dollars for the ten-dollar haircut you used to get for five dollars when you had hair. “

Roses are red, violets are blue, stop complaining, I'm older than you!

No one can hold a candle to you! Happy Birthday!

Happy 39th Birthday...again!

     Youth is a work of nature, but age is a work of art
Congratulations on your second childhood! Happy Birthday!

Don't count the years, count your many many many blesssings..Happy Birthday !

To someone who is forever young!

You're not getting older, you're getting better!

Just like a fine wine you grow better with the years!

Wishing you a year with the same joy you bring to others

First you forget names, then you forget faces, and  then you forget to unzip your fly.
Exactly how far along the process are you? Happy Birthday Whatsyerface!
Anniversary~ Wedding

Love one another and you will be happy. It's as simple and as difficult as that.

If love is blind, why is lingerie so popular?

Spouse: someone who'll stand by you through all the trouble you wouldn't have had if you'd stayed single.

We are all a little weird and life's a little weird, and when we find someone whose weirdness is compatible with ours, we join up with them and fall in mutual weirdness and call it love.

Marriage is a three ring circus: engagement ring, wedding ring, and suffering.

Love is one long sweet dream, and marriage is the alarm clock.

Love does not consist of gazing at each other, but in looking together in the same direction. ~Antoine de Saint-Exupery

Trip over love, you can get up. Fall in love and you fall forever.

Love is the thing that enables a woman to sing while she mops up the floor after her husband has walked across it in his barn boots. ~Hoosier Farmer

A wedding anniversary is the celebration of love, trust, partnership, tolerance and tenacity. The order varies for any given year. by Paul Sweeney

Strike an average between what a woman thinks of her husband a month before she marries him and what she thinks of him a year afterward, and you will have the truth about him. ~H.L. Mencken, A Book of Burlesques, 1916

Our wedding was many years ago. The celebration continues to this day. ~Gene Perret

It's so great to find that one special person you want to annoy for the rest of your life. ~Rita Rudner

The  difficulty with marriage is that we fall in love with a personality, but must live with a character. ~Peter Devries

A successful marriage requires falling in love many times, always with the same person. ~Mignon McLaughlin

Never go to bed mad. Stay up and fight. ~Phyllis Diller, Phyllis Diller's Housekeeping Hints, 1966

The bonds of matrimony are like any other bonds - they mature slowly. ~Peter De Vries

Infatuation is when you think he's as sexy as Robert Redford, as smart as Henry Kissinger, as noble as Ralph Nader, as funny as Woody Allen, and as athletic as Jimmy Conners. Love is when you realize that he's as sexy as Woody Allen, as smart as Jimmy Connors, as funny as Ralph Nader, as athletic as Henry Kissinger and nothing like Robert Redford - but you'll take him anyway. ~Judith Viorst, Redbook, 1975

The bonds of matrimony are like any other bonds - they mature slowly. ~Peter De Vries

By all means marry; if you get a good wife, you'll be happy. If you get a bad one, you'll become a philosopher.Socrates

The highest happiness on earth is marriage. ~William Lyon Phelps

Love is not singular except in syllable. ~Marvin Taylor

Love is a sweet tyranny, because the lover endureth his torments willingly. ~Proverb

A happy marriage is a long conversation that always seems too short. ~Andre Maurois

True love stories never have endings. ~Richard Bach

Nobody has ever measured, even poets, how much a heart can hold. ~Zelda Fitzgerald

No matter how much cats fight, there always seem to be plenty of kittens. ~Abraham Lincoln
Across the Miles

You're great friends, going (overseas) (away)

We'll miss you very much

Our email address is  ( your email )

Please, please let's keep in touch

My (Our) friendship with you is special

And I (We) hope it never ends

Even though you'll be miles and miles away

Let's stay the best of friends

You're a very special person

Always destined to go far

I hope the nice folk of  ( sssstate or country to move to)

Know just how lucky they are

Although we won't be seeing you

at Christmas time this year,

Warm, loving thoughts will make

the miles between us disappear.

Merry Christmas

Between us there are many miles

But, separately, we can share our smiles

Although not physically there, it’s true

My heart has traveled to be with you

May all that’s good come your way

(Enjoy your very special day)

(Have a very special Christmas Day

and a great New Year too)

Can't be together -

Wish we could,

To hug you now

Would feel so good!

We hope you have a lovely day

and please give yourself a hug

Blowing you a kiss from across the miles.

Tucked inside this card is love from afar!
Christening poems  and quotes

God grant your little one

All the blessing of His gentle love

It's young (Matthew's) Christening

This card is sent to say

Enjoy, and be filled with pride

On your very special day

Today is your Christening

Best wishes, this card, sends

As you're baptised (Lucy Louise)

Before family and friends

It's (Lucy Louise's) Christening

So we send this card to say

Enjoy it, and be filled with pride

On this very special day


At (Lucy Louise's) Christening

The Lord will be there

Watching and listening

Monday, February 22, 2010

Sayings to go with little gifts

All of the following are cute little sayings that go with a particular item.

Do just one item for a simple gift, OR consider putting together a basket of several items and attach their saying to each item.

1. Any sweet treat: "Wishing you a season filled with sweetness!"

2. A plate of cookies: "Wishing you a wonderful Christmas, from your "crummy" neighbors.

3. Barq's Root Beer: "Have a wonderful Christmas, it shows you're "barqing" up the right tree!"

4. Any soda: "We're "soda-lighted" to wish you a Merry Christmas!"

5. Popcorn: "We just "popped" in to wish you a Merry Christmas!"

6. Loaf of bread: "For being there when you were "kneaded", for "rising" to the occasion, large or small. For never "loafing" on the job, for helping others "heel" with TLC. No matter how you "slice" it, you do a terrific job loving others."

7. Bananas: "If we could choose our friends, and we searched the whole world through, we'd go "bananas" trying to find a better "bunch" than you!"

8. Bear Shaped Honey: "Hoping our "honey" of a friend has a "beary" Merry Christmas".

9. Microwave Popcorn and 2-liter of soda: "Pop, pop, fizz, fizz, oh what a good friend you is!"

10. Mug with Hot Chocolate Mix: "To our special friends so dear, a cup of cheer."

11. Eggnog: "Have an "udderly moovalous" holiday!"

12. Ice Cream: "Have a cool yule!"

13. Hershey's Kisses in a Wire Wisk: "We "whisk" you a merry "kiss" mas.

14. Paper Towels: "Blot out your troubles, "absorb" the Christmas spirit!"

15. Candle: "Hope your Christmas is full of light"

16. Pencil and notepad: "Hope your Christmas is something to write home about!"

17. Matches: "To our matchless friends"

18. Bubble Gum or Bubble Bath: "May your holidays "bubble" over with fun!"

19. 7Up: "7 Up ideas for a wonderful holiday season" (include 7 uplifting thoughts/ideas)

20. Sprite: "May your Christmas be Merry and "Sprite"!"

21. Rootbeer: "We're "rooting" for you to have a Happy Holiday Season!"

22. Any Pop: "We're "soda-lighted" to have you as our friends!"

23. Popcorn: "We're "popping" by with a holiday HI!"

24. Chocolate Covered Cherries: "Wishing you a very "cherry" Christmas"

25. Mints: "We "mint" to wish you a Merry Christmas"

26. Snickers Candy Bar: "Don't "snicker" - just be glad you got something!"

27. Cookie Dough - "Here's a little extra "dough" for Christmas"

28. Jar of Jam: "Hoping your Christmas is "jam" packed with cheer"

29. Veggies & Dip: "Dip into the holidays and a healthy New Year!"

30. Pasta: Have a "pasta-tively" happy holiday!"

31. Muffins or Muffin Mix: "You're gettin' "muffin" for Christmas!"

32. Grater & Cheese: "To a "grate" neighbor"

33. Seasoning Mix: "Seasoned with love - Happy Holidays!"

34. Any Sweet Treat: "Wishing you a season full of sweetness!"

35. Whisk Broom: "Take a break, From a Busy Day, and Sweep All Your Cares Away!"

36. Basket of Bath Items: "When you feel like a basket case, take a break...and slow your pace"

37. Basket of Rolls and Honey Bear: "Have a honey of a Christmas"

38. Hershey's Kisses: "Merry "Kiss"mas"

39. Bath oils, bubbles, salts: "The holidays can be a strain on our body and brain, so when you feel stressed, a hot bath is best, it truly will help keep you sane!"

40. Soup mix: You're "souper" - Merry Christmas"

41. Wooden spoon w/ favorite drink or baking mix: "Not a creature was "stirring"..."

42. Oven Mitt filled w/ treats: "We have to ad-"mitt" you're a great neighbor!"

43. Frozen cookie dough w/ cookie cutters: "Bake up some Christmas cheer!"

44. Apple Cider w/wassail mix: "Spice Up Your Christmas!"

45. Bag/Box of Whoppers: "Hope you have a "whopper" of a Christmas"

46. M&M's: Have a Merry and Most Wonderful Holiday Season!"

47. Frozen or Ready-To-Bake Pizza: "Warm up to a wonderful holiday season "topped" with Christmas cheer!"

48. Apples and Hershey's Hugs: A teacher can't live by apples alone...she needs hugs too!"

49. Popcorn Balls: "Hoping you have a "ball" this Christmas season"

50. Jolly Ranchers: "Have a holly "jolly" Christmas"

51. Chex Party Mix: "Remember Santa "chex" his list twice to see who's been naughty or be good for goodness sake!!!

52. Box of Hostess Ho-Ho's:" Hope a merry "Ho-Ho-Ho" fills your heart the whole year through!"

53. Jar of Jelly: "Jelly is like love -- you can't spread it around without getting some on yourself!"

54. Christmas Tray: "We "tray"sure your friendship!"

55. Bell: "With each chime of this festive bell, may a Christmas wish come true, and bring you peace and happiness to last the whole year through!"

56. Yule Log: "We send you warm greetings this Christmas seasoning"

57. Potpourri: "May this weet scent bring back thoughts of warm Christmasses long ago!"

58. Cleaners: "You add sparkle and make our life brighter!"

59. Nuts: "We're nuts about you!"

60. Lifesavers: "You've been a life saver!"

61. Juice pitcher filled with candy canes: "We pitcher you raising a little "cane" during the holidays.

62. Broom or Feather Duster: "You're "dust" the finest neighbors we know!"

63. Measuring Cup or Spoons: "Wishing you a joy beyond "measure"!"

64. Star ornament: "Remember the reason for the season!"

65. Chocolate Mousse Mix: "Merry Christmousse to our "deer" friends!"

66. Wooden Spoon: "Whether stirring up cakes, cookies, soups or souffles; You'll find this spoon useful in so many ways. But whatever it's use, it says, "Merry Christmas from us to you!"

67. Flower: "If friends were flowers, we'd pick you!"

68. Heart Ornament: "May the joy and love you give away, come back to you on Christmas Day"

69. Cinnamon Sugar for toast: "May your Christmas be sprinkled with laughter and love!"

70. Christmas music: "May the sweet song of Christmas make your heart rejoice!"

71. Filled Basket: "Wishing you a basket full of Christmas blessings"

72. Salsa: "Add a little spice to your holidays"

73. Stocking or Filled Jar: "Have a fun filled Christmas this year!"

74. Candle: "May your days be happy, your heart be light, your Christmas merry and the New Year bright!!!"

75. Calendar: "Keep Christmas in your heart the whole year through!"

76. Sugar Cookies: "Rolling out a batch of Christmas cheer, for someone we think is very dear!"

77. Cherry 7-Up: "Just a little Christmas cheer from Happy Hearts this time of year!"

78. Sparkling Cider: "Wising you a sparkling hoilday season!"

79. Warm casserole or bread: "Bundled up with warm wishes"

80. Eggbeater: "Have an "eggstra" special holiday!"

81. Pie: "Wishing you a scrupmtuous Christmas"

82. Oranges: " Orange" you glad we're Friends!?" Merry Christmas!!

83. Chocolate Orange: "Orange" you glad it's Christmas? Hope your Christmas is a Sweet


84. Ice Cream Snowballs and Hot Fudge: "Here's some packaged"snowball" treats - Just

Drizzle Hot Fudge and its ready to eat!...Enjoy!!"

85. Box of Light Bulbs: "Have a bright and radiant Christmas"

86. Anything Santa: "Ho - Ho - Hoping your Christmas is Heavenly!"

87. Anything Angel: "Hoping you have a Heavenly Christmas!!"

88. Gingerbread House: "Nibble, Nibble like a mouse, We hope you'll nibble at this house!" Merry Christmas!!

89. Mugs with Hot Chocolate Mix: "To our special friends who are so Dear, We wish you all a cup of Cheer!"

90. Cocoa Mix: "Wishing you a warm and wonderful Christmas!"

91. Gum: "By Gum, You're a great Neighbor!! "Have a Merry Christmas"

92.Christmas Shaped pasta: "Have a Pasta-tively Happy Holiday!"

93. Jar of Jam: "Hoping you have a Holiday "Jammed" packed with fun!!"

"Have a "Berry" nice holiday season!!" Or "Hoping your Christmas is "Jam-packed" with Christmas Cheer!!"

94. Homemade Frozen Rolls - "Here's a little holiday treat. Rise and bake, it can't be beat! Warm fresh rolls just for you. Top with butter that's all you do! Warm Holiday Greetings

to you.

95. Brownie Mix (or other mix): "Whip up this mix for a wonderful holiday fix! Wishing you a "rich" Holiday Season!!"(Attatch the recipe!)

96. Homemade caramels: Hoping you have a "Rich" and "wonderful" Holiday!!"

97. Pie: "Just a "Holiday Hi" and a tasty Pie!! Happy Holidays!!"

98. Divinity: "May your Christmas be "Devine" and your Holidays so Fine! Sweet Christmas Wishes!"

99. Rice Krispie Treats: "Snap, Crackle, Pop" We think You're really Tops! "

100. Toffee or Brittle: "Any way you break it, We think you're the greatest!"

101. Fudge: "Fudge" a little on the calories and enjoy the Holiday Season!"

102. Cheese Ball and Crackers: "We don't mean to sound "Cheesey", we just hope you have a "Ball" this Holiday Season! Or "Spread a little Christmas Cheer this Holiday Season.

103. Apple Anything (pie, cobbler, crisp, muffins etc.): "Sending you a "Bushel" of love

this holiday Season!!" Or " You are the apple of my eye, Teacher!"

104. Banana Bread: "Banana Bread just for you, because you have so much to do... We

also love you a whole "Bunch" too! Merry Christmas!"

105. Cinnamon Rolls: "Here's a sweet treat "Rolled" up with warm Holiday Wishes! Merry Christmas!"

106. Homemade Chocolates: "You're so sweet...having you as neighbors is really a treat! Have a Heavenly Holiday Season!"

107. Cake or Cupcakes: "You take the "Cake" neighbor, We think you're first rate! Happy Holidays to you!!"

108. Cornbread or Mix: "We're not trying to be "Corny" we just want you to have Merry


109. Carrot Cake: " I Really "Carrot" alot about you!! "Merry Christmas"

110. Spiced Drink Mixes: "Hoping your Holidays are "Spiced" Just right!"

111. Recipe: "Just like you's tried and true, just for you! Happy Holiday Baking

or Merry Christmas Cooking!"

112. Pizza - "Hope your Holiday has a touch of "Pizza - z!!" Merry Christmas!!"

113. Crayons and Coloring Book: Hope your Holidays are Colorful!

114. Plant: "The kindness you showmakes our friendship grow and grow! Hope you have

a Happy Holiday!!"

115. Stuffed animal: "Pawsing" to wish you a Merry Christmas!"

116. Donuts: "Donut" you know we love you??? Have a happy Holiday!!"

117. Tree shaped pasta, tree shaped container or a small Christmas tree: "Hope your Christmas is "tree-mendous"!"

118. Payday candy bar: "It's the "nutty" time of the year again, so please don't lose your

cool! Relax, and much this little treat and have a happy yule!"

119. Squeeze-It Juice drink & a Hershey's Kiss: "Here's a "squeeze and a kiss"to remind you you're loved all through the year!"

120. Salsa & Tortilla Chips: "Have a hot and spicy Christmas!"

121. Scouring pad/sponge: "I scoured the earth for a friend like you!"

Sunday, February 21, 2010

Sisters and brothers

"A brother is a friend given by Nature."

Jean Baptiste Legouve

"Brothers and sisters are as close as hands and feet."

Vietnamese Proverb

"As we grew up, my brothers acted like they didn't care,

but I always knew they looked out for me and were there!"

Catherine Pulsifer

"Our brothers and sisters are there with us from the dawn of our personal stories to the inevitable dusk."

Susan Scarf Merrell

"My little brother, will you ever grow up....I hope not!"

Catherine Pulsifer

"Help your brother's boat across, and your own will reach the shore."


"A brother is a friend God gave you; a friend is a brother your heart chose for you."


"To the outside world we all grow old.

But not to brothers and sisters.

We know each other as we always were. We know each other's hearts.

We share private family jokes.

We remember family feuds and secrets, family griefs and joys.

We live outside the touch of time."

Clara Ortega

"I think people that have a brother or sister don't realize how lucky they are. Sure, they fight a lot, but to know that ther's always somebody there, somebody that's family."

Trey Parker & Matt Stone

"Sisters are for sharing laughter and wiping tears."

Author Unknown

"There can be no situation in life in which the conversation of my dear sister

will not administer some comfort to me."

Lady Mary Worley Montagu

"Chance made us Sisters, hearts made us friends."

Author Unknown

"There is no time like the old time, when you and I were young!"

Oliver Wendell Holmes

"There's a special kind of freedom sisters enjoy.

Freedom to share innermost thoughts, to ask a favor, to show their true feelings. The freedom to simply be themselves."

Author Unknown

"Husbands come and go; children come and eventually they go. Friends grow up and move away. But the one thing that's never lost is your sister."

Gail Sheeny

"Having a sister is like having a best friend you can't get rid of. You know whatever you do, they'll still be there."

Amy Li

"Big sisters are the crab grass in the lawn of life. "

Charles M. Schultz

"I would like more sisters, that the taking out of one,

might not leave such stillness."

Emily Dickinson

"Help one another, is part of the religion of sisterhood."

Louisa May Alcott

Sisters is probably the most competitive relationship within the family, but once sisters are grown, it becomes the strongest relationship. Margaret Meed

Having a sister is like having a best friend you can't get rid of. You know whatever you do, they'll still be there. Amy Li

Sisters are for sharing laughter and wiping tears.

A sister smiles when one tells one's stories... for she knows where the decoration has been added. Chris Montaigne

Sisters are connected throughout their lives by a special bond... whether they try to ignore it or not. For better or for worse, sisters remain sisters, until death do them part. Brigid McConville

One's Sister is a part of one's essential self, an eternal presence of one's heart and soul and memory. Susan Cabill

Chance made us Sisters, hearts made us friends.

A sister is both your mirror -- and your opposite. Elizabeth Fishel

Both within the family and without, our sisters hold up our mirrors: our images of who we are and of who we can dare to become. Elizabeth Fishel

Your sister is the only creature on earth who shares your heritage, history, environment, DNA, bone structure, and contempt for stupid Aunt Gertie. Linda Sunshine

Sisters touch your heart in ways no other could. Sisters share... their hopes, their fears, their love, everything they have. Real friendship springs from their special bonds. Carrie Bagwell

“Sometimes being a brother is even better than being a superhero.” ~Marc Brown

“Here is a funny brother quote, “If you want to know how your girl will treat you after marriage, just listen to her talking to her little brother.” ~Sam Levenson

“Siblings are the people we practice on, the people who teach us about fairness and cooperation and kindness and caring – quite often the hard way.” ~Pamela Dugdale

“Brothers and sisters are as close as hands and feet.” ~Vietnamese Proverb

“A sibling may be the keeper of one’s identity, the only person with the keys to one’s unfettered, more fundamental self. “~Marian Sandmaier

“There is a little boy inside the man who is my brother … Oh, how I hated that little boy. And how I love him too.” ~Anna Quindlan

There's a special kind of freedom sisters enjoy. Freedom to share innermost thoughts, to ask a favor, to show their true feelings. The freedom to simply be themselves. Anonymous

We are sisters. We will always be sisters. Our differences may never go away, but neither, for me, will our song. Elizabeth Fishel

The best thing about having a sister was that I always had a friend. Cali Rae Turner

To have a loving relationship with a sister is not simply to have a buddy or a confident -- it is to have a soulmate for life. Victoria Secunda

We are more than just acquaintances... it's as if we are cut from the same fabric. Even though we appear to be sewn in a different pattern, we have a common thread that won't be broken-by people or years or distance.

Like branches on a tree we grow in different directions yet our roots remain as one. Each of our lives will always be a special part of the other.

A friend is a person who can step on your toes without messing your shine.

Shared joy is a double joy; shared sorrow is half a sorrow. Swedish Proverb

Remember, we all stumble, every one of us. That's why it's a comfort to go hand in hand. Emily Kimbrough

I like her because she smiles at me and means it. Tas Soft Wind

I felt it shelter to speak to you. Emily Dickinson

Are we not like two volumes of one book? Marceline Desbordes-Valmore

Trouble is part of your life, and if you don't share it, you don't give the person who loves you enough chance to love you enough. Dinah Shore

A friend is one of the nicest things you can have, and one of the best things you can be. Douglas Pagels

Friendship isn't a big thing - it's a million little things. Author Unknown

A single rose can be my garden... a single friend, my world. Leo Buscaglia

The antidote for fifty enemies is one friend. Aristotle

The friend is the man who knows all about you, and still likes you. Elbert Hubbard

A true friend never gets in your way unless you happen to be going down. Arnold Glasow

The most beautiful discovery true friends make is that they can grow separately without growing apart. Elisabeth Foley

A friend knows the song in my heart and sings it to me when my memory fails. Donna Roberts

A friend is the one who comes in when the whole world has gone out. Grace Pulpit

Constant use will not wear ragged the fabric of friendship. Dorothy Parker

Nothing but heaven itself is better than a friend who is really a friend. Plautus

Silences make the real conversations between friends. Not the saying but the never needing to say is what counts. Margaret Lee Runbeck

It takes a long time to grow an old friend. John Leonard

The tender friendships one gives up, on parting, leave their bite on the heart, but also a curious feeling of a treasure somewhere buried.

Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, Southern Mail, 1929, translated from French by Curtis Cate

A true friend reaches for your hand and touches your heart. Author Unknown

A good friend is a connection to life - a tie to the past, a road to the future, the key to sanity in a totally insane world. Lois Wyse

A friend accepts us as we are yet helps us to be what we should. Author Unknown

It is one of the blessings of old friends that you can afford to be stupid with them. Ralph Waldo Emerson

A friend is a person who goes around, saying nice things about you behind your back.

A friend is a person who knows your sensitive spots but will never poke you there.

A friend is a person who listens attentively while you say nothing.

A friend is a person who listens attentively while you say nothing.

A friend is a source of refuge and strength to those who walk in darkness.

A friend is a whole lot of wonderful people rolled into one.

A friend is both a treasure and a comfort.

A friend is deep talks that go on until 3 a.m. on a work night.

A friend is laughter and going places and doing new things and having the best time ever.

A friend is more than a shoulder to cry on.

A friend is never known till he is needed.

A friend is not too much sugar and just enough spice.

A friend is one good reason for believing in ESP.

A friend is one who helps you bridge the gaps between loneliness and fellowship, frustration and confidence, despair and hope, setbacks and success.

A friend is one who helps you bridge the gaps between loneliness and fellowship, frustration and confidence, despair and hope, setbacks and success.

A friend is one who puts his finger on a fault without rubbing it in.

A friend is one who puts his finger on a fault without rubbing it in.

A friend is someone to add up all your traits but to bring up only the good ones.

A friend is someone to add up all your traits but to bring up only the good ones.

A friend is someone to call in a hurry when something is really watchable on TV.

A friend is someone who does things that count, but never stops to count them.

A friend is someone who is a little more willing to ease your load.

A friend is someone who is really glad when you succeed.

A friend is someone who knows all about you but likes you anyway.

A friend is someone who knows all our faults but still loves us.

A friend is someone who knows all our faults but still loves us.

A friend is someone who knows our faults, yet find our virtues too.

A friend is someone who likes you even though he doesn't need you anymore.

A friend is someone who likes you even though he doesn't need you anymore.

A friend is someone who sheds sunshine along a weary road.

A friend is someone who thinks you're a good egg...Even though you're slightly cracked.

A friend is someone who thinks you're a good egg even though you're slightly cracked.

A friend is someone who's smile helps when the roads are rough and long.

A friend is someone with whom you can either a borrower or a lender be.

A friend is someone you can do nothing with....And really enjoy it.

A friend is someone you can trade secrets with and never worry.

A friend is someone you feel like you've known forever, even though you've just met.

A friend is someone you're always happy to bump into.

A friend is that one word "hello" over the phone that can make you feel better than 10 minutes of conversation with anyone else
A friend is the kind of understanding that makes crying unnecessary.

A friend is the one who comes in when the rest of the world has gone out.

A friend is the one who is already there doing it when every one else is saying, "Is there anything I can do?"

A friend is what the heart needs all the time.

A friend listens with the heart.

A friend might well be reckoned the masterpiece of nature. -- Ralph Waldo Emerson

A friend walks in when the rest of the world walks out.

A Friendship grows when you plant a seed of kindness.

A garden is a friend you can visit any time.

A giggle a day keeps the glums away!

A good book is like an old friend.

A good cat deserves a good rat.

A good friend is an umbrella for the heart.

A good friend is like a warm quilt wrapped around the heart.

A good friend is like a wonderful book, the inside is even better than the cover!

A good friend is one who neither looks down on you nor keeps up with you.

A good friend is one who neither looks down on you nor keeps up with you.

A good friend remembers what we were and sees what we can be. --Unknown

A good friend will sharpen your character, draw your soul into the light and challenge your heart to love in a greater way.

Christmas Poems

~ Christmas Glitter ~

With our eyes

We see the glitter of Christmas

With our ears we hear the merriment,

With our hands we touch

The tinsel-tied trinkets,

But only with our hearts

Can we feel the miracle of it.

~ A Christmas Poem ~

I have a list of folks I know, all written in a book

And every year when Christmas comes, I go and take a look,

And that is when I realize that these names are a part

Not of the book they are written in, but really of my heart.

For each name stands for someone who has crossed my path sometime,

And in the meeting they've become the rhythm in each rhyme.

And while it sounds fantastic for me to make this claim,

I really feel that I'm composed of each remembered name.

And while you may not be aware of any special link

Just meeting you has changed my life a lot more than you think.

For once I've met somebody, the years cannot erase

The memory of a pleasant word or of a friendly face.

So never think my Christmas cards are just a mere routine

Of names upon a Christmas list, forgotten in between,

For when I send a Christmas card that is addressed to you,

It is because you're on the list that I'm indebted to.

For I am but a total of the many folks I've met,

And you happen to be one of those I prefer not to forget.

And whether I have known you for many years or few,

In some ways you have a part in shaping things I do.

And every year when Christmas comes, I realize anew,

The best gifts life can offer is meeting folks like you.

And may the spirit of Christmas that forever endures

Leave its richest blessings in the hearts of you and yours.

Christmas or Any Day

Giving of Ourselves is the perfect way to celebrate the day! How about sharing a gift that anyone can give,afford, and anyone would love to receive?

C-"The gift of Consideration"...This could mean providing genuine understanding of their side of an issue.

H-"Giving of our Heart"...This could mean taking the time to really listen to someone. Feel what they are feeling. Understand who they are and why they arewho they are. Try to understand by putting ourselves in their shoes.

R-"Giving others Respect "...This could mean giving someone your full attention, giving someone space to grow,respect others for simply being not for the possessions they may hold.

I-"The Gift of Inspiration"...This could mean by planting the seeds of courage and action in the heart of another.

S-"Giving of our Soul"...This could mean giving of ourselves at a spiritual level. It may be in the form of praying for somebody. It may involve meditating on helping someone else and uncovering solutions to their problems. Or, it may be by doing something such as sending off positive healing and energy vibes.

T-"Giving of our Time "...This could be taking time to provide a listening ear to someone in need, offer prayer, send cards to the sick and shut ins, organize an event, volunteer your time.

M-"Giving unconditional love all Mankind"...This could mean giving someone some of what is inside of our soul, sharing with them our time, talents and treasures that we have been given.

A-"The Gift of Attention"... This could mean when another person speaks listening attentively. If their words are directed to us, we should make eye contact so that the other knows we are truly listening.

S-"Giving of our Space"...This could mean doing something like letting someone go ahead of us in a line. This could be opening our doors and inviting our neighbors into our homes. Or, we could simply be generous in giving people the space to be whoever they want to be. Let's not judge others so quickly; let's increase our level of acceptance.

~ Recipe For Christmas Joy ~

1/2 cup Hugs

4 tsp Kisses

2 cups Smiles

4 cups Love

1 cup Special Holiday Cheer

1/2 cup Peace on Earth

3 tsp Christmas Spirit

2 cups Goodwill Toward Man

1 Sprig of Mistletoe

1 medium-size bag of Christmas Snowflakes (the regular kind won't do!)


Mix Hugs, Kisses, Smiles and Love until consistent.

Blend in Holiday Cheer, Peace on Earth, Christmas Spirit and the Good

Will toward Men. Use the mixture to fill a large, warm heart,

where it can be stored for a lifetime. (It never goes bad!)

Serve as desired under mistletoe, sprinkled liberally with special Christmas Snowflakes.

It is especially good when accompanied by Christmas Carols and family get-togethers.

Serve to one and all.

Author unknown

Friday, February 19, 2010

Kitchen Sayings

Kitchen Signs

Kitchen closed....this chick has had it!

A messy kitchen is a happy kitchen and this kitchen is delirious"

"No husband has ever been shot while doing the dishes"

"A husband is someone who takes out the trash and gives the impression he just cleaned the whole house"

"If we are what we eat, then I'm easy & fast"

"A balanced diet is a cookie in each hand"

"Thou shalt not weigh more than thy refrigerator"

"A clean house is a sign of a misspent life"

"Help keep the kitchen clean - eat out"

"Housework done properly can kill you"

"Countless numbers of people have eaten in this kitchen and gone on to lead normal lives"

"My next house will have no kitchen--just vending machines"

Martha Stewart doesn't live here!

I'm creative, You can't expect me to be neat too!

A balanced diet is a cookie in each hand

 So this isn't Home Sweet Home....Adjust!

Ring bell for maid service....If no answer do it yourself!

If you write in the dust, please don't date it!

Kiss the Cook!

Kitchen closed due to illness I'm sick of cooking!

Kitchen Closed I'm not in the Moo -od . (obviously to do with a cow project! )

I would cook dinner, but I can't find the can opener!

My house was clean last week...too bad you missed it!

A clean kitchen is a sign of a wasted life!

I came, I saw, I decided to order take out!

Dull women have immaculate houses.

I'd live life in the fast lane, but I'm married to a speed bump.

A messy kitchen is a happy kitchen, and this kitchen is delirious.

If we are what we eat.....then I'm easy, fast, and cheap.

Thou shalt not weigh more than the refrigerator.

Help keep the kitchen out!

My next house will have no kitchen, just vending machines.

I'm creative, You can't expect me to be neat too!

I clean house every other is the other day!

I would cook dinner, but I can't find the can opener!

My house was clean last week...too bad you missed it!

Dull women have immaculate houses.

I'd live life in the fast lane, but I'm married to a speed bump.

A messy kitchen is a happy kitchen, and this kitchen is delirious.

If we are what we eat.....then I'm easy, fast, and cheap.

Thou shalt not weigh more than the refrigerator.

Help keep the kitchen out!

My next house will have no kitchen, just vending machines.

Countless number of people have eaten in this kitchen and gone

on to lead a normal life.

Monday, February 15, 2010

Pets~ Cats ~ Dogs Sayings

The dog is the only animal that has seen his god

Dogs come when they're called; cats take a message and get back to you.

Dogs have owners. Cats have staff.

Dogs think they are human...Cats think they are God.

Dogs think they are human; Cats know they are.
Cat napping. Do not disturb.

Cat-astrophy zone.

Cats are intended to teach us that not everything in nature has a function.

Cats are just children with fur.

Cats are like potato chips - no one can have just one.

Cats are people too.

Cats leave paw prints on your heart.

Cats make purrfect friends.


He prayeth best who loveth best

All things both great and small.

- Samuel Taylor Coleridge

It's not easy being green.

- Kermit the Frog

My little old dog, a heartbeat at my feet.

- Edith Wharton

Dogs come when they're called.

Cats take a message and get back to you.

- Mary Bly
Home ~ Porch ~ Cabin Sayings

How many of us still are the last to go to bed, when the rest of the family is already there? 

Day's End--Ora Pete Stewart

The fire is dying, and the door is latched'

My day is done. Not quite, for in my hand

This little pair of trousers must be patched

Where General Custer made his latest stand.

Tomorrow they will ride with Jesse James,

Or fight with Crokett for the Alamo-

I take a stich, then coax the fading flames

To rise where embers were content to glow.

I do not ask for more--a little light,

A rocking chair, a friendly fire to tend,

Someone to tuck between soft sheets at night--

And always, always something, Lord, to mend.

Home Rules:

If you sleep in it.....make it up.

If you wear it......hang it up.

If you drop it.....pick it up.

If you eat out of it....put it in the sink.

If you step in it....wipe it off.

If you open it....close it.

If you empty it....fill it up.

If it rings.....answer it.

If it howls.....feed it.

If it it.

Home is the place where we grumble the most and are loved the best.

Home is where they feed you!

Home is where they have to let you in.

Home is where your Honey is!

Housework is the Pits! ( or you could use Cooking, Working, Gardening etc. )

Housework makes me ugly! ( or you could use Gardening, laundry, cooking, etc. )

Housework makes your HARE turn gray

Housework, done properly, can kill you

Housework, when done correctly, can kill you.

Housework...Just sweep the room with a glance.
Flowers ~ Garden ~ Fairies Sayings

If you should catch a fairy

and place it in a jar

Be sure to treat it kindly

and do not take it far-

This fairy is not for the keeping

it has a home you see

The forest is a wonderful place

and fairies must live free.

Thanksgiving~ Giving Thanks ~ Harvest Sayings

Our rural ancestors, with little blest,

Patient of labour when the end was rest,

Indulged the day that housed their annual grain,

With feasts, and off'rings, and a thankful strain.

Alexander Pope

“Celebrate the happiness that friends are always giving, make every day a holiday and celebrate just living!”

“Thanksgiving to God is an exuberant response to giving me his everything, by giving Him my everything.”

“They made us many promises, more than I can remember, but they kept only one; they promised to take our land, and they did.”

“A thankful heart is not only the greatest virtue, but the parent of all the other virtues. ”

“I love Thanksgiving turkey… it’s the only time in Los Angeles that you see natural breasts.”

“Not what we say about our blessings, but how we use them, is the true measure of our thanksgiving.”


He who thanks but with the lips

Thanks but in part;

The full, the true Thanksgiving

Comes from the heart.

J.A. Shedd


O Lord that lends me life,

Lend me a heart replete with thankfulness.

William Shakespeare


For flowers that bloom about our feet;

For tender grass, so fresh, so sweet;

For song of bird, and hum of bee;

For all things fair we hear or see,

Father in heaven, we thank Thee!

~Ralph Waldo Emerson

Crafter Sayings
Father~Son~ Grand-dad Related Sayings

Husband and cat missing $200 reward for the cat!

A bad day of fishing is still better than a good day at the office !

He didn't tell me how to live; he lived, and let me watch him do it. Clarence Budington Kelland

Sometimes the poorest man leaves his children the richest inheritance. Ruth E. Renkel

“Fatherhood is pretending the present you love most is soap-on-a-rope.” ~Bill Cosby

“Father! - to God himself we cannot give a holier name.” ~William Wordsworth

“A father is a man who expects his children to be as good as he meant to be.” ~ Carol Coats

“A father is always making his baby into a little woman. And when she is a woman he turns her back again.” ~Enid Bagnold

“Old as she was, she still missed her daddy sometimes.” ~Gloria Naylor

“I cannot think of any need in childhood as strong as the need for a father’s protection.” ~ Sigmond Freud

“One father is more than a hundred schoolmasters.” ~ A 17th century English proverb or saying.

“Role modeling is the most basic responsibility of parents. Parents are handing life’s scripts to their children, scripts that in all likelihood will be acted out for the rest of the children’s lives.” ~ Stephen R. Covey

“It is impossible to please all the world and one’s father.” ~ Jean de La Fontaine

“By the time a man realizes that maybe his father was right, he usually has a son who thinks he’s wrong. ” -Charles Wadsworth

“A man knows he is growing old because he begins to look like his father.”~ Gabriel Garcia Marquez quotes

“To be a successful father…there’s one absolute rule: when you have a kid, don’t look at it for the first two years. ” ~ Ernest Hemingway

“My father didn’t tell me how to live; he lived, and let me watch him do it.” ~Clarence Budington Kelland

“The father who does not teach his son his duties is equally guilty with the son who neglects them.” ~ Confucius

“A father is a banker provided by nature.” ~ A father saying

“To support mother and father, to cherish wife and child and to have a simple livelihood; this is the good luck.” Buddha

More Buddha Sayings

“It doesn’t matter who my father was; it matters who I remember he was. “~ Anne Sexton

“You’ve got to do your own growing, no matter how tall your grandfather was.”~ Irish Proverb

More Irish Sayings

“The joys of parents are secret, and so are their griefs and fears.”~ Francis Bacon, Sr.

“It is much easier to become a father than to be one.” ~ Kent Nerburn

“We never know the love of our parents for us till we have become parents.”~ Henry Ward Beecher

“To be a successful father…there’s one absolute rule: when you have a kid, don’t look at it for the first two years.” ~ Ernest Hemingway

“A man knows he is growing old because he begins to look like his father.”~ Gabriel Garcia Marquez

“When a father gives to his son, both laugh; when a son gives to his father, both cry. ”

– Jewish Proverb

Any man can be a father. It takes someone special to be a dad.

I love my father as the stars - he's a a bright shining example and a happy twinkling in my heart. Adabella Radici

When I was a boy of fourteen, my father was so ignorant I could hardly stand to have the old man around. But when I got to be twenty-one, I was astonished at how much he had learned in seven years. Mark Twain

A fisherman lives here with the catch of his life.

Husband for sale: Remote included.

Dad - a son's first hero-a daughter's first love.

Dad - you're someone to look up to no matter how tall I've grown.

Dad dreams, he plans, he struggles that we might have the best, His sacrifice is quiet, his life is love expressed.

Daddy's little cowgirl. ( cowboy )

“Do you know why grandchildren are always so full of energy? They suck it out of their grandparents.” ~Gene Perret

“The reason grandchildren and grandparents get along so well is that they have a common enemy.” ~Sam Levenson

“I want to die in my sleep like my grandfather… Not screaming and yelling like the passengers in his car.”~ Will Shriner

“Perfect love sometimes does not come until the first grandchild.” ~Welsh Proverb

That reminds me to collect some Welsh Sayings.

“Being grandparents sufficiently removes us from the responsibilities so that we can be friends.”~ Allan Frome

“You’ve got to do your own growing, no matter how tall your grandfather was.” ~Irish Sayings

“My grandfather was a cop in Long Island. I often try to draw on things that I’ve heard about him.” ~Yancy Butler

What children need most are the essentials that grandparents provide in abundance. They give unconditional love, kindness, patience, humor, comfort, lessons in life. And, most importantly, cookies. ~Rudolph Giuliani

“I’m very proud of my gold pocket watch. My grandfather, on his deathbed, sold me this watch.” ~Woody Allen

“My grandfather once told me that there are two kinds of people: those who work and those who take the credit. He told me to try to be in the first group; there was less competition there.” Indira Gandhi

We should all have one person who knows how to bless us despite the evidence, Grandmother was that person to me. ~Phyllis Theroux

When grandparents enter the door, discipline flies out the window. ~Ogden Nash

Everyone needs to have access both to grandparents and grandchildren in order to be a full human being. ~Margaret Mead

“Grandma and Grandpa, tell me a story and snuggle me with your love. When I’m in your arms, the world seems small and we’re blessed by the heavens above.” ~Laura Spiess

“I have a warm feeling after playing with my grandchildren. It’s the liniment working.” ~Author Unknown

My great-great-great-grandmother walked as a slave from Virginia to Eatonton, Georgia… It is in memory of this walk that I chose to keep and to embrace my “maiden” name, Walker. ~ Alice Walker

“If nothing is going well, call your grandmother. ” ~Italian Proverb

“One of the most powerful handclasps is that of a new grandbaby around the finger of a grandfather.” ~Joy Hargrove

“Most grandmas have a touch of the scallywag.” ~Helen Thomson

“My grandfather always said that living is like licking honey off a thorn.” ~Louis Adamic
 Love  Sayings
Life has taught us that love does not consist in gazing at each other but in looking outward together in the same direction.

Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, Wind, Sand and Stars, 1939, translated from French by Lewis Galantière

For you see, each day I love you more. Today more than yesterday and less than tomorrow. Rosemonde Gerard

The ultimate test of a relationship is to disagree but to hold hands. Quoted by Alexandra Penney in Self

Love is, above all, the gift of oneself. Jean Anouilh

Love is like dew that falls on both nettles and lilies. Swedish Proverb

Time is too slow for those who wait, too swift for those who fear, too long for those who grieve, too short for those who rejoice, but for those who love, time is eternity. Henry Van Dyke

It is astonishing how little one feels alone when one loves. John Bulwer

A hundred hearts would be too few to carry all my love for you.

Love is the thing that enables a woman to sing while she mops up the floor after her husband has walked across it in his barn boots. Hoosier Farmer

Love unlocks doors and opens windows that weren't even there before. Mignon McLaughlin, The Second Neurotic's Notebook, 1966

Love is the poetry of the senses. Honoré de Balzac

I need the starshine of your heavenly eyes, after the day's great sun. Charles Hanson Towne

Love is not consolation. It is light. Friedrich Nietzsche

Loving is never a waste of time. Astrid Alauda

You can give without loving, but you can never love without giving.

Love is what you've been through with somebody. James Thurber, quoted in Life magazine, 1960

Love is being stupid together. Paul Valery

Love is like a friendship caught on fire. In the beginning a flame, very pretty, often hot and fierce, but still only light and flickering. As love grows older, our hearts mature and our love becomes as coals, deep-burning and unquenchable. Bruce Lee

True love stories never have endings. Richard Bach

The supreme happiness of life is the conviction that we are loved - loved for ourselves, or rather, loved in spite of ourselves. Victor Hugo

Love is the greatest refreshment in life. Pablo Picasso

Love means nothing in tennis, but it's everything in life.

Love would never be a promise of a rose garden unless it is showered with light of faith, water of sincerity and air of passion.

Anyone can catch your eye, but it takes someone special to catch your heart.

Love is missing someone whenever you're apart, but somehow feeling warm inside because you're close in heart. Kay Knudsen

You learn to like someone when you find out what makes them laugh, but you can never truly love someone until you find out what makes them cry.

True love is when you put someone on a pedestal, and they fall - but you are there to catch them.

To the world you might be one person, but to one person you might be the world.

What I need to live has been given to me by the earth. Why I need to live has been given to me by you.

If I had a single flower for every time I think about you, I could walk forever in my garden. Attributed to Claudia Ghandi

In true love the smallest distance is too great, and the greatest distance can be bridged. Hans Nouwens

I love thee to the depth and breadth and height my soul can reach. Elizabeth Barrett Browning

We loved with a love that was more than love. Edgar Allan Poe

Who, being loved, is poor? Oscar Wilde

I love thee - I love thee,

'Tis all that I can say

It is my vision in the night,

My dreaming in the day.

Thomas Hood
Spring ~ Summer Sayings

Springtime is the land awakening. The March winds are the morning yawn. ~Quoted by Lewis Grizzard in Kathy Sue Loudermilk, I Love You

Spring is nature's way of saying, "Let's party!" ~Robin Williams

Spring makes its own statement, so loud and clear that the gardener seems to be only one of the instruments, not the composer. ~Geoffrey B. Charlesworth

April prepares her green traffic light and the world thinks Go. ~Christopher Morley, John Mistletoe

Hee that is in a towne in May loseth his spring. ~George Herbert

It was one of those March days when the sun shines hot and the wind blows cold: when it is summer in the light, and winter in the shade. ~Charles Dickens

Everything is blooming most recklessly; if it were voices instead of colors, there would be an unbelievable shrieking into the heart of the night. ~Rainer Maria Rilke, Letters of Rainer Maria Rilke

It's spring fever. That is what the name of it is. And when you've got it, you want - oh, you don't quite know what it is you do want, but it just fairly makes your heart ache, you want it so! ~Mark Twain

Hoe while it is spring, and enjoy the best anticipations. It is not much matter if things do not turn out well. ~Charles Dudley Warner

Awake, thou wintry earth -

Fling off thy sadness!

Fair vernal flowers, laugh forth

Your ancient gladness!

~Thomas Blackburn, "An Easter Hymn"

I love spring anywhere, but if I could choose I would always greet it in a garden. ~Ruth Stout

No matter how long the winter, spring is sure to follow. ~Proverb

Spring is when you feel like whistling even with a shoe full of slush. ~Doug Larson

Science has never drummed up quite as effective a tranquilizing agent as a sunny spring day. ~W. Earl Hall

If we had no winter, the spring would not be so pleasant; if we did not sometimes taste of adversity, prosperity would not be so welcome. ~Anne Bradstreet

The year's at the spring

And day's at the morn;

Morning's at seven;

The hillside's dew-pearled;

The lark's on the wing;

The snail's on the thorn;

God's in His heaven -

All's right with the world!

~Robert Browning

No winter lasts forever; no spring skips its turn. ~Hal Borland

Spring shows what God can do with a drab and dirty world. ~Virgil A. Kraft

April is a promise that May is bound to keep. ~Hal Borland

Where man sees but withered leaves,

God sees sweet flowers growing.

~Albert Laighton

That God once loved a garden we learn in Holy writ.

And seeing gardens in the Spring I well can credit it.

~Winifred Mary Letts

In June as many as a dozen species may burst their buds on a single day. No man can heed all of these anniversaries; no man can ignore all of them. ~Aldo Leopold

In the spring, at the end of the day, you should smell like dirt. ~Margaret Atwood

Indoors or out, no one relaxes in March, that month of wind and taxes, the wind will presently disappear, the taxes last us all the year. ~Ogden Nash

And Spring arose on the garden fair,

Like the Spirit of Love felt everywhere;

And each flower and herb on Earth's dark breast

rose from the dreams of its wintry rest.

~Percy Bysshe Shelley, "The Sensitive Plant"

Every spring is the only spring - a perpetual astonishment. ~Ellis Peters

Spring is sooner recognized by plants than by men. ~Chinese Proverb

The naked earth is warm with Spring,

And with green grass and bursting trees

Leans to the sun's kiss glorying,

And quivers in the sunny breeze.

~Julian Grenfell

In the spring I have counted one hundred and thirty-six different kinds of weather inside of four and twenty hours. ~Mark Twain

O, wind, if winter comes, can spring be far behind? ~Percy Bysshe Shelley

I think that no matter how old or infirm I may become, I will always plant a large garden in the spring. Who can resist the feelings of hope and joy that one gets from participating in nature's rebirth? ~Edward Giobbi

Spring has returned. The Earth is like a child that knows poems. ~Rainer Maria Rilke

The sun was warm but the wind was chill.

You know how it is with an April day.

~Robert Frost

To be interested in the changing seasons is a happier state of mind than to be hopelessly in love with spring. ~George Santayana

The first day of spring is one thing, and the first spring day is another. The difference between them is sometimes as great as a month. ~Henry Van Dyke

If you've never been thrilled to the very edges of your soul by a flower in spring bloom, maybe your soul has never been in bloom. ~Audra Foveo

Spring is not the best of seasons.

Cold and flu are two good reasons;

wind and rain and other sorrow,

warm today and cold tomorrow.

~Author Unknown

April hath put a spirit of youth in everything. ~William Shakespeare

Out with the cold, in with the woo. ~E. Marshall, "Spring Thought"

The day the Lord created hope was probably the same day he created Spring. ~Bern Williams

Yesterday the twig was brown and bare;

To-day the glint of green is there;

Tomorrow will be leaflets spare;

I know no thing so wondrous fair,

No miracle so strangely rare.

I wonder what will next be there!

~L.H. Bailey

If I had my life to live over, I would start barefoot earlier in the spring and stay that way later in the fall. ~Nadine Stair

Poor, dear, silly Spring, preparing her annual surprise! ~Wallace Stevens

The first day of spring was once the time for taking the young virgins into the fields, there in dalliance to set an example in fertility for nature to follow. Now we just set the clocks an hour ahead and change the oil in the crankcase. ~E.B. White, "Hot Weather," One Man's Meat, 1944

Spring in verses,

Verses in spring.

~Violet Gartenlicht

Now every field is clothed with grass, and every tree with leaves; now the woods put forth their blossoms, and the year assumes its gay attire. ~Virgil

First a howling blizzard woke us,

Then the rain came down to soak us,

And now before the eye can focus -

Crocus. ~Lilja Rogers

In springtime, love is carried on the breeze. Watch out for flying passion or kisses whizzing by your head. ~Emma Racine deFleur

May is a pious fraud of the almanac. ~James R. Lowell

You can't see Canada across lake Erie, but you know it's there. It's the same with spring. You have to have faith, especially in Cleveland. ~Paul Fleischman

People ask me what I do in winter when there's no baseball. I'll tell you what I do. I stare out the window and wait for spring. ~Rogers Hornsby

The seasons are what a symphony ought to be: four perfect movements in harmony with each other. ~Arthur Rubenstein