Saturday, September 6, 2014

Sunflowers in the Sky


let me make you a blanket of hope
the color of sunflowers in a summer field
as warm as sunshine, as soft as grass

every stitch labored with gentle hands
to hug you on a cold winter day
to lift you up, envelop you in love

keep it close to your heart
to carry you forth into your dreams
awakening to a better tomorrow


My dear friends, I hope you're enjoying the last few weeks of summer. On a weekend drive, I came across this beautiful field of sunflowers. Of course, I had to stop and take pictures! The sunflowers were so tall they looked like they could touch the sky.


I've been busy making blankets for charity for orphaned children. Here is a close-up picture of my crochet work in progress. The sunflower field inspired the colors ~ yellow and orange as petals and sunshine, green as grass, blue as the sky ~ I hope it will bring them comfort and warmth. My poem was inspired by it all.
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Have a wonderful weekend! xx
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32 comments:

  1. sunflowers are awesome...i dont know if a bird dropped a seed, but we had one grow out of a bush this summer...it was a cool treat...i hope that it comes back next year....we need those blankets of hope as well...to keep us...warm..smiles.

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  2. Warming one up on a cold winter's day is sure appreciated. Bet your blankets will sure be welcome.

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  3. So beautiful summer memories to take in our hearts:)

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  4. photo, words and blanket....all so fresh and beautiful bringing warmth and love...nicely woven Loredana...i really wanted to touch the shiny softness there holding sunflower, grass and the sky :).....

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  5. Your lovely poem has inspired me to write a summer poem:)thank you

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  6. A few years back I drove by myself from Michigan's upper peninsula to Texas--- I was picking up a goat I'd purchased--- and driving through Kansas I was impressed by all the sunflowers. It was a good year for sunflowers, I heard later.

    Your poem reminded me of that. And I love your crochet work. And your kindness.

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  7. Well! Aren't you just a bundle of creativity... warm feelings too! Thanks
    ZQ

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  8. I love how your words are enhanced by your photos. A field of sunflowers definitely seems a blanket of hope. Who cannot feel good when observing their beauty! Who cannot feel that, as they face the sun, they promise a 'better tomorrow.'

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  9. I love the fields of sunflower...and how beautiful the colors of the blanket that you are crafting ~ Have a wonderful week ~

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  10. Sunflowers made into blankets.. I cannot think how sweet the dreams will be.

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  11. I love sunflowers and your words just capture the bliss of the sun. Excellent.

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  12. Thanks for making the blankets, both poetic and real. The color is glorious, the hug is tender, the wishing and warming unforgettable.

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  13. Such a loving message in your poem Loredana. A blanket of hope...yes...I hope they feel that when they cuddle up with your beautiful gift. Beautiful photos...sunflowers are a delight.

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  14. Bellssime foto amo i campi di girasole anche se nelle mie zone non se ne trovano.
    Ciao Loredana un abbraccio!

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  15. So much beauty! The field of sunflowers, the glorious poem/prayer/wish, the beauty of your blanket and its destination: to warm and comfort an orphaned child. It is a feast in here this morning, Loredana! Thank you for the sunshine!

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  16. oh that is very cool that you're making a blanket for orphaned children...we all need warmth and there it is in the colors and in the giving heart as well...

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  17. I girasoli alla fine dell'estate sono meravigliosi contro il cielo azzurro...danno un senso di gioia e di speranza,quella che non viene mai meno,nonostante tutto. Versi che danno calore come le coperte che stai preparando con le tue mani gentili. Un abbraccio e buona settimana! Rita.

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  18. Bless your heart, my friend!
    Beautiful words and a beautiful gesture.
    Have a wonderful week ahead! xo.

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  19. So absolutely beautiful, Loredana. Thank you dearly for this! And your crochet work is incredible. Such detail!

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  20. I love sunflowers, and their seeds! ;)

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  21. This is serendipitous because this morning there's been several sunflower-themed posts in honor of a Blogger who passed away a couple of weeks ago. So amazing you would post this.

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  22. Oh the blanket made me think of my Mom....... Beautiful

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  23. A great poem to go with your endeavors.

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  24. How lovely, both the poem and the act!

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  25. Tutto bello ....la poesia, il campo di girasole ed il pensiero per i bambini !

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  26. Oh, Loredana - you are a gift of sunshine! How wonderful of you to make blankets for the orphans - you have a heart of gold. Lovely poem and delightful photo. Hugs xo Karen

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  27. Another talent...I love the colors very like a sunflower and it looks so soft...I really admire folks who can create with their hands such works of art....the poem is a perfect complement.

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  28. "a blanket of hope" yes!

    wonderful words!

    - Kif

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  29. Thank you, everyone, for your loving & thoughtful comments! :)

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  30. That you could take time for such an act of kindness is pure inspiration. May you acquire grace enough to beat all the winter blues.

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  31. Your poem is lovely as is your blanket. How nice of you to make these for those in need. Have a grand weekend Loredana!!!

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