Tuesday, September 3, 2013

September Redwork Snowman

September Is
September is
when yellow pencils
in brand new eraser hats
bravely wait on perfect points -
ready to march across miles of lines
in empty notebooks -
September is
when a piece of chalk
skates across the board -
swirling and looping -
until it spells your new teacher's
                Bobbi Katz

On my desk
In a small brown vase,
A bouquet of tall yellow flowers
Smelling of cedar.
         Beverly McLoughland

Things to Do If You Are a Pencil
Be sharp.
Wear a slick yellow suit
and a pink top hat.
Tap your toes on the tabletop,
Be sharp.
listen for the right rhythm
then dance a poem
across the page.
           Elaine Magliaro

You might also enjoy reading my previous blog post here.


  1. The snowmen are absolutely precious! Are those patterns available anywhere! You did a fabulous job!

    1. Sandy, I got them free off the internet several years ago. However, the designer has since passed away, and they have been removed from the internet. I am so sorry.

  2. Sweet poem & block that reflects feelings that stir every September even though school days are long past for me! Of course, grandchildren do help me reconnect with the September school excitement.

  3. Thank you for the snowman pattern, love the poem, brings back memories of long ago.

  4. Very cute student snowman! This quilt is a treasure.

  5. Love redwork and 1930's prints and learning embroidery! DING!DING!DING! I love all three. Looking good!

  6. Your redwork snowmen are among my favorites of all your blog posts. Thank you for sharing them with us!

  7. 'A bouquet of sharpened pencils' line from You've Got Mail. I love that line when I think about back to school time.


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