Linda Kulp Trout

Thursday, November 18, 2021

A Gift Idea: If You Want to Knit Some Mittens

In a few weeks, a sweet girl in our family will celebrate her third birthday. I like giving gifts that have a little magic in them.  When I read the adorable If You Want to Knit Some Mittens written by Laura Purdie Salas, illustrated by Angela Matteson, I knew I found something special!

 Laura's books are filled with beautiful language that teach as well as entertain. I ordered a copy of "Mittens" to add my "Laura" collection. I enjoyed it so much, I ordered a second copy to give as a gift. 

Then I ordered a cute little stuffed sheep

and a pair of golden mittens (which I attached to the illustration with removable painter's tape). I had planned to add a few strands of yarn, but in a rush to get to the post office before closing, I forgot about it. : (

I wish I could be there when our girl opens her gift.  I hope it brings her lots of smiles!  I'm ordering more copies (along with the "extras") for holiday gift-giving. I'm grateful to Laura and Angela for creating a lovely book young readers will enjoy for years to come!



A big thank you to Carol at Beyond LiteracyLink for hosting our Poetry Friday gathering this week.

I am thankful to be part of the Poetry Friday family. I hope you get to relax, spend time with your loved ones, and enjoy the beauty all around us.

Happy Thanksgiving!

Thursday, November 11, 2021

In Honor of Veterans

I enlisted in the Air Force during the last year of the Vietnam War.  Although I never saw combat, I served with many who did. I can't imagine the fear and loneliness they must have felt.

I wrote this cinquain to honor all the brave men and women who have served our country.

A big thank you to Matt for hosting our roundup today at Radio, Rhythm & Rhyme.