Long before Thena Smith was a published author of adorable scrapbook related poetry, I used to chat with her occasionally on a scrapbook message board.
She was always one to help another scrapbooker in need of the perfect poem for a layout.
She continues to help, but has now had a book published and is still queen poetry around some of the more popular message boards.
I have saved over the years, some of the funnier poetry that Thena had shared with us. I thought I’d end our week by sharing two with you. I hope that you enjoy and that you have a great weekend!
Do Eyelets Serve a Higher Purpose?
Written by Thena Smith
Forgive me, my kind scrapping friends
And one question let me pose…
Eyelets, tags and shakers
What are the purposes of those?
I have a trillion photos
That pose a looming task
And since I fail to know their use
I thought that I should ask…
I don’t want to miss out on something
That I will regret later on
But seems to me that eyelets
On clothing should belong….
Years ago when I was sewing
And making baby clothes
I hammered and I pounded
A score or so of those.
And as for shaker boxes
Who invented those (and why?)
I do not see the purpose
Altho I really try!
If my purpose is my photo
To protect, preserve and show
Why do I need confetti…..
I confess I do not know!
Labels, tags, brads and nailheads
I just cannot get hold
Of the newest and the trendiest–
It’s gotten out of control!
What a great relief it was
And what a wonderful surprise
When we found our own special scrapping stuff
To replace sewing and office supplies.
But now it seems we’re back again
To office supplies galore
Except the price is three times as much
At the local scrap booking store!
I’m really not complaining
But I really want to know
If they serve some greater purpose…
Will somebody let me know????
Fighting to be Frugal
Written by Thena Smith
I try my best to be a good wife
And manage my resources as I should
I shop with coupons at the store
And at frugality I am quite good!
Although I try to do my best
This should come as no big surprise
My one great big weakness is
Buying Scrapbooking supplies!
So don’t tell me about your eyelets
Or the new Quickutz machine that’s out…
Don’t tease me with your Sew Cute machine
It just makes me want to pout!
I’m turning off my QVC
And Amazon.com forever more
And I’m trying to regain my frugality
By just shopping at non scrapbooking stores.
I thought it would be easy
When what should appear before my weary eyes
In the school section of the Drugstore
More from Thena next Friday!
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