Wednesday, September 7, 2011

A Rhyming Blog (with Apologies to Dr. Seuss)

Staining the Deck Lament (with Apologies to Dr. Seuss)

I do not like to stain the deck!

To stain the deck

Is a pain in the neck.


I do not like

This mundane chore.

I'm telling you

It is a BORE.


I do not like my brush that drips.

I do not like the rung that dips.

I do not like the nasty smell.
I do not like the globs that gel.

I do not like my wobbly ladder.

I spilled the stain

And got madder and MADDER!


The paint can said

This stain was CLEAR

But now my hands are


Oh, Dear!!!


I'll tell you this

(And please take note),


A second coat!


My neighbors picnic.

They play in the sun.

But as for me

I'll have no fun.

I'll have no fun

'Til this job is DONE!


Forgive the whining.  I love the deck.  Really.  Sort of.


The Dr. Seuss flannel fabric by Robert Kaufman pictured above is available at

The Quilted Kitty is one of my local quilt shops that also has a significant online presence.  The Quilted Kitty is part of the Fab Shop Hop – an online quilt shop hop with great prizes. 

Robert Kaufman also has two quilter's cotton Dr. Seuss fabric collections:  Celebrate Seuss and The Cat in the Hat.  Those fun fabrics are available at and other fine fabric shops.



LeAnn aka pasqueflower


  1. Yay for you, getting an unpleasant job done! I'm impressed.

  2. I think you did Dr. Suess proud!

  3. I love your rhyme. Dr. Seuss for grown-ups

  4. Ah HA HA!!! I love Dr. Seuss and I think he would LOVE this...

  5. Great job, both doing the deck and with the rhyme.
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