Wednesday, April 13, 2011
Daisy Bell" is a popular song with the well-known lyrics "Daisy, Daisy/Give me your answer do/I'm half crazy/all for the love of you" was composed by Harry Dacre in 1892. The Daisy is the April birth flower - bringer of good fortune and blissful pleasure. It is thought that the name "daisy" is a corruption of "day's eye", because the whole head closes at night and opens in the morning.
Looking like a daisy? I finished my Dresden Plate Block for our quilt guild charity project. I was proud to finally get a 'circle' appliqued correctly. I have been following closely Teresa's tutorials over at Fabric Therapy.
And with flowers emerging - they draw the beautiful butterflies. I just joined a 6.5" block swap and my partner wants butterflies in Batiks on white background. The pattern is from Marcia Hohn's 'QuiltersCache" and worked up quickly. I'll get these out in the mail tomorrow morning.
And I finished my bag for the Quilter's Gallery Quilted Bag Swap. I have a lot of goodies inside, but they are surprises just incase she reads my blog. I sneaked around her blog and got some ideas of what she liked and needed. This will go out in the morning mail too.
And I have actually spent a lot of time on my couch. I got lucky and somehow caught the stomach flu. I spent the time with this quilt over me and finished the binding. My little furry queen even approved, as she loved to curl up with me every time I was a little down for the count. It's a wonder neither of us was stuck with pins or needle. I even did a little embroidery and some cross stitch while layed up.
MAY FOR ME
Are you still looking for your May projects? Are you getting them ready? Have you been checking with the other bloggers for tips? (click that button on the side bar) I treated a little ME time today with my SIL - we went and had our hair washed, trimmed and styled at the local salon. I really needed a pick me up.
Another idea for a special ME time treat - a basket of 'pretty feet' items. We spend a lot of time on our feet, they need a little pampering. Have a teenager or even a pre-teen girl? Include them in your little 'pretty feet', get some giggles, conversation, share a movie. You get your time as well as some quality time with them.
APRIL IS POETRY MONTH
At evening when I go to bed
I see the stars shine overhead;
They are the little daisies white
That dot the meadow of the Night.
And often while I'm dreaming so,
Across the sky the Moon will go;
It is a lady, sweet and fair,
Who comes to gather daisies there.
For, when at morning I arise,
There's not a star left in the skies;
She's picked them all and dropped them down
Into the meadows of the town.
by Evaleen Stein