I have been dancing and singing the last couple of days. Some lovely squishies and boxes arriving. The boxes I can't share yet. This beautiful pincushion is from Dorothy is my first happy dance - Charming Girls Swap. It is large but perfect for our shop sewing groups to use in the center of the table - a nice Spring decoration. And a bundle of wool for me to play with. Thank you Dot.
Hands2Help - signup April 10th-13th
SantaSack - signup deadline April 30th
Season Swap - signup deadline April 15th
Zippy Purse Swap - signup deadline April 12th
MAY FOR ME
Are you gals thinking about projects yet? Are you putting things together?
I'll admit it - this is how I work. Not very pleasant to look at. How do I find things? Is everything there? Is this how I want to be ready for May For Me?
Now doesn't this look better? Doesn't it beckon you to dip into that basket and work on a project? I've added a vest pattern I want to make with some assemblance of fabric possibilities and a wallhanging pattern is in there - still need to pull those fabrics. Hmm, I will need to find a bigger basket and maybe put it on my little hearth side stool. Pretty is more inviting than messy.
I played with a few different alternating blocks for my other scrappy 9-patch and I just had to go with the 'light' version of the 9-patch. Besides you girls freak when I mention HST's (half square triangles) - but I do love them. That little tub holds my trimmings - yes, I trim all those bits as all those tinies together really throw your total work off kilter.
APRIL IS NATIONAL POETRY MONTH
"The roofs are shining from the rain,
The sparrows twitter as they fly,
And with a windy April grace
The little clouds go by.
Yet the back yards are bare and brown
With only one unchanging tree--
I could not be so sure of Spring
Save that it sings in me."
- Sara Teasdale, April