Sunday, May 8, 2011
The Colors of May
Here our colors of Spring are just starting to appear. Tulips and daffodils, flowering quince, and the fruit trees are finally starting to allow their glorious, colorful petals to emerge. Of course the prolific dandelion is everywhere, but so too are all the luscious, velvety purple hues of the violet. And the fir trees are a fantastic rainbow of greens as new growth and new cones are emerging.
Of course I took notice of all this color because I have been dog sitting - lots of walkies. My SIL's brother took seriously ill and hospitalized. So I volunteered my dog duties. Sweet Sally is a rescue pet - Cairn Terrier - 13 yrs. old and always a city dog, but her terrier breed shows thru on our farm as she has to investigate every little nook and cranny. Thus very little sewing done. Of course the Queen is quiet miffed!
These are some of the blocks made from the panel that I cut all apart. I have all the other pieces,plans, and blocks ready to go, but they had to go into a lovely basket, waiting for their turn to play. Lots of bright, happy colors.
I hope everyone has at least spent a little ME time. I have seen pedicures, little get-aways, shopping trips, and ME projects thru the bloggy land. I am loving how this whole concept is sweeping thru the quilting community.
I did get to work on Tonya's new little stitchery. How sweet is she? I chose the fabric line 'Punctuation' for my blocks - such fun colors and prints. I just can't wait for the next step in this project. You can still join in the fun and she has a flicker group set up.
Some fun with a quick meal - individual pizzas.
Rhodes or any brand frozen bread roll dough
Thaw and let rise
On floured surface, shape into 6-8” round
Place on greased cookie sheet
Let kids top and decorate as desired
Bake 350 degrees for 10-15 mns
Options: try whole wheat dough, more vegies, tofu instead of cheese, sliced tomato instead of sauce, or make a calzone by filling just half - fold over dough and press edges with a fork to seal. Have some fun!
MAY CELEBRATION GIVE AWAY TIME
Wilma's guest spot on Stash Manicure about designing a wallhanging describing herself. And Marcia's post on describing herself with color. I thought how fun to do a project combining the two ideas. So I found this color list and picked colors to match my initials - SLV - Splashed White, Lemon, Venetian Red. So for this week's give away entry, use the color list and pick your name colors and list them. Maybe it will inspire a ME project for you. Again, this is for my CURRENT followers, but I love to see new faces. AND because I enjoyed the double win the first week - there will be two names drawn on Sat. May 14th.
*** I will be a guest on Stash Manicure this Wednesday - May 11th ***
"You are as welcome as the flowers in May."
- Charles Macklin