Sunday, May 1, 2011
Merry Month of May
The Lily of the Valley is May's birth flower and my favorite. So delicate yet so fragrant. I can remember my great grandmother telling me her Lily beds were where the fairies lived. I watched for them every time I visited. Because I was so quiet and out of the way for so long, I always got to pick a handful to take home. I always hoped that somehow I had managed to capture a fairy in my handful.
I took Heather's challenge and 'Un-plugged' - no computer, no TV and muted the phone. It gave me the perfect setting to finsh one of my Hands2Help quilts. I really need to photo this outside in the sun as the colors just don't show - actually a pretty dusty rose - border print has tiny dusty rose flowers. This is the first quilt I ever used a light binding on - it's the backing fabric.
I know you've seen this before - but when I re-plugged (tons of e-mail and blog updates) I got notification that my sewing machine cover and accessories have made the finalists in the Moda Bake Shop - April contest. You can go register your vote for your favorite of the 5 finalists.
How did you do for your May for Me journey today? Are you visiting the participating bloggers? Many great tips and projects - and yes - give aways.
Again, no recipe as this is just so easy and I admit that I use Bisquick. But why not Pancakes for dinner? Dress them up and add what you like. Syrup, honey, butter, gravy, grits, sausage, canadian bacon, applesauce. A 'kid friendly' meal. Personally, I love them with strawberries and whipped cream.
OK - walk, don't run. The posting of fabrics on Sunday are my give away goodies during May for Me. I over-bought, need to thin down, and want to share during my birthday month. This Birthday Party is for my 'current' followers. I welcome any new, but I am sharing with those who have been with me for these 6 months. To get in the drawing for this week - tell me what is your birth month. NO, I don't need to know how old your are or what year or where - just the month. And since I have hit the 100 follower mark, I will pull 2 winners this week. Winners get to pick from the pile. I will update the fabric list with winner(s) so you know what was chosen and what is left. *Winners announced each Saturday* **There is some confusion about who can enter the give aways - anyone on my follow list from the beginning (Oct '10) until May 1st (2011) is eligible - you don't have to know when you followed , I have list.**
**Squared UP will resume after May for Me**
“And in the end, it's not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years.” - Abraham Lincoln