Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Mother May I

My son used this phrase the other day "Mother May I" and instantly we both remembered playing this game when they were all kids - especially at Birthday Parties. You ask 'mother' if you may (ex.) take 3 giant steps forwards and she can say 'yes, you may' or say 'no, you may not' or change it to 'no, but you may take 3 baby steps'. I always ended with 'NO, but you may all have a piece of birthday cake'



Aren't these the coolest pinwheels? I love them. They are part of Tonya's May for Me quilt along project. I had all the pieces laid out today and this is going to be so pretty when done. I think it is going to make a great gift for a friend of mine.


I joined the Australian 6 1/2" block swap and I got my first blocks in the mail today. From Susan (Australia) and they are the Calico Spool block from Quilters Cache - a wonderful site full of patterns. The top blocks are from Sue and I decided to make two myself - the bottom blocks. By receiving two and making two each month, I should have a lovely set of blocks for a sweet quilt.



A sneak peak at my next project for the Moda Monthy Challenge - home decor. I'm using Arnold's Attic and muslin - will hand quilt for a lovely vintage piece. I have it ready for the hand quilting, just trying to decide on what I will do??



MAY FOR ME


Time for a little blogger fun:

Blogger Quilt Festival May 12-20
International Quilt Market May 13-19
I'll be following with pamkittymorning
sewmamasew give away day May 23

Turkey Sliders
Ingredients:
20 ounce lean ground turkey
2 tablespoon Parmesan cheese grated
Minced garlic
1/2 teaspoon dried basil
1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
Salt/pepper to taste
16 dinner or slider rolls
Directions:
Combine ground turkey, cheese and all seasonings. Mix together well.
Shape turkey into 16 small patties.
Place patties on a greased baking sheet.
Bake at 350 degrees F for 8 - 10 minutes or until cooked through. Be careful not to cook too long or they will become dried out.

Serve with side platter of topping choices - slice cheese, bacon, tomato, onion, olives or pickles, ketsup, mustard, or mayo.
Chips and a cold drink and dine on the patio


I would like to take the opportunity to personally Thank You all for leaving a comment on my quest post on Stash Manicure. Also, the lovely comments on the Color Me posting here - I enjoyed matching all your colors with you. You make me strong as a blogger and a quilter and I enjoy sharing the journey with you. Some are stressing over not meeting May for Me goals - they shouldn't be goals but tips, ideas, shared moments and maybe they will fit in somewhere in due time.

Mother May I

"Mother May I" a childhood game,But mother may I remain the same?
"Mother May I" come to you?Trust your heart or be torn in two.
"Mother May I" take your hand?Hold it strong like a rubber band.
"Mother May I" hold you close?Cheek to cheek and nose to nose.
"Mother May I" a childhood game,But mother may YOU remain the same?
-anon-

Sewingly Yours,
Sharon

15 comments:

  1. Loving the pinwheels and the spool blocks-i am getting inspired... many thanks.

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  2. I loved to play Mother May I. Too fun remembering this. :)
    Love the pinwheel's and the spools too!
    Have a great day girlfriend!
    xx, shell

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  3. Oh your pinwheels are adorable! Mine are not finished yet but I am going to work on them today. The spools are cool too.

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  4. I love reading your blog, Sharon - you never know what you'll find! Mother May I - I haven't played that in years, but remember spending hours doing it summers at my grandmother's house!!

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  5. The pinwheels are so bright and cheery!
    Your little blocks from Susan are precious and I love the fabric you used in the ones you made.
    I look forward to seeing what your Moda project will be. And your hand quilting it too!
    Thanks for the fun memory of Mother May I. I haven't thought about that game in years!!

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  6. I hope your friend will love the quilt. Your pinwheels are so fun!! Loved your post over at the Stash.

    Mother may I...we played that alot in grade school!!

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  7. Sharon, those pinwheel blocks are gorgeous! Lots of wonderful color. I like the spool blocks too, I've never made a spool block. Guess I'll add it to my list.

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  8. Love your pinwheel blocks - you are getting a lot done. Judy C sends her best to you.

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  9. I really like how those spool blocks look. I think that will be a nice piece when it's done. Yay! Turkey Sliders! Yum...I think I had better go and have a late lunch! LOL
    I love visiting your blog!
    Jacque in SC
    quiltnsrep(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  10. Girl, you are so busy you make my head spin :)
    Never played "Mother May I". Sounds like a game we played and called "Simon Says".
    Sweet little pinwheels for a so sweet quilt. Moda project coming along nicely!
    Thoughtful, touching "Mother May I" poem.

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  11. I love your projects and thanks so much for the recipe!

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  12. Well, since my earlier comment has disappeared, I'll leave another one! Whoop whoop for all you got accomplished this week - beautiful blocks, especially the pin wheels!!

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  13. Sharon, congratulations on all you got done, and thanks for the slider recipe!

    I bought a slider grill last year and haven't even used it yet, shame on me. I'll definitely have to try this one, it looks carb-friendly.

    Linda

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  14. I love the pinwheel blocks. Thanks for sharing the poem. My baby is graduating from college in 2 weeks and it is making me very nostalgic.

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  15. Love the pinwheels. I made a bow-tie quilt for my inlaws years ago. I was a new sewer/quilter, and it was a learning curve to get it done.

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