Sunday, May 22, 2011

Oh May - Oh My



I have enjoyed celebrating May For Me with all of my followers. This has been a terrific month long birthday party and I recommend it to anyone. Celebrate YOU!! AND today IS my Birthday and a whole week left to celebrate!!


I so want to share this wonderful gift that I so unforgivenly forgot in showing with Pauline's package (swap). This beautiful card was handpainted by Pauline - I had taken it upstairs to see if I had a nice frame for it - YES I want to frame this - and forgot in the original photo. Pauline has a site for her paintings here so please go visit.




FOR FUN


I am still playing with my 'brights'. I have 4 segments now and still playing around with them on how to set them into this puzzle. I do have a border and backing fabric ready, so once I get the center finalized this will be quickly finished up.





FINISHES


I finished the 'Flirting With Flowers' wallhanging. This was a BOM on Vicki's The Pickledish Patch site (originally called Toz's Corner). I changed some elements, being a beginner in applique. I added buttons (eliminated circles), beading, and different embroidery.


This little wallhanging 'Daisy-Do' was a free project on Jennifer Reynold's Elefantz blog. I, also, changed this one up from the original in leaving out a section and putting the ones I did in a different order. Again - oh my, my buttons.

This is my entry into the ModaBakeShop Monthy Contest - May - home decor. An easy charm table runner using 'Arnold's Attic' and muslin. I used one of the tutorials from the site to make the flowers in my cute little crock. And had to add one of my little piggies.


And the cross stitch is finally done! Oh, I hate kits, the floss in them is so bad - I fought knots and breakage the whole way. Now to find a nice frame for it.


MAY FOR ME


I have all my monthly goals done and still have a week to play. I want to have fun with Sew Mama Sew's May 23rd bloggers' list give aways. I have stayed away from a lot of give aways of late, but I think I will just love to browse the blogs. Besides - it's my birthday and I can treat myself to some fun.

This week we deserve some desert. This is so simple and kid friendly. A pineapple round, sliced strawberries arranged in pretty petals, a dab of vanilla yougurt, and top with a berry. You can change her up anyway that fancies you. Different berries, whipped cream, ice cream or sorbert, some granola sprinkled on top or a drizzle of chocolate.



MAY CELEBRATION GIVE AWAY

This being my birthday week, I will be drawing 4 (four) names in this weeks giveaway because I discovered I have 4 followers/bloggers who share my birthday. Yes, that's right - 4 (four)!! All you have to do is tell me what is your favorite birthday cake. Easy Peasy!!

**PLEASE TAKE NOTE - THIS IS FOR MY BLOG FOLLOWERS IN MY MAY FOR ME CELEBRATION - THIS IS NOT PART OF THE SEWMAMASEW EVENT**


I hope all your dreams come true,
for friends like you,
in this world are few.

Sewingly Yours,
Sharon

47 comments:

  1. Happy Birthday!! I love the way you spread the festivities out to last the whole month. The pineapple dessert is really cute. It combines many of my favorite things.
    My birthday is close to Christmas and it's easy to get lost in the shuffle, but I like to treat myself to chocolate mud cake with a dollop of whipped cream.

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  2. Happy birthday hope you have an awesome day.And my favourite birthday cake is a vanilla sponge with passionfruit icing and filled with cream,hip hip hooray for Sharon

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  3. Happy Birthday Sharon. My favourite cake (Birthday or otherwise) is chocolate - anything with chocolate, chocolate cream, chocolate icing, chocolate chips...yep I like chocolate!! Linda

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  4. Mine is (birthday or otherwise) Chocolate cake with chocolate butter cream frosting :D
    Thanks for the chance!

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  5. Wow! I can't believe how much you're getting done! Imagine if you had a birthday every month :-D The little handpainted card is delightful. You're such an inspiration to get things done. Happy Birthday, again, again! Favorite birthday cake? All of them! Couldn't possibly pick one. I think today it would be lemon cake with a puckery lemony icing. With orange sherbet.

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  6. Happy Birthday! Such a lovely long birthday you have had...

    I love angel food cake with fruit topping,,any fruit......

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  7. Favorite birthday cake is either white cake with white icing or chocolate cake with white icing. Depends on my mood.

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  8. Happiest of all other birthdays to you. My go-to, must have birthday cake is dark chocolate fudge with a raspberry filling and chocolate fudge icing sheet cake.

    You are doing great with your finishes - isn't it wonderful getting them OTL (off the list). Judy C sends her best

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  9. Happy Happy Birthday to you!!! Love all the wonderful things you posted today. The cross stitch, just amazing. Enjoy everything the day has to offer!!

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  10. Happy Birthday! My favorite birthday cake is Chocolate Malt cake with Chocolate Malt frosting!

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  11. Happy, happy day! Sharon, I am always amazed at how much you are able to get done, and how gorgeous all of your projects are! Can't wait til I am retired, too! LOL
    I love plain old yellow cake with old fashioned buttercream icing, not the whipped kind they use now. If I'm going to go off my diet, I want all the calories, fat and flavor! Teehee!
    Jacque in SC
    quiltnsrep(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  12. Happiest of Birthdays Sharon! My favorite cake is Chocolate Devil's Food with White Buttercream frosting. Yummm

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  13. Happy, happy birthday, Sharon!!!!!
    Your assembly of brights is so cheerful :)
    Both of your embroidery projects are just delightful.
    Your cross stitch turned out beautifully. I agree with you about kits - definitely not my favorite either.
    Once again - happy birthday and I hope your day is full of celebration!!!!

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  14. OH!!! Haaaappy birrrrthday to you!...Happy Birthday to you! Happy birthday...DEAR Sharon...Happy Birthday to you! aren't you glad there is no sound? well...sound with this comment could be dangerous to the eardrums!

    hugZ
    annie

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  15. Happy Birthday, Sharon! I hope all your dreams and wishes come true today!

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  16. Wow, four of you that share a birthday!
    That card is beautiful.
    You have some really nice finishes there. I love when you change things and make them your own. It encourages me to do that as well.
    Now a healthy dessert that even Jerry can eat, YUM!!!!

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  17. I forgot to tell you my favorite cake: Spice cake with coffee frosting - Yummmmmmmm!!!!

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  18. I too forgot my favorite cake...chocolate cake with white icing. And big frosting roses. And the good ol' fashioned sugary kind too. Not that whipped cream stuff that is on store bought cakes now.

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  19. And my favorite birthday cake is Strawberry shortcake, which is exactly what I'll be having tonight!

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  20. Happy Birthday!!! Looks like you have loads of celebrations planned. Enjoy them all.

    I don't really have a favorite cake. If it has sugar, I LOVE it, LOL

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  21. Happy birthday! Your fruit dessert looks yummy! I love cheesecake for my birthday!

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  22. My all time favorite cake is chocolate .Happy Birthday Sharon!

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  23. Oh Happy Birhtday to you Ms. Sharon. "May" you get all you want and extra.!!
    Now- as for my favorite BD cake, I prefer a good old homemade Carrot Cake, made my way. (no rasins) with NO icing. I know I weird..

    Again enjoy your special day!!

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  24. ooops...I got so excited singing my birthday song to you...that I forgot to say my fav cake...It's the HUGE layers of chocolate cake/chocolate icing that you can buy at the Claim Jumpers restaurant! ok, wait, I need to dab the corners of my mouth with my napkin!

    hugZ,
    annie
    rubyslipperz106.blogspot.com

    ps: that cross-stitch! OMGosh! it's A-mazing!

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  25. Happy Birthday!

    You and I follow a lot of the same blogs so I hopped over from one of your comments and here it is YOUR day!

    My fave cake is chocolate with chocolate frosting.

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  26. Happiest Birthday to you, and you and you and You and YOU !~!

    (that’s my “Cat in the hat” impersonation)

    Spice cake with a medium amount of raisins added in and a homemade with real butter-cream frosting.

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  27. my favourite cake??? Hard to pick a favorite when it comes to cake, but I would have to go with Chocolate Fudge with a scoop of Ice cream!

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  28. first off--love what you're doing with the 'brights'!

    fav b-day cake...chocolate with whipped cream and graham crackers and chocolate chips and roasted almonds to top it all off (including between the layers...an old fashioned approach, but soooo yummy!!

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  29. Happy Birthday Sharon! I hope you have a lovely day and get very spoilt. My favourite birthday cake is cream sponge! Hugs, Christine

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  30. My favorite cake is chocolate chocolate everything! Of course, many of my cakes were Halloween themed because of the proximity in dates.
    Happy Birthday to You! Your email said today was the day.

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  31. Happy Birthday Sharon! I'm glad to see that you've been having lots of fun this month!

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  32. I love a good store bought yellow cake with white icing and roses!

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  33. Happy birthday!!! Enjoy a virtual piece of my favorite cake - a deep dark chocolate cake, very moist, with a whipped cream and cream cheese frosting....

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  34. Happy Birthday! Wow, you have such a lot of projects going on. Congratulations on all the finishes.

    My favorite cake is Carrot Cake with walnuts and cream cheese frosting. My former co-worker made one to die for.

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  35. Happy Birthday Sharon!!!!, today's your proper day!!!!, hope you had a lovely day and got spoiled, I'm really close from your birth date, yay for us!!!!. My favorite cake's made with fruits and whip cream from my fave pastry shop, I haven't tried them in a while, because you spend lots of money and gain lots of pounds, lol

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  36. Your cross stitch piece is incredibly beautiful! The detail! Trees, branches, little animals, colors. It must have taken hours to make! Just Beautiful. You are an artist with needle and thread, Sharon. I liked your red work in previous posts, but this even more.

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  37. Yellow cake choclate icing. YUM

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  38. Happy Birthday!!!! I love chocolate cake with cherry icing!!!

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  39. It's nice to see all your friends leaving HaPPy BiRtHdAy messages to you. I hope you had a GrEat one!
    My cake choice would be a sponge with fresh cream with passionfuit or lemon icing.. and did I mention cream!!! YuM !!! Cheers

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  40. Happy Birthday!!! I just got back in town and hopped over to visit. Wishing you all the best my friend and may all your wishes come true!
    xx, shell

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  41. Happy Birthday :-) my favorite birthday cake is Rainbow Chip! You are working on some lovely projects :-)

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  42. Happy Belated Birthday. I'm not here for a giveaway, so, I won't tell you my favorite cake. Sorry I'm late, it's been a busy weekend and a busy week so far.

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  43. Happy Birthday again. I love your idea to celebrate all month. I love that little painting. So cute. You cross stitch is amazing. My favorite cake is yellow cake with chocolate frosting. Yummy!!

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  44. Happy Birthday! Thank you Sharon for the lovely quilts you sent to us for our Charity. You are a very kind, and we appreciate the time you put into making them! Thanks so much!

    Clint and Judi Madsen
    Green Fairy Quilts Charity

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  45. happy birthday!!

    I think Chocolate cake would be a yummy cake.

    I also like the fruit tart/cake things

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  46. Nice finishes! Love the crossstitch - the thread may have been annoying, but it turned out really nice!

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