Sunday, May 15, 2011
Songs of May
The blocks just flew together so quickly and suddenly there was a quilt top. A faux braid quilt, with bits of brights and washed out colors blending lightly into the braids. I will add a 2' white border to help frame it, and then a 5" floral border (fabric ordered). My 'Songs of May' quilt. I hope to do up a tutorial for this.
I received my next Australian 6.5" swap partner Sunday morning. The block and my partner's request for bright (yellow,orange,or red) on white just added to the songs. So they were done up first thing in the morning - it was a drabby, rainy day and needed brightening. They are ready for posting Monday morning.
Oh, I know - I am way ahead of the game, but I just fell in love with my swap fabric (so would like to keep that quilt) and the Moda "Just One Star" gifted mini charms deserve a happy home. Both quilts were washed, dried, and quickly photo'ed - then boxed up for mailing off. They will head out Monday morning,too.
May For Me
I haven't gotten to my new purse yet. But so many other fun things have evolved in my May For Me - it doesn't have to be planned or MUST DO. I'm slowly browsing sites on the Blogger's Quilt Festival and taking in postings of updates from Spring Market - see some new fabric lines that I really want.
On Friday, I received this lovely zippy purse from my swap mate. I love plaids, and favorite color is blue - so perfect. I can use it alone or it will work beautifully with my larger bag (yet to make). It was filled with Wurther candies which will be shared with our sewing class ladies. And the bright FQ will be worked into my current 'bright' project (my color picks from last week).
And I stitched up Tonya's newest block in the quilt along. Love experimenting with the color pencils and adding personal touches. Just had to use that button!
SANTA FE CHICKEN DINNER
1 pkg Chicken Breast Strips (about 2-1/2 cups)
1 can (15 oz.) black beans, drained, rinsed
1 can (15 oz.) corn, drained
1/2 cup Thick 'N Chunky Salsa
2 cups hot cooked rice
1 cup Shredded Cheddar Cheese
1 green onion, chopped
Chop chicken strips into bite size pieces and brown in lightly oiled skillet. (While chicken is browning, prepare instant rice per package directions). Add beans, corn and salsa to chicken in skillet. Cook on medium heat 5 min. or until heated through, stirring occasionally. Serve over rice. Top with cheese and onions.
May Celebration Give Away
Sorry, just love these pigs! OK - 122 followers, it's give away comment time. I tried to search for some MAY song titles and boy, I had a hard time. So I would like you to name a song with the 'word' MAY in the title.
It has rained here so much, that my brother and I commented that your could hear the grass grow. It reminded me of this funny rhyme I used to tell my kids and cub scouts at camp:
There was a young lady of Leeds
Who swallowed six packets of seeds
In a month, silly lass
She was covered in grass
And she couldn't sit down for the weeds