Sunday, May 5, 2013

May For Me


Well folks, did you find some May for Me time?  Even if only 5 minutes a day?  Friday I spent most of the day babysitting the grandies while my daughter attended a training class for work.  Saturday was a gorgeous day, so a lot of breaks from my Doll Quilt Swap project with mini walks and some flower gardening.  Sunday was my un-plugged day - some guests for part of the day, gardening, and a bit of hand work.

TIP



You've seen that tub of scraps several times - well this is what is left.  I dumped it onto the table to deal with it.  My tip - and I learned this the hard way - deal with those left over pieces after EACH project.  Don't bag them, box them, drop them in a drawer!  I now put away the yardage, FQ size and/or cut down into useable size - NO more stock piling!


So that 'quilting lifetime' pile was broken down into strips or cut into workable squares and added to the barrels.  Yes, that 2" barrel I just emptied for the postage stamp quilt is almost filled again - and the 2.5" one is STUFFED to the brim.  Now that bin has my bagged pieces for the Rainbow Challenge (they will be emptied by the end of the year) and my two 'need to quilt' quilts for the month



 GIVE AWAY



My May For Me give away is your choice - I did this once before and thought it fun.  The winner will get their choice from these 'double the charm'  Charm Packs (I will ship international - must be a follower)  

Duck Duck Goose - flannels
Kasuri
Avalon/Happy Go Lucky (they only had one Avalon,so sent the Happy with it)
Lario
The Morris Apprentice
Pheasant Hill
Collection for a Cause - 1835 prints
PB & J 

Please be sure I have a way to contact you - comments will be open until the following Sunday (10pm est) with winner announced with the new May For Me Monday.  Let's see - tell me what your favorite May flower is - Good Luck. 

Sewingly Yours
Sharon

** linking up with Marcia's May For Me **

38 comments:

  1. My favorite May flower is the petunia! It's blooming in May and just keeps blooming!

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  3. Hi!!! All fun fabrics!!! I love honeysuckle!!!! I love the blooms and the fragrance!!! I love the duck duck goose!!! Thanks for the fun!!!

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  4. I love daffodils as they are the only flowers that the roaming herds of deer won't eat! Thanks for the fun giveaway!

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  5. Hmmmm.....Kasuri. I have nothing like this. I know that's shocking!

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  6. i love the carnations and boy thats a lot of scraps Sharon,you will have fun with them my friend.xx

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  7. The crocus. It is the first flower we get here and it arrives in May. Haven't seen one yet though.

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  8. I did find some time for me this weekend! I played in the Blues!!! And what fun it was :*) I also picked my favorite spring flower from the yard and made a lovely vase of them in my kitchen - double-pink peonies!!!!

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  9. I love the tulips, my favorite flowers. And it has been some lovely days of spring here in the south of Sweden. I have been out biking and will go out for some biking to day too.
    Spring is so lovely
    Thanks for a great give away

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  10. Nothing says spring like Tulips, so many pretty colors.
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  11. I think my favourite May flower would have to be whichever one I see when I look out of a window - in other words I love them all, but this year, with the dreadful weather we've been having, everything is at least a month behind, so there's not much of anything apart from daffodils at the moment.

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  12. Definitely the Lilac. Love the color and adore the scent! Thanks for the giveaway. Mary

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  13. Daffodils are my favorite May flower. Such a pretty, sunny, fun flower!

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  14. I'm loving sunflower now :)

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  15. A difficult question because after a hard winter I'm just pleased to see any flowers. I think my favourite must be the bluebell.

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  16. I know, I know about all the scraps. They do add up fast. I always put away the bigger ones but I have to tackle the 2 bins full of smaller ones.

    My favorite flower is alstromeria. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  17. I would love to win the Avalon/Happy Go Lucky. Won't they make a cute little project?

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  18. I love the little crocuses that come up in Indiana quite early.... snow is still on the ground... and yet they still manage to bloom in April or May. Thanks for the great giveaway!

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  19. Good reminder for dealing with the scrap issue. My stockpile of them sometimes is overwhelming.
    All my iris are in bloom right now....and they are so beautiful. Thanks.

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  20. Lilacs are my favorites. Originally I'm from Rochester NY, home of the Lilac Festival.

    We're a little behind here on the hill with flowers. The daffodils are blooming right now.

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  21. I love the little wild violets that are blooming in my yard right now!!

    How do you choose from those awesome fabrics??? Hmmmmmm I love the pg@&j I think....

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  22. My favorite flower is the yellow peace rose.

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  23. May brings out the Lilacs and I love the fragrance of them.

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  24. Azaleas...they are stunning this year...thank you!
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  25. I have been trying to get a few minutes every day :)
    My favorite flower is a daffodil this time of year... or a trillium next week!
    My favorite charm pack is Pheasant Hill...love that line!

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  26. Lilacs! Hands down - I have them planted outside the window by the computer and can't wait to soak in their lovely scent.

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  27. I'd love to win the pb&j charms! My favorite May flowers are Cheddar Pinks. They are perennials that look like mini pink carnations. Thanks for the chance to win!

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  28. Not much May for Me time yet, but I plan on making those 5 minutes very soon. I love it when the roses bloom after their winter pruning.

    Your fabric choices are gorgeous - especially the Kasuri and PB&J.

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  29. Geraniums. I just purchase two hanging baskets of geraniums. Thanks for the tip on dealing with scraps.

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  30. As I am keeping the tissue companies in business single handedly at the moment can I be a Spring Grinch and say:
    I do not like spring flowers
    I do not like their whiff (smell)
    All they do is make me sneeze and sniff!

    Sorry - I know that is a terrible poem but I had to do something to make up for the grumps!! Hayfever is no fun at all this year!!

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  31. Favorite May flower is either the Mayflower (but that sometimes comes in April) or Daffodils.

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  32. What sizes do you cut your pieces down to? I need to start sorting my scraps and need some ideas. Thank you for the give away. I would like the Avalon/Happy Go Lucky if I win.

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  33. Kinda hard to find even 5 minutes this month. I have stopped at thrift stores while I drove across several states. I'm not a gardener, so, I don't have a clue what blooms in May. Around here, we still don't have blooms yet. I like almost anything that has flowers.

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  34. How do you decide what size to cut your scraps into? Do you keep strips or cut everything into 2 or 2.5" pieces? My favorite May flower is a daffodil. They are so bright and cheery and the deer leave them alone. Thanks for the chance at your giveaway.

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  35. I like petunias. They come in so many colors. This has been and looks to be a very busy month for me. Finding some May for Me sewing time is going to be challenging.

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  36. I'm guessing our may flowers are quite different to yours down here in Australia! Our petunias are flowering and I do love their colours.

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  37. I hope I am not too late to enter your give away. I read your storage system and it is a lot like mine. I use all containers from food that has a good lid. Many small squares will lay in the nicely..
    Keep up the beautiful work!

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  38. I love peonies this time of year, but mine are so far behind this year. It might be July when they bloom. That cold weather slowed everything down.

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