Wednesday, May 25, 2011
Memories of May
The top 2 spool blocks are from my swap partner - I just love the colors and the wow fabric is just so soft and vibrant. The bottom 2 spools I made. With 2 swaps and the 2 I make a faster pile of blocks will evolve for my spool quilt.
I have all my rows and borders added for Tonya's May For Me quilt along - I had tested the pattern for her, so a lot of my work was done ahead of schedule. I want to hand quilt this with something added into the muslin border. This is just such a cute lap quilt and with my Dutch heritage it will definitaly stay with ME.
Finally - this is the outcome of playing with a panel, some scraps, and the color chart from 'Colors of May' post. I have snippets of panel and scraps, so this is as far as she goes. Another project to hand quilt and maybe some added specialty threads and beading.
MAY FOR ME
I've enjoyed sharing this venture with Tonya and Marcia - and many of you. It really made it an added bonus to my planned monthly birthday bash. Maybe you didn't get to some of your ME plans, but hopefully you have learned that you CAN take some time for yourself.
We are heading into that wonderful time of outdoor cooking and family vactions. And what more is a fun end to an outdoor cookout than smores. But try them with a different flavor - instead of graham crackers, try some cookies - my favorite is Oreos! Fun to un-twist, lick out the frosting and then load them up with chocolate and a squishie marshmallow cooked just right.
CHARMING GIRLS - GOALS FOR MAY AND JUNE
May is just about over and my May for Me was my goal - and well accomplished. June goals include some UFO finishes, the next Modern Challenge piece needs finalization, and the new bag that I decided to move from May to June. My June looks light, but you know me, I love to add all those fun things that pop up.
I know Memorial Day is a few days away, but I will be taking the holiday weekend to spend with friends and family. Also, to reflect on some of the current events taking place. I will post the names for the give away and contacting winners on Saturday - but my next regular post will not be until June.