Wednesday, May 1, 2013

May For Me

May Day on May 1 is an ancient Spring Festival and it is also a traditional spring holiday in many cultures.  Traditional May Day rites and celebrations include dancing, crowning a May Queen and celebrations involving a maypole.

Well I didn't dance around any May Poles, but we had another lovely day so there was some ME time to just take a walk outdoors and enjoy the weather. Oh, and Stewarts is having their Ice Cream Sale Week, so my SIL and I HAD to go stock up on ice cream - will be great for some other ME moments (wink).


My tutorial offering are these greatl May Day Basket patterns HERE - I thought they would make great Mother's Day craft gifts, too!


Did you know that May is also National Strawberry Month?  So I have a 5-minute ME strawberry desert.

Desert Nachos

  • Packaged plain Nachos - I like the cinnamon/sugar nacho strips (or make your own by taking 3-4 soft tortillas, sprinkle with cinnamon/sugar, warm in oven then cut into pieces) 
  • 1 1/5 cups strawberries hulled and chopped coursely (or frozen, thawed); sprinkle with 1 1/5 Tsp of sugar and toss to coat
  • 8 oz. Vanilla Yogurt
  • 1/2 cup shred coconut 

line bowl with Nachos, serving of yogurt , add some strawberries and top with coconut 
Option - frozen yogurt or ice cream and shaved chocolate

I hope you enjoy your May,
Sewingly Yours,


  1. I would never think of using corn chips (that's what we call them in Australia) for a dessert. Sounds very interesting.

  2. Anything with strawberries sounds good to me. Happy May Day.

  3. That's a first for me as well, but I think I'll try that. Happy May Day!

  4. Love the May Basket Idea!
    That would be a neat treat with Nachos! I need to try that!
    Happy May for Me!

  5. Your recipe sounds lovely. Here it's way to early for fresh strawberries yet, so I'll have to wait to try it.

  6. Love the picture. Nice tutorial. Yummy desert <3
    Happy May For Me!

  7. Seeing those strawberries makes me think I should check on our rhubarb! Thanks for the fun post!

  8. Cute May baskets. I will have to try the strawberry nachos.

  9. YUM!!! Looks absolutely delicious! And those May baskets are simply darling :*)

  10. Happy May! I hope you are enjoying the lovely weather we've been having. Yeah to something yummy with strawberries.