Thursday, May 1, 2014

:: happy May Day!

From my childhood, (just a fews years ago… *cough-cough*!!)… I remember at school learning to do the dance around the Maypole. . . I think my very favorite part was all the pretty ribbons & how they would weave themselves into a beautiful design as the dance progressed. I remember looking up (because I wanted to watch the ribbons) & bumping into my friend over & over, & we got a case of the giggles that refused to leave!
 . . . Sweet memories.
. . . I wonder if kids are still taught that dance. . . I haven't seen a Maypole in years. . .

I love May. It's that sweet spot between summer & spring (here in the northern hemisphere) where it isn't too hot yet & for us - it means windows open in the mornings & evenings - & the fresh air allows the house to 'breathe' again. The back yard is exploding with color. . . & although we only have two small bougainvillea plants now (we had to cut back the 'wall' of them that we used to have as they can be very aggressive & its a challenge to be sure they don't take over everything.) - I took a photo of the blooms on one. . . & it was so bright I had to tone down the color before posting it!

I've had my nose into my laptop for days (& nights!) to finish-up a project that I'll tell you about in a couple of days. . . & as I went to bed last evening, all I could think of is that I wanted needed to sew! So today, I'm spending some quality time with a bundle of 30's repro fabrics, & plant myself into my stitching chair. I can hardly wait! but, before I shut down the laptop for the day, I wanted to let you know that loaded a bunch of those wonderful little Moda mini-charm packs onto the website. . . I just love them & I've put them on a fun little promo - with 'buy-three-get-the-fourth-free'! You can mix & match the mini charm packs & just let us know which collection you would like as your free one!

I also added this sweet quilt - that I made for display of the first Durham Anew line that I designed - to the 'sample quilts for sale' page. There is no pattern for it - but it would be ideal in a little girls room or as an accent in any 'shabby-chic' space!

Happy May Day!



Anonymous said...

Thanks so much for remembering May Day, Bren! I too have fond memories of yesteryear. A more recent one is of a friend leaving a lovely bouquet on my doorstep.

May is one of my favorite months too. And it is wonderful to have the worst of winter over with. Spring is very slow, but coming.

Thanks for sharing your posies -- all lovely! Happy May to you!


Sue said...

I love to get my thirties fabrics out in springtime too! They are just so sweet.
Happy May to you!

Sewn With Grace said...

Your pictures are so pretty! Not a flower in sight in my yard yet, still so cold here in Michigan. Can't wait to see what your'e working on!

Vicky said...

Your "bouga" is gorgeous! I was dazzled by them when I moved to CA, until I realized they had thorns! I can't wait to see your '30s project. I loe '30s! xo