Wednesday, May 19, 2021

Merry May

Happy May!  May is always such a busy month around here with birthdays, anniversaries, graduations, First Communions, Confirmations and Mother's Day squeezed in as well.  It seems like there is a celebration every day.  It is hard to believe that we are nearly half way through 2021 already.

Our youngest grandson moved out of the crib to a "big boy" bed and needed a new quilt to celebrate the event.  There is nothing more fun that an I Spy quilt for a three year old.  Years ago I was part of a novelty charm pack swap.  Those blocks helped with the variety of fabrics in the quilt.  The back I chose was a bug flannel which made for a very snuggly quilt.

May was the month for our most recent "Sewing with Friends" swap.  This year we sent our "ugly" fabrics to our swap partners and let them create something for us in return.  Ida's fabric was my May challenge.  I made her a fabric rope bowl and four coasters with her fabric.  

Several years ago I came across a pattern that I loved.  I printed it off and it just sat there.  This past week I finally pulled it out and sewed it together.  It will be nice to use it in Christmas decorating this year.  It is called Fair Isle and is by Freshly Pieced.  I believe it is still a free pattern.  

The college aged grandchildren are making their way back home for summer vacations so I am looking forward to a busy sewing room again.  

Lastly, the pups are now a month old and growing like weeds.  It has been so much fun to watch their playfullness as they have grown.  Ten puppies is A LOT of work!!!  I'm glad to be able to visit them and not raise them.  lol