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Plant a Seed – Feed a Bird
My version of a May Day basket.[GML2A1] When I was in girl scouts and a little girl we made May Day baskets and took them to the nursing home and handed them out. I will never forget the experience.
It was the only time I have ever seen someone with hydrocephalus or “water on the brain”. We sang songs to all the residents and walked around and chatted with people. I remember all the smiles on their faces like it was yesterday.
Yesterday I wrote about the box of linens my aunt gave to me. They were her mother’s. This was at one time a lovely curtain. I suppose in a kitchen. Unfortunately something burned a hole through it and there are stains on it.
I am not certain what I will do with it yet. It is lovely as a backdrop for photos. GML1
I thrifted this pretty little plate a few weeks ago. Any time I see a quilt motif on something I am bound to get it!
My lilies outside are cold. It is raining and then a moment later it snows a bit and then it rains again. I could see my breath when I walked outside this morning.
I haven’t pulled the weeds away because I heard it was supposed to snow again and be in the 40s for about 3 days.
When I woke up this morning I was thinking of taking pictures of the many baskets I have. Baskets like the one above with the quilted kitty in it.
I then thought I would go through some of my quilt books and take pictures of basket quilts. I bought this book for only $1.99. It is one of my favorites. The quilt ideas are fantastic!
I thought this linen piece of Grandma Martha’s looked like fruit. L2 The name of the pink quilt is Fruit Baskets.
I like the outside border on this quilt. I looked at all the flower blocks and only a few even had pots/baskets that had any fabric remaining.
I like this block because the center circle wore off and you can still see the true colors of the original fabric. note the difference between the petal area that was exposed to the elements and the part that was under the circle.
I would like to make some basket quilts.
There are some buds appearing on the plants outside.
This was two days ago. Do you see the little rascal! He has been chewing on my tulips. He is just to the left of the bench.
Once they open it is going to be glorious out front!
In the back the lilac bushes look like this. I spent part of my weekend cleaning out under the bushes. They run the entire lengths of the back yard so I only got about half done! I don’t get much help in this area!
The lettuce is starting to take off. I am going to try and transplant it into the planter boxes and have them up on the deck railing like last year….to keep the little critters from eating it all!
Signature Basket Quilt click on photo to go to Flickr
Tonight as I was putting the box of linens away I counted
there are 106 different sets of linens. I’ve shown parts of about 10 of them here.
She loved linens almost as much I as do!
Lucky for me.
Thanks Kay for the wonderful gift.
and just to say…
Happy First Day of May Mrs May!