Today is Memorial Day in the U.S.- a day in which we remember those who have fallen in service to our country. Our very humble gratitude goes to those heroes and their families!
Not much going on here today… the weather is beautiful, so I got a chance to get outside and work in the garden a bit. One of my favorite things about this time of year is that life is just bursting all over the garden, so much green! I love to make little arrangements out of whatever I find growing in the yard- any flower, humble herb or even weed (such as honeysuckle and wild rose) can make it into my arrangements:
I scatter little jars and vases of my clippings all over the house- it makes it so much more alive and cheerful!
I have a project or 2 that I have been working on- it’s Strawberry Season here in the studio! I am working on a project with these really cute machine appliqued strawberries for the next issue of my free emagazine:
While I was working on it, I accidentally cut and sewed together too many strips (ugh- Math!!!!…)
Of course I had to do something with them… so I threw together this little mini-quilt. I think yellow and pink could be my favorite new color combination! What do you think?
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I love the colors you chose! Very rich looking! Also love the strawberries! We’ve had rain every day with flooding. No picking flowers here! Happy holiday! Cheery wave from Bev
Thanks for remembering our fallen. My dad did not fall in the line of duty. However, he may have suffered for years and years as he was on the first ship that got to Japan after the bomb was dropped. He had Parkinson’s disease and it took a toll on the entire family for years and years. We can only guess if the fallout had an impact on his dis-ease.
I adore the strawberry. That means summer is coming soon.
I remember plucking dandelions from the yard and taking them to Mom who proudly displayed them on the dining room table. Dandelions and some violets were center-stage for meals quite often.
Wow! You took those “extras” and made something stunning! It’s gorgeous!
I love those colors. Looking forward to the pattern. Blessings.
Is there a way I can check to see if I already signed up for your magazine?
Love the strawberries AND the pink and yellow together. Can’t wait to see the newsletter!
I too love pink and yellow!!! Cute strawberry ❤️