RSC16 week 19

,MAY DAY WEEK

This little paper basket filled with some Hershey Kisses was hanging on my door early in the morning of May 1st.  Some kind person makes these for all 60 apartments in our senior housing every year. I’ve been here five years and this unknown stranger never forgets.
I have done very little quilting this week, but have treated myself outrageously.  Here is the sum total of my work this week.

Due to unexpected happenings I got only this little sailboat made.  The other two green fabrics have been cut for the Modern HST Sampler block which I hope will be done by next week.  The dark print is from Barbara Brackman’s William Morris collection. 
I think spring fever has gotten to me with tulips, magnolias and crab apples in bloom.
Also, because my birthday ending in a 5 came yesterday I simply had to do some online shopping at those convenient Mother’s Day sales.  
This wild bunch arrived from Hancock’s of Paducah first.  The one on the right is Mexican Poppies and the other three are from another designer, so fabulous on black.  I’ve no idea what I’ll use them for, just to gaze at and dream for a while.  All half price, of course.

That was followed by the arrival of this pack of 17 fat quarters from Connecting Threads, for about 24 dollars.  They sure are better than candy and yummier looking, aren’t they?

The final saving opportunity (splurge) were two gift certificates pour moi at Missouri Star’s one day sale   price.  Also my granddaughter called to ask what kind of cake I like best for birthday/Mother’s Day.  She is becoming an excellent baker and dark chocolate is her favorite as well as mine.
I hope you all have a happy Mother’s Day for yourself and/or your mothers or other wonderful mothers you know.
NOTICE:  Thanks in part to Kate at Smiles from Kate and a session with a local techie, I now have ACTUAL LINKS to Rainbow Scrap Challenge at soscrappy and with Blossom Heart Quilts at Blossom Heart Quilts 

Blossom Heart Quilts, Home Time, May 3

There are two items I completed this year for my family.

The first was a Zigzag Rainbow quilt for my granddaughter Sarah’s fourteenth birthday last July.  She was a new Beattles fan and chose a rainbow for her room.  Here she was presenting it at our quilt group show and tell.  I loved making something she enjoys so much.

My second choice was a table runner made for my daughter for her Christmas dinner.

This was a kit from Connecring Threads, the first kit I had ever made.  For backing I used a reclaimed valence with an African feel.  I bound it with the same stripe.  This meant a lot to Beth because she had spent time in Ivory Coast as a nurse on the Mercy Ship, assisting in surgeries on people who had no other hope for their severe disfigurements.  

I machine quilted it and it looked elegant on her Christmas table.
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I link up with RSC16 at soscrappy and Sew Cute Tuesday at Blossom Heart Quilts