Thursday, May 10, 2012

May For Me - Sweet Treats

I must admit May is a hard month for me and when I saw the May for Me postings, I thought I was way too busy and too stressed out to participate in that. But then I thought..." isn't this exactly when I need to make time for myself a priority"?!? 
So I have been setting aside a few minutes every day whenever I can, to cut some pieces of dotty fabrics (because they are happy) to start some blocks for Judy's "Sweet Treats" quilt along. I am way behind in the quilt along, but I am slowly putzing away. I should have 30 of these blocks done for tomorrow, with a second round of strips sewn on, but that won't be happening.   I have no colour plan, or any idea whatsoever where this project is going, and am just focusing on enjoying any "minutes for me" that I can get. I think I need to add some more colours to this project...maybe some red?? or yellow??
I have also been gifted with several other "sweet treats" this month. 
First I received two ribbons at my guild's recent quilt show! My quilt "Spring Pinwheels"  won a 3rd place ribbon in the challenge miniature category. The ribbon is as big as the quilt!
And my quilt "Joy Spring" won a 1st place ribbon in the challenge pieced wallhanging category! I photographed the judges' comments, which made me smile, because they liked one of the things about this quilt that I disliked and struggled with! Can you see it?!  These awards were very "sweet treats" to receive and started my month on a more joyful note. 


Then I won three jars of scraps at the quilt show by correctly guessing (or being the closest guess) the number of scraps in the jar! Do I know my scraps or what?!? 





And if that was not enough treats, I received a book in the mail from Jo's Country Junction for participating in the crumb along last year!

Can't wait to start sewing some free-form blocks from this book! Thanks Jo! I am excited about a new direction for my crumb quilt and look forward to working on it over the summer.
Wishing each one of you lots of sweet treats!

12 comments:

  1. Congratulations Kathy !XXX

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  2. Congrats on your ribbons, Kathy! Fun, fresh quilts!
    Did the dotty fabrics arrive yet?

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  3. Congratulations on your ribbons. Well done and deserved.

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  4. Congrats on the ribbons! That is a nice treat. Love your blocks for Sweet Treat. Don't feel bad that you are behind, I've only got 2 done so far.

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  5. You're doing a great job of getting into the spirit for May for Me! I've been trying to get there, but life has been a snowball this month so far. Hoping to take a few minutes for Me today :*) Congratulations on your ribbons - well deserved!!!

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  6. I really like your May for Me blocks. With those fabrics, you could go almost any way to put them together. And Congrats on your awards. Well deserved.

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  7. Congratulations on your awards! I love your May for Me blocks.

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  8. Congratulations...I loved reading about all of the sweet treats that have come to you!

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  9. Your Sweet Treats quilt is going to be adorable!! Can you do the light dots on the darker blocks for the 3rd row??? That out of the box book looks great!

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  10. Congratulations on winning your ribbons! I especially like your spring pinwheel minature, your use of background fabric is great. Ive made this pattern myself and really enjoyed it - I might just go and sort out some fabrics to make another!

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  11. Never too busy to have fun and play a few minutes a day! Congrats on the ribbons! Thanks for sharing at Minutes for Me Linky Party!

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  12. Wowweee! you are certainly a lucky girl.

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