Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Happy May Day!

Just a quick note to wish you a happy May Day! 

May 1st always brings back memories from my childhood of leaving flowers on the doorsteps of friends and neighbors and quickly running way before they could see us.  Also at my small  parochial school, there was always a May Day celebration.  How exciting it was to be in the sixth grade and be chosen to dance around the May Pole wearing a special dress and holding the end of a large ribbon!

It is a rainy day here in Cincinnati.  I hope it clears up soon as I want to go outside and enjoy the beautiful knock-out roses in front of my house and around the mailbox.  They are ablaze with color!

Since today is May Day, I thought it would be the perfect day to share with you two photos from Analisa H. who lives in Dubai U.A.E.  Analisa stitched two of my complimentary designs using her own color choices; then she made them into small pillows.  Thanks, Analisa, for sharing these photos of your work.

First is Eliza's Pyn Pillow.

Next is Flowers of Olde.

Charts for both these complimentary designs and photos of my models are at my website.  So perhaps if it is too rainy for you to go outside to enjoy the May Day flowers, you might want to stitch some.  I hope you'll enjoy both designs--my gift to you!

Remember the frog I brought back from my father's home?  The poor thing had no name.  Several of you made suggestions, and I decided to go with the very first one suggested, Filbert.  However, although Filbert is his official name, I think I'll call him Bert (unless he makes me very mad in which case it will be Filbert).  Thanks, Kris, for the name suggestion.


Margaret said...

Happy rainy May Day! lol! I love the name Filbert for your frog. So cute! Love how those freebies came out from Analisa.

Krista said...

Happy May Day, Ellen! Lovely stitchings of your freebies from Analisa.

Nicola said...

Happy May Day to you too. Reading your post brought back some happy childhood memories of Maypoles and dancing xxx

Sherry :o) said...

You should check out the May Day celebration on crazyxstitcher.blogspot.com

It sounds like they do it up right - for many, many years!

Love your pics of the ponies, the scenery and the quilts - how precious to have those from your relatives in the past.