Monday, May 27, 2013

Thanks to All our Military Men and Women on this Memorial Day

It was a dark and dreary Memorial Day in Ohio and it didn't feel like a cookout day.  Instead, there is a roast in the oven and socks on my feet, and a finished star wall hanging.

Memorial Day somehow demands that you sew something red, white and blue, sew, I finished up a wall hanging that I pieced last year.  Sewing these colors is my small way of remembering what our service men and women have done for our country.  We owe them, but they don't ask for any payment; therefore, we honor them in our hearts.

Enjoy - Ray Charles singing America the Beautiful

Friday, May 10, 2013

When Lilacs Last in the Dooryard Bloom’d

When Lilacs Last in the Dooryard Bloom’d

When lilacs last in the dooryard bloom’d,
And the great star early droop’d in the western sky in the night,
I mourn’d, and yet shall mourn with ever-returning spring.

Ever-returning spring, trinity sure to me you bring,
Lilac blooming perennial and drooping star in the west,
And thought of him I love.

The lilacs in the back yard are exceptionally pretty this year - maybe the best ever.  You cannot help but get a little dreamy, think of poetry and "Ever-returning spring,"  

While the lilacs are showing off their finery, over by the garage, almost hidden are the shy, tiny Lily-of-the-Valley flowers.

Now apply that lilac theme to quilting and you have this: Michelle's Kaleidoscope square

"Lilac and star and bird twined with the chant of my soul,"
Happy Spring to all my fellow Bloggers!