Thursday, May 01, 2008

MAY DAY

I always remember when I was a little girl our Church would have a wonderful MayDay celebration. We would have a glorious procession in Church and sing songs and crown the Blessed Mother Mary's statues with flowers. Every time May rolls around I remember this lovely tradition and this song:

'Tis the month of our Mother
The blessed and beautiful days,
When our lips and our spirits,
are glowing with love and with praise.

Refrain:
All Hail! to thee, dear Mary,
the guardian of our way;
To the fairest of Queens,
Be the fairest of seasons, sweet May.

Its not a very fair nice sweet May day today. Its very cold out. I am so anxious for the Springtime and May flowers to make their presence known. We had a little snow squall yesterday. Hopefully that will be the last snowfall I will see for many months.

The month of April I worked on a few things and I want to share a couple with you.
This little biscornu, I can't remember where I got the pattern from it was a freebie online somewhere. When I was finishing it I thought I would add beads around and in the center and I really like the way it came out.



This pillow I finished finally, I say that because my friend asked me to do it awhile ago and I am thrilled to finally have it done and I know she will be too.
My friend Marie her mom, Connie passed away. She was such a nice lady. She crosstitched some things for her daughter and family but her first love was quilting and over the years she has made so many lovely quilts. She made my granddaughter the loveliest pink quilt when she was born and we treasure it. She made me quite a few lovely tablerunners that I treasure.
She had started these little crosstitch pillows for her two grandchildren's future children. Kayla and Matthew are still in school but she stitched them in the hopes that one day they could use them for their children. She put one together and never finished the second one before she passed away. Marie asked me if I would finish it, so she could give them to her children when they grow up along with many other treasures her mom made them. I hope she is pleased that I finished them. The design is on both sides. I finished the one on the right.


3 comments:

Siobhan said...

Sharon, those are beautiful!! The pillows--how touching. I'm sure that Connie is smiling up in heaven, seeing the job that you did for her grandchildren. :) What a lovely gift of the heart.

Love the biscornus, too! YGG!! They are so pretty.

Janice said...

Beautiful work on those pillows and the biscornus. You've been a busy stitcher.

Susan in SC said...

Beautiful work Sharon! These are sure to be heirlooms! Susan in SC