Saturday, May 2, 2015

ScrapHappy Saturday - Welcome to the Green of Spring

May has begun and I have chosen green in honor of the emerald, this month's birthstone.  My birthday is in May, as was my mom's.  Both of my girls were born in May as well, so there will be quite a bit of birthday cake coming up in the near future.  I haven't had much of a chance to start on green yet, but I did find these framed nine patches and a nice leftover stack of blocks that will give me a nice jump start on the month.
School is starting to calm down a bit.  AP testing is just days away and EOCs will not be far behind.  Anna and I will head off to Houston next week for ISWEEEP, an international environmental science fair.   She is so very excited.  We will be there for her birthday actually, so I've promised that we will find a cake to share with the other science fair people.  Then June will take us to upstate New York for the Genius Olympiad and August is for Costa Rica.  Thankfully July is wide open though.  I am looking forward to summer vacation.  So many quilts to finish and so few days to sew!  One day at a time though, and today will be Lacrosse for Sydney and time to play with some green scraps.
Use misterlinky below to share your own May plans with us all.
We will also be having the May fabric giveaway, so please leave a comment on this post if you would like to be entered in a drawing for this beautiful bundle of hand dyed fabric by Vicki Welsh.  I've already cut into mine to make the first sampler block of the month posted yesterday.  There will be three dark green blocks this month, so be sure to check back often.


28 comments:

Julie in GA said...

Happy birthday all around!
I was hoping we would do green this month. It's a favorite of mine and I have a ton of scraps.

Delighted Hands said...

Your schedule is intense; it's a good thing you have quilting to give your brain a different kind of busy!

Marly said...

Many happy returns to you and your girls; enjoy your cakes! I hope you find some time for sewing alongside your busy timetable.

Craftyheart2 said...

I sorted my greens into lights and darks and had mostly lights but I still found enough to make a start on my little monkeys. Happy birthday.

Cathy said...

Happy b'day to all the Geminis!

Celebrate...dance to the music!

Kathy S. said...

Happy birthday month. I am feeling the crunch time of May as the school days dwindle. My may plans are to finish longarming as many customer quilts as I can. I have at least four. I'm homing to finish three for sure. Let the May deadlines begin. Some Vicki Welch fabrics sure would be fun.

Kat Scribner said...

Lucky to be green - the green bin is the most stuffed and lucky to be Irish too. lol I will also be catching up on my purple.

Julierose said...

The Merry Month of May! Emerald is my birthstone--will be fun working with green...hugs, Julierose

Vroomans' Quilts said...

I am a May birthday too. Greens seem to be a huge pile that needs to be tamed - more so in FQ size than strips and squares.

Kate said...

DT only has 3 more weeks of school. End of instruction exams are done. She passed her English one, which was the last one she had to pass. So she's good for graduation. Her first AP test is next Friday, this weekend she has lots of studying to do.

Your summer sounds like ours. Lots of places to be between now and when school starts back up in August. Hope you can find a few days in there to stitch a bit.

Quilting Tangent said...

Happy Birthday! Wonderful green fabrics. 24Tangent@gmail.com

Scrappy quilter said...

I'm so glad you picked green for May. My favorite color. Sounds like you are going to be busy in May.

Bernie Kringel said...

I love May and love all shade of green so this will be a good month!! Crazy month for you though! Congrats on the success of your teams. Hope they continue to do well. Congrats also on the Costa Rica experience. That is wonderful!

Quilter Kathy said...

Green is the perfect colour for May! And these hand dyes are gorgeous! Thanks to Vicki for these challenge gifts!

Heather said...

Love green, but not sure I have enough green scraps to separate them into dark and light for 2 months worth! Now blue, that was another story....:)

Jean said...

Happy birthday to you and your girls. One of our sons was born in May. We are seeing more green everyday here in east central Ia.

Magpie Sue said...

The end of May begins our heaviest birthday season in our family. :- )

Green is going to be a challenge for me. It will be interesting to see what happens this month!

The Joyful Quilter said...

Happy May! Happy GREEN!! Happy Birthday!!! Here's hoping that I win the gorgeous GREEN fabrics... my favorite.

Angie said...

LooKing forward to playing with lots of green!

Judy said...

I love greens!

Deb A said...

Happy birthday to all of you! Safe travels and hope you have plenty of green orange peels prepped for your trips.

Jo said...

May is a good month. My daughters birthday, Mother's Day here next weekend and I have 2 retreats this month as well. I hope to get back into following the colours.mi gave fallen so far behind...
Happy birthday to your family...

Mystic Quilter said...

What a lovely Spring month to have your birthday - happy birthday!
I'm so pleased you chose green this month I have penny to choose from!

Alycia said...

I love green!! Those hand dyessure are pretty!

Elli Scraporobki said...

Hello ladies, I love scrap patchwork too! Welcome to my blog Scraporobki, And I hope to have time to share with you my spring scrappy quilt!

Linda M @ Pieceful Kingdom said...

i just love green! and the hand dyes are beautiful!

Sheila said...

Happy Birthday! I think you should celebrate the whole week.
I love green. This is going to be a good month.

Cathy said...

Hope yall enjoy the birthdays and all of the trips!