Saturday, May 1, 2010

May Day Surprises!

After a week full of days spent cooped up in the sewing nook trying to make some sense out of Lucy's oodles and oodles of scraps, May Day offered the perfect excuse to escape for a romp in the garden.

It was lovely to see the violets have run absolutely wild among the hostas and hyacinths!

The lilacs were noticeable by smell as soon as I stepped foot around back. Given a few more days for them to bloom in full and I'll be hankering after a vase of them for the bedside.

It's always delightful to see the forget-me-nots make their appearance but stumbling upon these in the daisy patch reminded me it was time to get back to work on Lucy's fabric lest she think I forgot her. Headed once again up to the nook, I prepared myself for the jumbled mess I'd left behind. Imagine my surprise, therefore, when I was met instead by. . . . . .

. . . . . . a wild ruckus of Lilies! The mini troop of them had gathered around what appeared to be a new issue of Art Doll Quarterly, chattering and pointing with great enthusiasm.

And how could I blame them once the source of their excitement was revealed. A featured article on the Pick-a-Lily pincushion dolls was contained within its pages! I must admit, the news had me in a bit of a ruckus as well!


  1. Congratulations! I am so happy for you! Looks like an issue I need to hunt down.
    Happy May!

  2. Congratulations! I'm sew glad your fine work is being shared with others!:)

  3. Oh how lovely to have your cute lilies featured! Will look at B&N for the magazine.

  4. I was so Thrilled to see your dolls and wonderfully made items in the magazine and I wish you so much continued success!! :D
    All my very best,

  5. What a fabulous discovery! Congratulations on your feature! Well done!
    I am in love with your gorgeous garden! It is everything I imagine a New England garden to look like in the springtime.
    Breathtaking! And I am so jealous of your violets running amuck!