Happy May Day

and Blessed Beltaine!!  Call it what you will, May 1st is a wonderful harbinger of the wonder of summer to come.  A great day to jump the fire and run off into the woods with the one you love – and today did not fail to bring the sense of summer and movement into new phases of the year. 

The signs of Spring are all around.  The Tulips are blooming down the walkway

And in the Astilbe garden

The Daffodils are blooming in the smile garden

The flower buds are coming out on the wiegelia in the back

And the shoots for this year’s Lily of the Valley are all over the place.

Church school ended today

And Baseball season began with opening day festivities and the first game of the season.

Markus is the first string catcher – he got new gear to celebrate!

I had to include this shot because I actually got the ball in flight

A hit!!  A hit!!

Which was completely missed by his brothers who were too busy in the playground to care what was going on on the field.

May Day is also my Handsome Grandfather’s birthday.  Good looking guy, huh?

This means that tomorrow would have been Gram’s wedding anniversary.

The rest are just some photos I meant to include this week.

Like Compaq, who was adopted by our friends Ray and Lisa and came for a visit on Friday.  He is the coolest little dog in the world.  I adore him and he loves Chip and I too.  I think he remembers us.  We fostered him for quite awhile before Ray met him.  He looks so tough in this little package. 

This shot of Vash I took this morning.  He is thinking.

And then these are my mittens – made for me by my sister Danielle.  Aren’t they wonderful?!!!  She is sooooo great. 

And to end, here is where I am with knitting Chip’s sock as of the end of today.  In the time it took me to knit the gussett and this little bit of foot, my sister knit an entire sock.  Sigh.  Its that sock gene – I just don’t have it.  Skipped over me and went right to Danielle.  I just keep plugging away and eventually I WILL be finished.

And then I have to make another one.  (Sigh)

I wish you all the happiest of May Days – full of brightly colored ribbons blowing in the breeze, sunshine and flowers, laughter, a jump over the fire and a romp in the woods!!

About Shelly R.

I am a Mother, a daughter, a sister, a wife, an attorney, a crafter and the granddaughter of an amazing woman - my Polish Grandmother. My Grandmother gave me so much, through her love and her patience, her sayings and her time teaching me how to craft and to give to others, that it seemed fitting to share some of that wisdom, to tell some of her story, and to chat about life and crafts in a way that would be a testament to what she gave me.
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1 Response to Happy May Day

  1. danielle says:

    I love that picture of Grandpa. I see a little of all our brothers in that face, but mostly Michael, of course. The sock is looking great! Doesn’t the foot go much faster than the leg? Because the bottom of the sock is just stockinette so you can just fly through it! Wait until you bind off the toe with the Kitchener stitch. A lot of people don’t like grafting the toe, but I think it’s kinda fun…it’s like magic, you’ll see. Amazes me every time! I finished my sock last night and will post pics soon…in a couple hours. P.S. Can you dig up a couple Lilly of the Valleys for me the next time you see me? I want to plant some at my house. I love those so much.

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