May Day

When I was a child, we had a May Day tradition of delivering baskets of flowers and small treats to someone's doorstep, ringing the bell and running away before we could be discovered. Did anyone else do this or is it just a Midwestern tradition?
We always had lots of fun creating the baskets out of construction paper and pipecleaners, or when truly pressed for time, Dixie cups and pipecleaners. Since I've outgrown that kind of May Day fun, I'm thinking of a different kind of basket, using these fun fabrics for Mojo from Miss Rosie's Quilt Co., a pattern I ordered immediately after seeing it on Nicole's blog. (That woman gets me into more trouble since her posts on Scrap Basket Surprises sent me running to get that book also.) My Mojo is still in the planning stages as I don't have background fabric (my LQS is moving at the end of the month and I'm hoping there will be a sale). And anyway, I have another project or 5 out on my cutting table.


  1. Oh lovely!! I love that pattern, and the fabrics are gorgeous too!

  2. May Day was a Near Philadelphia thing, too, and we did it precisely the way you did. I loved it. So did the neighbors! There was a place on the edge of the woods where violets and bluebells grew, and we went there to get the flowers for our baskets. I don't think kids do this anymore. And Nicole is nothing short of a temptress. She gets me into more trouble . . . .

  3. Check out Ellen Chester's May Day tradition.


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