Thursday, May 1, 2014

May Day!


Called Beltane by the  ancient Celts, May Day was halfway between the spring equinox and the summer solstice.  It was a day for couples to pair; 6 weeks later, on Midsummer Day, some couples would marry, thus installing the tradition of June bridals.

Jo, The Sewing Geek, and few of her friends have paired up for the month of May to share our findings on the study of Lutradur with the followers of   ...and then we set it on fire.  I hope you will join us for our journey through this lovely month.  I hope it will be memorable.

My grandmother's name was May.  Her sister's name was Ellen.  My mum was Leila Ellen May.  I am Ellen May.  I kinda dropped the ball with my girls but my mum would have been delighted with Eliana which is Spanish for Ellen!  This month is about mothers and their daughters.  I'll be making memories and celebrating the creativity that is gifted to each of us in our own generation.

A box of memories filled with special mementos utilizing the variety of ways the mothers and daughters in this particular family capture special moments in time.  May we continue!

I'm already learning surprising things about the women in my family and I'm learning lots about Lutradur.

I am also reminded of that old game, 'Mother, may I?'.   I am going to ask questions concerning a material that would not have been familiar to women of the past but makes creating in this generation an whole lot of fun.   I hope that you will play along as well.

5 comments:

Createology said...

Elle this is such a beautiful post for May day and Mothers/Daughters. I will have fun following your Lutradur play-along. Happy May to you Ellen May...

ga447 said...

I love the cover of the magazine and such a wonderful post. My granddaughter's name is Madison but they call her May May.

Threadpainter said...

My 2nd daughter was born in May ... 'maybe it's time to 'pair' with her on a project! I did a watercolour sketch of her when she was about 12 ... time to drag it out and make a 'memory'.
Will follow your progress with lutrdor (have a small piece, but have no idea what to do with it !?)

Jo Ferguson said...

I've been using Lutradur for a couple of years. I had Lesley's QA Workshop DVD on Lutradur. I pretty well had it memorized before I passed it on. I'll be watching to see what new things you all come up with.

Leanne said...

What fun with the names, I will enjoy reading your posts in May.