Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Dandy (dan-dee) something very good or agreeable.

I had such fond memories of these little puff balls from my childhood.
Just seeing their yellow heads peeking out from the blades of grass would bring a smile to my face.
I'd sing and dance for hours in seemingly endless fields of Dandelions.

I made many wishes...

that were softly blown into the winds with hopes of being fulfilled.

Many halos of yellow blossoms were created to adorn my hair.

I'd searched for the perfect bouquet to
pick and gather... to give my mom.

She would arrange her special delivery of Dandelions in a beautiful vase.

Then one day it all went awry!
I grew up (got old).
Those dainty yellow blossom went from being a precious flower to...

a weed packin' HISTAMINE!!!

There's no "DANDY" left in Dandelion.
No scent of my childhood friend... who I frolicked hours with.

Now...visions of my favored (past) yellow friend are blurred and inflamed!

I can't get away from those air pollutants fast enough.

Allergy season is long and calls for special S.W.A.T= Stop Worst Allergy Time with extreme tactics!
Keep those histamines at bay.

Although it may not be yellow it's defiantly "DANDY."
I do enjoy singing and riding it while I mow down those " Lions."

The good news... I'm not allergic to "Kit-tah's." Which makes her highness very happy.

To be safe against any subversive "lion" attacks...hubby picks sinus friendly blooms...

which I arrange in a beautiful vase.

~~~~You've Got A Message ~~~~

Ribbon & Fabric Bulletin Board with tufted buttons.
(frame is optional)

What You'll Need

  • 2 pieces of cork, each 16 inches square
  • 16-inch square foam core
  • Craft glue
  • 20-inch square quilt batting, 1/2 inch thick
  • 20-inch square cotton fabric
  • Hot-temperature glue gun and glue sticks
  • 6 yards satin or grosgrain ribbon, 1/2 inch wide
  • Scissors
  • Tape measure
  • 15 to 18 matching buttons or coordinating fabric covered buttons)
  • Matching threadand needle

1. Use craft heavy duty glue to attach cork piece to foam, and let dry. Glue second cork piece on top of first; let dry.

2. Place batting over board so 2 inches hangs over on each side. Hot glue batting edges to back of board, making sure it is straight and lies smooth. Put fabric over batting, and secure in same manner as batting.

3. Starting in bottom left corner, stretch piece of ribbon diagonally over board. Let last 2 inches of each ribbon wrap around back of board. Hot glue ends in place. Continue attaching ribbon, moving up board diagonally and spacing each ribbon 4 inches apart. When completed diagonally in 1 direction, attach ribbon in opposite diagonal direction to create a checkerboard effect.

Image of glue gun attaching ribbons to bulletin board.

4. Create the *tuft* by passing the threaded needle with button through at regular intervals over the ribbon intersection. It may be easier to sew the tuft without the button. Then positioning the button over the indentation, hot glue in place. Repeat at all ribbon intersections.

Enjoy a histamine free day.