Saturday, April 14, 2012

Sokdee Pimay!!

.....or Happy New Year!

Today is the first day of Laotian New Year celebrations. (It is also New Year in Cambodia and Thailand.) It is the last day of the year 2554. Traditionally the last day of the year is for cleaning and decorating.
Today we had friends over for lunch.
Tomorrow is the day between the old year and the new year, a day of rest and for having fun. (If anyone has experienced New Year in Laos, Cambodia or Thailand, this is the day where they throw water on everyone!)
Monday is New Year's Day and is the day for more celebrations and giving of wishes for good luck for the New Year.

Last year my daughter was married on Laotian New Year's Day.

On the sewing front I don't have much to show.....yet.....more secret sewing happening! :)

Just one more little house to add to my collection.

This is my 37th little house from scraps. If I was making one house a day I would only be up to February 6th! Hmmm...a long way to go for me! Lol

A little progress on my next Friends of Baltimore block...

Recently Monique Dillard of Open Gate Quilts blog had a giveaway and I was lucky enough to win one of her prizes.

I am really looking forward to using the Mimi Fit to be Geese ruler. Up until now my efforts at flying geese blocks have been very disappointing! (very sad geese!)  One of the secret sewing projects has a round of flying geese blocks for the next step. I am sure that this ruler and the accompanying instructions will have me making perfect (and happy!) flying geese.

Enjoy the rest of your weekend. :)


  1. Love the poison green and chrome yellow house. I think you are doing pretty well on the mini house project. I think one a day for a year would drive most people crazy.
    Your greens remind me of our newly leafing trees. One of my favorite colors.
    Congrats on the win. Don't we need all the help we can get?!?!

  2. Love your block you're working on. And your little houses are quite lovely. I love the fabrics you're using in them.

    Happy stitching,

  3. Congratulations on the win.
    Well done on keeping up with those little houses.
    Best wishes for the New Year.

  4. Cute house...the ruler is a great win!

  5. The house is cute! Let us know how using the flying geese fuler goes. I have always wanted to try one but keep telling myself I do not need anything else

  6. This house is my favourite so far.

  7. Oh you'll have to let us know how that ruler works! I love the fabrics in your little house and of course your Baltimore block has the beginnings of gorgeous!!! Happy Sokdee Pimay (did I get that right?)