Welcome Everyone to the May theme.  :))

This month, let's share our love of music, our love for 'our' children...and have a fun time doing it!!
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Squares for this month might include appliques, intarsia, duplicate stitch of.....Djembe or other drums, other African musical instruments, piano keys, guitars, trumpets, musical notes, etc.  
I have created a couple of charts for African instruments, which I am happy to share and there are numerous charts online for trumpets, guitars, drums, etc.
However, this may not be everyone's 'cup of tea', so........
how about this......
Pattern of the month (PoM) for May is PJs. 
PJs (Plain Janes, as we affectionately call them) are garter stitch or single crochet stitch squares....but they can also be textured squares created in a single colour. They are always in demand as they form the 'backbone' of each and every blanket. Almost every blanket created by the volunteers and Gogos in South Africa has mainly PJs with just a few picture squares or stripes in them, so the importance of PJs to a blanket, can NEVER be underestimated.  :))
This month for a little fun, it would be great if, when you post a pic of your PJ or your picture square, you could tell us, or post a link, of a song that has your colour or your instrument in it.
For example.....
MAY 2015 THEME - Shades of yellow
So, let's have fun making squares that feature instruments and/or PJs with colour!! Bring on those tunes, Everyone....there's plenty out there.....
And for a little extra......
Every time you post a pic of a square/squares with the name or link of a song,  your name will go into a draw for a little 'shopping trip' in the KASshop. There will be three 'trips' up for grabs. So please, get knitting, crocheting and looming....and let's make beautiful music together.
“Music gives a soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination and life to everything.” ― Plato 

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A winner! Many thanks Christine. 

Here's a soft little blanket, in shades of green.


Gorgeous tones + patterns in this blanket... But Eeeee... Ha ha.... .. The song's a bit before my time  (1970)- I just laughed!!!

Well, we already knew that I had a few years … um, decades... on you Karen.  I still like the song, but agree that it has a very 70's sound.

Loving the mix of shades in your blanket, Sharon....LOVING the design.

I had forgotten this song...you little groover, you....lol.

Don't worry, Sharon, Karen has already had a good laugh at Christine's and my groovy clothing choices so welcome to the club! Having said that I'm afraid I've never heard of this band or the song! 

No worries, Patricia, just a chuckle or two.   

I was very familiar with the song, which had often been used as a reference to me in college (university) years, due to that Irish part of me - green eyes.   But I almost never know who sang what.  Can't blame that on old age; I never knew even in my teens.  And I'm sure I won't remember next week; that I do blame on old age.

Clever design . Well done Sharon!! Thanks. 

So eye catching!

This is like a painting. Beautiful Sharon. 

I'm amazed, but not surprised.  You people are incredibly talented.  I have just 'flipped' through the pages of this theme and am in awe of all your beautiful work!  Well done everyone!!!

Bev, I tried to use your pattern for cross stitch (sorry, Lesley ... I'm not nearly as good as you :) and it just came out looking like a ... well ... um ... my hubby told me it looked like a trophy.  So I made it fatter.  Now it looks like a ... well ... um ... a pulpit my dad used to stand behind on a Sunday morning???  Anyway, I hope that a child will look at it and make it whatever he or she wants it to be ... haha

And here is a little something that I hope will allow you to forgive me for the mess I made of your pattern, Bev.  This yarn was a gift from a friend.  Even though I usually prefer blue, and because you made so many lovely blue squares for our March them, and because you're such a lovely friend to me, I suffered through working with these colors.  And ... I didn't mind a bit!  Here are 6 Tunisian Crochet PJs in pink and purple.  After all ... that's what friends are for ;)


Gorgeous tree/trophy/pulpit Gloria … it is always good to stimulate creative thinking.   Also LOVE your pink and purple squares, and especially your choice of songs.   Good work all around



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