I hate when I can’t blog and check email! My laptop has taken a crap and therefore I can’t blog and check emails regularly. I’m pretty perturbed about the whole situation. I get so behind on everyone and my group emails get high in volume so I know I miss conversations as they happen. But onto better and brighter things…
The first person to wish me a Happy Mother’s Day was the child that started it all. The child that made me what I am nearly twelve years ago…my first baby boy, Jose. I was so shocked at my heart-card but wasn’t surprised by his sentimental thought. Jose has always been a very thoughtful child. He wrote the most perfect words. I’ll share them with you.
“For all the things you’ve done for me
I just keep loving u more and more
And even bigger MORE.
Happy Mother’s Day!
This is probably the best card I’ve ever received.
I was overjoyed and yet completely surprised by a gift, or shall I say gifts, that I received from Aunt Pam for Mother’s Day. I was not expecting this pleasant surprise. It definitely brightened my day. I’ve been busy reading word for word of Little Quilts. The photos are amazing and the amount of detail in the writing is fantastic. This by far is my favorite quilt book. It’s for any skill level. I highly recommend it. My aunt also included a piece of blue fabric which is absolutely lovely. She knows how much I love reproduction fabrics. :o)
For my mom’s Mother’s Day I made her a scissor case and fob along with a pair of titanium scissors. Well, I didn’t make the scissors – LOL. I will be honest. I started this project a little over 2 years ago and at the time it was a little ambitious for me. I had every intention of getting it stitched and assembled but it didn’t happen. The next year came and once again same symptoms and hang ups. Finally, this year I was completely confident. I’m glad it's done and well received – mom loved it! Just so you know, this has been my “secret project” for the past several months.
It went from this…
This design is Mother’s Day Scissors Case & Fob by Giulia Punti Antichi ("GPA") ~ she’s in Italy. It’s stitched on 28 ct Natural linen using Waterlilies throughout. For the tassel I added GPA’s recommendation of a Kreinik Metallics Braid #4 to add glitter and it worked. :D
To add a little personal detail I lined the scissor case with the scissor fabric which is really sweet inside. I twisted ALL the cording myself and I love doing it. This is the first time though that I tacked down cording. It was interesting.
My mom is my angel – always has been always will be, but more so now than when I was a child. I have learned to appreciate mom more and I simply cannot live without her. I realize our lives will end someday, but until then mom is my angel here on earth. I know there isn’t anything or anyone perfect except for the ‘man upstairs’, but my mom comes as close as any one thing or person can that lives and breathes and walks upon us. I could go on and on about my mother, but I don’t want to keep you from yours.
Happy Mother's Day Everyone!