Sunday, May 9, 2010

Happy Mother's Day

A very Happy Mother's Day to one and all!

"All that I am, or hope to be, I owe to my angel mother"  ~Abraham Lincoln

(If only we didn't have to wait until they became president for them to realize this . . . )

 I finally got one of those mini applique irons that everyone else has . . .

"It kills you to see them grow up. But I guess it would kill you quicker if they didn't." ~Barbara Kingsolver

When she was about 12 and we were going through a particularly difficult period (and, if I recall, she didn't like me very much), my daughter wrote me a Mother's Day poem, LOL. Can't remember what we were fighting about, probably homework. . . . I keep a copy of this on my sewing room wall. Here's an excerpt:

"You are there when I laugh
There when I cry
Nothing can stop you
From making me try.
Pushing me through
Sometimes over the edge
We'll always be friends
To that I can pledge.
At times it seems hard
Especially when we fight
You think l'm wrong
I think I'm right.
It doesn't make sense
But neither does love
Like that of an angel
Sent from above."

There's more, but you get the point. Ah, mothers and daughters . . .  At least she got some of her angst out in a creative way. We're better now, some days, at least.

I have a son, too, and he recently turned 21. Where oh where does the time go?? One of my favorite pictures of us, taken just several days after being inducted into "Momhood."  Is that really my hair?? I'm so old now I can't remember if it was a perm or that wonderful thing that happens to your hair in pregnancy . . .

He looks very content, doesn't he? They say babies don't actually smile when they're only a couple of days old, probably just gas everyone said. But I know better . . . 

I started sewing some half-square triangles from scraps a few weeks ago when I was bored. No special pattern. I love simple triangle quilts, so I'll probably just put them together into a little one. Maybe I'll have a little time to get some more of them finished today.

"The mother's heart is the child's schoolroom."  ~Henry Ward Beecher

"The mother loves her child most divinely, not when she surrounds him with comfort and anticipates his wants, but when she resolutely holds him to the highest standards and is content with nothing less than his best."  ~Hamilton Wright

Have a good one.


Sharon said...

Happy Mother's Day! Oh yes...the struggles of mothers and daughters at that age! And now she is my very best friend!

Darlene said...

AH, Mothers and Daughters! :-)

Happy Mother's Day!

Sandra said...

Your half-square triangle project really looks nice, especially the light/dark contrast. I love the scrappy look in quilts. The photo holding your son is a classic. They do grow up far too quickly. Sigh...

Daniƫlle said...

Mine is 1.89 m and 24 years already!! Started after a pregnancy of 26 weeks, weighing only 1210 grams and 35 cm long. Everything is ok Thank God. Got a big hug yesterday and every day for that matter. And you know what: he has a good eye for what is right or wrong as it comes to quilting hihi!! Love your triangle project! Happy sewing! XXXD

Ingrid said...

Great Mother's Day post. Love Caitlin's poem!

Kathleen Tracy said...

Not bad for a cranky 12 yr old, huh?

Lori said...

I hope you had a nice Mothers Day!
Sweet photos!


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