Sunday, May 10, 2009

Happy Mother's Day

This is a most different Mother’s Day. I usually am treated to lunch by my daughter, you know the 40 year old nursing student, but she is working today. DH is tied up with the final performance of his play (matinee) and I am here at home. I am, however, not alone. Look who all is with me:

This somewhat calm picture is not what drove me to get the camera at 6am. Look at what I woke up to:

I had said they would become really good friends and boy have they. I haven’t been able to sleep past 6 for the past 2 weeks. For a retired person, that is really early.

I had thought of going to my mother’s in central FL for Mother’s Day but it wasn’t possible: I did send her this.
This is a postcard made with machine embroidery, fused appliqué, and satin stitch around the outside. The picture, covered with vinyl, is the only one I have of me as a child: aren’t I cute? I love making things for my mother and I have been trying to come up with smaller things that won’t just clutter up her home.

I am hoping that with all this solitude I will be able to begin the quilting on my gift quilt: I finally got it put on the frame yesterday. And then this afternoon I have been recruited to video DH’s play: that would be 2 ½ - 3 hours of standing with a video camera. Oh, what we do for the one’s we love. Happy Mother’s Day everyone.


Carol said...

I don't see the postcard.

My Mother's Day is even worse than yours. First, I have sons - they rarely remember "events" and they each live 1000 mi west and 1000 mi east of me. Second, my husband leaves today for 2 weeks at Ft. Leavenworth KS.

I did manage to treat my mother to lunch at a new Italian eatery that we all enjoyed.

Lurline said...

I know two creatures who love their Mum!
Hugs - Lurline♥

Jessica said...

...just make sure you're willing to give Ponce back at the end of May. He'll definitely have some Abigail withdrawal. Happy Mother's Day!

Julie said...

Those pups seem like good company! LOL. I love your postcard. You are so cute. Happy Mother's Day to you too.

Nicole said...

My kids couldn't be with me on Mother's Day this year either. They both checked in by phone and that was good enough for me. Usually my daughter hosts a special Mother's Day Tea Party, where all the guests exchange tea cups. This year she is in the middle of moving house, so she had to put it off.

Pat said...

Love that the dogs are such friends now. The postcard is wonderful...I hope you scanned the photo, though, so you still have a copy of that it's very precious.

QuiltedSimple said...

Happy belated Mother's Day!