Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Four Leaf Clovers

Plenty of Porch Swinging going on in the U.P. as the temps have been warming up. We have metal gutters so it’s like music hearing the melting snow trickle down the columns. No complaints in our house.

Thanks for all the birthday wishes. A friend in my office gave me fat quarters and packaged them even prettier than the fabric.
Also included in the package is chewing gum. It’s for those days that it’s tough working with rooms full of men. You have those moments when, even in anger, tears come and you completely don’t want it to happen--- that’s why at holidays we always give each other chewing gum.

I’ve been catching up on my BOM blocks. Hopefully I’ll have photos in a couple of days.

I wanted to show a frame in honor of Saint Patrick’s Day. About eight years ago, we took our kids tubing down the Pine River. It was a lazy river close to home that bends and twines around trees. We’ve seen bear, beaver, birds of all kinds, and deer. On this particular day, Don loses his car keys in the bottom of the river. There were other people At the dock where we pulled in, so they gave Don a ride home to get the spares. That left the kids and I there with four inner tubes and a ton of mosquitoes. After spending 20 minutes reassuring Chelsey that Dad wasn’t talking or messing with “s-t-r-a-n-g-e-r-s”… We set out a way to pass the time. I remembered how my Mom and I used to look for four leaf clovers. She always found them--- I never did. I saw some patches of clover and we set out on a mission. Well, lo and behold--- we cleaned up on 4 leaf clovers! The kids were totally impressed and the time flew by. I saved them in this frame as a memory. OK—maybe they aren’t shamrocks or even clover, I’m not a plant authority… didn’t matter. We thought they were. I felt incredibly lucky that day… and still do.

(I always wonder – did I start finding them because I’m a Mom now, Or Did I just get “Lucky” now because I’m a Mom?????)

11 comments:

Sue said...

Sweet, sweet post! I love the frame with the clovers in them as well. Aren't family memories just the best?
Blessings!

Stina said...

Ahhh....loved that story...and finding fourleafed clovers aint easy...and you found four...fantastic..:O)

Pat said...

I think that you are lucky because you are a mom! I know that I am.I loved your story and it is a great memory.

Joanne said...

Happy Belated Birthday and what a great memory and a nice way to keep it.

Shellmo said...

I'm so glad you found those clovers and they look great in that frame!!

Karen said...

I'm a little late wishing you a happy b-day, but I hope you had a great one. I love how the simple things, looking for 4 leaf clovers, make for some great memories. As for being a mom and being lucky...I think all moms are lucky because they/we are moms;)

Libby said...

What a sweet memory *s*

Claudia said...

Love your story about finding the four-leaf clovers! What a lovely memory! I'm glad you had a happy birthday. By the way, I do remember that spoon jewelry!

Cheryl said...

A wonderful story!!! How very, very lucky to find the clovers!

KCQuilter said...

What sweet framed clovers! I love that idea.

Journeying said...

The porch swinging sounds great!
And keeping the 4-leaf clovers under glass is a fantastic idea.
And - spring is here!