Monday, May 10, 2010

Sunday Thoughts

Happy Mother’s Day  a little late– . Both my kids are came home yesterday—weather prermitted it… we were expecting 3 to 5 inches of heavy wet snow and got about 2 1/2 inches of the heavy white stuff. I knew there was a reason I hadn’t planted anything yet. We had a Southern home cooked meal, cooked as a family-- fried chicken, corn on the cob, green beans, french fries and pecan pie. No dates... no friends....just Don, the kids and I.  Sounds selfish..but it was really nice.

I’m blessed to have my Mom still with me. Though she’s 1200 miles away, we chat almost daily. When they used to travel to visit, I was always nervous for them to see my family or my home. My folks never judged. But she was always, in my mind, the world’s best mom – a tough notch to reach. I realize now—maybe not then—that I’m the judging one, not her. She sewed for me, taught me to sew, took me to Dance lessons, piano practice and church. She cried with me over boyfriend breakups and covered for me when I cut school—and tore me up later….. She’s a wonderful lady.

I have a baby shower to attend next saturday. So I have been working on a baby quilt from the schnibbles book. I've had almost nine months to make this piece and I'm waiting to the last minute to get it together-- literally. I can rationalize anything, but I should have worked on it sooner. I'm more of a traditional girl, but the family is going with peacock murals and teal painted ceilings..

I picked out the bright Moda Line called Birdie. the jury is still out on whether I like it our not. We'll keep you posted.

I had a date with cleaning out the jeep.  It's still got the "Winter Blues" but after yesterday  ready for spring.

There's nothing like sunshine at 6 am to get your morning started right.

Hope everyone had a Happy Mother’s day . Thanks for being a parent through the rocky times. It’s easy to parent when things are rosey. You earn your stripes as a mother when you stick out the rough times. I hope every one was Queen for day.


Darlene said...

Nothing selfish about enjoying spending time with your hubby and children. Glad you had a wonderful day.

I love your first Big Schnibble quilt, Melanie - perfect for a baby!

Sue said...

Thank you, Melanie. Nice that you had a day with family. I don't see a problem with that:)

Your Schnibbles quilt looks great. I am anxious to start in that book but have yet to get my machine back...*fingers tapping on the cutting mat*. Getting a little impatient:/

Have a great week!

Muddling Through said...

I LOVE the new baby quilt. It is so bright and modern, just the thing for a "today" baby. And there is absolutely nothing selfish about spending your day as you choose. When our children grow up and move away, they ARE guests when they return.

Evelyn aka Starfishy said...

Sounds like a nice Mother's Day! My 6 year old washed the dishes (including all silverware that was already clean in the drawer), spilled so much water that he then needed to mop the floor and also cleaned the bathroom. Goodness! So cute. The kids at school did a special breakfast on Friday with lots of craft-y presents. They grow up fast. I am glad that your kids were able to come home for the day! Cheers! Evelyn

Fiona said...

Sounds like a perfect day - and I love the colours in the baby quilt.

Carol said...

There's not a single thing selfish about having Mother's day with your children and husband...I'm just thrilled for you! I love your baby's wonderful! I did a quilt with Birdie for my grand daughter and they all just love it!

Karen said...

Snow! I feel for you. May just shouldn't have snow.
Sounds like you had a wonderful day with family. And so good that your mother is still there for you even though so far away. Mine passed away a number of years ago.

Greg said...

I just love your quilt you made! Gorgeous! Thank you for your blog, I think you are gorgeous. xxx

deb said...

Sounds like a wonderful mothers day and your dinner sounds yummy. I love the bright colors in that quilt...lucky mommy!!!

Lori said...

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Tracey @ozcountryquiltingmum said...

I am with you on the traditional, but must admit to buying some birdie fabric myself! They are truly great colours, this will look great...and i think all quilters work through the list via a deadline-I always tell people, "give me a date to have it done or I'll never do it!!"
Your Mother's day sounds great, excuse my ignorance, but are you actually in the south, having a southern meal? I always think of your south as warmer and the north as full of snow!