Happy Mother’s Day

I don’t usually like to post on Sundays, but today my heart is filled with so much love and happiness that I just want to share some of it with you, my online friends.

I hope your home is filled with kind words of love and loud shouts of children’s playing voices.   I hope you get slightly burnt toast, hand drawn cards from school, and paper flowers.

I hope you think on the memories of your own dear mother and forgive hers and your faults, and focus on her tender care of you.  I hope she is still around so you can give her a tender hug filled with love and gratitude.

I hope your beautiful children call you, or better yet, come by and fill your home with grandchildren crawling or running around and getting into everything.  I hope your home is filled with the music of love permeating all around you.

The words of this song have been playing through my mind all morning.  I hope you don’t mind if I share them with you–

“I see my mother kneeling with our family each day

I hear the words she whispers as she bows her head to pray

Her pleas to the Father quiet all my fears

And I am thankful- LOVE is spoken here.”

Happy Mother’s Day!

A Late Mothers Day…thats okay right?

I know that Mothers day was a week and a day ago, but I made such sweet things for the Mothers in my life that I just HAD to show them off. Even if it is late. 🙂

My first gift is a little sad. One of my friend’s Mom passed away a few weeks ago. I was so lost about what to give a grieving friend, especially when I was hurting from losing someone that had shaped my life in my younger years.

I remembered hearing someone say that she had been given a handkerchief  when her husband passed away, and I felt like that would be a thoughtful gift for my friend. Forget Me Nots were, of course, one of the first flowers that came to my mind.

This was the first time in over 10 years that I have embroidered anything. It was such a healing process. With every stitch I thought of the love I have for my friend and the memories of her and her mother.



My next gift was for my best friend in the world. We had babies around the same time and it has been a blessing to have someone to talk to and share advice, frustrations, confusions, and joys. (Of course, sometimes we just vent).

I added a boarder to these adorable flour towels that I got at Target for $4!  I copied a Pinterest photo, and had to do a little guess work to make this happen. I made a Blanket Stitch around the border of the towel. Then using my size F hook, I made a double crochet four times in one of the blanket stitches, and a single crochet in the next stitch. I made the whole pattern that way. It was very easy, and it turned out very cute!


The last gift was a joint-effort. My son and I made them for my sweet Mom and my amazing Mother in law.

Michaels was having a sale on canvas; buy 3 for the price of 1! That is why this whole craft even came to be. I bought painters tape, 4 different colors of paint, paint brushes, and the canvas. I went home with my little cutie and I taped out the word LOVE (as you see). I put different dots of different colored paint all over the canvas and let my  little artist go to town. At first he used the brushes, but by the end he decided that walking on the canvases was more exciting. It turned out to be really fun, and hopefully it made the sweet grandmas feel a lot of love from my little boy and me.

Sweetly yours,