Sunday, May 13, 2012

A little Mother's Day piece for this Sunday

Happy Mother's Day!
I hope that you can spend the day relaxing with your loved ones. My plans are to stitch a little and sew a little and enjoy the day.

This Sunday I have a small piece I cross stitched years ago when my boys were toddlers.I know this was a Cricket Collection piece but I don't remember the name. I love the verse around the mother bunny.

There is no higher calling in life than raising the children God has trusted to our care. That sums it up nicely, doesn't it? This piece hangs on the wall next to my bed and I see it every night before I turn in. A little affirmation that being a mom is a job we need to do the best as we can. Some days are definitely more trying than others but I've always been glad to be a mom.

So do you have any Mother's Day traditions? I have one I started for me years ago. I always start a new cross stitch project on Mother's Day. A totally guilt free start, cause you know I need that - LOL! Anyway yesterday I was looking at my rather robust stash and looking at all my WIPs and was finding it a wee bit hard to justify another start. And then it hit me - I would start a new month on my BBD Anniversaries of the Heart piece! Last night I just about finished Pattern 9, Moonlight Visitor, and the next month I planned on doing was Pattern 8, Clara Ellen. Now Pattern 8 would be the month of August and August is the birth month of my Mother and my Grandmother. What could be a more perfect day to start this one than Mother's Day. A day I remember both of these wonderful women who first put a needle in my hand and praised my work from the time I was a child. I am so grateful that they introduced me to a world of fabric, thread, yarn and crafty stuff. It makes me happy every day!

Happy stitching-
carol fun


  1. Hi Carol--what a neat stitchery from the past that you made!!love it--
    and I never thought of doing something special for Mother's day--I do for alot of the other holidays and I have no family living near me--but not mother's day--
    so I am off to check my stash, too--though I do have plenty started and had planned on finishing the Aprils word play today--
    Thanks again for the idea--
    hugs, Di and miss gracie

  2. Very nice Carol - A nice sentiment and very loving bunny. I like your idea of a new start to honor your Mom and Grandmothers - we are fortunate to have had special, loving women as part of our "childhood villages".

  3. Very cute bunny! The choice for your Mother's day start couldn't be more perfect!

  4. So sweet Carol. No traditions here, just laziness in abundance! LOL

  5. I love all your cross stitch pieces. And you picked the perfect project to start today. Good Mom's Day for me - a call from Mozambique, talked to my granddaughter in Portland, we skyped with Henry and his mommy and daddy in Denver, dinner wih my daugher and son-in-law, flowers and a phone call with my son. Great day! Carol

  6. You are just full of good ideas! I remember that bunny chart 'cause I stitched other parts from that chart as gifts.

    Today was a special mothers day as it was my son's birthday! And, he got engaged today!


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