Sunday, May 08, 2011

Happy Mother's Day!!!!

I was looking for something else when I found this heart pattern on Jon's Pattern Pages. She designed it in memory of her mother and it just seemed fitting that I tat it today in memory of my own.

I didn't have too much of a problem remembering how to do the daisy picot but for some reason, my first long picot would not come to the front like the others so....I clipped and frayed them all, but I really did want Jon's version!

ps...I used 2 to 2 1/2 yards of size 20 thread, 3 yards tops! I put on way more than that and just measured what was left. Always good to have an idea of how much thread to wind.This is my mother, Dot, in 1948 as a senior in high school. She was 16. She didn't turn 17 until she graduated in May. She wasn't much for pink but she did love red so I made the heart in red and white. She wasn't good at everything and she didn't know everything but she sure could make you feel like you did. I think that was her special gift not only to me and my sister but to anyone who came in contact with her. She is dearly missed, still, after all these years. She passed away in 1988 from cancer.

I posted the beginning of this crocheted gerbera daisy on my lace blog but thought I'd put it here too, just because it is pretty. It's not quite done. I ordered some findings for the back and then I'll stitch the center flower down along with a bead or button and some padding.

If you're from the midwest and maybe a few other select places in the States, you know this is SHROOM season. That's really just fun slang for mushroom or specifically, yellow morels. My oldest son came by today to wish me Happy Mother's Day along with a gift...and then a second gift of these mushrooms when he came back up the hill from hunting them. YUM! I have them soaking now. Can't wait to fry them up and EAT! I've also talked to most of the other kids and the day isn't over.

I spent a good part of my morning tweaking some safety training I'm doing tomorrow. I'm still sorting and cleaning, sorting and cleaning. The mower wouldn't start so I had to buy a charger and it's charging now. Of course, I also noticed the front wheel is going flat. I really need to take some vacation and catch up but that's not going to happen for at least a few weeks. My car was backed into by someone in the parking garage and so a good part of this week was involved with the car in the shop. Didn't cost me anything but time and annoyance and really, stuff happens. In the overall scheme of things, that was nuttin'.

It did delay my focus on some electrical work and getting my new garage in the works though. My middle son has made great strides in cleaning up the deadwood and cut wood in the driveway so I'm pleased with that. We still have so much to do before I can get a garage put up but I'm also excited that where the old garage is, will be a new patio area. I might actually be able to get some lawn furniture and lounge in the sun with pretty flowers and birds and squirrels and .......oooh...skunks. We found a dead skunk yesterday in the garden-yard while my son was burning brush. We put the carcass in the fire and the smell soon went away. And I saw a baby snake in my flower bed by the house the week before. I've bought a few flowers to put in, but haven't had the time or energy to follow through. Or it's been raining. Lookin' good today though!


  1. Happy Mother's Day! The best thing you can get from someone is a memory, you'll have that forever. I love how the heart came out and those frilly picots. Those mushrooms look like deer feet. One too many taxidermy books.....

  2. The heart is so pretty, and I love the gerbera daisy!

  3. Beautiful heart and beautiful mother! Happy mom's day Gina!!!

  4. I love that gorgeous heart! :)

  5. Happy Mothers Day to you!! Love your heart!!


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