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Thursday, May 13, 2010
My Mom Made This!
I had a lovely little visit from the postman this morning.
A BOX! For ME! And it was from my mom who lives in Idaho...which I was not expecting! I mean, I should be sending HER things for Mother's Day, not the other way around, right?
I think I've mentioned before that my mom is a new quilter. I've been so excited that she has finally succumbed to the bug and thrown herself right in! I mean, I've been addicted to this for nearly 30 years, and I finally wore her down? :cD
She lives in a VERY RURAL community, and there happens to be a darling quilt shop there. I've met the ladies, they are wonderful, and they love my mom, so that just makes me feel SO GREAT. I know when I can't be there, they are watching out for her and showing her all the ropes of this quilting thing.
She has joined a GUILD! She has even gone so far as been on an "away" retreat complete with overnight lodgings!!
Yep, I think she is well on the way to becoming fully one of us....A QUILTER. I couldn't be more proud!
So..you can imagine my tears this morning when I opened this box and found this wonderful wall hanging....made for me...by my mom.
Just look at this! This is a foldy log cabin, with such texture and intricacy...layers and layers and tiny (YES!) strips...and buttons and recycled fabrics and....I just bawled!
In fact, the full picture is probably blurry because I was still teary eyed as I hung this and took pics of it out on my front porch. Don't worry, it's not staying there...the light was better out there. I'll find a place to hang it inside.
I absolutely love how she adorned it with buttons. Some really fun ones!
The funny thing is...she said she has already given one to each of my sisters, and others have been made, but she saved MINE for last because she wanted it to be perfect. I mean, honestly? She should know me better than that! Now I feel like she has been holding out on me all along. I love things better if they are NOT perfect. It's perfect in its imperfection, as are we all.
Thanks Mom!! I love it! (And you..immensely!)
Quipped by Bonnie K Hunter at 2:00 PM