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Sunday, May 11, 2008

Happy Mother's Day

Happy Mother's Day to all! I wish every Mom a wonderful day. Today is somewhat bittersweet, my Mom has been in Heaven now for 12 years. And I miss her. A lot. Especially now, when I find myself on the cusp of another life change. My boy, the Cadet, has announced to the DH and me his intentions to ask the lovely Jenna to marry him. The engagement will happen in the late Summer, my guess is August or early September. He is incredibly happy and knows she is the one. First though, as all romantics are, he wants to ask her father for her hand. No wedding plans just yet, he and Jenna have another year of school and then he has to see where the Air Force sends him.

I watched this boy grow into a man in the blink of an eye and God has mightily blessed us with him. And I smile cause out of all the things my DH and I have accomplished in the 50 years we've walked this planet, he IS our greatest accomplishment. I think we did well and I thank God daily for the awesome priviledge to be a Mom to such a wonderful young man.

Because it's Mother's Day, I worked on Nellie's Garden Revisited. Remember when I told you that I wanted to start a memorial sampler for my Mom? A few weeks ago, I started it but didn't have enough to post a progress picture. Today, this is the fruit of my labor. I will continue to work on it tonight and remember my Mom, the gentle lady who sacrificed for my brother and me.

The colors are the recommended GAST fibers but I switched out the fabric to Lakeside Navy Bean because the LNS didn't have any of the Vintage Autumn Field. I bought the Lakeside in 32 count because it was awesomely distressed and had the same brown hue as the recommended fabric. I put a few stitches in it and decided that I didn't want to railroad the stitches so I pawed through my stash for a piece of 36 count that I squirreled away for a project such as this. I am quite pleased with how it's stitching up, the colors are soft and muted. I am once again sorry for the crappy picture, the colors are no where near what they are in real life.

My day was good, very low key. Mike called this afternoon, David and I just hung around. We made grilled salmon which was absolutely tasty. He gave me a Martha Washington geranium hanging basket and another bird feeder (I think it was for him...really.) All in all, a very nice day.

Anyway, I want to share with you a picture of how Chrissy the Wonderdog spent her Sunday. Doesn't she look comfy? She pulls all the blankets off the sofa and makes a bed for herself. I am constantly washing them!

Hope you all had a great weekend and I wish you a wonderful week ahead. Mine will be busy, a potential Customer assessment Tuesday and Wednesday. I am heavily involved with this assessment so I'd appreciate good thoughts and prayers for me as I answer the audit questions. I am a little nervous. Tomorrow, I will be reading up on all the processes that I will be audited on. So THIS is what it feels like to be on the receiving end of the questioning....


Karoline said...

Good luck with the assesment Joanie and I hope all the Cadets plans work out

Juanita - aka flosslady said...

What a lovely idea to start a memorial sampler for your mother. Looks like it is coming along nicely.

BTW-- I pulled the threads for Their Song this afternoon. Hoping to get a start on it tonight. :)

samplerlover said...

Hi Joanie,
Congratulations to the Cadet and the lovely Jenna. Thats lovely.
Your Nellies Garden is looking lovely. I saw another beautiful sampler on the weekend on The Attics Newsletter. It would be lovely for my Mum, so I will have to keep my eyes open for it. It was called Lois Minshall from Threads of Gold. I love the saying. The first line is "A mothers love, how dear the name". Beautiful.
Good luck with the assessment and I hope that you don't have to work to hard. - Take care - Sandra.

Von said...

Oh, Joanie, exciting times in your household! Congrats to the Cadet and to you as the lovely Jenna joins your family! :)