Wednesday, May 12, 2021

My Mother's Day

 Mother's Day was a good one for me. First I received this convo from an Etsy customer who bought one of my tutorials.

It's easy to forget that I have an audience of readers and what I write matters to them. It always makes my day when I get messages like this (and your comments do too!)

My son and his family sent flowers, and we had a nice talk later in the day.

My Mom and her friend Mike came over for dinner. It was so nice to have company! It was so nice to cook for the three of us. We had salmon and asparagus and raspberry sorbet for dessert. While my Mom and I have talked regularly during the pandemic, we weren't able to have long visits, so she hadn't seen the quilts I had made in the last year. We spent a long while looking at them, and talking about them. 

We talked a lot about Partly Sunny, the long distance quilt Julie made and I finished. I also told my Mom about how I had written the stories of the Waltzing Matilda, Goose Rocks Beach and All Together Now quilts and had given them to the recipients when I gifted the quilts. It made me realize that the story of Partly Sunny should have that treatment as well, so Julie and I will be working on that in the next few weeks. To that end I spent Sunday evening bookmarking all the posts both of us had written about the quilt so I could work out the quilt's timeline. Turns out Julie started collecting yellow and gray fabrics in 2015 with an eye to making a yellow and gray quilt sometime in the future, so the quilt's story is bigger than I thought.

My Mom asked a favor. "Can I have a quilt for my table? I'd like one for spring."

My Mom loves (and asks for) every quilt I make, so I told her I would be happy to LEND her one! She took Tutti Frutti home with her, and here it is, on her table in her apartment.

It was a good day.


Quiltdivajulie said...

A wonderful day!!!!

Just Ducky said...

Hello Miss Millie! Glad you had a good Mother's Day. Filled with family and love.

Linda Swanekamp said...

Quilts and people you love on the same day. Great time.

The Selvage Fairy said...

I'm glad to know your Mom is doing well. She's a nice lady.