A very happy Mother’s Day to all the mothers and nurturers out there! I was lucky enough to wake up to my mommy (who sadly had to fly back out before lunch). She taught me to appreciate all the crafty parts of life, like Halloween costumes made by hand and scrapbooks and quilts. She was 20 years before her time–she would have been the QUEEN of the mommy bloggers if there had just been an internet for her to blow away in the 1980s! Instead, we just won Halloween costume competitions and had unique hair bows with glitter inside them and all my British friends wanted to come to my house where it was like “an American television family.”
She brought her latest quilt finish with her and I made her stand out in our snow this morning for an obligatory quilt shot. My mom taught me the importance of adding a color that ‘pops’ into a quilt–just look at that orange! She did not, however, pass on her affinity for not buying fabric and only using what she already has. The self control gene apparently went a different way.