Sunday, May 9, 2010

Happy Mother's Day

Happy Mother's Day to all!!!!

I am having a great Mother's Day and hope everyone else is doing the same.  Breakfast this morning with Jeff(husband) and then off on another drive to wherever we end up.  Actually, we just headed north down one of the main thoroughfares in OKC until it turned to gravel and then headed east. I forgot to pick up my camera before we left, so no pictures )-:  Saw lots of green pastures, farm ponds, cows, horses, birds, and large, large houses.  It was a very relaxing drive and enjoyed the countryside sites.  We arrived back home around 12:30pm to visit with Ashlee and Dominic for Mother's Day. Around 3pm headed to my Mom's house to visit with her.  Got back home around 5:30pm. Jeff had a meeting to go to and I am home now,  checking emails, blogs and enjoying "me" time.

Last Thursday (May 6) was my birthday.  I have never really thought about how old I was until this year.  I turned 58 and that sounds old when you say it. However, I have always thought of age as being just a state of mind, so even though it sounds old, in my mind I am not old, 35 years or  Anyway, I had a great birthday day. I did things I wanted to do...painted the nursery room at Ashlee's home, for my new granddaughter, who will arrive around July 15.  Light pink is the color. Again did not have my camera so no pictures. When we get it all finished I will post pictures.  Birthday dinner was Mexican food(my favorite) with friends. It was a great birthday.

I received some very special gifts from An American Primitive Gathering, the ebay group I belong to.  Chris sent me these wonderful goodies.

She does awesome needlepunch and cross stitch work and I feel very privileged to have received some of her pieces.  Her ebay ID is mysticalprimitives. If you get a chance, go look at her listings. 

Kathy sent me some beautiful pieces of wool, along with a hooked flower pin that is gorgeous.  Some wonderful colors of DMC floss and a "primitives" shelf sitter.

I will be going to rughooking camp in a couple of weeks, so Jeff said he would just give me money to spend on rughooking patterns, wool, wool, and more wool.  I said that sounds great to me. Never can have too many patterns or too much wool.

Friday was my hand applique class. I have appliqued before, but decided I wanted to take a class to learn some new tricks and shortcuts. I enjoyed the class immensely. Will be doing 4 blocks out of "Baltimore Basics" by Mimi Dietrich. Here is the first block I have ready to start stitching.
Now, I am more of a primitive type person-reproduction fabrics, muted colors-but sometimes you have to get out of your box and try something new.  The fabrics I used are batiks.  I will probably just do the 4 blocks and make a wallhanging or put each block in a picture frame.  I did learn some new techniques that I can use in my primitive quilts and stitcheries.

What a busy week ahead! Rughooking on Tuesday. Serger class on Wednesday. Sewing Club on Thursday. Monday and Friday morning work at the office and then afternoon exercise workout. Hope to find some garden time also this week. Still need to plant some flowers. The weather has been so strange. Today it is actually pretty cool. Supposed to rain this evening. It has been overcast all day and it does look like it's getting a little dark in the west, so maybe it will rain. Could use it. Garden is starting to look  a little dry.

Well guess I better get back to my stitching. Would like to finish the first block so I can start on the second one.  I will try and post each block as I finish it.

Wishing everyone a blessed week. Give someone a big hug. Always keep smiling.



  1. What a busy woman you are.
    Such nice birthday gifts.I see some beautiful plaid wools in there.
    Happy belated birthday to you. 58 is young, wait till you reach my age.

  2. Sounds like you had a wonderful birthday and I know what you mean, I still think of myself as young, even though my body doesn't agree, lol. Love the block you are working on, beautiful colors.


  3. Wonderful birthday goodies! Your applique block is sure looking great. Hopefully I'll see you on Tuesday....I've been hookin' like a crazy lady catching up on the House Blessings rug it sure is addicting! Happy Mother's Day!!!

  4. Sounds like you had a wonderful Birthday and Mother's Day! You certainly have a funfilled week ahead. Enjoy it!! Can't wait to see your blocks stitched up. They are going to be really pretty.