Mother’s Day – 2012

This was the invite that appeared in my inbox before Mother’s Day:

The honour of your presence is requested by,
Your Daughter

To attend a tea, to celebrate


Sunday, May 13th, 2012

This is a picture of the guests and hostess.  My son was also there but is not pictured as he was behind the camera.  Left to right around the table:  Me, my Dad, my Mom, my MIL, my daughter, and my husband.
Mother and Daughter: 
Mother and Son:
Mother and children:
This is the gals that were honoured along with our hostess, my DD.  Standing, left to right:  My mother, Me, my daughter, and sitting:  my MIL.

This was the perfect way to spend time on Mother’s Day!

Mother’s Day and a Fabulous Weekend

My long weekend has come to an end. 🙁

I had last Friday and today off from work which gave me a 4-day weekend. It has been wonderful–like a mini vacation!

Sunday was Mother’s Day and I had a fabulous day. Both my son and daughter helped out by doing some of the household chores. I spent the afternoon quilting. My son, daughter, and husband looked after cooking supper. We had my parents over for supper and we had a nice evening visiting with them.

As you can see by the cards below, both my kids have a sense of humor.

From my daughter:

I love the mug that my daughter gave me.

From my son and his girlfriend:

I love ladybugs and this sign and ladybug ornament from my son and his girlfriend are perfect!

My husband got me an I-Pod so that I can listen to quilting pod casts. This is something I have wanted for a very long time. I guess he was listening to me!

I believe I was spoiled!

I had quite a few finishes this weekend as far as quilting goes.

I finished the binding on my Parrot Building Blocks quilt. This was a pattern that Pam found on-line that was designed by Debbie Mumm. If you would like to make your own quilt, the pattern can be found here:

My version is larger than Debbie’s and finishes at 52″ x 75″.

I had purchased some frog fabric and coordinates some time ago. I decided that Warm Wishes was the perfect pattern to use up the fabric. Warm Wishes was a pattern featured in Quiltmaker Magazine in the November / December 2003 (No. 94) issue. The pattern can also be found on line at:

This is a closeup of the frogs.

Because the first Building Blocks quilt went together so quickly, I had time to make another one with some lady bug fabric on the border.

This is a closeup of the ladybugs.

Back to work and reality tomorrow!