Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Wednesdays With my Mom

My beautiful Mother. At work as a Secretary at about the age of 24.

Okay, catching up on two 'Wednesdays...' this week. Two weeks ago I decided to ask my Mom if she wanted to help me with a sewing/craft project. She was thrilled (I just knew she would be).
: ) So I marked precisely where to make the stitches.

My mom was the most incredible seamstress I've ever known. She really should have been a fashion designer.

I kept asking her is she was tired and wanted to stop. But she just happily plowed through until all eight were done.

The fruits of her labor (above). This allowed me to make two more Boo Banners. One for us and one for my Shop. Click HERE if you would like one for your home.
Then, last week I asked my mom if she would like to help me finish up the painting of our family room. This is also another longtime love of my mom's. I have plenty of memories of her painting the walls of our homes over the years.
She loved every minute of this. I had a feeling she would. (Wink) ;-)

And of course, the end result. Thank you sweet Mom!

15 comments:

Mildred said...

I think we all feel like we are needed and we like to help. I am sure you both received a blessing from her help.

Scrap for Joy said...

You know, ML, there are child labor laws...are there "mom" labor laws as well? :D I'm sure your Mom loved being able to help you in your creative endeavors! xoxo

The Hopkins Home said...

I LOVE how you find ways for your mom to be active and involved in life. In my before kids life I was a social worker for the elderly and so many times I saw seniors who were so depressed because life had lost all meaning for them and their families carried on around them but never involved them. It's so much healthier for them physically, emotionally and mentally to include them they way you do :) Your mom is lucky to have you and it sounds like you are lucky to have her too. God bless!

GrandmaBev said...

It's great that your Mom is still able to do projects with you. Being able to do things helps make you feel useful and worthwhile. What a blessing you are to each other.

Diva Kreszl said...

I so enjoy reading about your times with 'Mom'...these are such priceless memories and you capture them beautifully! Sending prayers to you and Mom!

Heidi said...

I just started following your blog not too long ago. But I SO enjoy your Wednesdays with Mom! Thank you for sharing. Your mother is beautiful.

Suzanne said...

Your love and appreciation is a joy to read. Thank you for sharing such a wonderful mother and the love of her daughter.

MiMi said...

For some reason this post really got me today and kind of makes me teary. I don't know why, maybe it reminds me of my grandma who made the most beautiful quilts, even after she lost one eye to diabetes. She loved that stuff! I inherited her sewing machine and I love it. I think of her every time I use it.

Mimi said...

HI m.l.!!!
Oh how sweet, yes I think we are never to old to participate and to ask her for her help must have made her day!!! I love seeing her sewing and painting!!!!! And as you know painting is not an easy task!!!!
She is just so sweet!!!I love the BOO bannner, but my daughter and I did our own BOO craft this year, I think I will post that soon, we got the cardboard letters covered them in Halloween paper and decopaughed (SIC) them, it was so fun!!! Now we want to make some for Thanksgiving, Christmas and the list goes on and on!!! I love doing crafts!!!!!
hugs,
jamie

creative breathing said...

Mary Lou! We have exactly the same piano! Your mother sewing your rosettes touched my heart in such a way I can't even begin to find words for. Such sweet days. E

mysteryhistorymom said...

Your posts always leave me with a smile and the most wonderful feeling, Sweets. You and your Mom are such a fabulous team!:) Lori

Darlene said...

I bet your mom had a blast helping you. LOVE it!! I always have a big smile on my face after I read your Wednesdays with my Mom posts!

marmielu said...

How good of you to have your mom do some "work". I bet she felt great doing that. You're gutsy painting with the furniture right there, uncovered! I thought I was daring, but that tops me! It all looks great.
Mary Lou

Hope said...

Your blog is lovely & your post about your mother's help is so nice. My mom helps me do things like that sometime & I just love it. Last year she helped me wrap all my Silver Bella swaps and pack all my 'supplies'.
Blessings~Hope

My name is PJ. said...

Oh my gosh, she is the absolute cutest! Moms are moms for eternity, are they not? The fact that she was GOOD at what she help you with is a big, fat bonus!