Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Wednesdays With My Mom...So you won't worry : )

I'm not quite ready to blog again, (lots of "real life" has prevented me from finishing my big organization project), but that's okay... because interruptions are part of "real life" too.
But just so you won't worry, I thought I'd take a few minutes to post a 'Wednesdays With My Mom'. On this Wednesday, we took over one of the Sibling's group gifts that had to be ordered, therefore came after Christmas.
She was completely thrilled. Our wonderful sister, June, helped Mom pick this one out at Coldwater Creek one day in December. But they didn't have her size, so they ordered it and had it sent.

Below, holding the beautiful new bag my sister, Diana, gave my mom.
Next, we ran over to June's to show her how it fit and ended up spending a little time with her.
Great day!!

See these adorable little girls below?
Well this is also them, below...
These silly girls decided they wanted to make new black dresses for New Year's Eve.
Thank heavens my sweet friend, Margie (above), was in for the insanity and came over to help me, help the girls pull this off.

Beautiful J's dress:
Beautiful Sara's dress:

We couldn't have done it without you, Margie. Thanks for coming over to help. : )

** I'm working hard putting the house, garage, and studio back together. We also came down with terrible wipe-you-out colds over here after Christmas. Don't feel obligated to leave a comment here. I haven't yet answered even one from the last post. I'll be the first to admit, "I'm a piece of work"!!! Looking forward to coming back to blogging soon.


Anonymous said...

Good Morning, Great family photos and gorgeous black dresses! Your Mom looks so sweet in her new jacket. Sorry to hear you all have been sick. I am taking a blog break as my husband's health has made it necessary for us to sale our home and find a handicap accessible home. I'll check in with you often and I hope things will settle down for you soon. I wish you the very best in the new year.

Sue @ Not the Good Scissors! said...

Awww, I am leaving a comment anway :)

First, the dresses turned out beautiful. It does my heart good to see young people sewing. They will never regret learning how to sew.

Your Mom is such a sweetheart. I love her jacket from Coldwater Creek. You can never go wrong with Coldwater Creek. They have beautiful clothes. They have something for every age.
Take care, Sue

Deb said...

Your mom looks SO happy! :o) The jacket is lovely - great colors for her!

And your gorgeous girls with their beautiful dresses! Wow. Absolutely stunning.

Hang in there! xo

Tami said...

Did you seriously think that some of us could go with out leaving a comment!! Your Mom looks wonderful and happy with her new gifts. The girls black dresses are beautiful!! Keeping you in my thoughts!

Big Hugs~ T

Country Wings in Phoenix said...

Good Morning Sweetie...
I have missed you so much. I love to see your Moma on your Wednesday post. She is just the sweetest little thing. Love her new jacket, and she looks so happy to have it. She sure seems happy in her new home when you go to see her. She still has that beautiful smile. I love it.

Love the pics you shared of the girls. They sure are beautiful,a nd their dresses turned out gorgeous. How sweet they looked. Thank you for sharing with me sweetie. I so love it when you do.

Country hugs and so much love...Sherry

Busy Bee Suz said...

You respond to each comment? That is too much work.
Love your Mom's jacket...such pretty colors.
I am SO jealous that those 2 adorable dresses were MADE and not bought!!!! How great is that????

marie said...

I'm leaving a comment ~ because somehow I didn't on the last post! But don't you worry about responding to it ~ it's just good to hear from you.
I was thinking of you just this morning and hoping you were getting all that you wanted to done! So sorry to hear that you had colds. I hope you're all feeling better!
The girls dresses are beautiful. Your mom's jacket is too! Love all the colors in it.
You ARE a piece of work! A beautiful piece of work!! Have a wonderful, productive January and I hope we hear from you again very soon!

Jacqueline said...

I've been checking on you daily but not worried...moms and daughter are lots of work but the best job around! Love to you, as you press on.
The dress adventure is amazing to me, since I can't sew a stitch, I totally appreciate those that can!

Diva Kreszl said...

oh sweetie don't you worry about answering our comments, we're just glad to hear from you! Your Mom is just such a beautiful woman, looks like you had a wonderful day together. How brave of the girls to attempt such a big project, the dresses are beautiful but pale in comparison to those gorgeous girls! Take care of yourself and your family dear one, we'll be here when you get back to your blog.

Jenglamgirl said...

lOVE THE GIRLS black dresses, and your mom look so cute and happy in her cute jacket. Have a Wonderful Wednesday!

Kathleen said...

All in the good Lords time Mel. Thank you for keeping a living diary of mom and dad and kids. Everyone in the family is so thankful for any tiny thing you have time for and can share it with all the out of town relatives as well as your many friends. Life definitively "happens" and that is OKAY! Lots of love from up here in the frozen north!

LBP said...

Those black dresses are beautiful! Great job!

I love your mom's new jackat. She is adorable.



Mimi said...

Hi Marylou!!!!
So glad you are feeling a little better, I also got sick on Christmas eve, if you can believe that, first time sick on Christmas!!!! I still have a lot of congestion, but feeling much better!!!!Your Mom looks so good!!!! I love that she knows what she likes!!!!Her new jacket is darling and the handbag,she loved I can tell!!!!
Oh gosh, your family growing up was so sweet!!!!So you were one of the younger ones!!!!I was 2nd out of 4!!!!
Oh gosh, those dresses for the girls were to die for!!!!!
I love that Vintage look and to have a couture dress for New Years eve, Oh my!!!!They look stunning!!!!
I hope you get back to blogging soon, but hey I understand!!!!

LemonyRenee' said...

Wow! You have been a busy girl. Such kindnesses for other people. I hope you find such kindness, too.

Don't worry about not commenting . . . as far as I'm concerned, I would like to comment when I want/when I have time, but not be pressured to. So let's agree, "comment without obligation." Deal? Deal.

Happy new year!

MiMi said...

I'll say it again...your mom is SO cute! And those dresses are gorgeous too.

~The Robin's Nest~ said...

Oh.My.Goodness Mary Lou,

That dresses are fabulous!!! The apple didn't fall far from the tree with those girls! So special they have each other.

Don't you be worrying about us here in blogland-We aren't leaving...Just take your time we will be waiting for you when you get back~!

Much love,

Sewconsult said...

So great to see the sewing interest of the girls. Your mom's jacket is perfect for mix & match outfits.
Beckie in Brentwood, TN

Darlene said...

Awwww you can tell your Mom LOVED her gifts. She looks so stylish in her new jacket with her new purse!!

LOVE the girls' dresses. They did a FABULOUS job on them. Glad you had someone to help. So neat to make "one of a kind" beautiful dresses.

Hope you are feeling better and don't worry about visiting us. We just enjoy visiting YOU!!♥


I love the smile on your Mom's face!! Her new sweater is so pretty.
The dress the girls made are awesome!! Sewing is on my "to do" list this year. I have a machine that is just gathering dust and have a few projects that I want to do.
Have fun getting your home organized!
Deb :)

Lorraine said...

Hope everyone is feeling better. The dresses and girls are beautiful!

Holly said...

HANG IN THERE!!! Life gets too real for all of us at times. You are definately keeping yourself busy. The dresses are beautiful,...and good luck with the 'organizational' projects. I am trying to pull similar stuff off here. (slow going...;))

jenjen said...

Your mom is so cute! And those dresses! Beautiful!!! Great job!!!


My name is PJ. said...

Wonderful post! Wilma looks great!

The dresses turned out so pretty; your friend sure is a peach to help out! We should all have friends like that.

What's the age difference between your oldest sister and you? The five of us have an 11 year spread, oldest to youngest.

Lisa said...

I recently lost my mother. There is something very therapeutic for me, to follow your Wednesday's with mom! I love it, and anxiously wait for every post!

GrandmaBev said...

Your Mom looks so nice in her new jacket. I'm sure it was worth the wait. The girl's dresses are beautiful. Margie is so sweet to help with everything. I'm glad you are getting over your cold and feeling better.

marmielu said...

The heck with you and your no comments! What a great post for somebody who isn't blogging! I love the girls' dresses, and Sara's shoes are adorable! As always, I love the pictures of your mom. Take care!
Mary Lou

ByTheSea said...

Please dont worry about anyone.. I totally know how it is when you have so much going on.

Love all the photos... and your momma looks so cute. Love her jacket.

The Dresses for the girls are so cute.

Take care of yourself.. Joy

Mimi Sue said...

I thought things would settle down after Christmas but so far not so. Love that first picture of you as a baby. Your parents look so young still. Loved that church in the background. Probably late 50's or so right? Your mom's new jacket is almost as cute as she is. Love the little girls in their baptism dresses. How fun to make black, party dresses a few years later. A great memory for them both. And you too of course. Love Sarah's gold shoes too. Hope all are feeling better. Mimi

Scrap for Joy said...

It is great to hear from you again, if only briefly...I know you're busy and when you get sick, it throws your plans out the window. Just take good care of yourself and come back when you can. I love the smile on your Mom's face...she does look adorable in that jacket! Love the girl's dresses, too-they look so "smart"...meaning fashionable!
xoxo J

Pam said...

Your mom is too cute! And what a wonderful friend Margie is to help the girls out with making dresses. They are georgeous....the girls and the dresses. Hope you are on the mend.
Love Pam

omaegarcia said...

Oh my! So glad to see your post!...Started to get alittle worried about you...lol..

Its always such a warm feeling that I get reading about your family. Wonderful...love it...

I do believe because of your posts regarding spending time with your mom has improved my relationship with my own mom!...

But, I must say the most fun I have is seeing the sparkle in your mom's eye when it comes to clothes and accessories!!! Yay!!! I love it!!!...such a fashionista...


Celestial Charms said...

Your Mom seemed quite pleased with her lovely gifts. So nice to see her smiling face. The girls looked lovely previously in white, and now in black. Good luck with your organizing. Better you, than me :)

Scrap for Joy said...

Love your new blog banner...hehehe! You're making progress! xoxo

Amy said...

Your Mom's jacket is so great. She looks so pretty in it.
I so love the dresses the girls made. If you get a chance can you pass along Sara's pattern? I've been looking for a pattern like that!
Hope you're getting your organizational project done....Haven't gotten much of that stuff done around here!

Small House said...

You manage to have an awful lot of fun!

Emily P. said...

Mom, if you're a piece of work, it's only because making someone so wonderful isn't easy. I LOOOOOOOOVED S and J's dresses!!!! I want to make one! What beautiful girls. Love you all you guys and hope you feel better soon. :)

Leslie Doughty said...
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Leslie Doughty said...

*Sorry I was clearly not awake when I made my first post that I just deleted* :-) Hi! This is my first visit to your blog, I just became a follower. Nice post, love all the holiday finery. I am really curious to know where you got the patterns from for the dresses your girls made? They did a wonderful job on them and look beautiful. My daughter and I are about to get into a dress project and I'd love to use this style of patterns. Can you tell me about them? Thanks so much & keep on keeping on!

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