Tuesday, May 13, 2008

What kind of flower are you?

My daughter Deana wrote the most beautiful tribute to "her mother's mothers" for Mother's Day. She picked a flower that reminded her of each of my grandmothers, my mother, my mother-in-law and for me and then wrote something about each of us and told why she picked that flower for us. She took the photos of each of these flowers herself. It was so touching.

The coincidence here is that I had tried several times to get on the computer Sunday to post a tribute to my mothers before me and put on photos of them and to my daughters who are all mothers now but couldn't get on. Even though Ang's baby isn't due for a couple of months, she is still a mother.

I am going to swipe the part she wrote about me to show you. I hope she doesn't mind. :) I tend to "borrow" her pictures quite often. She and her husband have quite an eye for taking beautiful photos. I have the eye, something just happens between when I see what I want to take the picture of and when I see what I took the picture of. I am so thankful fo rdigital cameras! I delete more than I keep.

Danetta...My Momma. The BEST...BEST BEST mom a kid could ask for. I know a lot of people say that because you're supposed to, but really, I LOVED having her as my mom growing up. She was just the right mix of smart, and pretty, and fun, and silly, and mean, and good. She would dance when she cleaned the house, and let us skate across the freshly waxed kitchen floor. She made us clothes, and every single meal. I have always had silly names for her, Mo-Mo, Mommafro, Mommy Poo. Today she's the person I talk to every day. She's a very different mom now in my mind from the mom I had growing up. Not that it's a bad thing, just that the mom I needed then, is not the mom I need now. And I think that's what I love most of all about her. She is always EXACTLY what she was meant to be when God decided she was supposed to be my mom. So why is the most important lady in my life a little daisy? I guess because it's so unassuming, just like her. But tell me, who doesn't smile when they see a daisy?
They brighten any day.

I saw this on a blog I was looking at today and it made me wonder. I love to take these little quiz things so I thougth I would check it out. Go ahead, have some fun and let me know what kind of flower you are and if you agree with the description they have to match the flower picked for you.

They say I am a sunflower - "When your friends think smile, they think of you. There is not a day that goes by that you can't find something good about the world and your fellow human."

Monday, May 5, 2008

Star Quilt A Long

I ventured out yesterday after having lunch with Brenna and her family to purchase the fabrics for Amanda Jean's 2nd quilt-a-long. This one is going to be various star patterns. I think this is what I have chosen to make my version. The fabric underneath is what caught my eye first when I went in. I think I will use it for the setting blocks. Then I found these fat quarters to go along with it. I will use the white ones for the lighter pieces and go from there. I still have to get the background fabric though. let the fact that the background fabric I had in mind for this is more of a cream color than white when I focused in on this combination. Now, it's back to the store... OH NO.

Growing up, these were my very favorite color combinations. When I was in 16 and got my very own room for the first time since I was 19 months old, these were the colors I chose to decorate it. My great-aunt Iva crocheted me a pillow in these colors to put on my bed.

Thursday, May 1, 2008

Happy May Day

This day always reminds me of the time when my kids were little and the teachers at school had their class make little May Baskets and told them to give them to someone to make them happy. Deana promptly took hers and hung it on the door of the little man across the street whose wife had recently died.
It was such a big gesture from such a sweet little girl.