When our new baby was born, I called my mother to ask her to come stay with us over the weekend. Baby made her debut the day before Mother’s Day, and my mom arrived the following Friday with my younger sister in tow. Are there many things more awesome than having women in your family who drop everything and change all their plans to scoot to your side when you need them? I ask you.
While she was here, though, and despite the fact that our guest room is really our family room that shares the basement with my studio, I failed to give her the Mother’s Day gift I’d made for her while waiting for baby to finish cooking–it was draped over the chair in front of my machine, and not once did I think to hand it to her and say, “Thanks for teaching me to be a great mom, just like you”:
I used one charm pack from the Breath of Avignon collection–my mother has a weakness for all things Provencal, so it seemed a perfect fit. The reverse is a super soft flanneled cotton from Moda. I even threw on some hand embroidery, courtesy of Sublime Stitching:
I’ve given Mom a number of aprons the past few years, but this was the first I embroidered, and possibly the first done on time.
Considering the fact that I forgot to gift it at all while she was here (I DID have other things on my mind…) the fact that it was done early might not be relevant anymore. I should just put it with the hand towel I made for my older sister (also with a Sublime Stitching design, this time the Dutch-Russian dolls to feed her Matroshoyka obsession), which I began in September of 2009 and finished last March:
I’m fairly certain both of them read this blog periodically, so ladies: thank you both for being so good to me! See? I totally made you some stuff.
This week’s small project? Getting to the post office.