Sunday, May 9, 2010

Happy Mothers Day!

I hope it is spent with your loved ones and you feel special and appreciated...Today not only is it Mother's Day, but it is my husbands birthday so we are having a big backyard bbq celebration...I have been cooking all morning and having fun putting it all together...The weather is gorgeous and I am so happy!Everyone will be here at 5, but I wanted to post first....I participated in the Mothers Day Bottle Swap hostessed by Miss Molly...Click on the button on the sidebar to see other participants...She has lost her mom too and found a unique way to honor them today anyway. We were assigned a partner and we filled up a bottle with things that represented our moms and told about them....My partner is Christina......She included a note telling me about her special Mom...
She read Harlequins and watched her soaps" at the same time....She had safety pins all over the house. She has always been very supportive of Christina's art and she encouraged her when she was ill at 17 to paint...It helped her get thru her illness...She was a homemaker and loved to sew and garden.....Here is a picture of the things that Christina sent me.....





you can see the letter in the background and she also included some beautiful atc's that she made me...The one of the lady in the green is a portrait of her mother...She also sent me a package of Cosmo seeds which made me smile because my own mom loved them.........The other thing that made me smile is in one of the necklaces, there are safety pins...how cute is that? Thank you so much Christina for letting me get to know your wonderful mom through you!
Here is what I mailed Christina......









Lots of little goodies that made me think of my beloved mother! I also made a bra postcard in pink to symbolize her fight against breast cancer....














And from me, just cause I like making them, a set of criss cross coasters.......









I love you mom....I cant wait to see you again!!!!! your Mindy....

17 comments:

Jenxo said...

such a beautiful post melinda...Happy Mothers Day to you too...

Barb said...

That was sooo sweet....I am going to regret not having a daughter one day...I think I have found the day...

Barb said...

That was sooo sweet....I am going to regret not having a daughter one day...I think I have found the day...

Mollye said...

Happy Mother's Day Melinda, A beautiful tribute to both moms. Thanks for participating in the bottle swap, XXMollye

Papertrails by a paper lover said...

Happy Mother's Day! What a fabulous partner you had! I love that her mom reads and watches soaps at the same time. That brqa for breast cancer is amazing!

Pat said...

What a nice thing for each of you to do. My mom has been gone for 21 years now....hard to believe it's been that long. *sigh*

Debby said...

Happy Mother's Day!!! Beautiful post.
debby

Norma Soulet (AZArtist) said...

Happy Mother's Day, Melinda!
Great tribute to both Moms.
It has been 3 years that my Mom passed away and I miss her very much. :(
Hugs

Norma Soulet (AZArtist) said...

Happy Mother's Day, Melinda!
Great tribute to both Moms.
It has been 3 years that my Mom passed away and I miss her very much. :(
Hugs

PeggyR said...

Happy Mother's Day! I hope it was a great day for all of you!

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

Happy Mother's Day, Melinda. Happy birthday to your new hubby, too. I hope it was great. You sure seemed excited about the day.

That swap appears to be a wonderful tribute to mothers. I really love the little bra postcard you made. That is really special. Hope your day was, too.

Maria said...

What a gorgeous swap. Now I know what was inthe bottle.

Hope you all have a wonderful BBQ

Linda said...

Melinda such a sweet post! I enjoyed meeting both Mom's! Thanks for stopping by and visiting. Your quilting is lovely. My Mom loves quilts and was an active quilter for many years.

Jo said...

What a wonderful what to celebrate your mothers ... left me with some tears ... i do love the postcard you made ... beautiful!

Laurie said...

what a sweet idea Melinda, Mom is still with me, but I'm saving this idea. I love it. thanks for sharing with us!

roc said...

what a fun idea with the bottle swap. it's always fun to get surprises! i hope you are feeling much better now. love your quilt top in the article below. you do such awesome work!

Sherry said...

Happy Mother's Day Melinda and Happy Birthday Don! I hope you all had a wonderful day!

Sherry