Saturday, July 17, 2010

Happy Birthday, Mom


Today is my mom's birthday. She hasn't been with us for many years, but I always think of her on this day. As I was driving home this morning, thinking about how to celebrate her life, I came upon an estate sale.

Inside was a TON of good quilter's cotton, all pre-washed and ready to sew. I had stumbled on the "mother-load," so to speak! Although my mother never grew old, or sat at a sewing machine, she was big on supporting my sewing interest. She was also a great supporter of those in need.

So, in her honor, I bought most of the fabric. It will be donated to my quilting group who makes quilts for hospitals, nursing homes and recovery residences. This way, she can do what she would have done if she were still here--spread a little comfort to those in need.

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

HI, Just to let you know; reading your entry about your Mom is bringing tears to my eyes! What a thoughtful and meaningful thing to do! You'll never know what a difference just one quilt can make to someone. (I'm sure you do though) Thanks for sharing! Mary

Sharon M said...

You have surely hit a nerve. What a good thing you are doing. My Mom was a great supporter of my creative adventures over the years and you have given me a wonderful idea for her future birthdays. Thank you.

Magpie Sue said...

What a great way to honor your mother. Truly inspiring.

Victoria @ BUMBLE BEANS said...

fabulous. what a lovely post.

Quiltdivajulie said...

What a perfectly lovely gesture . . . your mom would be thrilled.