Happy Mother and Grandmother's Day to all my blogger friends and visitors. I'm pleased to say that this is my second Mother's Day post since I started blogging over a year ago. I feel quite sentimental each time I post something that I did a year ago. Today I would like to honor one mother in my life. My mother, a great strong lady. A bread winner in our family. My father said he was the brain of the family, he was a ship's captain and my mother was everything else. She was a hard working woman, a very smart woman. My mother was a sewer, basket weaver, a gardener, a great cook, a barber and she was also a singer. My mother was a gentle and kind woman. I can not remember my mother ever getting angry. She was a beautiful mum to us 5 and was a great grandmother to 7 grandchildren. The only regret I have is that I wish you had met my children Mum...!
This is my Mum. A copy of a black and white photo taken when she was in her 30s.
Mother's Day hearts. I made a few more hearts for this year's Mother's Day. They are made from a vintage doily that I tea dyed. It was quite a small doily and I didn't want to lose any embroidery from it. So I added Liberty prints to the back, and this way I also saved the crochet edging. There was a little piece from the doily left over, I made fobs for my scissors. Waste not want not, that is me.
Another photo with a vintage doily in the background. Another doily waiting to be cut up for more hearts. Maybe at Christmas time!
These hearts are made from a round doily. A doily with a folk kind of pattern on it. It was enough for four smaller hearts. I also tea dyed it before I cut it up. I quite like these ones too.
I used a check fabric for the back of these hearts. I do love making hearts and hope that I will have enough to fill my tree at Christmas. Do you like making hearts? I have a pattern of these hearts, so if you would like a copy, just leave me a comment.
Enjoy your Mother and Grandmother's Day everyone. It's your day.