May 9, 2010

Happy Mother And Grandmother's Day

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. 

29 comments:

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

What a sweet tribute to your Mom. I too wish my Mom had met my children. Your hearts are darling.

susi said...

happy mothers day to you ,too,cute,your hearts,have a nice time,susi

Terry said...

Lovely picture of your mother.
I will be spending Mother's day (tomorrow here) with my Mom and very happy about the prospect.
Love your hearts. Creative minds linked I was just thinking this morning that it's time for some more hearts.
Happy Day

O'Quilts said...

I love the hearts u made and the heart you have for your mother.

Diane H said...

Mothers Day Blessings to you dear, Nat! What a beautiful photo of your mother, her heart is in you and your children and beats there everyday.

Pat aka Posh said...

Happy Mother's Day Nat.. what a lovely mum.. You look a lot like her.

Cathy said...

Happy Mothers Day Natima. What a beautiful tribute to a beautiful woman. Your Mother's photo is gorgeous. I adore your doily hearts, what a fabulous idea. I have a few little doilies in the back of my cupboard, now I know what I am going to do with them.Have a wonderful day. xo

Maggey and Jim said...

You too. Have a great one. My Mother lives with us (30years) and she is 91.. She is so wise. I am so happy to have her.
Maggey

Lizzie said...

Thanks for sharing a photo of your beautiful Mum Nat, have a great day today...
Lizzie
xxx

Julia said...

Just beautiful Nat...what a lovely photo of your Mum, you look so much like her..
Hugs Julia ♥

Sue-Anne said...

A beautiful tribute to your mum Nat. What a beautiful looking lady! Happy Mother's Day to you too.

Kit Palaskas said...

HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY MUM.
You truly are the best Mum ever, love you lots.
xoxoxo

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

Happy Mother's Day.
Your hearts are always the most beautiful!

Suzanna said...

Your hearts are so lovely Nat, and I like so much to see your picture of your Mother.

Astrid said...

Happy Mother's Day, Nat! Thanks for sharing the nice words and photo of your mom, a very beautiful woman. Your hearts are so cute!

Kaite said...

what a beautiful Mum, and she's still with you, reading over your shoulder. Lovely way to use the small doilies too, great idea to combine it with extra fabric. Great post, Happy Mum's Day to you too Nat...k.

Janet said...

Happy mother's day Nat. You take after your Mum, that's such a beautiful photo. I love your hearts and the idea of recycling the doilies, they're lovely.

ria vogelzang said...

What a beautiful picture of your Mother! Love what your Father use to say as well.... ;)) ....!
It is so great to see all those lovely hearts in your post. I hope you will have enough for yuor Christmas-tree in december.
Enjoy your Mothers day as well. Hope you have a great day!

About Me said...

Oh Nat,

Reading your beautiful post and seeing the photo reminds me of my mom! In fact, my mom looks very similar to you mom! Who knows, maybe are long lost cousins.

Again your creations are beautiful!

Enjoy your day and Happy Mother's Day to you!

Micki said...

Happy Mother's Day to you and a lovely tribute to your mom!
Micki

Lurline said...

Beautiful memories, Nat and that is what is important if you can't have it all forever! Love all your hearts, too!
Hugs - Lurline♥

ivoryspring said...

Lovely post, Natima. Your Mum is beautiful in that picture. Those hearts are absolutely darling.

Nedra said...

Happy Mother's Day Nat!
Your mother is a beautiful woman, and I loved your tribute to her. You are so fortunate to have such a great example as her.
Love the hearts!

Lis said...

What a moving post and tribute to your mother. It's not Mothering Sunday here in UK (we have it earlier in the year) but I spent the day with my parents and really appreciate that I can.

Manya Maratou said...

giassou Natima, hello classmate! I do enjoy browsing your blog and admiring your work, there are lots of smiles here.

Queen Of The Armchair aka Dzintra Stitcheries said...

Hi Nat...a lovely tribute to your Mum, you look so much like her!!! Cool hearts too...Love, Dzintra♥x

Nadine said...

Happy (belated) Mother's Day, dear ! Beautiful picture of your mother, and these hearts are as cute as can be ;>)
XOXOXOXOOXOXOXXO
NADINE

Heather said...

The hearts made with the vintage embroidery are so sweet. Well, actually they are all sweet - such a simple but beautiful use of old fabric.

prashant said...

What a sweet tribute to your Mom.
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