Sunday, May 9, 2010


It was the day before Mother's Day last year, and I was getting in my car to go and get my mom a Mother's Day gift.  I usually wouldn't have been so tardy in picking something out, but I was that year.  Mom had planted a rose bush right next to the driveway, and as I got into my car, something caught my eye.  I had just inspected the bush one or two days prior, and there were only a few blossoms on it, and they were a bit wilted at that.  However, that day I noticed that three little buds had appeared right in a row, and immediately I knew they represented my two sisters and I.  There was one more new bud on the bush which was smaller than the other three and had bloomed behind them.  That was also interesting to me, since my mother's first pregnancy ended in a miscarriage.  Needless to say, I went back into the house to retrieve my camera, took a photo of the buds, went to the photo shop to have it developed, and then framed it....

This year, one of the gifts I'm going to give mom is a necklace I made for her.  Years ago I gave her a vintage pin--it was made in Austria, and it has the prettiest colors and enameling.  However, the clasp broke, and she asked me if I could convert it into a necklace for her.  Being very creative, she picked out several hand-dyed silks in complimentary colors from which to hang it.  The pin and the silks have been sitting in my project bag for quite a while, and I finally ordered just what I needed to make the necklace.  I can't wait to surprise her with it!

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