Monday, May 10, 2010

Mother's Day 2010

The annual Mother's Day brunch we have put on for many years was once again well attended.  My mom and dad, mother in law, Grant's brother and wife, and my brother and his wife and boys came.  This year all three of our kids brought their boyfriend/girlfriend so we topped out at 19.  I made three different oven omelets, Grant cooked a whole lotta bacon and sausage, his brother brought a Honeybaked ham, my mom brought fresh strawberries, and my brother's wife brought homemade chocolate chip scones and blueberry muffins that were to DIE for.  There were also waffles, mimosas, coffee, flowers, gifts, cards, and lots of conversation, laughter, and introductions.  Oh, and 3 dogs, including my nephew's newly adopted lab puppy and the granddog, Scully!   My mom took a few family portrait pics in the backyard and I will share those when she sends them to me. It was a lovely day all around.

Nick brought me these beautiful roses and a mushy card.  He is soooo like his wonderful dad!

These were from Grant along with a lovely card and some of my favorite perfume (Opium by YSL).
The painting was my Grandmother's.  It hung over her fireplace for probably 40 years and I always loved it.  I am happy to have it to remember her by.
Somehow I have acquired a new name...Elaine has called me Moo for the last couple of years, but this is a new one!  She and Erica gave me a gift certificate for my LQS.  Too bad the shop was closed yesterday, I was hot to spend it!  But quilty things did happen.  I did some production sewing of triangle squares for Erica's quilt and sewed a few more blocks. 

When I was cleaning up my sewing room a little on Saturday night I found a pile of leftover triangle squares from the Valentine's day project and I sewed them into this mini.

Those are 2.5" finished squares.  Not sure where I'll go with it from here but it was fun to play!  I also made a pincushion "tuffet" as a belated birthday gift for Nick's girlfriend Ali, but forgot to get a picture.  I'll have to ask her to take one for me.  I used this easy Moda Bakeshop pattern.  Now, unfortunately, it's off to Job #2 for me.  I am really looking forward to that 3 day weekend coming up!


Quilt Hollow said...

How fun to hear about your Mother's deserve it!

Joyful Quilter said...

Sounds like you had a great day. Nice hubby, Opium is my fav also.

julieQ said...

I am so glad you had a great day...that sounds like such fun to have a brunch...19 people is a lot! Very pretty blocks, and of course since pink is my favorite, I love your mini!

Cynthia L. said...

You had me at Mimosa and chocolate chip scones!!! Sounds like you had a wonderful day! How nice to have all of your family around you.

Vivian said...

Sounds like a 100% enjoyable Mother's Day for everybody.
Such a sweet little quilt. And I have to make one of those quick pincushions. Thanks for that link.

Barb said...

I am so glad that Mother's Day was enjoyed by all...and those squares are wonerful!!

*karendianne. said...

Oh I did miss this one. Sorry man. Erica's blocks are beautimous!!! Love that little quilt you made. Oh, I do, I do, I do. Wouldn't it look so cuteamous on my wall as a mini? I'll have to daydream about something like that because I think it would be so cute-i-ful!!!

Yours truly amazed at the painting by your grandmother, goddess binx!