Happy Happy Mother’s Day. I do hope that you are now enjoying time with your children and family! Such a great day for it.
I give my Mother and my Father credit for who I am! Both the good and the bad! Mother for the encouragement and desire to obtain a college degree even if it took me 30 years at night to complete and my Father for the Common Sense and ability to talk to just about anyone that would listen. Mother was brilliant and an accomplished piano teacher who played the piano and organ for the Methodist Church every Sunday and I was always there with her so she gave me knowledge of God which has sustained me through the years with my good choices and bad choices. She taught piano lessons for years before starting a 2nd career as a school teacher. Mother received her degree in the 1930’s along with her Sisters. I loved her younger sister, Rosabelle, who was my idol and I loved her dearly! Aunt Rosie was a hard-working woman, farm wife, school teacher, and raised 3 great children. I miss my Aunt Rosie so very much!
I always teased my Mother that she was a Mid-Western Yankee and of course being a Chopin, my Father was a crazy French Cajun all his life. Life with these two was a trip. So I am a mixture of both of them, and therefore you get a woman who is totally outspoken, loves life (at times) and inquisitive on all things! It was not a Beaver Cleaver household, but evidently I learned a lot – especially how to be an independent woman at a VERY young age! My parents were good hard-working people as they suffered through the Depression. Mother was not a “Susie Homemaker”, in fact she was not home much at all! But I am thankful that they gave me a chance for life! My parents were in their mid and late 30’s when I was born and it makes a difference when your parents are older. When I was in high school they were close to 50 – hum… no wonder they went to bed so early!
OK – enough of that – Happy Mother’s Day again to all!
Here is what I have been up to this week as far as hand work and some machine piecing!
And here is my 13th Heart for the month of May. This small project keeps me on my toes each day.
Check out the other ladies who are participating in the HQAL every 3 weeks. I am afraid I do not have much to show for this time, but something is better than nothing! LOL I may do some hand quilting tonight on Indian Summer!