Saturday, July 24, 2010

Klosjes and Hexies for Grandma...

These are my Klosjes for this Saturday!  Just the spools, not yet ironed, a little frayed and worn, but resembling Klosjes, none the less!!!  Leaving rather quickly for Canada, I managed to grab a bag of stamped fabrics for the trip.  I made these sitting beside my Mom's bed, stitching while she slept.   In her waking hours, I showed her all of the pretty colours and she smiled when she saw them.

She especially liked the red and blue hexies I was working on! I put them in front of her on a pillow so she could look at them.  It was then I decided I would dedicate this project to her.  I'm going to call it "Grandma Helga's Flower Garden" in honour of my dear Mom, who loved growing all kinds of beautiful plants and flowers.

Little Seyja is growing quickly!  Here she is with brother, Ari! 

Ari and Axel both love their little sister!!!

Have a wonderful weekend, all!

Mary Ann

Sunday, July 18, 2010

In Loving Memory of My Mom....

My dear Mom, Helga Marie, passed away peacefully in my arms, on July 12, 2010, at 8:10 am.  I was blessed with the gift of being able to spend a last week together with her. 

Mom was born on June 16th, 1924 near Aarhus, Denmark.  She immigrated to Canada together with my father and two older siblings in 1951.  She was a kind and caring mother and friend, a hard-working woman who always put others before herself.

Mom made everyone feel so welcome in her home.  There was always the aroma of coffee brewing in the kitchen, along with all of those wonderful and tempting fresh-baked goodies.  A fantastic cook and hostess, her fabulous recipes will live on forever with those of us she shared them with.

I expected to be very sad when the time came for Mom to leave us, but I know now that she's together with our Dad and sister, Carolyn.  At peace and no longer in pain, she's finally at rest.

Just 24 hours after Mom's passing, my daughter gave birth to a beautiful baby girl.  Mom knew that she was soon going to be a great-grandma again, but was just too tired to wait any longer.  So, when I gaze at my darling little grand-daughter, I know that my mother is with her in spirit, to watch over and protect her always.

Thank you for everything you've given me, dear Mom.

Mary Ann

I'll love you forever,
I'll love you for always,
As long as I'm living,
My Mother you'll be....

R. Munsch

Monday, July 5, 2010

For Mom...

It's almost 2 am and I just got off the phone with the airlines...I've booked a flight to Canada tomorrow morning to be with my dear Mom.  Her condition is deteriorating rapidly.

I made her this quilt two years ago to keep her warm and cozy.  It's hard to be parents, but I think even harder to be children and have to say good-bye to those who gave us life.

I won't be posting for a while, but will be thinking of all the wonderful friends I've made here since I first began on my blog journey.  Thanks so much.  

Mary Ann

Friday, July 2, 2010

Lynette Anderson's "My Garden" BOM.....

I was very happy to receive Lynette Anderson's
"My Garden" Block of the Month in the mail the other day!  I had so much fun stitching this sweet block!  The series of nine different designs started with July's lovely "The Barrow". 
The fabrics are Evening Mist by Moda.


See the cute little wooden flower button? 
There's a new one included every month to compliment the beautiful stitchery design!

Thank you, Lynette, for designing such a great project!  Thanks, also, to Patti of Creative Patches & Sewing for sending the lovely fabric and signing me up for these wonderful kits!

My day is a little brighter because of you both! :o)

Mary Ann