Friday, May 12, 2017

Happy Mothers' Day!

My last post ended with a bit of a teaser as I had forgotten to take a pic of the final gift from Thea and the Victoria Sampler in honor of their 20th anniversary in business. So here is my new treasure.

All the attendees received this beautiful set of floral-handled scissors with a lovely little tape measure. I love scissors and this is a wonderful addition to my collection!

We've had some lovely days, as well as a thunderstorm of epic proportions! I think all that electricity in the air caused the iris to burst into bloom. The peonies will be open soon, and the roses are getting ready as well, and some of my clematis is blooming. I can hardly wait till the garden is full of color!

As far as stitching goes, I've done a little. On the Happy Birthday Sampler (VS Retreat project) I finished stitching the cupcakes and candles and added flowers to the vine borders.

I've stitched the number 60 in the little server for my own 60th birthday coming up next month. And it's plain crazy that I'll be 60, so I'll just not think about that, lol!

Hello Spring came out to play for a few days this week too.

It's coming right along - perhaps to be finished in time for summer.

Mother's Day is Sunday, so I'm hoping to get a couple of my boys to help me do some yardwork tomorrow. Then on Sunday some of us will be going out for brunch at Tagaris Winery, where my youngest will be working. The environment at Tagaris is really nice and it might even be nice enough to eat out on the patio which is especially lovely.

So I wish all you wonderful mothers a Happy Mothers' Day and everyone a glorious weekend!


Pamela said...

Lovely stitching and great close up photography. Sixty is a pencil birthday in Japan- kanreki.

Vickie said...

Oh what pretty scissors and tape measure those are. Your garden is so lovely Von. Mine is just waking up. Oh that Birthday Sampler! The colors! Love it!! Happy Mother's Day!

Robin in Virginia said...

Your flowers are beautiful as is your stitching. What an incredible pair of scissors you received! Enjoy your weekend!

Jo who can't think of a clever nickname said...

Those scissors are just wonderful! What a great gift. Love your stitched cake and candles too.

viv said...

Beautiful stitching and lovely flowers. What a beautiful pair of scissors. I know you had a lovely time. Our peonies are past bloom as are the iris, but the lilies are coming into bloom. The roses have been spectacular this year...must be all the rain we've had...I can't take any credit. Happy Mother's Day to you. Hugs, viv

Barb said...

I hope your day was lovely!! That 60 was a hard one for me and the news is, they don't get any easier! Where does time go?! I am truly getting sick of this weather. We have had the fireplace on for most of the week and I made a pot of chili for us. Rain and cold, the garden is very very slow!! Your flowers are beautiful!

Melinda Forbes said...

Hope you had the most wonderful Mother's Day. I love my 60's so far. I swear each decade seems to get a little better.

Julie said...

Beautiful 60th stitching.
Marvellous gift of the scissors and measure, what a treat to receive that.

Cricket-bug Corner said...

Happy Mother's Day to you! Washington does have a fantastic flower display in the Spring - this is our first one here and it is beautiful!! I'm green with envy over your retreat!!

Julie.C said...

Lovely stitching and what a lovely scissors gift they are quite special.