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Sunday, May 9, 2010

Happy Mother's Day

My Beautiful Mother "Gail"
1936 ~ 2005

If Roses Grow In Heaven

If Roses grow in Heaven, Lord,
please pick a bunch for me,
Place them in my Mother's arms
and tell her they're from me.

Tell her, I love her and I miss her,
and when she turns to smile,
place a kiss upon her cheek
and hold her for awhile.

Remembering her is easy,
I do it every day,
but there's an ache within my heart
that will never go away.

~Author Unknown

My Beautiful Mother-In-Law, "Helen"
Age 17

As I was laying in bed this morning enjoying my breakfast and playing on the computer, I remembered a cross stitch I made for my mother  for Mother's Day many years ago.   I thought I would share some photos of it with you today:

This is a pattern from Bent Creek called "Mom and Dad" that I stitched up using my own version of hand dyed threads.  I had it framed in an antique frame that I had cut down to size. I love the marbled purple/gold mat along with the eggplant suede mat that compliments the finish.  I added alot of Mill Hill charms and antique glass beads.  You can click on the photos to supersize them.  I have added some butterflies, tulips and little flowers to personalize it "my style".

Happy Mother's Day!!!



Jan said...

What a beautiful tribute to your momma, Jolene!! She was a beautiful lady!!

Berit said...

How beautiful that photo of your mom is--and MiL too! A beautiful piece of stitching, as well. :)

Myra said...

That was a beautiful tribute Jolene. I miss my mom too. :o)

Anonymous said...

Your mothers are gorgeous! Happy mother's day. :)

Ma Teakettle said...

What a beautiful tribute, to two beautiful ladies, sweetie :)

Have a wonderful Mother's Day

Cari said...

Happy Mother's Day Jolene! Love the pics of your mother and mother-in-law. And the poem put a nice warm lump in my throat. Thanks for sharing. Hugs

Sherry said...

love the mom day poem! And your stitched piece you did, with perfect framing is beautiful. I really like the "Three Crows" pattern - looks like a pretty quick stitch and you gotta love those once in awhile. I absolutely LOVE the strawberry in your banner - did you make it? Sherry

~*Shar*~ said...

How beautiful hun; I love the picture you stitched for your mom; I will search for that pattern to make for my mom. The poem made me cry; my mom lives in Ohio and me in Colorado I miss her a LOT; she's my BF. I copied the poem to read to her at a later date; when I won't cry. LOL
Thanks for sharing

Anonymous said...

Jolene, that is absolutely BEAUTIFUL! thank you for sharing.

SugarandSpice said...

I always loved that picture of Grandma...she looks so beautiful and young. I was actually just talking to Riley about her. I was remembering spending the night at her house and she would make breakfast for me. She would make Bacon AND Sausage and let me eat them until I got sick!

That was a lovely poem and a lovely cross stitch. It was nice to see your post today! I love you, and I am not looking forward to the day when that ache is in MY heart.

Marsha said...

what a beautiful stitching tribute to your Mom. I love all the sparlies. I liked the poem also. Your mother and mother-in-law are beautiful. It's always nice to remember that they were young and pretty too with their own hopes and dreams.

Vonna said...

A wonderful tribute both of words and in stitches.

Happy Mother's Day to you Jolene :)

Pumpkin said...

Your mother was gorgeous Jolene! Love the picture and the poem :o) Hope you had a Happy Mother's Day.

Your finish is beautiful!

Loraine said...

What wonderful photos! Love your sampler. So sorry your mom is not with you anymore. I hope you had a wonderful day! Can't wait to see you on Friday!

Jane said...

Hi Jolene
I keep seeing your name on other blogs so popped in to take a look.
Your last post was a beautiful one, the photos are lovely, the poem very emotional and the stitching gorgeous, not one I've seen before but will certainly be hunting it out to stitch for next Mother's Day.
Enjoyable, interesting blog ~ I'll be back!
(Buttons & Stitches x x x)

Siobhan said...

What a lovely tribute to your mother, Jolene. Big hugs. (((((((((Jolene)))))))))) I hope you enjoyed your Mother's Day!

Alice said...

What a lovely trip down memory lane. I really loved this post. The photos are real treasures. Hope you had a lovely mother's day.

Sherry said...

what a lovely stitch and the poem is just beautiful!

Maggie said...

What beautiful photos of your mum & MIL, a lovely tribute :-)

Hope you had a good Mothers Day, it comes later in the US than the UK.

Sharon said...

You mom is beautiful! Such a wonderful tribute and your stitched piece to commemorate her is unique and so lovely.

Carolyn NC said...

Sweet, sweet post about your mother and MIL. And such a lovely design you did for your mom. :)