My mom is 86 today! I made her the shawl she is wearing. Bless her heart, you can tell from this photo that she doesn't feel well today. You may recognize these quilt squares that I posted about awhile back. These are the ones that I made about 28 years ago, and other than a few pillows, I never made them into anything. When I was trying to decide what to give my mom for her birthday, these came to mind.
My husband and I took her these cakes to share with the other residents and some of the staff. I got her the hat because she is always commenting about some of the other ladies having hats. I put it on her, and she immediately wanted it off because she had a headache.
She received lots of cards. I meant to take a picture of her bulletin board where I hung them, but I forgot.
She really wasn't feeling well at all, so she really didn't feel much like celebrating. She actually told me to go home so she could close her eyes and rest. THAT'S A FIRST!!!!! I knew she didn't feel well then! I am expecting to get a phone call to go back to the nursing home after while. I can tell she is going to have a rough night.
Here is the shawl all spread out. I purposely made the back really short so that it will just cover her shoulders and not have to go down between her chair and her back. Sometimes whatever is on her back gets bunched up and makes sore places. But, she's always cold and wears a shawl all day everyday. I had made her two others from fleece that I posted about a long time ago. But, I thought she needed a springy/summery one for now. I lined this with a cotton pink rosebud print.
Our youngest grand was 2 last week. We got him this wheelbarrow. He loves to "help" his mom and dad stack wood, etc..... So he needed his very own wheelbarrow. We also got him some gardening tools. He got a gym set with swings and slides, etc..., a hot wheels, a blow-up pool, all the swimming things to go along with it, lots of clothes, puzzles, and lots of other things, too.
Our oldest grand was 10 last week. This is her at the Medieval Fair at her school. I got to take her and our 7 year old granddaughter for this event. We also got to go to her band/chorus concert. We are so proud of her musical talents.
May Birthdays in my family
7th - mine/my grandfather
15th - my granddaughter
17th - my sister/my father
21st - my grandson
24th - my mother
28th - my sister-in-law
Thank you all for your kind comments about my last post. I had so much fun painting that fence. I went back today to touch up a few places that needed it. I do not consider myself as an artist at all. I like to dabble with painting, drawing, etc...., but I am not truly an artist. What talent I do have comes from genetics, though, so I can't take credit anyway!!! My dad was very artistic, as were my grandmother and aunts. My daughters are all three extremely creative and talented, as are their children. So, whatever the gene is, it's getting passed along, but it is more intense with the older and younger generations than it is with mine.
I did enjoy taking a week off from blogging. I tried to get online and read a few, but I didn't get much of a chance. We ended up going up to the Northeast to celebrate the grands' birthdays, and we were very busy. I don't know that I am rested, but at least we got away and were around different surroundings. I think my husband really needed that after the death of his mom a few weeks ago.
I was back in my sewing room today finishing Mother's shawl, and now it's time to get started on baby nursery sewing. We have number six grand due this summer! I'll get started on baby stuff tomorrow!
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