03 May 2011

Mother's Day Blog hop




The fabulous Claudine Intner has organized a blog hop of posts about moms in honor of Mother's Day coming up this Sunday. And today is my day! :)

Okay, you probably think I'm off my rocker for posting a photo of the dog when this is supposed to be a post about my mom but bear with me.

See that blanket little man is hugging?

My mom made that. More years ago then she cares to admit to. Its one of the first things she made when she learned how to crochet. Its got at least a dozen holes in it and they fascinate me - the yarn around them is loose and straggly and you're almost afraid to touch it because you think the whole thing will come apart in your hand.

But it never does.

That blanket goes through the washer, gets dragged from room to room, gets pushed around into puffy piles by the westie and it bears it all with a strength that hangs on tight.

It has all the qualities I equate with my mother.

It might seem strange to compare her to a blanket but when you stop and think about it, is it really? She comforts and is strong and endures all the hard times right alongside me in a way that always makes me feel safe.

The westie gets nervous when his favorite blanket isn't nearby. All we have to do is put it down beside him and he snuggles into it and its only moments before he gives a sigh, content and happy.

My mom can never be replaced and she is very loved. And in honor of that, I'm offering a giveaway for the heart screen that I carry in my shop:



All you have to do is leave a comment on this blog post and you'll be in the running to win the screen and a bottle of paint (the color is your choice). The blog hop wraps up on the 15th so swing by here on the 16th to find out if you won.

And be sure to visit all the other blogs on the hop, here is the list:


Happy Mother's Day! :)

18 comments:

Oma's Patch said...

HUGS !
I find it wonderful to have memories of loved ones associated with handmade items. I have at least one handmade item from family members that make things, I feel like they are always with me =)

Von said...

Your Dead on with that one Lynn... Thanks for making me think back to all the wonderful things that my mother and my grandmothers made for me that comfort me in love.

Cedar Ridge Studio said...

Sweet sweet heart.
Perfect for moms.
Our legacy from moms aunts and grandmothers is great.

Claudine Intner said...

Love your post! The blanket is so special. Thank you again for participating in the blog hop!

Anita said...

Lovely post! And your dog is just adorable :-)

Hannah said...

Yes, you're right--I was wondering how dogs and moms connected:)--and reading on brought tears to my eyes.
Many thanks!

dsigns said...

Wonderful post Lynn. My mother drew with pencil, hooked rugs, crocheted(sp?), knitted, she painted with oil and watercolors. And she did all of this very well. She would love what is going on in the world of art today. I could go on and on about this woman I loved so much, she was a gem and I was so lucky she was my mother. I miss her.

upstateLisa said...

beautiful post! I have never tried screen printing of any kind but am intrigued and it is on my list of to-try-someday!

Jeannie said...

The little man knows where to find comfort. I am surrounded by things of comfort made by my Gram and I make things to comfort my Mom. The desire to create skipped Mom's generation, but it did not skip the desire to surround oneself with love and comfort made by another's hand.

Gina said...

What a great post ...mothers, dogs and handmade gifts from the heart!

Missy said...

Whhat a lovely mother's day post!

Jen B. said...

I treasure the things that were made for me by my mother and grandmother. Hopefully my son (and any future siblings) will treasure what I make them and know that love was present in every moment of creation.

Pat Smith said...

I had my mom till I was almost 70 - the greatest gift of my life. Thank you for reminding me.

kathisgardenart said...

Sweet things, that our mothers (and Grandmothers and Aunts) make.

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Elizabeth said...

What a wonderful analogy. I agree that moms and well loved blankets go well together.

aykayem said...

cute dog!
... it would be interesting if every crochet rug (or knitted rug or patchwork quilt for that matter) could tell us it's story - there would be some interesting ones i am sure - your rug is lucky it has someone to tell the story for it ;-)

Crafty Girls Workshop said...

How very sweet. I'd probably post a picture of my dog on a quilt for a mother's day post too since I don't have any kids, she's my only baby. Thanks for sharing!