Sunday, May 8, 2011

CELEBRATING....Charlotte, Women, and Mother's Day with GODWINKS!

Glory Glory to Woman on this Sunday Celebration!  This beautiful sculpture is in the Kayenta Art Village that I wrote of this week for the sidewalk artistry....I love the hearts and the circular motion of the women.. When I think of today's holiday, Mother's Day, I think of all the happiness and sadness and ambivalence that can be the spectrum based on each woman's experience in this life....And the ticking motion of life's clock...



Sometimes being a mom and having a demanding career and strong sense of independence as an individual...It can all knock my world upside down!

Or make me feel like I am floating on water....My all time favorite photo of me and my oldest on Christmas morning a few years back...Boy do I miss this kid who is now my near-21 year old Kid....



Mom, LOVE YOU!!!!



What glory there is in being a woman! and I love the pics of Mary being supported by a child...is it literal or reminder that a child's heart and soul is a foundation for being our true potential?




Today I celebrate in this post the LOVE from my family and from CHARLOTTE!  I received a package of incredible overflowing love and GODWINKS this week from her and I have waited for the moment to POST when I was inspired to do so....YEP, this morning was the moment I was waiting for!

I include the gifts together in the picture because of the marriage of my family in my home and in BLOGLAND as an uplifting experience of support and giving...All about what mothering is!



This past week my mom and sis were in Paducah and it was planned I would be there and then it did not pan out...Hard to receive texts from my mom of different photos and wanting to be with her....and if you note on this gift from Charlotte who lives across the ocean...The fabrics are from PADUCAH!  as though she knew.......  and how cute is this little mouse she has drawn on the love note?  I am excited to play with it as a quilting pattern with Roxy....



Note that the Folklorico small print fabric is in the corner and from Charlotte.  A week ago I went shoppign and randomly chose this large panel of fabric for a southwest future project.HMMMMMMM..same line !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  Do you think the little birdy in the flowers whispered to Charlotte?  Thousands and millions of bolt of fabric and we chose from same line....



I bought this teal batik yesterday for an enlarged future project...The breathtaking batiks Charlotte mailed to me are going to be an enlarged quilt piece of this sweet book mark that encourages me to BELIEVE.....I am excited to put my spin on it!  And underneath the fabric...a book, YEP, CHARLOTTE SPOILED ME!!!!  I am going to incorporate the book's wisdom in posts on my blog, PERFECT material!!!



And as I BELIEVE in life and CELEEBRATE the book mark....I am working on a wonky border for my BOO-LIEVE Hallowistmas block....Look how fun the orange and yellow stars fabric at top of quilt go with it and it is a fabric from Charlotte. 

I missed the detail that applique cannot be part of the block swap for Tonya so graciously she let me know and now the block is going to be a part of my 2011 Memory quilt with this block representing Mother's Day 2011....Little random but what is my focus for today's holiday!  My favorite is the mummy escaping the gravestone and Santa asking us to Come and Adore Him from a selvage....  BOO-LIEVE will be in Unruly Lettering in Celebration of Tonya!

Happy Woman Mothering and Mother's Day!

Love, Em




7 comments:

Duff said...

So nice to spend part of this day with you--Happy Mother's Day back at ya! My Aidan is going to make me lunch and then do the dishes--perfect gift!!
Love your Hallowistmas block BOOLIEVE.

And I wont' be at market, but if I was, I'd be purchasing one of these T-shirts for you:
http://valoriwells.typepad.com/.a/6a00d8341e492b53ef01538e54eab6970b-pi

Magpie Sue said...

Whoa, I LOVE your "Boo-lieve" block! It could be a quilt all by itself! I have Halloween fabric overflowing from my stash the way other people have Christmas prints. I've been meaning to play along with the Hallowistmas challenge but haven't yet... That will have to be a present to myself another day ;- )

Cathy said...

Enjoyed todays post very much. Hope you are having a very Happy Mothers Day. Hugs

Char said...

Happy Mother's Day Em!

Tonya Ricucci said...

Boo-lieve would be fab in a memory quilt OR all by itself. it's fabulous!!!!

Tangos Treasures said...

Happy Mother's Day!!
Love all your pictures & gifts!!

Sandra Henderson said...

When I think of "mother", I think of YOU.
Happy Mother's Day my dear....
SO happy to see that you have had a wonderufl one. LOVE the art!!! Yes, it surely IS a ticking clock and a "different experience/story/scenario" for all of us.
BIIIIIIG HUG!!!! XO