First of all, I hope everyone had a lovely Mother’s Day!  I did!  It was so nice outside and I actually had some time to do some of my own sewing.  Scott and the girls always surprise me with some wonderful gifts on Mother’s Day and this year was no exception.  This year’s gifts had a bit of a quilting theme.

The girls and Scott worked together to create this beautiful garden stone for me.  I love it!!  Scott said it was completely the girls’ idea too!!  I can’t wait to put it out in the landscape in front of the house.  Now my next gift is probably my second favorite gift of the day…

A tape measure!!  I really really needed this too.  I was using Scott’s bulky, broken tape measure to measure client tops.  You know it’s love when you get a tape measure for Mother’s Day and you’re excited!!  The tape measure is propped up against little albums with my business cards on the front.  The albums are for showing photos of my quilting to potential clients.  Another great gift!  Scott is pretty smart.  πŸ™‚

And rounding out my quilt themed Mother’s Day…

My first quilting magazine cover!!!  Probably my only.  πŸ™‚  I had such a good laugh with the “Frogging 101” on the cover.  LOL!  My family made me feel like a “quilting queen!”

I worked at the shop yesterday and then headed over to my quilt guild meeting.  I almost didn’t go to the meeting because I was exhausted after work, but I needed to deliver another client quilt before the meeting.  I’ll be able to share that quilt soon.  I’m so glad I went to the meeting because the guest speaker was Mary Lou Weidman.  She was awesome!!!  I will tell you all about that in my next post.


  • Abby and Stephanie says:

    Your family knows how to give very special gifts (including the tape measure. :o) I have a handmade quilt ladder my husband and family made me one year for Mother's Day. It's a true treasure. Handmade is best! An evening with Mary Lou should be lots of fun.

  • Patti says:

    That's too funny. Love the garden stone.

  • West Michigan Quilter says:

    Love that garden stone. Did you attend ML's class? She's a great speaker with so many interesting stories. Love her blog too.

  • Kathy Schwartz says:

    Your girls are so creative! The cement stepping stone is so perfect and I'm sure their magazine made you feel like a quilting star! πŸ™‚

  • Lori says:

    What sweet gifts! I have heard Mary lou and she is so inspiring and fun!!

  • Simone de Klerk says:

    What a great idea, the cover girl. They must have had so much fun planning this!

  • Darlene says:

    Awesome gifts, Linda!

  • Me and My Stitches says:

    Great gifts from a thoughtful and creative family!

  • WoolenSails says:

    What fun gifts and from the heart and ones to make you laugh, perfect presents.


  • Vicky says:

    Yay for your awesome Mother's Day gifts! I loved that stone, so thoughtful!

  • Joan says:

    Lovely gifts and very thoughtful family – how special πŸ™‚

  • Candace says:

    Talent runs in the family, Linda! Your stepping stone is just awesome! You'll love that tape measure and I suspect there is a "real" magazine cover in your future ;>) Can't wait to hear about Mary Lou's talk!

  • Brandie says:

    What wonderful gifts! Your magazine cover is too funny. They were well thought of gifts.

  • Impera Magna says:

    What special gifts for Mothers Day… hope you're going to frame the magazine cover!

  • Denise in PA says:

    Awesome gifts (and I get it about the tape measure!) The magazine cover is priceless – I hope you're going to frame it and put it up in your studio!

  • Michele says:

    Sounds like you got some wonderful creative gifts πŸ™‚

  • Desley says:

    What great gifts. Very thoughtful.

  • Mama Pea says:

    Your girls and Scott are so thoughtful! That is just awesome! I love it. I am so sorry I missed the guild meeting. I really wanted to go and just completely forgot to look at my calendar. I'm so mad at myself.

  • Unknown says:

    How cool!! I'm glad you had such an awesome day! πŸ™‚

  • Joanne says:

    Great gifts!!

  • Quilts And Pieces says:

    What perfect presents!

  • Allie says:

    Wow – what excellent and thoughtful gifts! Love that magazine cover, lol! I can't tell you how jealous I am that you got to listen to Mary Lou!

  • QuiltSue says:

    What beautiful presents – clearly a lot of thought and love went into each and every gift.