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Sunday, May 12, 2013

Being a mother.

Being a mother...just one of so many roles we fulfil  in our busy lives...mother, daughter, wife, friend, colleague...but being a mother becomes a large part of the person that we are.
But, in addition to being the mother of the children I adore, I tend to spend my life "mothering" so many around me...family and friends, and to some extent my experiences as a mother shape the way that I deal with and support the clients in my professional life.
So, wherever you are, whoever you "mother", have a wonderful Mothers Day.
Here, I was fortunate to have my daughter come to visit and then my dear Mum came for lunch. Lovely!
Rather than head out, we had delicious bowls of homemade soup and damper...plenty of time to chat and just catch up with each other. What the day is all about.
My son was too far way to head home, but instead he surprised me with beautiful flowers...I was very impressed by this, he is a thoughtful and sensitive young man...sometimes during the teenage years you wonder whether that will ever happen...so stay strong and know that our sometimes trying, sometimes quite difficult teens do grow into lovely men who do love their mothers!
My Mothers Day festivities actually began last week. My daughter and her sweet beau took me to see Katie Noonan at a lovely venue very near my new home. I have adored her music for a long time, so seeing her in such an intimate setting was brilliant. If you ever get the chance to see her live, DO, she is even better live, and such a funny, warm and engaging lady as well as a very professional musician...and all with the most beautiful of voices.We had such a lovely night out.
Some time has also been spent this week organising my cupboards. Here is a corner of the sewing room ...not fully organised yet, but it is starting to come together...I can even find my STUFF! At long last.
Lastly, I have been waiting for my new chair...to sit and sew, chat or watch the TV.
Love it, love it, love it! My daughter is calling it the Witch's chair!
Here I can sit and plot my sewing future!
Cardygirl xx

20 comments:

Noela said...

A lovely post. Glad you had a wonderful day. Hugs.....

Kate said...

Oh my god I love your chair!! Just the right amount of funky.
Glad you had a lovely day with your loved ones.
K

Heather said...

So nice to hear you had a nice Mother's Day. What a fun new chair!

shez said...

wow love that chair Alison and so glad you had a wonderful day.xx

LuAnn said...

Hi Alison Hope you have some time to sit in that wonderful chair today and do some stitching or page through a quilt book. Happy Mother's Day to you!

Fiona said...

A great post... I love your reflections about being a mother .... fantastic chair... love it....
Hugz

sunny said...

Great post. Happy Mother's Day.

Fairy Floss Stitches said...

Awesome chair!...Glad you had a good day Xx

Sue SA said...

Happy mothers day. Lovely flowers and lovely floral chair! I think that chair is going to see lots of stitching action but for now it looks comfy enough for a post lunch snooze!

Susan said...

Wow, I love your new chair. Sounds like you had a lovely, relaxing Mother's Day (and thanks for the advice about teenage boys).

Queen Of The Armchair aka Dzintra Stitcheries said...

Sounds like a lovely Mother's Day Cardy...soup, damper and catching up! And I love that chair too!!!!!!!!!

Cheryll said...

Sounds like a PerFecT Mothers day to me... :)

Too many eggs said...

Wow your new chair is amazing, looks just perfect for stitching. Sounds like you have had a fabulous Mother's Day week

Lynda said...

Sounds like a lovely Mothers' Day. What a fabulous chair!

jfoster8 said...

Love the chair too...

wish2stitch said...

That chair is GORGEOUS!! Glad you had such a lovely day.

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

Looks like you were a spoil Mumma...and I agree with you son advice...and Cardy, that chair is amazing, so you!!!!!

Anita said...

Sounds like you had a lovely Mother's Day!! Love your chair.

Fat Quarter Bird said...

Love your chair ......just sent you a picture of my chair to your mobile.......great minds, great taste and comfortable as well!

Sue-Anne said...

I'm pleased you had a lovely mother's day and how special are your kids!

I absolutely LOVE your new chair!!!!