Monday, May 11, 2009

A very special gift, thank you and other stuff

First I want to say Thank you to everyone who left a comment to my last post. While I know the hurt and grief will get easier with time your gentle words, prayers and caring also help in so many ways. I treasure your friendships and keep a special place in my thoughts and prayers for each of you.

I hope you all have taken a look at the beautiful stitched piece at the beginning of this post. For a few weeks now a very dear friend of mine has been dropping hints that she was sending me something just for Mother's Day. Well, you could have knocked me over with a feather when I got the mail Saturday afternoon and opened the package. (Hand me the tissues.) Dearest Deborah, the sentiment, the stitching, the framing are just perfect. I really don't think I will ever receive anything again that will mean as much to me as this does. I love you dear friend. Many of you know Deborah and know that she has been ill for a long time. Stitching is her anchor and lifeline but she can't do as much as she once did. To receive something that she stitched, well, it is the most wonderful thing. (Oh. the bush that I leaned the beautiful piece in is one that my Mom planted when we moved into our home. The white snowball bush smells heavenly and was one of my Mom's favorite flowers.)

Even though we had nice weather this weekend I just couldn't find the energy to do much in the way of actual weeding or gardening but I did get some photos of what's blooming at the moment. The above is a Pink Lady Slipper, a rare plant. This is only the second time I have seen one in my yard.




The lily of the valley are just starting to bloom and also smell lovely. This is part of a huge patch of them growing right outside my back door.









Another favorite of my Mom and me is the bleeding heart. I have three large plants around the gardens. This is just one small branch. I also have a small white one.




I hope everyone had a lovely weekend. And to all my dear friends here in the States I hope you had a loving and blessed Mother's Day. Now to go and check out everyone's blogs and finishes so I can get inspired.

Until next time...............

Love and stitches

Kathy

23 comments:

Katrien said...

That's a wonderfull gift!

Cindy F. said...

Oh what a beautiful gift from Deborah! I know you will treasure it always:)
Your flowers are all so wonderful.
I hope you have a great week Kathy!

Danni said...

Kathy,

The piece Deborah stitched for you is truly gorgeous and special, and I love the sentiment. I also love your gorgeous flowers-- you have a lovely garden. I hope that it helped you to get through your first Mother's Day without your Mom-- I know that holidays have been really hard at our house since my Dad passed away, so I can understand to an extent what you are going through. E-mail me if you want to chat.

Hugs,

Danni

Deborah said...

YOU HAVE NOT SEEN NOTHING YET, BUT I HAVE!!

LOVE YOU, TOO!!
MAX and MIPREZIOUS

MAX as I am Deborah's husband and
MIPREZIOUS as I am run this home for my Mommy!!

Donna said...

Such a lovely gift from such a lovely friend.

Alice said...

What a beautiful and befitting gift from Deborah. Awesome stitching!! I was also reaching for the tissues!! Just this afternoon I was making cuttings from a white snowball bush. My bleeding hearts did not flower this year but yours are just beautiful. We did not have mother's day in France. Our mother's day will be on the 7th of June.
Hugs to you
Alice

Mylene said...

wow! Such a beautiful gift!

Thanks for sharing the flowers pictures.

Meari said...

What a beautiful gift from Deborah. She's such a sweet lady, isn't she?

All your flowers are absolutely lovely.

Angela P said...

Such a beautiful framed gift! The flowers look wonderful :)

Nancy said...

What a great gift. I know you have been Deborah's lifeline for a long time. So you are one special lady to her too! Enjoy your gardens and flowers since you know that your mother also enjoyed them.

Gabi said...

What a fantastic gift from Deborah. Isn't she a great friend? Lovely pics of your flowers and garden.

Carolyn NC said...

How sweet and moving! So perfect - I understand why you needed the tissue. :) Pics of your flowers are beautiful!

Pike said...

What a great gift! Aren't we lucky to have such good friends!

My flowers are only just beginning to bloom, tulips soon...

Mel said...

What a beautiful gift indeed from Deborah! :)

Your flowers are wonderful. We had bleeding hearts in our yard when I was a kid, haven't seen any grow in a long time in my area, so it's lovely to see some.

5footrunt said...

What a beautiful gift and an equally beautiful friend to have stitched this for you.

Debbie Jo said...

Such a nice gift from Deborah. Hang on to the special memories you have with your mom and let them be your comfort now.

The flowers are so very lovely and will be looking forward to seeing more.

Rene la Frog said...

I know how much the gift from Deborah means to you, it is just lovely.

Your flowers are beautiful and I know your Mother is enjoying them from above.

Debra said...

The gift is very nice and the flowers are beautiful!
DLS

CindyMae said...

What a fantastic and gorgeous gift you received! That is a true treasure!

Siobhan said...

Oh, wow!! What a wonderful, special gift--and perfect timing, too. I know you will treasure it. I enjoyed the pics of your garden!

too_busy_to_stitch said...

What a wonderful present - Deborah is so lovely to stitch that for you.

Mare said...

Shedding happy tears and grabbing tissues. Lovely and simply perfect. Hugs, Mare

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