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