::Just Being There::

Just popping in to say hello and show you a glimpse of what is on my hook lately. This is bound to be a pillow cover. I think the pattern is all too terrific. Now I want to play with the colors a bit--
maybe something soft and pastel. Oh, and I suppose I need to finish designing the back. Hmmmm....I'm thinking felted sweater back. That's a great excuse to head off to the thrift store for the perfectly colored wool sweater that I can felt to no end.

I've also been hooking away on this beautiful blanket. I love the stitch pattern, the colors, the simplicity. And I'm hoping to make the border something fantastic!

I've been a bit under the weather but spent the past week helping out my mama who has also been under the weather. Let me share a bit...

I got a call from my mama this week telling me that she was sick and needed me. She didn't really need me to do anything for her--my dad is there and doing a fab job of housecleaning, cooking and tending to her. But she just "needed" me. She said she just feels better knowing I am there. So I drove the hour to her house each day for several days and puttered around the house while she slept. A little laundry. A few dishes. Some ironing. An errand or two. But mostly I was just there. 

It reminded me about the time shortly after my car accident and subsequent hand surgery just over a year ago. I had sweet neighbors checking on me. Dear friends bringing me meals. And my doting husband waiting on me and doing all of the things I could not. But when my daughter arrived I broke down and cried like a silly woman. I was fine. I didn't "need" anything from her. But I "needed" her. Mothers and daughters are like that, I suppose. We need each other. And I'm grateful for that.

{On the Board} -- Assume good will.    --Carolyn Sharette


  1. Couldn't agree more. I live far away from my mama and I so wish we were living closer. I understand it even more now that I have 2 daughters of my own (they're little, though).

  2. I would agree too. I lost my mum when I was 30 and my daughters were young. My girls are now 22 and 24, I love it when they come home or we visit. I don't suppose you have the stitch pattern for your lovely creation in the first picture do you? I'd love to know how you did it. It's gorgeous :)

  3. beautiful crochet!!!!!
    i know what you mean about mum/daughter relationship....I know how my 'mamma' suffers because I live far far away from her....
    xxxx Ale

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  5. You have some really gorgeous projects on your hooks!! A mother-child bond is so special. Today is my son's birthday....my only child turns 20 today. A great feeling. :)

  6. I love the stitch patterns and colors going on in your WIPs!! And yes, I completey agree ... mothers and daughters just need each other to be there sometimes. I am glad that your mom found comfort in you being there and that your daughter was able to provide you comfort as well :)


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