Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Happy Birthday, Mom

Ninety years ago today a nearly ten pound baby girl was born to a tiny little woman - in a farmhouse in Iowa.  Happy birthday, Mom.  She has been an amazing inspiration for all of us as she lives a full and happy life.   Never complaining about becoming a paraplegic seventeen years ago, she continues to celebrate her life with her family and friends.  She is a beautiful woman, inside and out.  Sunday we celebrated with a family dinner. 

Such a beautiful smile as she enters her 91st year!!



Cotton dishtowels are something she has been wanting lately.  I found some terrific towels at http://www.acshomeandwork.com/flour-sack-towels.html.  These are the softest towels and we all know how great they are for drying dishes.  There is nothing like them.  I remember as a child learning to hand embroidery on this kind of towel.  It was also our first experience in ironing!!  Anyway, I ordered some flour sack towels - very reasonable, too - and they included a few extra in my order.  I decided a giveaway was in order.  Just leave a comment and if you are also a follower, leave a second comment to be entered.   I'll draw a winner next Tuesday evening (March 5th).

This is what I did with them.




The designs are from www.designsbyjuju.com .  They have some of my favorite redwork machine embroidery designs as they always stitch out so beautifully.  The best part is that their design SETS are on sale through February for only $5.  You could easily pay that for each design.  Be sure not to miss that offer. 

Her birthday card.......



Our warm weather has finally arrived and I am loving it.  It's time to head out to the garden and play with a little dirt before my sister and I take my mom out to lunch.



52 comments:

Kathy ... aka Nana said...

Happy birthday to your mom!

Wishing it was warm enough here to get out and work in the yard. ;-)

Sinta Renee said...

Happy birthday MOM! She is beautiful! How nice it is to have her and everyone there to celebrate her special day!

andsewon said...

What a lovely lady your Mom is Mary! She does look like she had a very happy birthday!Sweet card too.

Those are cute towels!

We are cool, gray yet again with rain and maybe a mix later. Tomorrow is suppose to be sunshine!

Lola

Gosia @ Quilts My Way said...

Happy birthday to Your Mom, Mary!!! I love Your family photos:)

Hilachas said...

Happy Birthday to your Mom! What a lovely idea for embroidering on those dish towels. I need to win them so I can try it out on my new embroidery machine. Now I'm off to juju designs. Thanks for the link.

Barbara said...

Congratulations to Mom. What an amazing woman. Happy Birthday too even though belated.

I thought the stitching would be your handiwork Mary.

Great looking 'restaurant' too!

vicki said...

Happy birthday to your mom. those towels are cute. thanks for the giveaway. vickise at gmail dot com

Carla said...

Oh my goodness. What a great celebration! Happy day to your mom ; )

barcord said...

Happy Birthday to your mom Mary. She looks amazing. My own mum will be 90 next month. Isnt it great to have them with us as we grow older.

Quilting Babcia said...

How fortunate you are, your Mom looks happy and healthy, and obviously much loved! And she will love your towels for sure - they're adorable.

Marjorie's Busy Corner said...

What a beautiful woman for 90 years of age!!1 Happy Birthday!!

Bonnie58 said...

happy Birthday to a Beautiful lady. You should be proud of each other - talented mother and daughter. thanks for sharing and for the opportunity on the draw.
bonnielarson58@gmail.com

Bonnie58 said...

I am a follower. thanks for a second opportunity on the draw.
bonnielarson58@gmail.com

Gill said...

Happy Birthday to your Mum!!
My mum is no longer alive but my last surviving aunt celebrated her 94th birthday last week!
Fabulous giveaway but I'm not sure if I can join in from the UK??

Gill said...

I'm a happy follower!

Cindy said...

Happy Birthday to your Mom! What a wonderful celebration to have so many attend and honor your Mom.

I'm sure you cherish every moment you have with her.

Hugs

Judy B said...

You Mom is beautiful! What a wonderful life she has lead. Thank you for sharing her. BTY the Birthday card is a hoot!

Judy B said...

I follow via email!

Stephanie said...

She certainly looks like she enjoys life. Please don't enter me in the drawing. I just wanted to wish your Mom a Happy Birthday.

Marjorie Nath said...

I hope your mom had a great birthday. She reminds me of mine, who taught me embroidery and many other crafts. She continued crocheting until shortly before her death just a few months short of 100.
Thanks for the chance to win and the link to juju designs.
thelady at hotmail.com

Marjorie Nath said...

I'm a follower.
thelady at hotmail.com

Lesley said...

Mary, your mom is beautiful! Her smile lights up the room. How wonderful that you were able to have everyone together to celebrate. Your stitcheries are exquisite! You do such an excellent job. Thanks for the chance!

nancygrayce said...

Happy Birthday to your beautiful mama! Having a paraplegic BIL, I know it isn't an easy life, but there she is smiling and looking like the happy birthday girl!

The towels are so pretty!

nancygrayce said...

And yes, I'm a follower!

Fiesta said...

Mary, she is beautiful. God bless her

wackywoman said...

What a happy looking 90 year old. Happy birthday to your mom.

Deb said...

Happy Birthday to your Mom.
I am a follower.

Deb said...

I would love to win the flour sack towels they look lovely.

Barb said...

Happy Birthday to your mom!!

Nat Palaskas said...

Happy 90th Birthday to Mom, she looks great for 90! I can see how happy is is, you took after her Mary, beautiful and loving. It really is lovely to hear - Hugs Nat

Jessie Pope said...

I want in on this one! those towels are too cute.

Happy birthday to your mom. She is always so nice. Tell her I say hello.

Farm Quilter said...

Happy Birthday, Mom!!! Beautiful card to go with your lovely towels! I adore those towels for drying dishes (out here on the farm dishes are hand washed). Thank you for the awesome giveaway!

Farm Quilter said...

I am a happy follower of your blog!

Kathy said...

Your mom looks to have been enjoying her birthday very much. Happy Birthday to her. Love that we get a chance to score a gift too. How sweet of you.

karen @ badlandsquilts said...

Happy Birthday to you mom. The towels turned out great as did the card. I learned to iron on cloth handkerchiefs...not too many people carry those I suppose. (Maybe I'll have to get some for the boys?!)

QuiltSue said...

Happy birthday to your Mum.

I love what you did with those cloths, the embroidery looks such fun.

QuiltSue said...

Oops, I nearly forgot to tell you I am a follower.

PamsPretties57 said...

Happy Birthday to your Mom!!! You're blessed to have had her for so long.

Your needlework is lovely. I'll be sure to check out those towels. Have fun in the garden. Thank you for having the giveaway.

Blessed be, hugs!!!

playamom57 at yahoo dot com

PamsPretties57 said...

Hiya!!! I am a follower too. Thanks for having the giveaway. Blessed be, hugs!!!

playamom57 at yahoo dot com

Val said...

Your Mom is beautiful! Happy Birthday to your Mom! I am taking my mother out tomorrow for lunch!

Val said...

Oh yes! I am a follower too!

Kathie said...

Happy Birthday to your mom LOVE the card very fun.
pertty dishtowels.
Kathie
ps don't include me in the giveaway I just wanted to comment.

Kay Lynne said...

Thank you for the giveaway and you already know I'm a follower :) Thank you so much for sharing the picture of your Mom. It is such a blessing for you to still have her. She sounds like a really inspirational person.

Bonnie said...

Happy Birthday to your mom. She is such a pretty lady. Thanks so much for the chance to win the distowels. My husband's grandmother gave us some when we were married and they are wearing out, so really hope to win these.

Shanna said...

Oh what a wonderful day to celebrate! And what wonderful gifts! I am hoping to get into handwork such as that so I will have to check out the site you linked. Very well done!

Connie said...

Happy belated birthday to your beautiful mom! I can see where you get your looks! I remember towels like those too, wonderful work! Thanks for sharing.
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Snoodles said...

Happy birthday to your mom! Love your cute designs....hafta go and check out that site! Thanks for the chance to win!

Ivory Spring said...

Happy Birthday to your Mom, Mary - what a beautiful lady! I love the towels you made.

Teresa in Music City said...

How wonderful to have your mom still! And it looks as though she has found the secret to living a happy live no matter her circumstances :*) Your embroidered towels are too cute!!!

beth said...

your mom is beautiful. love the towels. That card you made (?) is WONDERFUL!

Linds said...

Your Mom is beautiful, Mary - what a glorious smile on her face! Mum is 88 this year and she is also amazing. Right now she is making blankets for the homeless, and she is churning out on a week. I just need to keep her supplied with yarn!
The towels are gorgeous - as are all your creations!

Lynne said...

Happy birthday to you mother!