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Thursday, April 28, 2011

Happy Mother's Day to My Mom

Hello Everyone,
I'm so happy you came to visit My Cozy Corner. As you remember my mother just turned 90 years old in March 2011. What do you buy someone 90 years old?  I decided I would give my mom a few hand made presents for the upcoming Mother's Day.  Because I live about 250 miles away from my mother I visit about every two months and try to call her every Sunday afternoon. My sister is my mother's primary caregiver. She and her husband are now on vacation for two weeks in Hawaii. When they are away I try to plan my visits to my mother's house. When I'm with my mother we visit  about family. We watch television together. I cook for her and usually take her for a ride in the car. She is unable to travel so I try to bring the joys of my home to her.  Pictures of my garden, and this trip I'm  bringing blueberry-buttermilk scones the best ever lemon curd and shortbread cookies. I stay at my sister's home (it's just like a B & B) and I try to do some shopping while I'm in a larger city. Especially clothes for my upcoming trip to England and Scotland.

I would like to thank Candy at The Little Round Table for this wonderful Tussie-Mussies craft. 

The pansies are blooming and the chives were going to bloom so I picked the blossoms off.  A little Ivy and a vintage vase is so wonderful to enjoy the small pleasures of the day.

I must admit that I am so busy now that I have retired I don't know how I worked for so many years.  Another new hobby I love is knitting.  I have been knitting dishcloths for about two months.  I want to write a post about the darlings, but I keep giving them away as gifts. Just like this one.  I made the dishcloth out of
100 %  cotton yarn and I found this beautiful prayer on the Internet that I include each time I give one away.

A handmade card with a photograph of the 'Pink Perfection' Camellia from my garden and 'Godiva' Dark chocolate candy is always appreciated.

What a joy it was to make this fun Tussie-Mussie~
I'm making one for my sister and my daughter too.

Body Lotion for my mother's aging skin.  At 90 years old, her skin is just amazing.

It's always a pleasure to share my life and projects with everyone 
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  1. hey , this are such sweet words from you to your mother... lucky mom for having such a caring daughter...!
    i'm too , a mother of two kiddie daughters', but honestly i never thought this way of gifting to my 58 yrs old mom...
    very very thanks for giving me a new path --- '' of loving and caring your parents...! ''

    love you always for this ...


  2. I'm not 90, but I would love to receive such beautiful and thoughtful gifts. You are a good daughter.

  3. How wonderful that you get to spend this time with her. You made some beautiful things and I'm sure she appreciates them and you. Take care.

  4. Such beautiful things and so special for your mom. She is obviously very loved!
    Happy Pink Saturday!

  5. In my opinion, material things are not that important at my age or hers. It is the love and knowing you still care about us a human. Not something old and in the way. Best wishes to your mother. I lost mine at a very young age.

  6. Betty, this is just lovely. I so agree with LV. She is very blessed to have you as a daughter.

    TTFN ~
    Have a wonderful PS weekend ~

  7. So pretty!

    Would you please come and see my PINK, thank you!

  8. Happy Pink Saturday Betty Sweetie...
    Oh what a wonderful share this is. I absolutely adore the beautiful and loving gifts that you have made for your beautiful Momma. She will be so excited when she receives them all. (Make sure you follow up with photos for us, I would love to see her little face when she opens them.)

    The flowers and the tussie mussie are just exquisite. You have really thought this beautiful gift through sweetie right down to the Godiva chocolates.

    Have a glorious weekend.

    Many hugs and much love, Sherry

  9. What a sweet gift for a lovely mother!

    Happy Pink Saturday!

  10. Hi Betty! It's the love you put into the gifts that make them so special. Cherish your time with her. Hugs, Terri

  11. I'm sure your mother will cherish the gifts you made! Happy PS!

  12. This is such a lovely, lovely post Betty! Your mother will feel so special. I try and send photos of my garden to my grandmother who loved gardening when she was able to. And how exciting about your upcoming trip! We were in England and Scotland several years ago and it was truly a dream come true! :-)
    Thanks so much for sharing this with us at Inspiration Friday~

  13. What a wonderful gift for your mother! I have been thinking about making a Tussie Mussie too...maybe I'll make one this weekend!

    HaPpY pInK sAtUrDaY!


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