Saturday, May 17, 2014

will my mom ever get a gift I make for her on time?

Back in March I was at the local quilt shop in Midway and I saw this family tree panel and some coordinating fabrics.
I loved it and bought it, not sure what I would do with it.
I got it home and tried to make it work for me, but since my progeny is only 4 children, it didn't really work.
So I decided my mom needed it for Mother's Day.
I had oodles of time to complete it.

I put it away for a month or so, then got it all out and got busy.
I made little birds depicting me, my siblings, and our families.

I added a few simple borders, appliqued the birds on and put it away again.
For another month.
Then I sewed Emmitt civil war clothing during the month of April and figured that I could quilt my mom's little quilt the week before Mother's Day and get it completed.

Well, I got out the machine the other day and started machine quilting it.
I got about 2/3 through it and broke a needle and the darning foot.
I thought I had a spare darning foot, but it was broken as well.
I was stuck.

So I put it away and called my mom and told her what a procrastinating daughter she gave birth to, and apologized.  She was too kind and understanding.  Way too nice.
I did the same thing to her for Christmas!
But today, I had the chance to stop into the sewing machine shop and get a new darning foot.
Tomorrow, a week beyond Mother's Day, I will finish quilting my mom's quilt, get it bound, and send it off in the mail on Monday.
Its going to be really great.
I will learn one day.
And one day, my mom will get a gift in time for the occasion it was meant for!
Her birthday is coming up in a few weeks.  I think I will purchase something for her, not make it!


Robin Hughes said...

Rachel I am the same way!!! The only way my Mom gets her gifts on time is if I send her flowers!!!! They still love us!!!

Kerin said...

Love the quilt! It's darling!!
Like most moms..... your mom won't mind if it's a little late, it will still be just as special to her.
It truly is the thought that counts :)

Smiles :)


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