Monday, March 19, 2007

Mothering Sunday and a breath of summer

Over in the US and on mainland Europe (well certainly France) mothers are honoured with their own special day sometime during May.

However here in the UK we mark the second Sunday in Lent (yesterday) as Mothering Sunday. Originally apparently this was the Sunday that everyone went back to their Mother Church, but over the years it has come to denote Mother's Day as well.

I was woken yesterday morning with a cup of tea in bed and some lovely gifts and cards from the kids.

The rest of the family had asked me earlier in the week what I'd like to do. My only request was a roast dinner cooked without me having to enter the kitchen - the weather for the day was destined to be very cold and windy so a walk on the Quantocks up behind our house didn't have quite the same appeal as if it had been mild and sunny like earlier in the week.

So I was happy enough to spend the day in the comfy chair in the conservatory stitching and reading while the rest of the family looked after the kitchen. A phone call to my own mum was slotted in later in the afternoon too.

Finally a roast pork dinner in the evening completed the day - lovely!

Today I've been busy stitching my four summer blocks for my 'four seasons' block swap and will post them off in the next day or two. I've picked the 'paths and stiles' block from Quilters Cache and used a lovely 'sweet pea' fabric for the centre - just right for summer.

Tomorrow and Wednesday will see me putting in two very full days at work grafting away with my finance officer working out the school's budget for the next twelve months. If I have any brain left after that it will be a miracle - wish me luck and some extra grey matter!

14 comments:

Diana said...

What a nice day! Roast pork sounds wonderful on a cold windy day.

Your blocks look lovely--I'm sure the recipients will like them.

Conni Lu said...

What a great post. Your special day was indeed special! The blocks are very nice. :D

YankeeQuilter said...

What a nice way to spend your Mother's Day!

Ali Honey said...

I love roast pork! Good to see you using that conservatory! ( lots of light )

Lily said...

Happy Mother's day - ours is in May too.

Great blocks too. Lucky whoever!

Mrs. Goodneedle said...

Happy Mother's Day! The summer blocks are very pretty, you're right... the sweet pea fabric is perfect for the centers!

meggie said...

What a perfect Mother's Day. Love those Summer blocks. And the yummy FQ's in your gifts!

Happy Valley Quilter said...

It sounds like you had a nice day. What a great family to dote on you.

Great blocks. Such soft colors.
Kairle

Linda_J said...

Happy Mother's Day to you then. Interesting to see how and when other countries celebrate.

The blocks are turning out well. We used that block for a friendship quilt for one of our quilt group members who was moving out of state. Still like that block!

Clare said...

I think I am going to have to start making subtle hints to this lot so they get the message by May. Lots of lovely FQ's. I like the sea greeny one. What are the CD's?

Feeling Simply Quilty said...

What a great day you had! Roast pork and quilting and a comfy chair...heaven...smile

Judy said...

I bet all that glass makes for an amazing amount of light to stitch by! Happy Mothering Day to you!

Lois R. said...

Happy belated Mothering Day. Glad you had a great day.

Ruth's Place said...

Sounds like a lovely day! Your blocks are beautiful.