Wednesday, August 15, 2012

August 15, 2012

Happy Birthday to my Mom!!!!  This is the first birthday in a long time that we have not spent together.....my Mom is off to visit friends and family in Texas for her birthday this year. 

Last weekend we were able to take her masterpiece needlepoint finish off to Tomorrow's Heirloom's for framing.  My Mom had an envelope that was written by my Grandpa to my Grandma in the 1930's transferred to canvas.  At the time, my Grandpa was working in Chicago and my Grandma was still in their hometown of New Carlisle, Indiana (one of my favorite places on Earth!).  This was before they were married.  My Grandpa had such beautiful handwriting.  This is such a treasure!  This envelope represents three of the most important people in my life.....just pure love.

I can't believe my Mom is 71 today!  She sure does not look it. 

Happy Birthday Mom!!!!  I love you very very much!!!

As Abraham Lincoln once said:"All that I am, or hope to be, I owe to my angel mother."



21 comments:

Barb said...

A wonderful tribute to your Mom. That needlepoint is just amazing.

teresa said...

That is such a cool post, laura
And happy birthday to your mom! She looks fabulous!

Margaret said...

Awww such a sweet post! Happy birthday to your mom. Love that needlepoint piece and the story behind it!

Keeper of the Crowes said...

Oh, it's fabulous. What a great idea!! Happy Birthday to your mom. 71 is the new 51!!!
Linda

Cathy B said...

Happy Birthday to your dear mother!

Laurie in Iowa said...

Wishing your mother a very happy birthday.

Natalia said...

Happy b-day to your mom, Laura !!
Transferring that envelope to canvas sounds like a great idea. What a neat memory to have.

Vickie said...

What a totally cool idea. It turned out super. Your mother sure does not look her age! Happy Birthday to her.

The Inspired Stitcher said...

What a great thing to do! I love this idea. You favor your mom. She's really pretty and you'd never know she was 71! I want to be like her when I grow up. :o)

hanna montis said...

Happy birthday to your mom. You sure do love your Mom. What a great gift idea. I bet she really appreciate it.
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BrendaS said...

Very nice post Laura and a wonderful story too:) Happy Birthday to your Mom!!

Krista said...

What a beautiful story about your grandparents. I love that idea. I have recently received all the correspondence and letters and photos from my grandparents and it so amazing to have these treasures. Thanks for sharing. Have a great day!

Holly said...

Hello

I've been having a little look around your blog.

What a lovely romantic post and a lovely needlepoint project.
Happy birthday to your Mom!
You have done some very pretty stitching.

Ele said...

Congrats to your mum Laura and all the best for the next year of life!

Laura,
please can you help me and tell, where I can find and buy the Pineberry Lane "ABC Stichting Sisters School auf Needlework" pattern? It looks very beuatiful and I would like to stitch it for a friend

thanks so lot!
Gabriele ;-)

Carol said...

What a special, special needlepoint project! I love that idea!! And a most happy birthday to your very young looking mom!! Hope you inherited those "young" genes, Laura :)

Karoline said...

Such a special project, Happy birthday to your Mom

Carolyn said...

Love this picture of your mom. We should all look so good--at any age! Hoping to see you soon!

Isobel -Argante- said...

It's always a pleasure to visit this blog :-)

Isobel
The Primitive Hare

Isobel -Argante- said...

It's always a pleasure to visit this blog :-)

Isobel
The Primitive Hare

Lelia said...

HB Mom!!!

Ashley Patek said...

Wow,that is amazing!!! Please let Aunt Nancy know I saw this. As soon as I saw her sentence that it is a remake of a letter for Great Grandma she had me interested.