The first Sunday in May is traditionally Mothers’ Day in Australia….a day where we take the time to honour, treasure and recognise the most special people in our lives.
As you know, my mum is no longer with us in body (and twenty-one years certainly has passed in a heartbeat), but is definitely here in spirit and I’m looking forward to buying a lovely bunch of flowers in remembrance, to celebrate her ‘special day’.
This year, with all this time on my hands (LOL), I’ve been thinking about how my Mum worked her magic in our family…..dishes just seemed to get ‘done’, the house was kept tidy ‘effortlessly’, delicious dinners were always (well mostly!!) ready on the table for a hungry hoard, and food just magically appeared in the cupboard/fridge/ pantry…we just opened the door and there it was! Mum never complained about her ‘job’ as Mum to 3 sons and a daughter, despite holding down a full time job and running a family business with my father. She was always there to cuddle and wipe away tears, provide that magic ‘spray’ that got rid of those nasty monsters that hid under our beds, she was always there with a kind word, support and love at the drop of the hat…..and there’s sooooo much more!
Now, with all that going on in my head, I just had to design something to celebrate her, and all other mums around the world that mean just as much to their families. So, I have designed this little stitchery for you to make into whatever you’d like for your mum…..maybe a notebook cover, a bag, tea towel, cushion….the list is endless. You’ll notice I’ve used back stitch for the wand, and wording, satin stitch for the bursts of ‘magic’ hearts and blanket stitch for the inner heart on the wand, but you can let your creativity go wild!
If you click HERE you can download the free PDF file which gives you the line drawing. Make sure you click on the blue download button, then follow the instructions. Remember to wait the 20 seconds or so downloading time before the magic appears!
I can’t wait to see what you make with yours. Mine is destined for a sewing machine cover for ME so that it will remind me of Mum every time I sit down at the machine. I’ve used DMC threads to pick up the colours in my Moda “Vienna Nights” by 3 Sisters charm squares, which I’ve had sitting around for a long time waiting for just the right project. But I’ll tell you more about that soon!