Monday, May 9, 2011

My Alternative Mother's Day Celebration

This is my view out my studio window
Sunday, the actual Mother's Day was an enjoyable day for me.  I got up late, my husband had a blueberry scone waiting for me, yum.  I decided to spend the day, outside in my garden. Until today I've spent little time outside. There have been too many things going on! My book for one thing, finishing my Gettysburg quilt, and working on a hot new genealogy project which has completely absorbed me. The weather has been crumby, it is Wisconsin, it has been rainy and cold.

The dandelions and thistle are showing up.  Every time I walk up to my front door there are a couple of things that need to be pulled up. It's kind of like looking at a quilt hanging on the wall in a gallery, and there is a large piece of thread hanging on it.  Do you pull it off?
Current view of my back yard garden

Today,  I pulled out my little garden stool, gloves, little diggers and worked on my spring garden clean-up.  And yes, this is really what I want to do on my day!  It's warm outside, the sun is shining and the birds have all arrived. The perfect day. I had a thermos glass full of iced tea so I have something to drink while I'm taking a break.
Wild flowers called Hepatica nobilis bloom out in the front yard

Kmart advertised some yard art on sale. There were flamingos and cranes on special.  So after having lunch out, we stopped and purchased one crane which is now standing on the edge of the garden. I still have many days of work, but this was a wonderful day of discovery. I found primroses, yellow wild violets, little white hepatica flowers, white trillium are beautiful.  What a spring we are having.  The yard is full of daffodils and narcissus. Such inspiration for future quilts. The only thing I missed today was my two sons.
These little red primroses hide among the leaves until I pull them away
I'm going to have a 2 day celebration. Both of my boys went to visit a friend out of town. So we're having our big dinner tomorrow up in Milwaukee at an Italian restaurant. It'll be fun to hear about their adventure, so we'll have fun together and I get two days of celebration.

Life is good.



Quiltmuse said...

Looking at the lovely texture of the leaves and the luscious color of the blossoms I hope to see them in a quilt ....

Quiltmuse said...

Oops! I forgot to say it was the primroses I was referring to!