Sunday, May 10, 2009

Mother's Day 2009

My Mother and Father are traveling home today from my sister, Nancy's, college graduation in Boise, ID. That is the only reason I won't get to talk to her today, but I will call her tomorrow evening when they return home.

This was our Mother's Day gift to her this year.

close up

It was tatted using DMC white Cordonnet thread, size 80. The pattern is from "Tatted Handkerchiefs".

Because I do not live close to my mother I need to rely on the US Postal Service to get my card to her. As I do every year I went to the card store early and searched until I found the perfect one. Some years I have to search different stores until I find just the right one. But this year I found the card at the first store I checked. It was perfect because it said my feelings just as if I'd written them myself, but when I cried right there in the store, then I knew for sure.

This time finding the card was the easy part. Making the gift not so easy. But really only because tatting in size 80 thread is a struggle for me, the patterns in this book are diagrammed very nicely. (no written directions)
I'm sure my mother will enjoy it and I know she will understand the hours of love that went into making it special ......... just for her.

To My Mother
Happy Mother's Day, Mommsetta!
I love you with all of my heart! ~ Bonnie

An extra special greeting ......
Happy Mother's Day, Anita!
I hope your day is filled with love and that you spend it making memories.
I know your boys love you.

To all Mothers everywhere
I wish you each a "HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY!"

Happy Tatting, Happy Life,



Lace-lovin' Librarian - Diane said...

What a beautiful Mother's Day gift! I wish I had thought to make one for my mother!

Happy Mother's Day to you, Bonnie!

TattingChic said...

What a very sweet Mother's Day tribute! That hanky edging is really lovely! I never would've thought twice about making that pattern and now I see it here and I think it is so pretty. I even have that book and nothing really ever stood out to me. I'll have to give it another look-through because your hanky really makes me want to tat that edging; it's so pretty! :)

Fox said...

Me too! It is beautiful!

Tatskool said...

Lovely post, any mother would love to have you for a daughter. Hope you enjoyed your day too.

laura_rose said...

Wow! I love your hankie! I look forward to seeing your next project - I simply love your blog :) I hope you had a wonderful day!

Linda said...

Your hankie is lovely! It just looks so dainty and I would treasure it as a keepsake and not ever use it! Linda

battatter said...

very pretty hanky, Bonnie! I am sure your Mom will love it.
Thanks for the lovely comment you made on my blog about my necklace. I had no idea the online tatting class had talked about it!

LadyShuttleMaker aka MadMadPotter said...

Bonnie, what at beautiful edging! ...and a very nice Mother's day gift!

Gina said...

I especially like the 2nd edging!