Wednesday, April 18, 2007

Dinner with Mom

Last night Joe and I had the pleasure of going out for dinner with my Mother and her life-long friend Carol. They had spent the day shopping in the States and stopped to meet us for dinner on their way home.

My Mother ALWAYS had goodies for me when I see her and this visit was no different.

The basket is full of quilting scraps from my Mother's neighbour, Dianne. The big bag of buttons are from my father's cousin Mildred and the awesome bright buttons and fat quarters are from Carol. Thanks everyone!!!

I knew that my Mother was going to the "good" Joann's on her shopping trip so I e-mailed her a picture of the Alexander Henry Apple & Pears fabric and gave her strict instructions to buy me at least 3 yards of it if she saw it. She found it and proceded to buy me all the fabric left on the bolt, which was approximately 3 yards.

On the drive down Carol and my Mother poured through the Joann's flyer and picked out a sewing machine that was on sale that my Mother wanted to buy. She has taken up sewing again and wants to get a portable machine that she can take to classes and quilting retreats (yet she doesn't quilt *ahem*). So, after finding the fabric for me she met up with Carol who asked if she found the sewing machine. My Mother had completely forgotten that she was supposed to buy one. They had a good laugh, and as it turned out the machine my mother had chosen was not in stock so she left without a machine.

Here is a picture of my Mom's latest sewing project. It's a card clutch. She made it with fabric that I thrifted and I love it, although I don't love the pictures, they don't do it justice (sorry Mom).

After closely examining it (it's sewn PERFECTLY) I mentioned the word "Etsy" to my Mother who immediately said "NO WAY". I asked her what she would charge for it and she said $150.00....LOL!!!!!!! Ok, I guess she won't be selling many card clutches on Etsy.

And what would a post lately be without more tote bags.

I've temporarily run out of pillowcases so I've dug into my stash. The two totes that are the same and the fish tote are Alexander Henry prints. Love them.


Katie Jean said...

Look at all those gifts! I must say I'm jealous because it seems everyone has found that apples & pears fabric at Joann's and I haven't!!! Your mom did a great job on that wallet. Tell her she should definitely sell them on etsy.

Sonja said...

Hey! I have the apples and pears fabric! And I recognize one of your fat quarters, too...
As for the totes - love!

lera said...

Well your mother and friend certainly have great taste! How very kind of them. (Hi, Mom. I know you're reading this ...)

That wallet is really cool. You'll have to make them, well, once your tote frenzy has died down.

Oh, and love the totes, as usual.

She'sSewPretty said...

Oh my gosh, I'm glad someone else is addicted to making those bags too! Cute blog. I'll be back!

Jenni said...

Hey it was wonderful reading your post...and the photos look amazing...thanks for sharing them...and well as Mothers Day is approaching i'd also like you to drop by my blog on Mother's Day Cards sometime and check out all that i've posted there...i'm sure you'll enjoy your visit!!!

Felicia said...

Your mom's card holder is brilliant! It's probably worth a hundred and fifty bucks. LOL She should list it just to test the waters. What lovely treasures she dropped off for you too.

Love your totes!

lindiepindie said...

You can tell your mom I feel the same way. I made a wallet the other day and I may not be making any more of those for a while. It was fun, but way too much work! Glad you got to spend some time with her. I'll bet you've inspired her to start sewing again. :o)

quenna said...

Moms are wonderful...I love the apple and pear print too.

Mrs.Kwitty said...

Your Mom sounds like a hoot! How nice that she brings you all those fabulous goodies too. LOL on the $150!! Made me laugh right out loud.
Smiles, Karen
Oh, and all your totes look wonderful!

Chara Michele said...

What wonderful goodies from your Mum & her friend! I laughed when I read her response about selling on etsy:)

Lovely totes as always!