Sunday 10 March 2013


I moved in to my house, as a newly single mum, almost 12 years ago to the day. 
The first weekend we were here was mothers day and the girls and I went up to Norwich and spent the weekend there.  They were 4 and 7. 
They are now 16 and 19 and mothers day has changed a little.  Jenny spends a lot of time with her boyfriend: she stayed there last night and has been at work today, but she came home first, just to make me a cup of tea for mothers day and to give me her card.  Beccy is slogging away for exams at the moment, but she took time to make me a montage of pictures, on the computer,  of the three of us over the last 12 years, set to one of my favourite songs ever (Goo goo dolls: Iris).  I watched the video and realised that, actually, the three of us have 'done good' and her video made me very tearful (in a good way)

Now for me, this is a fantastic way to spend mothers day

Bubbly, chocolate and rugby (although we are not doing brilliantly atm!)
 And, of course, some sewing time

Siblings together quilt starting to come together
 Cushion cover that I made for my mum, she is away at my brothers at the moment

 Beccy is still working away in the kitchen on her art and there is a pot roast cooking slowly in the oven.  And even better, I have banked my mothers day gift for another day.  I told the girls that fabric was what I wanted, but I didn;t know which right now, so I have been allowed to defer my purchases for another day :-)

Happy Mothers day to all of you out there, hope you're having a lovely day


  1. So glad you are having a great day. You deserve it and you have raised two amazing daughters so well on your own.

  2. Good to have a great, but quiet day!

  3. You are clearly a very special mum who is treasured by her two girls. Happy Mother's day xxxx

  4. So lovely that you can mark the positive changes and that you and your girls are doing good together. Enjoy the rest of your Mother's Day!

  5. So glad you've had a fabulous day. I'm sure you've had tough times over the years raising your two lovely girls alone. But they're a credit to you and I can see why you feel emotional on mother's day xx

  6. I love that song, it would have made me tearful too. Shows what a great Mum you are, that they both took time out to make you happy :) Shame the rugby was so crap! At least they scraped it this time.

  7. Sounds like a lovely day!

    P.S. LOVE the ST quilt!

  8. Sounds just wonderful! I love the quilt top :)
    Happy Mother's Day!

  9. You have done an amazing job of raising your girls. You are a team and that is special. Glad tat you have had a good day. Di x

  10. Sounds like you had a great day and have 2 lovely daughters. (I love that song too!)

  11. Lovely post from a lovely person and mum xx

  12. Happy Mother's Day a week late! You and your girls are doing so well. I love the big stars and your cushion.


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