Monday, May 5, 2014

Margaritas And Mamas

Watermelon Lime Margarita
It's Cinco de Mayo so I'm celebrating by naming my latest quilt Watermelon Lime Margarita. I haven't quite finished this bright, cheerful table topper yet, but final size will be 36” square. It's been very relaxing to take my time with this project, spending an hour or so each day. 
 
All I have left is sandwiching the layers, quilting and binding. But not today, as I plan on partaking of a few Mexican beers and/or margaritas with chips and salsa. I wouldn't want my stitching to stray off course. Arriba! 
 
Lime Margarita backing
Happy early Mother's Day! I'm lucky that I am close to my mama and get to spend time with her often. I certainly don't wait until Mother's Day to let her know how much I love her. Last week we went shopping for shoes, ate lunch, and enjoyed driving along country roads looking at spring flowers. At eighty-one years young, she is still a witty and wild redhead, and I hope I'm that sassy in another twenty years. 

Useful Notion:  “Adult children who disrespect and ignore their mothers will one day find two things to be true. One, their own children learn by observation; and two, it will be impossible to pass through the pearly gates.” - A nursing home aide