HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY TO AN AMAZING SEWING MOM!
I’m delighted you are part of my Sew Like A Pro™ community.
Thank you for being an integral part of the magic that helps keep Mother Earth strong.
Thank you for being YOU.
At the ripe old age of eleven I chose never to have children. I have never once regretted that decision.
In many ways though, I still consider myself a mother because I was born female and because I have a little orange kitty named Sophie who is feline rescue number 26.
For those of us lucky enough to be born female, it is in our DNA to nurture and care.
If not for our own children, then for other people or animals on the planet. Or even for the planet itself, our planet, Mother Earth. We are all mothers.
So again, I say HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY! to all the women, and to the men who play both parental roles for their children.
This Mother’s Day weekend was extra special. Mom and I just happened to be near to each other. Usually we are several U.S. states away, but this time we were both in Colorado. Therefore, We spent our first Mother’s Day together in at least two decades.
Here we are trying to decide how to hug during this crazy Covid-19 paranoia.
Don’t get me wrong. Mom and I do lots of fun things together throughout the year.
As part of our mother-daughter adventures, we do all sorts of atypical things and keep the crowds roaring with laughter as we go. Well, okay. Maybe we just entertain ourselves 😉
Twice we volunteered to pick up trash on Lake Powell, Arizona. (Though Mom has been several other times.)
Volunteering with Trash Trackers is one of my favorite working vacations. Doing good for Mother Earth, making new friends and getting a free week on a houseboat in this beautiful part of the world. Hooray for Trash Trackers and the National Park Service! I had hoped to go again this summer, but I guess not with the Covid-19 craziness.
Mom and I pulled invasive Sahara mustard weeds in Glen Canyon, Arizona (which is just as beautiful as Lake Powell since they are global neighbors.)
We traveled to Europe together in 2000 and Costa Rica in 2012.
Sometimes we do only a three-day trip, sometimes our trips are a week or two. We rarely get on each other’s nerves. It’s quite fantastic.
This photo of Mom and me was a selfie in Twin Falls, Idaho last April.
We were on the way from Oregon to work at the 2019 Adult Figure Skating Championships in Salt Lake City, Utah.
Of course, we had to stop and sightsee along the way.
Thank goodness Mom was game for helping me. I would never have been able to film all the skating dress vlogs you enjoy without her help.
Thank you! You’re the best filming, photographing, sewing mom!
And guess who taught me how to sew?
Yep. My mom, of course.
As a youngster, I was not into Barbie or baby dolls. Instead, I sewed clothing for my stuffed animals.
My sewing mom made my special occasion clothing, like when at age five I was a flower girl at my aunt’s wedding. She also made my entire cheerleading team outfits two years in a row.
Those of you who have made Vogue patterns know they can be complicated. Oiy!
In high school, I unwittingly tortured Mom by asking her to make this Claude Montana pattern. I still have the pattern, but a rubber band holds the envelope together so I found the picture online. 🙂
Once she even made me a Fortuny pleated evening gown from a magazine photo. No pattern. Sewing mom to the rescue! She just figured it out. I still have the dress, and it fits. Maybe one day soon I’ll have a formal occasion so I can wear it again.
In high school, I learned how to make an evening gown for the high school pageant.
Once I realized how difficult it was to make dance costumes, I felt bad for asking her to make those complicated Vogue patterns.
I think it would be okay if the 160+ Sew Like A Pro™ members in fifteen countries gave my sewing mom a virtual pat on the back.
Ditto with all the hundreds of women for whom I made custom dresses before starting my online sewing school teaching people how to make dance and skate costumes.
If you sew, did your mother teach you as a youngster like mine did?
I would love it if you commented below telling me and our SLP™ family how you learned to sew. Or maybe about a fun mother-daughter time.
It’s fun to trade stories during times when we spend so much time alone.
May you and your loved ones be Covid-Crud free and find many reasons to give and receive mountains of love and laughter. Live your brilliance every day. Celebrate every day like it’s Mother’s Day.
P.S. Since we are still shut-in thanks to Covid-19, I extended my “STAY HOME AND SEW” discounted tuition until May 31, 2020. If you have been thinking of enrolling in my sewing programs, now is the perfect time with the lowest price. Get more details on my sewing programs page.
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