Happy Monday! I hope everyone had a great weekend and if you celebrated, a happy Mother's Day. We bought my MIL a bracelet and necklace set from the craft fair that we went to last weekend. The woman that makes these makes all of the glass beads by hand and it is gorgeous. I wish I had thought to take a picture of them! I decided to make another box with a drawer as my gift holder. I used this image from Deidre Mosher. I wanted to keep it kind of simple and elegant looking so I chose to go with just a sentiment instead of an image that needed to be colored.
Here is a side view:
I do not make cards for my MIL for Mother's Day. I do for other occasions, but Kip likes to pick out her card on Mother's Day and I think he should. I usually make something, like a gift tag or the box or bag that we will put her gift in, just not the card.
I do have to say I have an awesome MIL. I know friends and have heard of so many people that do not, which makes me appreciate mine all the more. We are very different in most ways; she is very elegant and classy and put together at all time and the best two words to describe me and my style are quirky and eclectic (aren't those nice words for...kind of weird??). I have a funny story from my wedding that some of you may know, but I never mentioned her reaction. I had decided to wear hot pink, high-top, Chuck Taylor tennis shoes under my wedding dress. When she realized that, I know she was probably mortified, but the only look was a little shock and I told her that I had always said, ever since I was a young teenager that those were my plans and to her enormous credit all she said was "Well, that is great then, I am glad you are getting to do it". I know she loves me and accepts me, quirks and all. She has a great sense of humor though and she is kind of crafty so we do have things in common.
Since I am the only one in the family that isn't a mom, I usually host the entire family for a Mother's Day lunch. I do all the cooking and will only let the guys help with clean up, my MIL and SIL get to do nothing, not because they don't offer, but because I won't let them. Here is a picture of my table setting for this year: