Flowers for Mum
It's such a beautiful autumn day that I couldn't help but sit outside on the deck and enjoy the weather. I think my flower block quilt is quite fitting with the pretty colors of roses and geraniums flowering in the background. With a nip in the air, it's great to have a quilt on hand just in case I need to wrap it around my legs as I begin knitting a new cardie for my granddaughter.
As I sit here, I start thinking about Mother's day that is fast approaching. Mother's Day in New Zealand and in the United States (and other countries by not all) is annually held on the second Sunday of May. It celebrates motherhood and is a time which is recognized to appreciate mothers or those who take the role of mothers. Many people give gifts, cards, flowers, sweets or candy, a meal or other treats to their mother, grandmothers, great-grandmothers, and any other mother figures. Quilters often give quilts and in some cases, flower quilts.
Of course, it takes more time and effort than a quick visit to the stores but it is made with love which adds unbeatable value. In my quilt, I used 12 of the 54 flower blocks I've made and although I didn't make them specifically for mother's day, I'm sure I've created many mother's favorite flowers. But it's now time to put my thinking cap on and come up with a new block to include in my flower collection.
I've already made my favorite but yet to include my Mother's so I think it's time to put down the knitting and get to the design board!
Some hours later, my new Lily of the Valley block is completed - my mother's favorite flower.
My favorite flower is fuchsia, what's yours?
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