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a Heart-Felted Wild Rose Bouquet for Mother’s Day ❤


Sweetie❤Knit❤Heart-Felted Wild Rose Bouquet for Mother's Day ||| Knitting With HeartBoth our moms live 2-3 provinces away and I’m not a mom, so Mother’s Day celebrations at our place are generally phone calls with something along the lines of floral delivery. Thankfully, love knits us together from afar ❤

Here in blogland, it’s been my pleasure to follow along with many moms who blog about their motherly adventures. And today, I’d like to share a few of their links.

Raising 5 Kids With Disabilities and Remaining Sane Blog
… this mom has adopted several kids with disabilities and will have you laughing at the smallest, funniest real-life situations—writing style with Erma Bombeck flare ❤
Lesley Carter @ Bucket List Publications
… travel blogging mom, including posts about home and her adorable toddler daughter ❤
Especially Made
… mom to son with special needs and seeking Biblical strength ❤
Kodiak My Little Grizzly
… mom to 3 great kids, including son Kodiak who is deaf, blind and has CHARGE Syndrome ❤

Then there’s this local mom’s story.
An authentic Canadian Mother Goose story 😉

Flowers are a heart-felt way to express love on Mother’s Day. And this year, I just felt like felting a floral Sweetie❤Knit❤Heart bouquet. This first wild bunch of roses blossomed nicely, albeit too late for today’s delivery. But now with the seeds planted, this garden shall surely grow into a floral harvest for all-seasons.

Wishing a yarn bouquet of joy this Mother’s Day
to loving moms everywhere  ❤ Jackie

❤ ❤ ❤

Psalm 139:13 
New Living Translation
(NLT)
“You made all the delicate, inner parts of my body
and knit me together in my mother’s womb.”

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29 responses

  1. Awww, thanks for including me on your list! God bless!

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    May 13, 2013 at 12:31 am

  2. Love the links, a great start to the day!

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    May 13, 2013 at 6:46 am

  3. There is another side to Mother’s Day that no one ever wants to think of or never gets mentioned, but I must. I did hear from my boys who stopped over and we all had a very busy last weekend with family visiting from out of town, so this weekend was a quiet one. But there are so many mothers who never hear from their children, never get a card, never get flowers, a hug, or any notice on Mother’s Day. For them it is a day of dread, heart ache, and sadness so deep that no one can imagine.

    Possibly it is the same for someone who is not a mother and never will be., some sad negative feelings. Mothers who can’t be with their children on that day feel it, too, if even a little.

    I don’t know how the day got started or where it originated. I do know that it is sometimes a day when people feel obligated to feel some happiness or to think of giving and receiving gifts. A lot of sales are generated on this day “someone” has said is Mother’s Day.

    Wouldn’t it be better if every day was thought to be a mother’s day as they are everyday of the year and that they were shown appreciation all year long. Sometimes it comes out that Mother’s Day is the only day they are supposed to be appreciated.

    I guess my thought is that holidays seem to be filled with stress to feel or not feel something, do or not do something, and often in the over all of them they end up giving people as many or more negative feelings than honest positive ones. Sometimes it seems if one ignores the holidays completely by never acknowledging their existence, life is better. No guilt, no spending one might not have the income to do, no negative feelings felt by those who do not qualify for the day, can’t celebrate that day, don’t get phone calls and/or gifts.

    I used to think holidays such fun when I was a child, but now as an adult I really am not so sure of the why of their existence. Are they for the business of them, company sales, or for familiy unity which really does not exist in society so much anymore when families so often live in separate parts of the world who can not be together? Usually of late they just become a day of some sort of confusion as to how I should feel or not, what I should be doing or not, and if the holiday didn’t exist the day would go more normally and smoothly with just honest real feelings for the day. Usually the days don’t meet the requirements the day is expected to be as portrayed in media, advertising, and sentiment cards.

    Thus just some of the confusing thoughts of this mother’s day for me. Today I will be doing just what is “me” and it will go a lot better. I love the flowers you made and shared with everyone today. They look quite inventive, impressive, and creative, would be there everyday for someone for whom you cared and something that took your time and personality and presence to make. Thank you for sharing them!

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    May 13, 2013 at 7:13 am

    • Thanks for your comment 🙂 I’m so pleased to hear that you like my Mother’s Day bouquet ❤
      Sadly, there is some truth to the points you’ve mentioned. People absolutely ought to appreciate and love each other every single day of the year. Separation from family—for whatever reason, whether parent or child—may well be the loneliest feeling in the world. From what I’ve read, the origins of Mother’s Day are rooted in efforts to love/honour/respect one’s mother. Commercialism joined the bandwagon later. Truly, the world would be a better place if everyone took a moment each day to “smell the roses” and focus on relationships, rather than things… I’m so glad to hear that your family could all be together last weekend ❤

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      May 13, 2013 at 10:21 am

      • It was a university graduation that had us hopping for the weekend fitting in the picnic and then some activities on another day for the younger kids. It is rare that all the family can get together at one time anymore. There always seem to be some missing pieces. I suppose as a child I didn’t notice that as all my favorite and same age cousins were present. We just played the day away. lol

        One doesn’t like to think that the advertising and commercial aspect affects us so, but it does have that subliminal effect it seems. We need holidays and traditional celebrations, but sometimes they seem a be tainted in the modern world. Or sometimes I just think maybe I was born in the wrong century with all my needlework and values. Either way it is always food for thought.

        Everyone have a great day!!!

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        May 13, 2013 at 12:09 pm

      • I agree that Mother’s Day can be stressful for non-mothers, as would be Father’s Day for non-fathers and Valentine’s Day for people without a partner to love. Because I don’t shop much or watch tv much, I am not too affected by the commercialism, but I can see where it could make someone feel badly. I love the suggestion that we appreciate everyone every day, then the special days don’t matter as much!

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        May 13, 2013 at 1:42 pm

        • So true! Thank you for your comment 🙂 Commercialism is like one big sales pitch and people forget that the date on the calendar has next to nothing to do with whether or not the day is special… People are what make each day special ❤

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          May 13, 2013 at 9:06 pm

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    May 15, 2013 at 7:42 pm

    • Thank You for taking an interest in my blog 🙂 I’d like to follow your blog too, but cannot find the “follow” button… newbies, right?!? Please tell me where to click to follow your blog. Thanks for the award… very sweet of you ❤

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      May 16, 2013 at 1:40 pm

  5. You have been so quiet. I hope you have been knitting up a storm with the needles flying!!

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    May 31, 2013 at 1:37 pm

    • Thanks caforiginals, I appreciate your thoughtful concern and hope you are doing well 🙂 … ‘guess I’ve been in a bit of the “writing-dumps” lately. It’s been an emotionally tough month-or-so. God continues to encourage, nonetheless and I can feel my gumption coming back! ttys ❤

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      June 2, 2013 at 5:19 pm

      • I understand as had some really dumpy days myself in the last couple of weeks. Relying upon God to help get me out of the mood. Making changes in my life with His guidance as nothing else seems to work. Difficult to be in that transition phase of accepting things as they are and not as the world thinks they “should” be. Myself I have to get rid of some bad habits and a more healthy routine and lifestyle that better suits my decreasing income. Knitting will play a large part in that as it keeps me busy and out of trouble. lol

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        June 3, 2013 at 7:56 am

        • It’s not so easy for sure, but change is one of the few things in life that we all have in common. Sometimes it’s good. Sometimes we just hope/pray the change is not permanent. Life’s adjustments help grow us up, though, and I thank/praise God for allowing only what we can handle with His help ❤

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          June 4, 2013 at 1:38 pm

          • Yes, life is a learning experience from start to finish and with each thing we learn the whole world changes just a little bit in our eyes. Sometimes we learn too much too fast and the change is a little more difficult to assimilate into our comprehension. Sometimes difficulties are solved and we wonder what we are going to do with all the energy that was before focused upon the difficulty. That is sort of what my life has been like the last couple of months. What am I doing with my energy? Knitting up a storm burning off the energy in a constructive way. lol Seems somehow to be in my soul to create.

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            June 4, 2013 at 4:25 pm

            • Good stuff 🙂 … and may our souls always find solace in knitting ❤

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              June 5, 2013 at 5:13 pm

          • One of my new knitting projects started today is the urban wrap knitted on the Lion Brand site for homespun yarn. I have such a stash of it and a lot in small balls for some reason which I don’t remember. So I am trying the pattern using all these off colors in however it stripes up and just tying the yarn together with knots and letting them hand knotted at the ends instead of weaving them in.

            It could end up a bit wild, but the other day it was a bit too cool to sit outside and read which made me think something like this to wrap up in would be perfect.

            Just straight stitching so a no thought pattern to just relax with. If it turns out there will probably be yarn for another for a family member who isn’t too picky about what they cover up in at least around the house. LOL It might turn out a bit wild for someone more reserved, but at least the pattern will be tried and I will know if I really do want to purchase yarn and make one more for a more social setting.

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            June 5, 2013 at 12:57 pm

            • Your wild-side urban wraps sound great! Honesty, caforiginals, when you write fun, descriptive comments like this it just makes me think your inner-blogger is trying to come out ‘n play! My hope is for you to begin your wonderfully, refreshing, charm of a blog one day real soon ❤

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              June 5, 2013 at 5:43 pm

              • I will try someday, but it only seems to come out so far in reply to someone else’s. lol We will see. I, too, think there is an inner blog within me, too. It just hasn’t found its way to begin yet.

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                June 6, 2013 at 8:29 am

                • Hmmm… Do you think maybe it’d help if you took one of your comments (past or present) and tweaked it into a practice post? That way there’s no pressure. Then after a few of those, you might feel the confidence to actually post your practice bits ❤

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                  June 6, 2013 at 12:57 pm

                  • LOL 2 heads are better than one. I was just thinking that maybe I should begin by answering your blogs about beginning my blog. lol That might work?

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                    June 6, 2013 at 1:11 pm

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