Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Back home

I was out of town for a short visit at my mother's house. It was her birthday, and I wanted to time my summer visit so that I could celebrate with her. We couldn't do that as easily when I was working, so it's a luxury to be able to choose any time I want for a visit.

I gave her the Double Delight quilt for her birthday. Now, you wouldn't think that being given a quilt would be that big a deal, considering that her house is almost as full of them as mine, but she was very emotional - she cried. Then I cried too and everybody got all weepy. She was very touched I would give her the quilt and loved the pattern and colors.

Another thing I bought for her birthday was a pair of shoes. That doesn't sound very spectacular, but we both have shoe buying problems. I wear a large shoe, and she wears a very narrow show. Both end up being hard to find. When she told me that her favorite store had quit carrying the flats she likes in a narrow width, I jumped on the computer and found them at Shoemall. I wish she wanted to learn about computers; she would love online shopping. With her hearing loss, telephone ordering is hard, and retail pickings are pretty slim in my old home town.

No photos of her birthday celebration - she doesn't like to have her picture taken. I don't either, so I completely understand.

Now I'm back home cleaning for company this weekend. For years, we couldn't bribe family to come here. Recently, though, we've been inundated with relatives. Sometimes I wonder if our house is on the way to a good fishing lake or something.


paula, the quilter said...

I always seem to have company in the summer. After all, I live in Colorado, which equals lots of mountains. Auntie has the same issues as your mom with the hearing loss and retail. I buy most of what she needs. Welcome back.

Suzan said...

It is so nice when someone really appreciates a quilt you make! My parents have a computer and my mother "uses" it. Unfortunately, she calls me nearly every time she is on line and wants me to help her find something or print something. Thank goodness she doesn't try to shop!!

momtofatdogs said...

You're a good daughter. It's rare that a quilter gets a quilt.

I lost my Mother in 1984, I was 20. I would buy her shoes too, if I could!

Happy Birthday to your Mother. I'll spare you my singing, as it's very flat.