Saturday, January 12, 2013

Memories and Thanks

Welcome to Lori Anderson's Memories and Thanks blog hop.
I had set aside a little redbird nugget for myself, and when I first signed up for Lori's blog hop, I thought it would be a perfect focal, because Marianna was  fond of redbirds..
I love redbirds too ,as does my mom.  There is quite a colony nesting in our neighborhood..their territory doesn't range very far from where they were born...they seem bright and cheery..up early, busy bird..but shy as well and more than just a little territorial ...I hear one peeping in the hedges outside right now..

It started me thinking about my mom and what a funny person she is..neither this or that...grumpy and happy too...able to delight in small things...she is now headed toward 90 and still  amazingly spry and alert..smart..common sense like you can't believe...
What started out to be a memory for Marianna has ended up being more of a Thanks to my mom ..I was certainly a challenge for her from the very beginning....a most willful, free thinking, busy child ..somehow different from the rest of her family ..she ( and dad too) took time to teach me about so many things..not so much LIFE in the big way..but how things work in general ..she taught me cursive writing by making the letters into funny images, on road trips, we would have discussions about the crops and animals we passed by, we planted gardens and flowers, and she read to me, everyday. In looking back I realize how fortunate I was to have a mom who would spend so much time with me..even if she didn't "get" me..Thanks mom, you taught me more than you will ever know.








please visit Lori's blog to link to the other Memories and Thanks participants
http://www.prettythingsblog.com/2013/01/memories-and-thanks-blog-hop-reveal.html

26 comments:

somethingunique said...

What a beautiful pendant & necklace and a wonderful tribute to your mom...thanks for sharing...glad I went to visit my dad so I could see the the blogs today.....ttfn xox

Kim said...

That is a beautiful necklace, I love the pendant. A lovely tribute to your Mom too.

pinkchapeau said...

Beautiful thoughts about your mom, and a beautiful piece, too!

Colleen said...

Nan,I love this necklace & the story of your mom. Sounds like she has a great spirit!

13 said...

That's a delightful necklace and a glowing tribute for your mother

Alicia said...

A lovely tribute to your mom - and a gorgeous necklace! Like many mentioned on my post: make sure your mom reads it :)

Sea of Dreams said...

Wonderful tribute to your mom and you created a beautiful necklace

Becky Pancake said...

Thanx for sharing your story. Cool pendant and a wonderful tribute to your Mom.

Marti C. said...

Very nice focal and necklace, blessings!

My Life Under the Bus said...

SO sweet - and you remind me to sit and listen to the son I am butting heads with right now! WIse words...

Shaiha said...

Your mother truly sounds like a wonderful woman. I just love the necklace that you made in tribute to her.

Marlene Cupo said...

What a stunning pendant, and beautiful tribute to your mom.

la mar de bonita said...

A charming necklace in tribute to your mom and a wonderful insight of your experiences with her. She has a charmant daughter :0)

Donetta said...

Ooh, I love the pendant! And you made such a beautiful necklace; I'll bet your mom is thrilled.

TesoriTrovati said...

I love that focal! What a nice tribute to your mom, 90 years young! Thank you for sharing your story and your creation. Enjoy the day! Erin

Kepi said...

Gorgeous pendant.

Terri said...

I so love you work and this piece is a beautiful way to say thank you to your Mom! Hope you enjoyed the hop.
Hugs
Terri G.

A Polymer Penchant said...

What a touching thank you for your mum. She sounds like quite the lady. Your necklace is quite elegant

Kimberly said...

What a beautiful tribute to your mom! I love your finished piece!

Karin said...

What a beautiful pendant. Thank you for sharing!

Mandi said...

Beautiful necklace!

adlinah said...

Love the redbird pendant, and your finished necklace. A lovely way to to honour your mother.

April Grinaway said...

Thanks for sharing your story and wonderful necklace..
Peace and Love.

Lori Bowring Michaud said...

What a lovely tribute to your mom, Nan - both your words and the pendant/necklace. I hope one day my children look back at their life and remember me with the same love and fondness.

Christine said...

Your necklace is beautiful! Thank you for sharing such sweet memories of your Mom, she sounds lovely!

Joann Mannix said...

Oh my, oh my, that pendant is gorgeous!I love the redbird. And what a beautiful, sweet tribute to your mom. It's all one can ask for in a mother. Even if they don't understand you, they support you and love you unconditionally. A mother's love at its best.