Sunday, May 13, 2012

Mother's Day

12.5" x 15"

4" x 6"
One of the stories my mother loved to share about me is that when I was a very young child, perhaps three or four years old, I was asked when my birthday was. I told the inquirer that it was “when the flowers come out in the spring.” My birthday was this past week and it remains entwined with flowers and Mother’s Day. Every seven years or so my birthday and Mother’s Day are one and the same.

Whether I am tending to our gardens, enjoying a nature walk, letting someone know I care or designing a quilt, flowers are often the focus. I find myself returning to flowers again and again in my work. I even did a series of petite quilts, each 4” x 6”, titled Branching Out and many of those pieces were of flowering branches.

My New Hibiscus Plant!
This weekend I did what I love to do on my combination birthday and Mother’s Day weekend, I went to the local nursery and selected flowers to fill in the gaps of my perennial gardens and plant in containers located our deck and atrium, I even treated myself to a stunning tropical hibiscus resplendent with blooms and buds. 


  1. Happy belated birthday/mothers day! I love the 'bearded iris', I would love to learn this technique, its really beautiful!

  2. Love the fuchia! Gorgeous!

  3. Thank you, Becky. I'm rather partial to fuchsias and thought it would be fun to see if I could create one with fabric and thread.