Friday, May 7, 2010

mums the word


This weekend is Mother's Day. It is also my first Mother's Day as the stepmother to Olivia. (Though I would like to think that I am not the mean kind of stepmother with gnarled fingers and a major grudge--Olivia is also The Best.) It is also the first Mother's Day for a mom-to-be. As a few of you may know, we are with child, who is currently doing the breast stroke in my tummy. (One more month to go but I am okay with an early arrival even if our house isn't!)

Though we have a lot to do, I will find some time this weekend to create a picnic. These quilts from Lala, just around the corner from us, are a good place to start for some inspiration. I may also use a great John Robshaw quilt I have on loan from Blue Springs Home. Regardless, it will be pretty enough to match the weekend's fantastic forecast.

On another note, I would like to give a big, warm thank you to a mother who needs to bottle up her indelible style of motherhood. Janet Solomon is one of the most generous, warm-spirited people I know. She put a beautiful post on her amazing blog, and introduced me to some amazing people, who I look forward to getting to know better. It's only a shame that Janet has three children as they are replicas of her, and we need more replicas of Janet! She is a great source of inspiration to me and I will be depending on her for lots of motherly advice. More on this later...

9 comments:

Paris Atelier said...

Congratulations on such a special Mother's Day! What an exciting time for you. Wishing you a beautiful Sunday filled with love and family.
xoxo,
Judith~

Jonny said...

Congratulations on your terrific news!!! Your picnic sounds wonderful. Have a great weekend and Happy Mothers Day to you!Sincerely Jonny

Beach House Living said...

Congratulations on the wonderful news.

I think being a stepmother is very challenging. I have been truly blessed to have the most wonderful stepmother imaginable.

My Mother is, along with my father my life's greatest fortune.

Sue said...

Congrat's on the baby news! There is nothing more special in the entire world than a new baby! I've got grandbaby number three arriving in July, and can't wait! Best wishes to you!
Take care, Sue

Paris Hotel Boutique said...

Getting so excited for you Jacqueline! Happy Mom-to-be Day! And, yes I couldn't agree more...Janet is the BEST!!! XO Lynn

FrenchGardenHouse said...

Happy First Mother's Day, You! How thrilling, you became the Mommy of two darlings in a short time span. You are going to be a wonderful Mom, the kind others will aspire to be. Looking forward to seeing you. xo Lidy

ticklishfromadistance said...

Have a wonderful day!

FrenchBlue said...

Thank You MY Beautiful Friend!! YOU always make me smile:) I will be here for you and that wee little replica of glowing YOU & the most wonderful Mr. Rosen... always.
XO

Trisha said...

What a wonderful blog post! Happy Congratulations on your first Mother's Day and upcoming birth. Wishing you all the best

Trisha Evans
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