Flowers for My Mother

My mother has taught me so many things.  My sewing and knitting talents are because of her and I like to think I have also learned compassion and persistence from this amazing gal.  One thing I did not inherit however was the ability to grow things.  Yep, when it comes to plants, my mother is a master and I am a complete brown thumb

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A prime example of both her way with plants and her seemingly endless compassion are my grandmothers’ violets.  Several years ago both of my grandmothers passed away within a few years of each other.  My mother was given violets by friends and family at their deaths as they were favorites of both grannies.

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Since their deaths my mother has kept these violets alive by restarting new ones with leaves and nurturing them daily. I am amazed and humbled by this love and ability.  I get to see my mother and the rest of my family this weekend and thought I would make her something to show my appreciation of her gifts.  A while back Heather Bailey published on her blog a free pattern for a pincushion with violets.  This seemed like a perfect gift for my mama.

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I purchased some hand dyed felt from one of my favorite local craft shops, The Tin Thimble and got started.  Heather Bailey’s free patterns can be found here (http://www.heatherbaileydesign.com/HBSquareDeal.pdf) and here (http://www.heatherbailey.com/FreePattern/HeatherBailey_SpringViolets.pdf)

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I hope she likes it.

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