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Happy May Day! (and for some: day after quarterlies taxes, payday, bill paying day, not my birthday, 25 more days of school… yikes. ) Spring has finally come to my town- the trees are in full blossom, tulips are up. We awoke this morning to the sound of a steady drumming rain which doesn’t happen all that often in the West- consequently, always a delightful sound.
Needless to say, Mother’s Day is right around a few corners and therefore time to think about your Mom(s). This quilt makes me think of the mothers in my life. The squares were pieced by my mother-in-law (quilter extraordinaire) then passed along to me. I finished the quilt, in whatever pattern the blocks chose for themselves and it hangs in my mom’s (lady extraordinaire) B&B.

It’s got me thinking about the greatest part of being a girl is all the other girls around you and the collective support we can give to each other in every way. So get out your favorite tools, (whatever they may be) and create something for or with your mothers and daughters. Make some memories and teach some skills that will last forever. I sure do appreciate all the ladies in my life.


  1. brownbirdgreenstring

    May 1, 2012 at 6:18 pm

    Lovely quilt and lovely story to it. Good fortune to you in all your Mother’s Day creating!

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  3. cuteasabutton82

    May 1, 2012 at 7:28 pm

    I love what you said about the best part of being a girl is the other girls around you – I so agree! And I’ve quoted you on my blog, I hope you don’t mind? Have a look here and let me know if you want me to change it 🙂 Laura

    1. noelleodesigns

      May 1, 2012 at 7:51 pm

      Of course I don’t mind- I love it! See what I mean about ‘the best part about being a girl’? This is it- right here, right now! I’m honored you passed it on- thank you.

      1. cuteasabutton82

        May 1, 2012 at 8:52 pm

        It’s great being part of this crafting, blogging community isn’t it?! Thanks for letting me share what you said 🙂

  4. Molly

    May 1, 2012 at 8:20 pm

    Gorgeous quilt! love those colors together 🙂

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