Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Mother's Day Surprises

Well, how was your Mother’s Day? As you know I was not only celebrating Mother’s Day but also my wedding anniversary, it was quite the day.
We are not much for the commercialism of holidays in our home and much prefer to keep things rather low key. So you can imagine my surprise when Reece came running into the kitchen while I was cooking breakfast on Sunday morning (yes you read that right, I was cooking breakfast) with this:

Yes that is a wonderfully delicious pile of vintage fabric!!! How awesome is that. To say I was pleased would be an understatement, I was over the moon. What a lovely surprise the two of them cooked up.
Justin had yet another surprise for me, this:

That is a lovely, little, old case. And guess what’s inside:

It is filled with knitting needles! Now I was pinching myself, I couldn’t believe it. Justin was told at the thrift shop that they were over 100 years old. Wow! The ruler has the name of an Inn on it in Michigan. I have not had time to look it up yet, but you can but I will be soon. I am so looking forward to casting something on with them, the thought of the hands of a mother using them 100 years ago to knit something for her family is amazing and so very special.
The rest of our day was spent immersed with family. My mother and father in law had a wonderful anniversary brunch for us and they were kind enough to invite my parents, so we got to spend our anniversary with family and share Mother’s Day with both of our moms. It was a lovely day filled with great food, family, laughter and love.

24 comments:

  1. happy mother's day and happy anniversary. I love the vintage knitting case-beautiful 11

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  2. What cool gifts! Sounds like you had a perfect Mother's Day and Anniversary. Glad you got to enjoy them with family!

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  3. Oh! How sweet of them. Very, very cool.

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  4. Love those needles. What a great gift. It will be wonderful to use them.

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    1. I know, I can't wait to use them. Looking for something special to cast on :)

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  5. What an incredible treasure! I'm glad you had a lovely day!

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  6. What a beautiful surprise Kim, although I bet the smile on your little man's face was the best gift of all!

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  7. Oh, how lovely!! So glad you had a nice weekend! ~B

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  8. Now those are very thoughtful and useful gifts! Do a little dance!

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  9. What beautiful finds!! You just have to wonder about who held those needles and what yarn they used and what they were making. Love the history behind treasures. Glad you had a wonderful day!

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    1. I know, so much history and I am sure love in these gifts.

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  10. What amazing gifts. What are you going to make with them??

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    1. I have no idea yet Jennifer. I was thinking of a few tops for myself with the fabric and maybe a bag, not sure yet. And the knitting needles they deserve a special project which I will start looking for this weekend.

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  11. How clever of your lads to gift you such lovely items!! The fabric is so beautiful, can't wait to see what it is transformed into :-)

    And I hope you had a lovely Mothers' Day, and congrats on your anniversary x

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    1. Thanks so much!!! It was a very special day and the gifts put it over the top.

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  12. what a score, that knitting case, wow!!! i think these very thoughtful gifts fall far from the usual commercialism associated with some of these holidays :)

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