Sunday, May 11, 2008

Happy mothers' day! (and my new skirt)

I have been away to see mum over the weekend in Shepparton. And I have come back to all your very kind comments. I think I am overwhelmed with your hugs and kind words. You truly are the best ever friends a girl could have. I know a lot of you have been through what I have (and will continue for a while) been and understand how I am feeling.

I have to say I had the best weekend. The girls and I went up with my sister and two of our brothers. Mum is still in the nursing home but we took her out for drives and to church. She wasn't so good on Saturday but on Sunday she was quite well. Also the weather was fantastic, the champagne cold and the coffee good!!

The girls made me a photo album for mothers day. They had selected many photos of the three of us taken over the years together and added love hearts and captions. Really the best ever present a mother could want. Here are a couple (of many) of the photos that the girls worked for me....




And, I wore my new skirt to church today:


The fabric is a wool gauze type of fabric with fibres embellished into stripes. The stripes are a repeat type of pattern. The white stripes I put at the top and the rows of black at the bottom.
I bought a length of the repeat at Dancing Queen on our first Pattern Review weekend down under shopping trip. To make the skirt I joined the selvages for the back seam after inserting an invisible zipper. Then to fit around my waist I just made tucks in the front and the back to fit. I lined with black viscose lining. Easy peasy!

16 comments:

Vicki W said...

What a lovely Mother's Day gift from your girls! Sounds like you made it special for your Mom too. Perfect.
The skirt is very nice. i love that fabric!

paco peralta said...

Vicki .- happy Mother's Day for you. you have good company and the joy of his daughters. congratulations. best wishes. Paco

a little sewing on the side said...

oooohhhh what a pretty skirt!
I am glad you had a nice visit with your mother on Sunday.
Happy Mother's Day!

Ann's Fashion Studio said...

Vicki, sounds like you had a wonderful week end with your Mom and family.Your girls gift was very thoughtful. Those are the kinds of gifts I love.
Happy Mother's Day!
Your skirt is fantastic. I love the stripes.

Cherie said...

Vicki, I too want to hug you and support you during such a difficult time. Your girls and their gift to you show they are already healing...I am sure you worry for them as well. And, taking care of Mom, I'm doing that right now. It is hard to see a waning life.

Sew4Fun said...

What a nice Mothers' Day gift! Nice skirt too. I love easy-peasy sewing. Glad to hear the weather in Shepp was nice as we will be in Cobram next weekend.

Btw, where did you get your blue RTW top? Is it this season's? I love it and want one. :)

Carolyn (cmarie12) said...

What a wonderful way to spend Mother's Day with your children and your own mother!

I love your new skirt and how you made the fabric work for you!

As to the other thing...change is constant and I know that you are more than able to meet the challenges of this change. You and your daughters will be in my thoughts and prayers!

Isabelle said...

Beautiful Mother's Day gift from your daughter! Gosh, you three look so much alike.
Love your new skirt and the whole outfit!

Vicki said...

Belinda, the top is this season's and is from Chelsea. I bought it from Chadstone. It comes in other colours too.

Summerset said...

What a sweet gift from your daughter's. The skirt is great! I love the use of the trim.

Marji said...

Wishing you a very blessed Mothers Day. I'm so sorry Vicki, I'm just catching up on my blog reading after being gone since Thursday.
Yes, I've been there, and it is draining and not fun, no matter if you want the divorce or not.
Many hugs to you.

Birgitte said...

You and your daughters are beautiful. And the skirt is lovely. I'm thinking of you.

Linda said...

Happy belated Mother's day. Lovely you and lovely daughters! What a nice gift. Love your skirt, looks great with the boots.

Tany said...

LOVELY pictures and what a wonderful time you must have had!

The skirt looks gorgeous! The fabric was a great find!

Claire said...

The album was the perfect gift. Your girls are very thoughtful. Your skirt is cute and easy is good, although it sure doesn't look like it was easy.

Connie B said...

Vicki- I found myself thinking about you this week after reading this post. We who are lucky enough to have caring, loving daughters are truly blessed.