Wednesday, May 5, 2010

A Road trip day

Today started very early, my day off.  I had some business to take care of on a round trip about 3.5 hours from here. Every 3 months I go there to change the flowers and I always go on Mother's Day.
On our trip I stopped at a very large Hobby Lobby to get the flowers as they usually have a great choice and selection and I got the prettiest bright pink tulips. They looked so real and placed them on my son, Aaron's grave. I got a pic of them on my camera phone but right now unable to find the cord to put them to my computer but I will this week when I find them. I pray my usuals to myself, change out the old faded ones that I had put there last,  always wonder what he would have grown up to be. He would be almost 25 years old now. Mother's never forget even when others do. I wish he could be nearer so that I could tend to his gravesite as I used to when I lived there but there are people that hold such strong grudges that this will probably never happen. But I will never lose hope, not as long as I'm alive. And as long as I'm able I will tend to it.

I got a unique stepping stone to add to my butterfly bush garden. All yellow butterflies remind me that his spirit is with us.  It's plaster but at half off, I couldn't resist getting this.

And I also found a tassel that I adored to add to the At Pemberley sampler I finished.
And because I'm emotionally, physically and mentally exhausted right now, I'm not going to stay into the morning hours to finish it but tomorrow night I will after work. It's going to be lovely.
I saw the tassels on the model on the front of the chart and I loved them so for the added regency it gives the piece that I decided to hang them at the top corner as well.

I also snagged a frame there that fit this piece better at 50% off, I couldn't believe it.

It's a pretty heavy frame and I felt it to be more fitting for the piece.

On the road trip I read my Jane Austen "Her Works" book that I got in Boston. Very good book!
I read all about Pemberley and I think anyone would love to go there for a stay.
This has been a delight to work with and I'm excited to get to work on this tomorrow night.

I may not have a Pemberley, but I have a safe haven in the mountains where there's peace.
And there's no place like home no matter where it is.


  1. Jennifer--didn't know about Aaron. My heart goes out to you. A mother does not ever forget her children, no matter what happens. 'Tis true... Looking forward to seeing your next finish 'finished'. Hugs.

  2. I'm so sorry you have this grief to endure. While it's not the same tragedy as yours, my husband and I lost six babies at various stages in my pregnancies. I got to see most of them, and I remember when they should have been born and how old they would be now, and wonder what they would have been like. Not even my husband remembers those things, but I'm their mother, and I will never forget. Again, I know it's not the same tragedy, but my mother-heart understands yours in a small way. Happy Mother's Day to you.

  3. What wonderful finds. I look forward to seeing which you use to finish Pemberley.

    I inderstand how you feel about visiting the cemetery and wishing you were closer. Know that your son is always with you in your heart.

  4. Knowing that his spirit is with you will always make it a bit easier. ((HUGS)) to you.

    Look forward to seeing your next finish.

  5. I love that blue/cream "star and vine" fabric you've placed with At Pemberly. This is going to be a great finish, I think. :)

  6. The tassle is just too gorgeous.

    *hugs* to you Jennifer. It is indeed terrible to loose children. I am glad that you have a place to visit him even if you can't get there all the time.

  7. Thoughts and prayers to you. How wonderful that even though you are not closer, you still make the trip.

  8. Your Pemberly Sampler is going to look wonderful. Love the tassels you found, they are perfect, frame too.


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