And, thus, we passed the time

When Rob asked me what I wanted for Man-mom’s day, I just blurted out, 20 bags of mulch.  And, the mulch isn’t the gift, it’s the hauling it that’s the real gift.  And, it came to pass that 20 bags of mulch were brought to my back yard.  And, I spent most of the rest of the weekend, happily puttering in my flowerbeds, watching out for snakes (only one) and spreading the good cheer that comes from a good mulching.

That’s okay, I don’t think my family got it either.

The weather has been so beautiful.  It rained all week long last week.  Welcome relief.  The temps were cool, partly cloudy skies and a nice breeze.  Friday afternoon, I spent hours sitting in the sun room, listening to a book on tape and hand quilting. 

I also got this block finished.  This is block 18 of 36 for the Jubilee Quilt. 


And, I finished my greek key doily.


I also made myself a man-mom’s day cake.


This is a Mardi Gras cake and I don’t think my family was as impressed as I was.  It’s actually a bit too rich, a fact I’d forgotten in the 20 years, I guess it’s been, since I made one.  It’s just like a german chocolate cake, except made with butterscotch morsels instead of chocolate.  Ummmmmmm

I gave myself a sugar shock and sat up crocheting for a while.  My hands hurt too bad to quilt.

We ate like kings.  My family does know how to take me out.  Good Sandwiches, Fish house, and then Asian fusion.  And, everybody got a new pair of shoes.

Does it really get any better than that?  No fussing, no arguing, everybody doing what they want to do.  That’s how I like to celebrate Man-mom’s day.



Patricia said...

I love your block!!! The shades of blue make it look like a crystal star!!! Glad you had a great day---me too! No homemade goodies, but lots of love and laughter---what a day with family is suppose to be about!

Kath said...

sounds just perfect!
One year I got a sledge hammer and a hose pipe (!)

Elizabeth said...

I think that's my favorite of all of your jubilee blocks. BEAUTIFUL!

I took myself shopping for Mother's Day and got three new tops and the most amazing new pair of shoes, all for $50. And I made strawberry shortcake for dessert. You can't have Mother's Day without Strawberry Shortcake.

I totally get the mulch. I love a freshly mulched flower bed. I think that would be a really lovely gift.

xo -E

Coloradolady said...

Your block is beautiful. I am glad you had a great day!!! I spent the day sewing and canning peppers with my hubby....both kids could not be here but it was a good day.

We worked in the yard a bit and picked tons of peppers from the garden, thus...the canning!!

and really....any day spent in the yard in the gardens or spent sewing is a great day!!

regan said...

Sounds like a perfect day! Awesome!

Shay said...

Oooh I have some butterscotch chips lurking around here (they were sent to me by someone on your side of the world because they unattainable here ) Any chance of the recipe for the cake?

Glad you had a great Man-Mom Day!

Cynthia L. said...

I understand mulch! I think one of my favorite gifts would be plants, perennials please, top soil, manure and mulch. Then the gift of time to get my hands dirty!

The cake looks wonderful! My favorite cake when I was growing up was German Choc. but I think the butterscotch sounds great.

Glad you had a wonderful day.

Anonymous said...

I love reading your blog and glad that you had a nice mother's day.

Shevvy said...

20 bags of mulch - no, don't get it at all but as long as it made you happy I'm happy for you! I just know I could come up with a really really long list before I got to mulch though....

Vesuviusmama said...

That block is amazing! The complexity/texture/dimension of the fabrics make it seem like a real gem.