Saturday, May 08, 2021

Slow Sunday Stitching, Happy Mother's Day

 


Happy Mother's Day to all the mothers out there.  Today for Mother's Day my two daughters and families are taking me to Half Moon Bay for a day at the beach and lunch.  It will be about a 3 hour drive each way, so a long day, but I plan to enjoy every single minute.  I am riding over with my one daughter and husband, and two grandsons, and maybe a girlfriend.  It has been over three years since I have been able to breath in the ocean air.  

My brother-in-law Roger left on Friday night.  We spent the week going through John's things.  In the closet drawers John had 32 pairs of cargo shorts.  We divided his tee shirts and sweatshirts amongst my son-in-law and two grandsons.  Two of John's favorite jackets I am having relined for them as the lining was frayed.

Today I went through 2 cabinets that John had different things in.  They contained 3 broken printers, 2 VHS movie players, numerous cables, speakers.  Then there were the boxes of paperwork with numerous resumes and cover letters going back to 1981.  There were numerous orientation booklets for various jobs, trade fairs he worked at when he was selling laboratory, medical equipment and fermenters for bioresearch.  

My girls gave me this urn to put John's ashes in.  It is just beautiful.



Grandson Keaton broke a a finger this week during La Cross.  So he will be sitting out the rest of the season plus water polo.



While binge-watching the History Channel and Science Channel this week with BIL Roger, I finished Kyleigh's starfish washcloth.



And I started a whale one.  



I will be linking up with Kathy's Quilts for Slow Sunday Stitching.  Head on over and and check out what everyone has been doing.  I will probably be checking out everyone's blog when I get back from my big day at the beach. 

Thanks for stopping by!  

10 comments:

Melisa- pinkernpunkinquilting said...

I hope you have a very lovely day with your family on Mother's Day. A day at the beach and time with family sounds wonderful. Take care of yourself ,dear and have a wonderful week.

Gretchen Weaver said...

I've been busy the last several weeks and hadn't been reading a lot of blogs. I'm sorry to hear about the passing of your husband. You were a good wife and I'm sure he was glad to have been back at home with his loved ones. I'm glad you have your family with you while you grieve. God bless you!

CathieJ said...

I hope you enjoy your visit to the beach! What a great treat. Isn't it amazing the items we collect over the years. I have been trying to purge my own items as it doesn't make sense to keep unused and worn out things. That urn is lovely. Such a poignant sentiment. Take care.

LIttle Penguin Quilts said...

Your visit to Half Moon Bay sounds like the perfect way to spend today. Going through John's things has to be a very hard thing to do, but I hope it brings up good memories, too. Sending good thoughts to you, Karrin!

Sarah said...

I hope you have a lovely day at the beach with your family.

Chopin - A Passionate Quilter said...

Beautiful saying on the Urn. Hoping that you are doing OK - I realize that it is such a difficult time - prayers to you! Hugs

Kim said...

How lovely you can enjoy Mother's Day with your daughters and their families while drinking in the beauty of the sea. I imagine it will be a tearful day for you and your family. Wonderful you can all be together, enjoying each other's company and remembering all those wonderful memories of your beloved, John. A beautiful urn with a touching sentiment, with lovely artwork of a sailing boat; so fitting for your sea-loving, John. Thinking of you, dear Karrin. Xx

K Reeves said...

Karrin, a day at the beach sounds like a wonderful change of scene for you. You sound like you are coping well, continued prayers for you as you walk through this time.

Jenny said...

I'm sure you had a lovely day out at the beach with your family for Mother's Day. Such a beautiful urn too, with lovely, comforting words.

nwpaintedlady said...

Karrin ~ I was so saddened and shocked reading this posting and noticing the comment on the urn, scrolled down and saw that John had passed away. My belated condolences and may his memory be a blessing. My thoughts will be with you and your family during this transitional time in your lives.