Saturday, February 21, 2009

What Friends Are For

"A friend loves at all times."
Proverbs 17:17

I was able to see my friend, Sherry today...such a nice treat. Sherry made it even nicer by bringing me a surprise. She said it was for Valentine's Day, but I think she knew I needed a pick-me-up....Sherry's always there for me.

Chocolate-covered strawberries on a handmade confection stand.

There was a pretty bow and sweet little Valentine card.
There is another pedestal under the big plate....all made from vintage dishes.
Thank you, Sherry, for your thoughtfulness. My mom said to "be sure and tell Sherry I think this is lovely." Me, too.

Our meeting place was one of our faves, Joann Fabrics. What with all the busyness these days, I haven't gotten out to the fabric store in a long time....such a treat!
I found some new sock yarn that I thought I'd give a try...it's Deborah Norville Serenity sock yarn by Premier Yarns. Very soft and a real steal at $3.29 a skein. With coupons and discounts, this pair of socks will cost about $6....hopefully the yarn will be a good one.
I love the colors, taupes and a pretty orchid pink.
My mom's view from her seat at the table...she tells me every meal how much she likes this spot, and asked me today to take a picture. The Valentine cards are a temporary addition...Mom thinks they should stay :)

I still haven't caught up with my project wish list...my heart is willing but the timeclock isn't. Now that the routine is established here, I am going to try to devote some time to myself.

Does anyone plan certain goals for the Lenten season? Mine is the same as last year...I'm giving up worrying for Lent. Let me know if you participate in this tradition. Until next time...do what I'll be doing....trusting and praying and praying and trusting.

"...seek his kingdom and his righteousness...Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself."
Matthew 6:33-34

7 comments:

Wool Winder said...

Good friends and moms are special blessings!

YayaOrchid said...

That is such a sweet gesture from your friend! And I LOVE those vintage dishes!

I am so liking that yarn, is it wool I wonder? I'll have to look for it next time I visit Joann's.

Glad you and your Mom are having good Mom-Daughter times!

Because I'm not Catholic, I don't observe Lent, but I do LOVE to cook lent dishes. Mexicans have a whole treasure trove of recipes: nopalitos with shrimp patties, habas, lentils, capirotada, etc..

glorv1 said...

Hi Amy. What a wonderful friend you have. Those are very nice gifts. Here let me give you my address so she can send me something. Hehehehe. Just kidding. I like your mom's favorite place to sit. Tell her I said hello and have a great Monday. Take care Amy and be well.

Susan said...

One of these days we are just going to have to meet at JoAnn's. We have probably been there at the same time and didn't know it. You have a very sweet friend and a wonderful mother. Enjoy those strawberries!

Kathryn said...

Gosh Amy those strawberries look so....yummy. I love the vintage plates.What a lovely friend you have. I think your Mum has a great view too, she is lucky to have you.
Take care dear Amy.
With Smiles
Kathryn x

Susie Homemaker said...

Dear Sweet Amy,
How are things going for you? How is Mom? All of your goodies look wonderful...friends are the best aren't they?

Love,
Susie

Niki RuralWritings said...

what a nice treat, I love chocolate covered strawberries! You hadn't missed any news over my way....I just hadn't talked about mum much on my blog.
Blessings,
Niki