Tuesday, May 13, 2014
we'd had plans to have my mom over for brunch or dinner to celebrate mother's day last sunday, but gianna came down with a cold. we didn't want to give her the sniffles along with our love, so we decided to postpone. then sunday morning, after a delicious breakfast (my husband made waffles, bacon and mimosas!) i had a brilliant idea and decided to go out with just my mom. my gracious husband happily wrangled the kids while i was out. my mom and i looked at sewing machines, fabric, and had lunch. it was the first time she and i had done something just that was just the two of us since i was pregnant with gianna, over 4 years ago. it felt like a vacation. then i returned home to antics with the umbrella outside, a bit of gardening, and an amazing pizza dinner. i love my little family and am so happy to be sharing my life with them.
the next evening, continuing my adventures outside the house without my kids, i met anna downtown in the evening to hear my favorite illustrator, heather ross, read from her new book. it was glorious. the evening was gorgeous, it wasn't crowded, she was funny, real, and very nice. she told me she once had a goat named Cassie, so she drew a goat as a part of the inscription to my book. she gave away little prints, info about her next fabric collection, and fabric swatches - which ran out right before anna and i got up to the table. at least i'll be able to buy some in july. i'm planning on using fabric from her last collection (briar rose) and the next collection (far far away) to make a quilt for each of my kids when we move them into a room together. it was a very inspiring evening. this book is a memoir and i can't wait to find a moment to dive into it.