Monday, May 10, 2010

Mothers Day & Cameron's Quilt

As you may know, this was the first Mother's Day I spent without my Mom. It seemed very odd not to be thinking about what I could do for her to make her day a little special. It's been 9 months now since she's been gone. I think so often about your kind notes during that difficult time.

But there's always a bright spot. My daughter, Kim, is a mother now, only by the Grace of God. Because you are so tenderhearted I thought you might like to read the blog post she wrote about her son. It's at sportsmomcooks.blogspot.com. While reading it I was reminded of a story that I tell often when I'm doing trunk shows. It's about Cameron's Quilt.

Not long after I started designing patterns, I had this idea to do a little Sail Boat quilt. Now, mind you, I've never ever been around little boys and had no idea where this idea came from at the time. But I made it and it's been one of my best selling patterns. I remember thinking that I wish I had some little boy I could give it to.

Time passed and Cameron came into our lives. When we had a shower for Kim to welcome him as their son I realized that this quilt was made for Cameron. I had actually made it about the time that he had been born! I knew then that God had been preparing us all for him to join us. What a wonderful gift we've been given. Now Bill and I are Mimi and Poppy to a sweet boy that we love as we never could have imagined. And we are ever thankful....

I hope your Mothers Day was special and perfect. Blessings~


10 comments:

Barbie Jo said...

Yesterday was my 15th Mothers Day without my Mom,
it still is hard. Couldn't send a card to heaven, but I just know she was all in smiles while I had lunch with my Son. Your daughters story was just wonderful Glenna, how lucky they are to have found each other and isn't is the best being a Grandma!

Cardygirl said...

Losing a parent...it is a space in our lives that can never be filled. Thankyou for sharing your story.

SandyQuilts said...

What an adorable quilt. Isn't it wonderful how God works in and through our lives. Congrats.

Jackie said...

What a lovely story about your grandson! And a beautiful quilt to celebrate him being in your life. I know how much you miss your Mom, but I am sure that she is smiling upon your whole family and proud of the mother that you are!

Lori Holt said...

Hi Glenna...
This must have been a very difficult Mothers Day for you.
I'm sure thar it helps to know that our Mother's love never really leaves us.
Your sailboat quilt is so fun and cheerfully boyish along with that vintage look that I love....I'm so glad that you have a little one in your life to share it with...
x
lori

Nanette Merrill and daughters said...

Amazing. I love this quilt. Grandchildren are a gift, aren't they. Something unexpected. I thought I was somewhat overwhelmed with mother overload with my last few still at home but I've so enjoyed Allison. It is a different day without our mothers on Mother's Day isn't it. It is nice to know they live on in another place though.

Muddling Through said...

I really like that sailboat quilt, and the story of Cameron is just precious!

Stephanie said...

Sweet story and an absolutely adorable quilt.

Red Geranium Cottage said...

What a sweet story Glenna.And I've always loved that quilt. It says boy all over. Enjoy being a grandma. I'm hoping someday I'll do that too.

Sherry said...

What a heartwarming story and that quilt is just so darn cute. Thanks for sharing it with us, Grandma. :)