04 March 2009

I am the most horrible daughter . . . ever


I am ashamed of myself.

My mother is a big support of my stitching. She has bought me things, gone with me to CATS, where she bought me the Dazor light I love almost as much as the twins. All she asks is that I . . . occasionally . . . stitch her something from her stash. And I, wretched ungrateful child that I am, always say, "Later, Ma, later."

Mostly, I think because she and I stitch very different things. She likes fancy beaded things. I tend to be more simple. And she likes things you have to finish--another type of thing I tend to avoid, I am not into fiddly.

But this is my mom. She's not getting any younger. She just turned 74. I know that's not old, but it's not like she's 30. So I am going to try to get some things finished for her. My mom deserves that. I grabbed her stash tote and took it with me when I left this morning after our visit. Please don't think that I am taking stuff she intended to stitch. She didn't; it was just waiting for me to run out of stash to do it. She knows I took it; I think a glimmer of hope came over her face as I peered at those bead-bedecked, fancy little tiny, must be put together designs, and cringed. And then gave her a smile.

She's my mom . . . and I love her.


Rachel said...

I know how you feel. My mom loves what I do and is itching for another present from me. She likes flowers and Im more of a celtic design (geometric) and now huge designs than flowery stuff.

So, I found a pattern (flowers) she things is pretty and Im working on getting it done for birthday or christmas :o)

Brenda Lou said...'re not a horrible daugher. She understands you don't like stitching some things. When you finish up one of those projects, she's going to be thrilled :)

Andrea said...

Well I think you are the BEST daughter she could ask for! Thinking of her like you have been and being willing to tackle something you may not fully enjoy doing? That's a good daughter!

Bette said...

I would have loved it if my mom appreciated what I stitched for her. Eventually she told me not to bother any more cause she didn't know what to do with what I made her. My dad loved it though. So good for you. You won't regret it at all.

Pumpkin said...

Good for you! It's hard stitching something that is not your style but just keep telling yourself who it's for ;o)

I do my thing and you do yours. I am not in this world to live up to your expectations, and you are not in this world to live up to mine. You are you and I am I, and if by chance we find each other, then it is beautiful. If not, it can’t be helped--Frederick Perls