To My Mother

Since Mother’s Day is May 8, 2016 I was looking for poetry about Mothers, a lot of the poetry I came across pertain to the loss of one’s mother. I know that many have indeed lost their sweet mothers to heaven’s realm but I am very blessed to still have my Mother here on earth with us. My Mom is a wonderful source of inspiration and encouragement  in my life and especially with my etsy shop / boutique and my blog and I appreciate her very much.

And my Mom does love a sale so a long with some lovely poetry about Moms I am featuring some of my handmade treasures – hand-picked by my Mom, Now on sale!!

One of the first items my daughters and I created during our craft show – home show days was the very popular swarovski crystal necklace. And yes, my mom does own one.

Handmade in USA swarovski crystal mothers day gift sale elegantlyhandmade.etsy.com aftcra.com

Available in two styles. Featured here with a larger center focal crystal/bead.

You can find both Necklaces here:

http://www.aftcra.com/elegantlyhandmade/listing/148299/heirloom-crystal-necklaces-customized

https://www.etsy.com/listing/130357360/heirloom-crystal-necklace-mothers?ref=shop_home_active_21

 

To My Mother

The angels, whispering to one another,
Can find, among their burning terms of love,
None so devotional as that of “Mother”

~ Edgar Allen Poe

I especially love that last line – None so devotional as that of “Mother”

My Mom loves to stay warm therefore she likes all of my hand-knits. My Mom crochets she tried knitting but prefers for us to knit for her. One of her favorites – My Tasha Tudor style shawls both cotton and wool. My shawls are hand knit by me of USA wool and mohair purchased from a local mill, in a town in Vermont where Tasha lived – I think she would approve !!

Tasha Tudor shawl sale elegantlyhandmade.etsy.com Mothers day hand made gift sale

ON SALE  – I do not do this very often ….  See more detail in my shop.

http://www.aftcra.com/elegantlyhandmade/listing/142839/cottage-elegance-kindred-spirit-vermont-wool-handknit-shawl

 

Tasha Tudor style cottage elegance kindred spirit shawl mothers day sale elegantlyhandmade.etsy.com

My lovely, cozy warm, Berry Red Tasha Tudor style shawl !

https://www.etsy.com/listing/266957880/cottage-elegance-tasha-tudor-style-shawl?ref=shop_home_active_3

 

 

Sonnets are full of Love

Sonnets are full of love, and this my tome
Has many sonnets: so here now shall be
One sonnet more, a love sonnet, from me
To her whose heart is my heart’s quiet home,
To my first Love, my Mother, on whose knee
I learnt love-lore that is not troublesome;
Whose service is my special dignity,
And she my loadstar while I go and come
And so because you love me, and because
I love you, Mother, I have woven a wreath
Of rhymes wherewith to crown your honored name:
In you not fourscore years can dim the flame
Of love, whose blessed glow transcends the laws
Of time and change and mortal life and death.

~Christina Rossetti

“I learnt love-lore”…. and many things…..

I do believe I inherited my love of hand crafting from my Mother. She taught us  how to sew in our 4-H class. I made a bathing suit and cover up and won the Miss congeniality  award at our local fair. Ugh, I had to model that bathing suit!! My Mom made / sewed many of our outfits during elementary school. My Mom was also our Girl Scout leader and when we went to Girl Scout Camp I learned to Macrame Necklaces. I macramed and sold necklaces  while in High School. My mom crochet and My grandmother knitted, I still have some of my grandmother’s  knitting needles.

I Love you, Mother…  she, my daughters along with Dan lovingly encouraged and assisted with my next endeavor, the writing of a story pattern and creating it into a PDF – the  knitting pattern for my Tasha Tudor style Cottage Elegance Shawl a long with bonus patterns. And yes, it is ON SALE!

Tasha Tudor style shawl PDF pattern mothers day sale elegantlyhandmade.etsy.com

My PDF digital downloadable story pattern includes Two variations of the pattern for my Tasha Tudor style cottage shawl,  A Cottage scarf along with tutorial, hints & tips on how to use left over yarn – such as making a doll shawl and hand warmers.

PDF pattern is 20% off  through Mother’s Day.

Enter coupon  code 2JOY2916 at check out. Available here:

https://www.etsy.com/listing/236659762/pdf-cottage-elegance-kindred-spirit?ref=shop_home_feat_1

 

 

Quality Heirloom Jewelry Mothers Day Sale elegantlyhandmade.etsy.com Elegant jewelry fairy nuggets

Fairy Nuggets, sterling silver chain necklace available in my new AFTCRA store:

http://www.aftcra.com/elegantlyhandmade/listing/148161/fairy-amethyst-nuggets-sterling-silver-necklace

 

My Mom and grandmother always bought quality jewelry. I remember when she bought me a black diamond pinky ring. A lovely faceted black diamond set in a  sterling silver band and when we turned thirteen we received our birthstone ring – mine a Peridot set in 10 Kt Gold band. We also had  a few pieces of Sara Coventry and Avon,( when she was selling Avon). I still have some of the Avon jewelry – just not the same quality today!

I like my grandmother and Mom believe in heirloom quality – so that’s all I use when creating my jewelry. The Necklace above was made using genuine amethyst nuggets, quality sterling silver chain, components and clasp. Made to pass down from one generation to the next.

Please stop by my New Aftcra shop

http://www.aftcra.com/elegantlyhandmade

 

I have a few items left in my etsy shop and it’s they place I can sell my digital PDF pattern (for now)

https://www.etsy.com/shop/ElegantlyHandmade?ref=l2-shopheader-name

 

Mother’s Love

Her love is like
an island in life’s ocean,
vast and wide
A peaceful, quiet shelter
From the wind, the rain, the tide.

Tis bound on the north by Hope,
By Patience on the West,
By tender Counsel on the South
And on the East by Rest.

Above it like a beacon light
Shine Faith, and Truth, and Prayer;
And thro’ the changing scenes of life
I find a haven there.

~ Unknown

Happy Mothers day Yellow Rose

My mom loves yellow roses, so when I see one I take a picture and send it to her! She has an Iphone, she text, send pictures and is on FB.
Happy Mother’s Day

 

I think I  may like this last poem best – too bad the author is unknown ?

I love you, Mother ~ Melissa

You can also find me at :

MY NEW SHOP

http://www.aftcra.com/elegantlyhandmade – Handmade in USA

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