Sunday, May 3, 2009

mother's day giveaway

i found a neat pattern for a purse on the sew, mama, sew blog last week and decided to try it out this weekend...since it's just as easy to make them assembly line style, i made one for me and one for one of you!

in honor of mother's day i will give away this handbag and pretty posie (from my etsy shop):

purse measurements: 10.5 inches wide x 9.5 inches deep/handles approx. 8inches tall

the pin can be attached to the handbag or worn on a sweater, jacket or shirt

in order to enter, please tell us your favorite memory of your mother (be it from last week, last month, last year, or 10 years doesn't matter)

winner to be drawn tuesday evening at 8pm est...package will be mailed (to you or your mother should you chose to give these to her) on wednesday

here's my favorite: i remember how my mom was always a 'room mother' when i was in elementary school. room mother's made sure there were lots of goodies and treats at seasonal parties (like the halloween party, easter party, end of school year party, field day party). i remember how my mom always made sure there were things there i would eat as i was a VERY picky eater. i also liked my mom being at the parties. if i had kids, i would surely volunteer to be a 'room mother'...if they even have such a thing anymore...


Pug(s) and Bugg said...

My mom is amazing and this made me think of a TON of great memories. She is hard to crack so whenever we're laughing it is a great memory for me.

Once I had a horrible day, and by the end of it, I needed some chocolate intervention. We went to a dessert shop near our house together and ordered a brownie sundae to share. The waitress delivered it and we jumped right in. A few minutes later it was gone. The waitress walked by and commented how shocked she was and that she's NEVER seen anyone east anything that fast. We laughed until we cried that night!

Maggie said...

I'm the only child of a single mother. My mom and I are best friends. I tell her everything.

I recently interviewed for a job I really wanted but didn't get. My mom let me sob into phone and was the only person that could console me. I don't know what I'd ever do without her.

Thank you for hosting this giveaway!

Swampgirl said...

Oh, yes..Room Mothers are still important! One of my favorite "MoM" moments was when I was in high school. I was sewing a very complicated red,white and blue PLAID raincoat with a capelet!!! I was nearly was a work of art...seams matched... the plaid was perfect!! I was clipping seams and I CLIPPED TOO MUCH..beyond the seam...I ruined it! I was sobbing...Mom came in...made a small dart/seam...It barely showed..she saved my masterpiece!!! Oh, of course if you pull my name... you would have to send it to her!!

Punchbugpug said...

Funny, I was roommom for both my kids during their school years. I wonder how they felt about it?

I have many wonderful memories of my mom. Having lost her to cancer at the young age of 61, I know I missed out on many, many, more wonderful memories. One of my best "older" memories of my mom is getting her "care packages" while I was away at college. She would type me the funniest letters and fill a box with a tin of cookies or a few dollars.

Pam said...

How cute is that purse! What a sweet giveaway.

Your room mom story reminded me of a fav memory of mine. When I was in kindergarden, my mom came to the class one morning to talk about nurses (she's a nurse). She made nurses hats for the girls and doctor hat things for the boys. The principal came in and she took his blood pressure and pretended to give him a shot, which we all thought was terribly funny. Then, we all pretended we had our tonsils out and ate ice cream she brought for everyone.

Amanda said...

What a neat idea!

Favorite memory...hmmm...when I was little, I was involved in dance recitals and my mom always did my makeup. She used to say "Honey we have to put it on heavy so the people in the audience can see your face." Well looking back at those pictures makes me laugh and I always tease her that even the people in the last row could probably see all of my features! She taught me well and now I'll get to make my own mommy memories.

Ally in WA said...

My Mom always cared for my cousin--a boy 14 months younger than me, while her sister worked. He was prone to throwing terrible kicking and screeching tantrum. We would have been aged 4-6. Down on the ground he'd go carrying on like a banshee. My Mom would always run into the house and get a cup of lukewarm water and dump it on him. She always said if you "watered" him he would stop and he did. I'm thinking that might have been an "old wives tales" style of child rearing. This was in the 1950's.
She lived to be 90 1/2 and passed away Christmas 2007.

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"M" said...

Oh I like that purse and pin! (L really liked hers and it complimented her white dress nicely at the bridal shower.)

Favorite memory? There are so many but I remember her driving me to school every day in a pastel yellow VW bug. It took forever for the heater to work, so she would rap me up in a blanket. I was almost to school, before the car was warm enough to take it off. The bug was a stick shift and she would always let me change gears! That was a lot of fun for a little kid!

Jane said...

Thanks for the contest - cute bag! My favorite memory of my mom is not really one particular thing. I was the youngest of six. My mom never raised her voice. We didn't have a lot but we had everything we needed. I think what I remember most is my mom being there. She was always up before we were up, food on the table, home after school...she was there.

Kim said...

About 5 years ago we were sitting in the grassy area between the pool and the beach in Myrtle drinking beer and laying in the sun. My Mother talks constantly, I mean like constantly. She was like "then we can do this, and go there and see this - OH LOOK A BIRD! - then we'll call so and so and go over blah blah. Now whenever she rambles all I have to say is "LOOK A BIRD!" and she'll hush (for 5 seconds). We also use this phrase at work now to redirect conversations lol

Anonymous said...

Super cute purse, I love the detachable pin! My fave memory was when my Mom turned 29 and I threw her a suprise birthday party, last minute, and with the help of her friend. I called and asked to bring a cake and that I was calling friends. I think my Mom figured out what was going on since I asked for her address book and was making alot of calls, but she acted surprised and it was so fun! I was proud and she let me bask in it!

amylouwho said...

So cute!

One of my favorite memories of my mom was when she came and stayed with me after my first baby was born. I had some serious complications and had to be hospitalized with baby at home and my mom picked up the slack where me and my husband could not. I don't know what I would have done without her.

AM said...

If I win, I have a request for who I would want you to send it to.

Hmm. Memories... Favorite is a tough word when all of the memories are so long ago. For some reason, I just recalled sitting at a Perkins Resturant (kind of like a Shoneys) in Orlando Florida while on a Mom and Daughter Disney World Trip. Good times.

Barbara from Nova Scotia said...

Thanks for the link to the purse tutorial. I love it.