Today was my mom's funeral.To make her going away party a special one, I had trekked out to my friend Sandy's Country Roots Greenhouse on Highway 18 east of Brainerd earlier this week to select some flowers for luncheon table centerpieces.
Upon returning home that same day, I repotted the flowers in 6-inch pots... sixteen of them... one for each table set for luncheon guests. I wrapped each pot with sewing pattern tissue paper and secured it with ribbon encircled twice then tied into a bow. Set atop a pattern instrution sheet... look how cute!
You're wondering what is the significance of the sewing theme? My mother sewed clothes for all of her twelve children. She made all of my brothers' button down shirts and dresses for my sisters and me. I don't remember owning a store-purchased dress. What fun it was in mid-summer when the Fall/Winter Sears Catalog arrived in the mail! I spent hours poring over the pages of the catalog choosing the perfect fabrics for the dresses my mother would make for the new school year.