Today is Mother's Day and it's always a little difficult for me since I lost my mother after her 9 month battle with lung cancer almost 19 years ago. She was always trying new things and I have to credit her for encouraging all of my creative endeavours and passing on that curiousity to try something new. She was always buying me craft kits of various mediums like macrame, paint by numbers, plaster models, coloring books, you name it! She also taught me everything I know about knitting and crocheting and helped me develop a love of sewing which I eventually turned into a Fashion Design Degree when I got older.
I love this picture because her favorite color was red and she loved to work in her garden tending to her peonies and roses. This photo was taken in 1987 at Peace Arch Park in the "No Man's Land" area between Canada and the US border crossing from British Columbia into Washington State.
I encourage all of you that still have your mother around to give her an extra hug today (for me) or a phone call and tell her how much you love and appreciate her because you just don't know how long you'll have her here!
Here's to you Mom, I love you and miss you very much!