10 May 2009

Happy Mothers' Day!!

I have the very best mother in the world. She's always been my best friend. She's full of life and energy and quippy one-liners of wisdom, which I frequently whip out on the youth group kids and I'm sure I'll use them on my own kids someday, too. Just about everything I know worth knowing, I learned from my mom.

I also have the very best mother-in-law in the world. She is so kind and encouraging. And she raised Jason to be an excellent husband, teaching him things like compassion and helpfulness. I am forever in her debt for raising such a wonderful man of God.

And I have the very best sisters in the world. They're both so fun and talented and loving--even when I'm bad about returning their phone calls. And this is their first Mothers' Day as mothers, so I want to celebrate them, too.So since my mom and my sisters all do some sort of gardening, I made coordinating gardening aprons for them from a pattern in A is for Apron. They are complete with big pockets for gloves, a spade, and gardening shears, and a little pocket for seeds or maybe a cell phone (so they don't miss it when I do call them back). I can't decide whose is whose. I could see all three of them in all three of the aprons. (So if you have a preference, let me know, and I will do my best to be accommodating.) The more heavy-duty gloves are for my mom 'cause she does crazy stuff like ripping out briers with her bare hands. Did I mention that she's also incredibly strong and stubborn? :o)

And for Jason's mom, I made a kitchen apron that I designed myself with some inspiration from fabrics that reminded me of her. We've been doing some recipe swapping, so Jason and I also made her a little recipe book with some of my favorites. (I know it looks like something you'd get from a third grader, but the recipes are quite good.)So happy Mothers' Day to all the mothers in my life. I love you all so much, and I hope you're having a wonderful day of celebration, even though I can't be with you in person.

(Your presents will be in the mail tomorrow. Sorry about the delay. :o/)


  1. I would just like to say, for the record, that I agree with Robin about how wonderful her mother, mother-in-law, and sisters are. I would like to also add to the list, my mother, my mother-in-law and my Wisconsin and Indian mothers.

  2. Robin, you are awesome and I love my apron! You are so thoughtful and it has truly been an amazing mother's day. Can't wait until you join the ranks ( a while from now!) :o) you're goning to love it! IN the mean time, I'm glad you're concentrating on making crafty things, and not babies. Thanks again!!! :o) love you!

  3. Ok, it's official. I now want to go buy a sewing machine and learn to sew. I am completely inspired and completely in love with everything you make.

    Tell me -- why we don't live closer to each other?? I need you as my teacher. Sigh. I need a Boston visit.

  4. P.S. Are there extra copies of "Robin's Favorite Recipes" available for purchase? :)

  5. amazing robin! what great gifts!
    i just got that book from the library and i've been itching to make an apron. my sewing machine needs some major help before i can even think about apron creating, so in the mean time i'm building my fabric stash!

  6. Dearest Robin, Thank you so much for your thoughtful note. The apron looks so sweet; I'm excited to see it in person. I will think of you when I'm wearing it. Jason is blessed to have you as his wife. Love and miss you so much!
    P.S. You wil be a wonderful mom some day!

  7. Hi Robin
    I am one lucky Mom. Thanks. I love you

  8. Robin,
    I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE my new apron!!! You are so sweet and utterly amazing when it comes to crafty thoughtfulness! You rock, little Robin!!! I love you!


    P.S. Jesse's puppets are amazing! Thanks! He loves them!!!

  9. Wow! That's quite the response. :o) I've discovered that I really like making aprons, so I'm glad you all like them, too.

    Mom, Amy, Megan, I think you should all have your aprons by now. I hope they are useful and happy companions for hours of happy gardening! :o)

    Ann, Jason and I have a whole slew of stuff to send you...Disney World stuff, Josh's birthday present, your apron and recipe book...we've been trying to get our act together for a few missing pieces, but my goal is to have it all packaged up and sent out by the weekend. Sorry about the delay. :o/

    Jacqui, a fabric stash is a beautiful thing. I am desperate for some cheap yard sale fabric finds this summer! I love A is for Apron. So many cute and inspiring ideas. It's a little annoying that you have to get the patterns copied and re-sized, but my sister tells me you can get them all done for cheap at Staples, and the gardening apron doesn't requite a pattern.

    Hannah, yes, you absolutely need a sewing machine. Yes, it is pretty absurd that we don't live closer. And yes, I don't see why Robin's Favorite Recipes shouldn't have a larger audience. I'll see about whipping you up a copy, too.