Friday, February 26, 2010

Gifts My Mom Made Me

I am back!!! I have missed blogging and hearing from all of you. Thank you all for your prayers and concern during this difficult time. Thank you for the prayers that we would have a safe trip. Everything went as well as could be expected. My interview with the newspaper went fine. The article will be in the home section of the paper by the end of the week. The reporter took lots of pictures of the house, barn, and chicken coop. I hope the article turns out okay.

I thought this would be a good time to share pictures of some of the gifts that my mom has made for me over the years. This is just a few of the things she has made. I will share more pictures at a later time. I hope you enjoy looking at everything.

#1 Rag Rug
My mom made this rag rug for me about 10 years ago. I kept telling her I wanted one, so she made one for me for Christmas. I think she did a great job!

#2 Shelf

My mom and dad made this shelf for me for my birthday several years ago. The hooks are old spoons with the top of the spoon removed. They then bent the spoon to make hooks out of them.

#3 Small Cabinet


My mom and dad made this small cabinet for me for my birthday. I have it displayed on top of the kitchen cabinets. It is perfect to display little kitchen items. I love that they painted the inside blue. It makes it so much more interesting.

#4 Samples


My mom made these samplers for me a few years ago for Christmas. She also painted the frames that she put them in.


#5 Place mats


My mom made three identical place mats for me about a month ago. I put them on the island in the basement kitchen.

#6 Table Runner



My mom made this table runner for me for Christmas this year. After Christmas, I asked her to make the place mats above.

#7 Pillow

My mom made this pillow for me this Christmas to match a hook rug that I have.

I hope you enjoyed seeing some of the items my mom has made me over the years. As I said before, this is just a small sampling of the items. I will post more pictures at a later time. Now, do you see why I keep telling her she needs to sell her items. I really think people will buy them. I feel so blessed to have a mom who can make these types of things, and one who will take the time to make them.

Thank you for visiting Yesterday Once More. I appreciate your visit and all the wonderful comments you leave me. I hope that you are having a wonderful evening, and that you are spending it with someone you love. Always remember how special you are, and live every day like it were your last.

Take Care!
~Dan~

32 comments:

LeeHillPrimitives said...

LOve your items, my favorite is the braided rug. I think if she decide to make more for sale, she will have a lot of clients.

Joanne said...

Isn't it great having a talented Mother - handmade items always have a story and memory attached! Talented family you have there! Thanks for sharing!

Lynne said...

Both your Mum and your Dad have a real flair for crafts Dan.Everything is delightful.I love the shelf with the spoon hooks.What a clever idea.It makes everything so much more special too that your parents made them for you doesn't it?

Kindra said...

Your mom makes wonderful prims! Yes, she should start selling!

Cat Nap Inn Primitives said...

well you come from a talented bunch of artists..she and your dad did a great job..glad you are back safe and sound..have a great weekend..:)

Lori said...

Hi Dan
So sorry for the loss in your family. Yes indeed Mom sure is talented! I finally found the Country Sampler magazine! What a wonderful home! I adore the basement so much,my is just a old sore all and laundry room,no fun like yours. Your house seems so very big! Even though I'm so pastel and pink here I can really appreciate a beautiful home as yours! And they tease me I have collections? You win, you beat me! I'm just like you in the article how you know if any slight detail or item is off! I'll be off on Spring break a week and boy will I be checking out the house when I return! One last thing! I live in Indiana and am very jealous of your Hoosier cupboard in the basement. I have been searching for one similar to yours and no such luck. They have become too popular in the last year and horrible to find here. They were originally made in Indiana. Well need to run, have an assignment to finish! Take care,Lori

JenR65 said...

Thanks for sharing some of the things your mom made you, every single one is beautiful and so meaningful. I agree she should sell some of her homemade goodies!

Carmen C. said...

Your mom has alot of talent, those are wonderful gifts from her:)

Debbie said...

What a very talented lady your Mom is. We can see that creativity certainly runs in the family. She has blessed you with many keepsakes!

Take Care and hope you enjoy your weekend,
Debbie

Kath ~★The Olde Weeping Cedar ★~ said...

These are wonderful heart-treasures from your mom! I love everything!!
She's a beautiful and talented lady...ahh...but ya already knew that, huh?!! ;)

Have a wonderful weekend, Dan :)

Grammy Linda / Behind My Red Door said...

Wow nice to see you back after what must have been a hard trip. I love seeing all the treasures your mom has made for you. Having treasures from my mom, I know what a blessing they are. My mom is slowly slipping away and loosing parts of her memory and doing anything creative seems to have been lost right away, making my pieces even more meaningful. You are blessed to have a mom who can make heirlooms for you. I especially love the showing off stitchery. She is so right!

I hope the article turns out well and you are pleased and can share some of it with us in time!

Benita said...

What wonderful treasures from your mother ~ I can see where you get your talents from too !! I made a sampler for my granddaughter like the one your mother made for you, except it said "Nana said when God made me He was just showing off " ! Family is precious....
Hugs ~
Benita

Carla said...

Hi Dan,
Your Mom is very talented. I love all of the things she has made for you. I know you will enjoy them for many years to come.
Have a great weekend.

Susannah said...

Your lovely Mom is very creative. Maybe you could help her start to sell some of her goodies? Thanks Dan, this was very interesting.
Susannah

Red Shed Primitives said...

Glad to hear you made it back safe & sound. What a talented mother you have. Have a great weekend.
~Aaron~

Kimberly said...

She's just the type of Momma I'm striving to be... with lots of rememberances for my kiddos!

Tomatoe Creek Prims said...

Love your treasures Dan, especially the rug and placemats...no wonder you love them:)

Rondell

Rugs and Pugs said...

Dan ~
Your mom is very talented and how lucky that you have so many treasures from her ~ and that you appreciate them!!!
I'm glad you are home safe and sound. Life is so fragile ~ we must be thankful for each day we have with those we love and those that love us ~ both the two and four legged varieties.
Pug hugs :)
Lauren

Laura said...

Dan! You mom is sooo talented!!!! I love the shelf, the table runner and the pillow but also the small cabinet is great !!!!
You are a lucky boy!
Laura

PrimWyoGirl said...

Well, from this post I gather it runs in the family, the prims that is! Your mom does beautiful work! You are very lucky to have her as a mother! Thanks for sharing, I will look forward to seeing more of her wonderful prims!
Jayne

thesimpledaze said...

Your Mom is very talented.You could not ask for nicer gifts,made with such thought into them.I love every thing she made but the rug is one of my favorites.I have always wanted to learn how to do rugs but I have yet to find anyone around here to learn from.But maybe someday I never give up.I am sure you know what a prize you have in your Mom how lucky.So glad you guys had a safe trip back and that everything went well with the local paper.Hope the rest of you guys weekend is restful.

Linda* ~ TheKeepingroom said...

Looks like your Mom is one crafty lady, and I
think her creations would sell.
If you do decided to open your own shop I'm sure you'll enjoy it. I know I do. It's a lot of work, but so worth it.
Your barn is perfect for one....I have barn envy!
Blessings,
Linda*

Donna~One Simple Country Girl said...

Glad to hear you had a safe trip. Welcome back! I bought a copy of the CS Home Tour last night ~ your house is gorgeous!! I was telling my hubby that I kind of "know" you from talking to you on the computer and he thought I was crazy!! Hope you enjoy the rest of your weekend!
Hugs,
Donna

PriviesAndPrims said...

You've got a talented mum! Yes,she should sell her creations. She can try on etsy. It's only .20 cents to list for 4 months! Not much expense to give it a try.
My mom just doesn't get the prim thing. She likes tacky, bright colored dollar store stuff and I like old, chippy, dark paint stuff. :)

I believe you ARE a decorator. You may not be getting paid, but you are decorating in a seriously great prim way!

blessings,
Doreen
www.PriviesAndPrims.etsy.com

Karen/My Colonial Home said...

Wow Dan, your treasures from your mother are just that...TREASURES.
They are really beautiful...you are very fortunate.
Karen

Wanda/Ridge Farm Nesting Place said...

Wow...what wonderful homemade (with love)items from your Mom. A forever keepsake! She is very talented Dan.
Looks like you have your first "vendor" for your Coop!

Kaaren said...

Your Mom and Dad are very talented and it's wonderful that you share similar decorating tastes.

I received my copy of CS on Friday and I have to say that I loved reading the feature on your home. Your passion for collecting and decorating are contagious...not to mention inspiring. Thanks for sharing.

Tracey said...

Dan, just had to pop over and tell you I picked up my CS Homes issue, and all I can say is WOW! The only problem is now I want to do my whole house over, lol! Congrats to you and Jeff!
Tracey

sharong said...

So glad you made it home safely, Thank you for showing us all the loverly things your mom made . You are right she should have a Esty account

Colleen/And Baby Makes Five said...

You're Mom is so talented, Dan! I love her crafting style and I think it's wonderful that you have these special handmades from her, displayed so lovingly in your home.

Never So Simple said...

You have an amazing Mom. She is so talented loved it all!

Donna

Tammy ~ Country Girl at Home ~ said...

Okay, Dan, now we see where you get all that creativity from.....your mom! :)

Love those samplers especially!

Tammy