Sunday, May 12, 2013

HAPPY MOTHERS DAY!!!

Well I hope that all the Mothers out there have a great day today!!  Being a mother sure has changed my life!  I have always looked up my own mother, she was so supportive of me, and still is.  She was always there for me, even when I knew she was angry, or disappointed in me.  From the time I can remember, she has ALWAYS made me feel loved, wanted, and safe.  I knew that no matter what I did, or was happening in my life, I could count on her!!  She taught my so many things, and even now as a mother myself, I am still using what I have learned from her, and what I still learn to this day.

I will never forget the moment I heard my boys heartbeat for the first time, the first time seeing them during the sonogram.  I will never forget the moment my eyes saw them for the first time after they were born, nor the feel of their skin, or how amazing it was to finally touch them, kiss them, look at how incredibly sweet, perfect, and amazing they were!!!  I love them so much, and have raised them to know that love, to know that I will ALWAYS stand beside them, always support them, even in anger, even when they have done something wrong.......NO MATTER WHAT.

here is a story Aiden brought home from school, I don't know who actually wrote it, but it's in a book that the kids made.

Title, "If you give a Mom a Muffin"  

Illustrated with love by: Aiden

If you give mom a muffin, she'll want some coffee to go with it.  She'll pour herself some.  

Her three year old will spill the coffee.  She'll wipe it up.  wiping the floor, she'll find dirty socks.  She'll remember she has to do laundry.  

When she puts the laundry in the washer, she'll trip over boots and bump the freezer.  

Bumping the freezer will remidn her that she has to plan supper.  She will get out a pound of hambruger and look for her cookbook.  (101 things to do with a pound of hamburger)

The cookbook is sitting under a pile of mail.  She will see the phone bill, which is due tomorrow.  She will look for her checkbook. 

While she is looking for her checkbook, the phone will ring.  Her five year old will answer and hang up.  She'll remember she wants to phone a friend for coffee.  

Thinking of coffee will remind her that she was going to have a cup, and chances are.....If she has a cup of coffee, her kids will have eaten the muffin that goes with it.  

"HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY!"

Dear Mom, I will give you a muffin for mother's day!  Love, Aiden 
I can tell you that his drawing was super cute!!!
First Aiden had to "organize his opinion" of why he thinks I am the best mom, then he wrote it out with a picture. 
Name: Aiden

"Mom of the Year"

"My mom desservz to be mom of the year.  My mom is really super nice to me.  My mom is the best one!! My mom is super amazing.  She takes good care of me.  She can do the best in the world!"

Written in his own words spelled by him too.  :D  He then drew a picture of me with pink hair!  He knows I love pink. 



For you crocheters out there..........this is a lady who is offering a pattern for free for 48 hours......which is less now, but head over to her blog to check it out.  

Friday, May 03, 2013

FLOWER CUP COASTER

DragonFlyMomof2 Designs©   
 

“Flower Cup Coaster”
Aurora Suominen Copyright ©4-2013 All rights reserved.
About 5” across with a G Hook & Worsted Weight Cotton Yarn. (3.2oz will make 6)
For Abbreviations/videos/links, see “DragonFlyMomof2 Designs” at http://myblueangels.blogspot.com/
NOTES: “Sts”=stitches means any st or ch sps.

Rnd 1: Ch4, work 15dc in 4th ch from hook.  Join in 3rd ch of beg ch4.  (16dc)

Rnd 2: Ch3, dc in joining.  Work 2dc in each st around.  Join in beg ch3.  (32dc)

Rnd 3: Ch3, dc in joining.  [Dc in next dc, 2dc in next] Repeat around ending with a dc in last st, join in back loop (BL) of beg ch3.  (48dc)

Rnd 4: Ch1, Sc in joining loop.  [Sc in front loop (FL) of next dc, sc in the BL of next dc] Repeat around ending with a sc in FL of last dc.  Join in the unused loop in front & below your 1st sc. (48sc)

Rnd 5: Ch1, sc in joining. [Ch3. (Behind work) dc in unused loop of rnd 3.  Ch3, (Going in front of work) sc in unused loop of rnd 3.]  Repeat around ending with a dc in unused loop of rnd 4 (behind work).  Ch3, Join in first sc.

Personal use only, do not reproduce, sell, or copy my pattern.  Pattern available for download on Ravelry.  "Dragonflymomof2" http://www.ravelry.com/designers/aurora-suominen



DragonFlyMomof2 Designs by Aurora Suominen, Bluedragonflymom@gmail.com “Flower Cup Coaster” ©2013

HEART OF A DISHCLOTH

DragonFlyMomof2 Designs©

 “Heart of a Dishcloth”
Aurora Suominen Copyright ©4-2013 All rights reserved.
H Hook & 1.2oz of Worsted Weight cotton yarn.  9” from heart to heart
For Abbreviations/videos/links, see “DragonFlyMomof2 Designs” at http://myblueangels.blogspot.com/

NOTES: Bolded print: Repeated in pattern. “STS”=Stitches: Any st or ch sps.

Rnd 1: Ch4, work 11dc in 4th ch fr hook, join in top of beg ch4. (12dc)

Rnd 2: Ch3, 2dc in same dc.  [Ch1, skip a dc, 3dc in next dc] 5x.  Ch1 & join to top of first ch3.  (18dc & 6 Ch1 spaces)

Rnd 3: Ch3, 2dc in same dc, 1dc in next dc, 3dc in next dc.  [Ch2, skip ch1sp, 3dc in next dc, 1dc in next dc, 3dc in next dc]5x.  Ch2, skip ch1sp & join. (42dc & 6 ch2 sps)

Rnd 4:  Skip 1dc, [+5dc in next dc, slst in next dc, 5dc in next dc. Skip a dc, slst in next dc, sc in next ch2sp.+  Slst in next dc, skip 1dc]5x. Repeat +to+ once.  Do not join!  (6 hearts)

Rnd 5:  [+Ch4, sc in slst between heart humps, Ch4+, sc in sc between next 2 hearts]5x.  Repeat +to+ once & join in first sc. If using a 2nd color, pull your color through with your joining. (push heart humps in front of the chains)   (12sc & 12 ch4 spaces)

However you choose to change/join your new color, make sure that in Rnd 6 you are starting your new color WHERE you joined at the end of rnd 5.

Rnd 6: Ch3, [+3dc in next sp, ch1, 3dc in sc, ch1, 3dc in next sp+.  Dc in next sc]5x.  Repeat ++ once & join.  (60dc)

Rnd 7: Ch3, Dc in 3sts.  [+Ch2, sk-sp, 3dc in next dc, 1dc in next dc, 3dc in next dc, ch2, sk-sp+.  Dc in 7sts]5x.  Repeat ++ once,  dc in last 3sts & join.  

Rnd 8: Ch1, sc in same st.  Sc in 4STS.  [+Slst in next dc, sk-1, 5dc in next dc, slst in next st, 5dc in next st.  Sk-1, slst in next dc+, Sc in 9STS]5x.  Repeat ++ once.  Sc in last 4sts & join.  

Personal use only, do not reproduce, sell, or copy my pattern.  Pattern available for download on Ravelry.  "Dragonflymomof2" http://www.ravelry.com/designers/aurora-suominen


DragonFlyMomof2 Designs by Aurora Suominen, Bluedragonflymom@gmail.com “Heart of a Dishcloth” ©2013