Sunday, May 8, 2016

MOTHER'S DAY


Happy Mother's Day to all who celebrate today.
Mr C spoilt me very well, with this beautiful card and some new PJs...


Surely the Winter weather will come eventually and I can wear them...


None of our children are in town, but everybody phoned in..


Later my guy took me to one of my favourite places - a Garden Centre...


for brunch.  Eggs Benedict, how I love you..a very special treat.



Their gift shop is always attractive..


Are there any starfish left in the sea?


Dear HB bought me a yellow mini rose. 
I love yellow roses...


I wore a new kimono jacket recently made.
For those interested in technical details, I used Simplicity pattern 1318, and a digital print polyester sourced in Sydney.  Total cost:  around $12.



Happy Mother's Day, and

Have a great week.

XXXXX

PS Loved it in Australia, and loved it again this week at the National Portrait Gallery: Kate's pink peplum dress...








22 comments:

  1. What a lovely Mothering Sunday you enjoyed Patricia - your family may not have been around but Mr.Cardinal treated you like royalty.
    The Eggs Bendict looks really delicious.

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    1. Yes, a lovely day Rosemary. Glad I had the royal treatment - no point in dwelling on children far away. Today we saw the little Canadians on skype; the six year old is now fluent in French :)

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  2. How lovely to be so spoilt. I love Eggs Benedict too and your kimono is really so pretty. You are such a talented seamstress! I really must take some more time to start sewing again. One day. When I've stopped teaching. There just isn't time for everything is there?

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    1. Eggs Bene is so rich, I rarely indulge. Which makes it extra special about once a year. I did enjoy making the kimono, as it was an easy pattern to put together. I find sewing relaxing, although my eyes are not so good now and I had to get extra specs with a strong lens to see the eye of the needle!

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  3. Happy Mother's Day, Patricia. You know, eggs benedict is one of Nel's favorites. oooo, I love your kimono jacket - very pretty with bright colors. That's so nice that you can make clothes for yourself. Did you buy anything at the gift shop? It looks charming. That's so nice of your husband to buy you some mini yellow roses.

    I hope you had a wonderful day, dear.

    love, ~Sheri

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    1. Hello Sheri, hope you had a good day too. Eggs benedict seems to be a world-wide treat - so delicious. The kimono is going to be a favourite I think, and it went so well in the garden centre, even a worker there commented on it. No, didn't buy anything at the shop - but I have other times. I just hope those pesky cockatoos don't take a liking to the mini roses! xx

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  4. Your kimono looks wonderful, and you have such a pretty smile ... it would be nice to see your entire face ;)
    I have had a mini yellow rose for quite a few years, but I don't see life coming back to it this spring. It was doing so well last summer too. I'm glad you were treated like royalty yourself for Mother's Day! Enjoy your week ahead,
    Wendy

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    1. Thank you Wendy. One day I might scare you!
      So sorry about your mini yellow rose - you must get another. They are so cheery. Happy week to you too.

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  5. I'm so glad you had a nice Mother's Day, Patricia. Your brunch looked delicious. It was nice to see your flowers. It looks like you still have a lot in bloom, I hope it goes all winter for you. Have a good week!

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    1. Thank you Jennifer. Looking forward to Winter - still going 5-6 deg above average here...

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  6. I wasn't sure if you celebrated Mother's Day the same date as us in the States! Looks like it was a wonderful day Trish!! That kimono jacket is amazing Lady. Great job!!

    I think we Mom's like a lot of the same things- a yummy treat out, flowers and shopping. Lol ;)

    Blessings on your week. xoxo

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    1. Yes Carrie, same day as the States, differs from the UK. I love the kimono pattern, which is very popular among sewists. Yes, mothers all enjoy flowers/shopping/lunch. And now, off to the gym, and get weighed today...hmmmmm

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  7. Happy Mothers Day Patricia...
    I love the garden centre too♥️
    Cheers!
    Linda :o)

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    1. Happy Mothers Day Linda - seems we both like the Garden Centres, :)

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  8. Happy mothers day! Love your card. Pics of flowers and garden are good.

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    1. Thank you, and welcome to the Red Cardinal blog!

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  9. What a lovely day you had - and a superb new kimono to wear. I hope you enjoyed every minute of it - you deserve it.

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    1. Thank you Sarah Liz, yes I did have a lovely day and the kimono is fast becoming my favourite thing to wear.

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  10. Happy (belated) Mother's Day and the kimono is lovely, an ideal second layer in this unseasonably warm with-cool-undertones autumn! What a beautiful idea to celebrate in the garden centre. Mr C knows how to treat his girl ;)

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    1. Hello Val and thank you for inspiring me to make this kimono pattern. It really is a winner, and seemed perfect for wearing among the flowers. Cheers for Mr C!

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  11. Love your kimono that you made! Why can't we see your face? You are so pretty. I have good reasons for not showing mine!

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    1. I don't like most photos taken of me! But just for you, I'll try to paste it here:
      OK, that didn't work - can't paste a photo in a Reply. Thank you for asking - maybe one day...

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