Happy Mother’s Day to all the moms out there! I will be celebrating next weekend because my husband is in the middle of a big work thing right now, but I did get flowers.
For my Mother’s gift this year I made her some new curtains to replace the old, faded ones above the kitchen sink.
My Dad gets some of the credit for this gift. A while back he noticed how faded the old curtains were getting and he asked if I would be interested in making some new ones as a gift for my Mom. When the curtains were originally made my parents bought the whole bolt of fabric and a lot of it was left. He and a friend were going to be driving down from Seattle to Reno to bring me some furniture I was inheriting, so my Dad smuggled the leftover bolt of fabric into the car and brought it along.
Later, when I was visiting my parent’s, my Dad and I took the curtains down when my Mom wasn’t around and measured them. I also studied the construction a bit. They are very simple curtains with a ruffle above.
In addition to the new curtains, I made my Mom some matching hot pads since she liked the ones I made for my sister so much. Hot pads may be my new favorite thing to make!
I changed the pattern a bit from the ones I made for my sister. I cut them a bit smaller, but the biggest change is with the loops. I did them totally differently, copying some hot pads I own. I like this new way a lot better! I am thinking of doing a tutorial on making these hot pads. Is there any interest?
Finally, I also made some Lemon-Almond Biscotti, which I gave to my Mom, as well as my Grandma and sister. They are really tasty! I got them from Dorie Greenspan’s book, Baking: From My Home to Yours.
Did you make anything for Mother’s Day? Did you enjoy some good food?