Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Remembering Mom

May 4, 2008
I am adding something special to this blog.
My nephew, Bob, sent me a clip of my sister, Helen, playing the piano -- this is from an old reel to reel tape recording of at least 50 years ago. Our entertainment in those days wasn't TV or computers but for the family to gather around the piano and sing. This piece is piano only -- but who knows, the vocal version of it may show up.

Mother's Day is almost here - and I was thinking of my own dear Mom and thought I'd make a little pin in her memory.

If you look closely, you will see the face on the pin is the same as the face on the photo of Mom.

The "story" behind My Mom pin doll is -- when I was very little she used to sing me a song -- I wish I could remember the title -- but the lyrics contained the thought that when she was gone from me she would "sit on the moon" and keep her eyes on me. Mom passed away when I was 12 and I survived those first lonely years by remembering that song and looking nightly toward the moon and 'feeling' Mom close to me again.

"Shine on Harvest Moon" was and still is, a family favorite. 

(The fabric is not really "moon" fabric --that is, unless you call it the "Harvest Moon" and then it is perfect LOL). I recalled many fond memories while stitching on this little pin.

The pin is stuffed with lavender -- and somehow the aroma reminds me of Mom too.


Donetta said...

That is such a treasured gift of celebrating her joy.

Beadin' Gram/aka Jackie said...

Thank you, Donette Sweetie, you can always be counted on to say the special thoughtful things. You are a treasure!!

Barbara said...

I love your sweet little pin. I often think of my own mother when Mother's day comes around. I miss her too. What a great way to remember her.

beadbabe49 said...

I think I see a lot of her in Drew! Is that possible!

Beadin' Gram/aka Jackie said...

Thanks Barbara and BB. Yes, now that you mention it, BB, there certainly is a resemblance -- I hadn't noticed it before because he looks a lot like his Dad -- but there sure is something of Great Grandma there too. Thanks for pointing it out -- you know, can't see the trees for the forest LOL.

Gale said...

What a cute pin and lovely story. Thank you for sharing it with us. Gale

kristen said...


I loved this pin, and the sweet memories behind it. Things like that always make art more special, I think :)


Heather said...

Oh how sweet! Your pin is great and your story is wonderful, Thank you for Sharing.

Jennifer said...

That is really beautiful. I love it.

Anonymous said...

I love this pin. Such a sweet rememberance of your mom.


Sue in western Washington, USA said...

Awww. You brought tears to my eyes :- )

Beadin' Gram/aka Jackie said...

Gale, Kristen, Heather, Jennifer, Jeanne and Sue -- thank you all -- this little doll was just something I felt I had to do -- and I am so pleased that you all enjoy her and the story that brought her to being.
Hugz to all who took the time to comment.

Noel said...

Jackie, twelve is such a young age for a girl to loose her Mom.
The pin is a beautiful rememberance to your Mom. I love that song too "Shine on Harvest Moon"!

Anonymous said...

What a lovely manner to remember your mom. It is so sweet and I bet you will get lot's of comments when you wear it. Such a nice tribute!

Beadily yours

Beadin' Gram/aka Jackie said...

Thank you, my friends. I'm happy that this little pin and the story has brought you some of the joy it has given me.

Gypsy said...

Would that song be from the 1936 musical, 'Sittin' On the Moon'?
Love the pin, bet your mom does too!

Beadin' Gram/aka Jackie said...

Thanks for the info, Aryd'ell. I checked out the words to the songs in that movie -- and DARN, none of them seem to be it. It would have been very appropriate though -- as that movie was 1936 and I was born in December of 1935. I'll keep trying -- maybe my Mom just made up the song -- that is a possibility too. Thanks for your efforts.

Pat Winter said...

She is so special. Love the face,and I know your heart is singing when you wear it. I love to make projects personal, and you have really done that here. Thanks for sharing your talent,I look forward to seeing more.
Happy Mother's Day!!!!!