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I want to be like her, when I grow up!

My mama is such an inspiration in my life.  I’ve watched her overcome many hardships, no matter the outcome, she taught me to push forward with everything in life.  I remember she always said, “Can’t never could”!  I think about that anytime I start a project.  If you never try because your scared to fail, you end up never learning or becoming successful.  And trust me, she’s tried a lot of different things.  After retirement she mastered oil painting, basket making, pottery, quilting, and I am sure that I’m leaving something out!  Her latest quest is Patchwork.  It is beautiful and looks very difficult to me.  She would say, if you just try, you can do it!  Here are some pictures of her latest outfit.

The blouse has patchwork added to a white shirt, but the skirt was made completely of patchwork.

Patchwork added to the cuff of the sleave.

Around the shoulder of the blouse.


These are some sections of patchwork, she’s working on sashes to be worn at the Poarch Band of Creek Indians Pow Wow, at Thanksgiving this year.  As you can see some of the pieces are very small, it takes a lot of skill to put these together!  I am very proud of her for working so hard on her endeavors, there’s one thing I haven’t mentioned.  She has macular degeneration, which makes doing these small details even more difficult.  It breaks my heart that she is loosing her eyesight.

Relationship of Mother and Daughter
You can see it in their eyes,
in tender hugs and long good-byes,
a love that only moms and daughters know.

You can see it in their smiles,
through passing years and changing styles,
a friendship that continually seems to grow.

You can see it in their lives,
the joy each one of them derives,
in just knowing that the other one is there…

To care and to understand,
lend an ear or hold a hand,
and to celebrate the memories they share.
– Anonymous

(My Mama is holding me and my older sister smiling shyly in this picture.)

Happy Mother’s Day!

Love you!




  1. Thanks, For the wonderful tribute I love you too, And happy mother’s day to you.

  2. Debbie, I see where you get your creativity from…..beautiful work!! What a wonderful tribute to your Mother.

    Happy Mothers Day


  3. Oh my! Such beautiful work!! Wonderful tribute to your mom for sure!!

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