My Mother’s Day and THE WINNERS!

First my Mother’s Day, then the winners. (if you can’t wait – skip to the end, read, and come back, please!)

I was woken at 7am by 3 kids with an array of cards and gifts – including a lovely jewelry stand (which I will share later in the week), a Ronan Keating CD – Songs for My Mother, a hand painted picture frame and a little handmade box of Cadbury Mini-Eggs.

I was later served pancakes and a cup of tea in bed, which I ate while catching up on my blog reader!

In church this morning, there was also a focus on mother’s with various activities for the kids.

At one stage however, Brian (our minister) asked for some kids to bring up their mums to the front. There was not exactly a stampede, but 3 of use went up eventually, and were promptly sent out to wait in the hall. We imagined all sorts of embarrasing things which might follow, out of the mouths of our kids……but it was not too bad.

We were asked a question and given 3 choices, and we had to identify which of them our own kids would have chosen.

Examples included – How would your Mum choose to spend a “day off”?

One was “Which of these does your Mum say most” – Tidy your room, help with the dinner or pick up the toys? I asked – “Can I only pick one?!!!”

After church we went to have dinner with my parents, and one of my brothers and his son were there too. We had a lovely meal, and in the afternoon we “relaxed” (dozed!) while the kids played.

This was the table centre-piece on the dinning table – beautiful shades of helliborum from my parents’ garden.

Here is the card I made for my Mum – The photo was taken in Portrush nearly 40 years ago – eeek!

All products used by Weeds and Wildflowers, and this is also for a colour challenge due on The Meadow blog tomorrow.

And now for the bit you have all been waiting for…..


…………the winners chosen at random from the St Patrick’s Day Blogging Carnival are…….

Vintage Pearl Necklace: Whimzie@Snoodlings

Katie Hadfield Digi-scrap Voucher
: MichelleWaite1 @ Life in Hen House

Weeds & Wildflowers Wearin’ O’ The Green kit: Jazzy, Creative Junkie, Debra

Tea Towels: Bentonflocke and Laura

Celtic Proverbs Book: Cynthia

Irish Blessings Book: Nana K

Irish Baking Book: Mrs Miles (this is quite funny, as I know of no-one who bakes more than Mrs Miles does already!)

Linen Scrim: Carla

Linen Hanky: Sue in Japan

Irish Linen Gift Bag (from the pre-Bloggy Carnival giveaway) Jen @ Call When You Get There

Please contact me with your details by Wednesday 25th or I will have to give your prize to someone else!!!

Thanks everyone for taking part, and thanks to the 3 great sponsors who generously donated their prizes – Vintage Pearl, Katie Hadfield and Gina Marie Huff (Weeds & Wildflower Designs).

21 thoughts on “My Mother’s Day and THE WINNERS!”

  1. Congratulations to all the lucky winners! Love the photo of the flowers and the one in the layout. Merry Mother’s Day 🙂

  2. The photo of the flowers is beautiful, I’ll have to plant a few more in my garden.

    And congratulations everyone, this was a great carnival.

    Thanks Janmary.

  3. Wow! I am amazed that I won something. Thank you for the great carnival.

    I already sent an email, but I am kind of holding my breath. I have been having email problems, so I opened a yahoo address. I’m a little nervous about whether it will get to you or not. Please let me know if it doesn’t show up in your inbox today.

  4. So glad your Mothers Day was such a nice one.

    That card you made for your Mum was beautiful. The picture is really amazing!

  5. michellewaite1

    It sounds like you had a wonderful Mother’s day. The flowers are beautiful. It is so exciting that I am a winner. Thanks so much!

  6. JanMary – I am SPEECHLESS – and I feel so undeserving, why I LOVE visiting your blog just to fill up on your wonderful, uplifting, inspiring posts – honestly never DREAMED I’d WIN something too. Gosh, I’m still digesting the pretty bag I received from you some time back, I treasure and use it and think of you when I do! This just made my day – you are TOO SWEET and generous!

    So glad you were pampered and honored for Mother’s Day, and were able to celebrate with your Mother too. The centerpiece is gorgeous – such elegant and rich shades.

    Well, SQUEE. ok, thats my own little ‘excited’ word – I made it up.

    HUGS upon hugs,
    ~ Barb

  7. First…How exciting I won something! Thank you so much! I’ll send you an email!

    Happy Mother’s Day to you!! My boys have a few months yet to plan. Maybe I’ll start hinting now!

    The flowers are GORGEOUS!! I have never seen them before! The colors are amazing, and I love the way they are displayed!!

  8. The flowers are stunning! How special that they came from your parents’ garden too! And your mum’s card is so beautiful – I’m sure she treasured it! Love that old photo! Your eldest daughter looks just like you! 🙂

    So glad you had a lovely Mother’s day morning! I can’t think of anything more special than anything that comes from our kids!! (Cadbury mini eggs are a favorite of mine too! ;-))

    And wow, I’m so excited that I won a beautiful tea towel! I usually have the worst luck! I’ll be sending you an email soon. Thank you so much!!

  9. bentonflocke

    wow I´m so amazed, that I´ve won something!! Thanks a lot!!! What have I do now?

    I´m glad you had a wonderful motherday!! And I´m sure your mother loved the wonderful page. Here in Germany motherday is yet to come

    Love the fantastic shot of the flowers of your parents garden!!

  10. WOW! I’m so happy to have won the Irish blessings book, how did you know I love a good blessing!! Thank you so much Jan Mary.
    I have sent you an e-mail.

    It sounds like you had a wonderful Mother’s Day, I hope you really enjoyed your day.

    I love the card you made for your mum, it’s beautiful. I’m sure she will treasure it.

  11. :::Melanie:::

    That sounds like a really lovely way to spend Mother’s Day! Beautiful card, thanks for sharing!

  12. First of all, thanks so much for hosting the St. Patrick’s Day “party.” I had a great time! And to win a “door” prize? Well, that’s just icing on the cake! I’ll email you my information in just a few minutes. I was so excited to win something!!

    Those flowers are beautiful! I enjoy looking at your pictures and the other byproducts of your creative talents.

  13. woohoo!! So, you have Mother’s day in March? I guess I just assumed Mother’s day was the same everywhere! Happy Mother’s day, and thanks for sharing your St. Patrick’s Day with us all:)

  14. I am so glad you had a great mothers day!!! You are such a thoughtful and expressive mommy!

    Love your blog BTW… the layout is really pleaseing to my eye! 🙂

    Many blessings-

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