Hello, My Dears!
Given that Sunday is Mother’s Day here in the U.S., perhaps it’s fitting that this week’s episode of Forget-Me-Not touches upon the subject of motherhood. As you know, Florence is ambivalent about having children and this makes Emmeline, the center of this week’s chapter (as well as the universe, or at least her universe), ponder her own feelings about being a mother. She loves her children passionately but isn’t always sure she knows what she’s doing. Sounds familiar!
One reason she feels insecure is that her own mother died when Emmeline was three. Eventually her Aunt Margaret came on the scene to mother Emmeline through her teenage years. I’m always reminded on Mother’s Day that there are many women out there who may not have children themselves but have been wonderful mothers in their roles as teachers, librarians, aunties and sympathetic neighbors. They deserve roses too!
In this week's episode of Diary of a Mad Quilter, Jessica’s mother Abbie (a woman so self-absorbed that she makes Emmeline Grangerfield look like Mother Teresa) makes an unexpected appearance. I may have to have Abbie move to Milton Falls; I haven’t had this much fun writing a scene in weeks!
For you Loves Me, Loves Me Not QAL quilters out there, don’t forget: If you want to be entered into the grand prize drawing, the deadline for sending in photos of your completed QAL quilt is Monday, May 15th, by 8PM. You can learn more about the prizes here.
For everyone: If you haven’t checked out the quilt gallery, you’re in for a treat. So many beautiful quilts! Well done, everyone!
I hope you enjoy this week’s episodes. Thanks as always for subscribing to the Story Guild. I couldn’t do it without your support!