29 Nov Happy Mother’s Day
Happy Mother’s Day and Happy Spring! I am enjoying gazing out into my backyard, enjoying the beautiful bouquet of roses and sunflowers sent by my son Jon and daughter in law, Emily . Truly a Mother’s Day perk! I very recently had surprise hip replacement surgery, and so my shop has been closed, while I recover. I might be an overachiever ( just a bit) but even I couldn’t imagine keeping up with orders right now! I have had fabulous therapists at home, and I am walking with a cane already-incredibly amazing, as I love the independence that comes with the cane. I am feeling pretty great and my plan for today…is to sew upstairs in my studio. Sewing is such a part of who we are, that it certainly leaves a hole in our lives, when we cannot sew and create. I have been doing some hand stitching and frogging while recuperating . Prior to surgery , I vended two wonderful quilt Shows in Brooklyn and Point Lookout. We had an amazing time at both, savoring the beauty and interesting areas, while engaging with so many new and old friends. I love my customers . I enjoy bringing new items and techniques to share and teach. We had our usual beautiful FreeSpirit fabrics and Wonderfil threads, Quilters Dream Batting and Martelli rotary cutters- people loved our TNT ironing boards, Cheryl Lynch’s Mini Mosaics and the EPP Brimfield Blocks. What is your favorite item that we carry?
So today being Mother’s Day, it is the perfect day to tell my Sally tale! Many of you have been wondering how I became Sally…as my given name is Roberta. I haves 2 sons, Jonathan and Jamie. Jon met his schooldays best friend Andrea’ in second grade. They became fast friends and some years later, we moved into the same neighborhood. The boys met in private school. Our families became very close and Andrea’ became my 3rd son- he was always around. Andrea’ is now a DO and 2nd lieutenant in the Air Force, but i have know him since he was missing his two front teeth- a very long time. His parents worked long hours and so, my husband Andy and I were always there for him- driving, dinner time, car breakdowns when he was driving…you get the idea. Andrea’ parents are more formal than we are , although my children call then by their first names. So one day, while the boys were in junior high school, many boys were visiting , as was usually the case and Andrea’ came up to me ” Mrs. L., can I have…” I said “oh Andrea’, please call me Roberta; all those other boys, who I might not even know their names, they should call me Mrs. Leonard , but you are family.” He said” I can’t”-so I skipped a beat and said” OK, call me Sally”- he said”OK, I can do that!” And we became Hank & Sally. Years go by and we have ‘Sally’s Diner’, Sally’s Taxi’, etc. My son Jon often sent me things “Happy Sally’s Day”. Life is good, but it gets better. I opened a quilt shop when I retired , and needed a catchy name- aha! My alter ego, Sally!
And so, OhSewSally! was born. Three years ago, my son Jon married and I was very lucky to welcome my daughter in law, Emily to the family. A dilemma!
what should she call me? Well, Jon sometimes calls me Sally-and So Emily and her parents ( who I adore) call me Sally. When I go to Starbucks, you know what name I put on my cup-Sally of course! And, I have many close friends in business and pleasure, who call me Sally- I love it!
So…now you know!
Happy Mother’s Day! I hope it is a very Stitchy day for you!