Growing up, my mother was always working. She managed the local animal shelter, and work kept her busy, but her love of the animals in her care made her work more than the average person in her position probably would have. Even though she was busy, mom still loved to create things.
I remember beautiful gardens, photos taken of simple things, and afghans and quilts made just for me. When she retired a few years ago, she stated a business called “Collies Sewing Room“. (Her name is Colleen by the way, you can link to her Facebook using the previous link, or find her on Pinterest here). In that time, she has made all of us kids, grand-kids and great-grand-kids different things, from bags and wall hangings to quilts. She loves to fit in projects for her family in between the stuff she sells, but I often think her talent goes unnoticed.
My mom has a booth at a place called “American Mercantile” (Click to link to their Facebook page) located in my hometown of Medford, Oregon. Living in Minnesota, I don’t get to see a lot of her hard work, nor do I get to help her promote her talent the way I’d like. She really is quite talented! I love how she will reuse materials when ever possible too!
I wanted to show the squares of the quilt she is currently making for me, and also share some of the other things she has handmade, so enjoy them! Captions are added to explain a little about them. Show her some love and like and comment on my post! Please share it or repress it with others, because I just want the world to know, my mom is pretty amazing!