Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Remembering My Mom

Today is the anniversary of my mom going to heaven 20 years ago. She had breast cancer, which she battled with on and off for over 10 years.

The cookies above are teacakes on her Franciscan "Desert Rose" plates. When I was a little girl she would bake these while I was taking a nap on Sunday afternoons. They always made the house smell so good. You can find the recipe here.

To celebrate my Mom today today, I baked tea cakes for my family and we went out for Mexican food (her favorite). I might even get a chance to sew a little later tonight, which was her favorite hobby.

A lot has changed as far as research about breast cancer since my Mom was diagnosed with it in 1979. As you know, October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. So please be sure to do your self checks every month and get a mamogram.

Linda Lum DeBono has a new fabric line in honor of breast cancer awareness. It's called "Inspiration". Linda is hosting a giveaway (fat quarters of her new fabric line!) and she has a free pattern on her website. You can find it here. Be sure and tell her that I sent you. She's busy getting ready for quilt market, so I'm sure she would love to see your comments.

Be sure to scroll down to read what I would like to finish for the Charming Girls Quilt Club for October. I'll be busy, for sure!


Edited: You can find the recipe, too, if you look under "recipes" on my sidebar. It's "Tea Cake Cookies".


  1. Sounds like a wonderful way to remember your mother!

    It's great when loved ones can be remembered with food, places and activities. It keeps them close to us.

  2. It was 20 yrs. for my mom on Sept. 17. My mammogram is this a.m., actually.

  3. I know you must miss your mom, it's sad. Fortunately I still can enjoy having my mom here and nearby. She's 82 and one sweet mom.

  4. I can only imagine the void in your life since the death of your mother. I am fortunate to still have mine although she lives 350+ miles away.

    My gram had those same plates and my mom has them now (and evey piece of service that goes with it - I think :)).

    What a great way to remember your mother!

  5. Great way to remember her. The cookies sound yummy! What recipe do you use?

  6. i love those tea cakes! i may have to give those a go someday! what a wonderful way to remember your mom!


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