Mothering Sunday

It’s Mothering Sunday here in the UK, and I’m sitting here replete from a posh pub lunch with the family.


Today, of all days, it’s easy to remember just how blessed I am.

My children are fit and healthy.  They attend an amazing school with fantastic teachers and wonderful friends.


We are surrounded by family and friends and have time to spend with them.

Our home is warm and welcoming. We have good food and plenty of it.

They have a Daddy who loves them, is present in their lives, and works hard to provide for them.

We have books and toys and games and pens and paper.  We can walk in the park, ride our bikes and dance.


So today, as I’m surrounded by the people I love most in the world, I’m counting my blessings.

But I’m sparing a thought for those not as fortunate as I am.

And raising a glass to mothers everywhere, and wishing them the best of times this Mothering Sunday.

18 Responses to Mothering Sunday

  1. K-Line says:

    Gorgeous post! Happy Mother’s Day Evie!

    • Pendle Stitches says:

      Thank you. Is it the same day in Canada or do you celebrate later in the year?

  2. What beautiful photos of you and your gorgeous children. Happy Mother’s Day too! Xx

    • Pendle Stitches says:

      We went a bit selfie mad in the restaurant keeping the kids entertained. But I won’t argue that they are gorgeous.
      Hope you had a lovely time with Sprogzilla.

  3. Beautiful photos and beautiful words. You are so right. We had a lovely day with my parents and I count my blessings. My mum is always happy when the day is called Mothering Sunday and not Mother’s Day ☺

    • Pendle Stitches says:

      I love the traditional “Mothering Sunday”, but I’m an old fashioned kinda girl.
      It was wonderful to have us all gathered around the table and having happy times. We have much to be grateful for.

  4. Kim Hood says:

    A perfect post. My daughter is now grown so I am now much more understanding and tolerant towards my own mother (I hope). Enjoy your lovely family.

    • Pendle Stitches says:

      Thank you.
      There are days when I could happily put children and mother and mother-in-law in a pea green boat and ship them out to sea. But mostly I’m very grateful to have them all and that we get to spend so much time together. I do know how lucky I am to be sandwiched between such amazing kids and such wonderful parents.

  5. jacqui chohan says:

    Hi Evie,

    We haven’t spoken for ages but I keep an eye on your posts. Glad life is good. You have a great voice that always makes me smile.

    Take care

    Jacqui C

    • Pendle Stitches says:

      I was thinking of you the other day and thinking exactly the same thing! It’s been too long. We really must rectify that. Do let me know when you’re free for coffee and we’ll meet up! xx

  6. Diane says:

    Hi. Lovely post. I’m the lady from John Lewis today, whilst you were talking about long arm machines. Thanks for being so lovely allowing me to involve myself in your chat.

    • Pendle Stitches says:

      Hi! It was lovely to meet you too. I’ve just checked out your site….you can expect to see me at one of your workshops in the not too distant future!

      • Diane says:

        Aww that’s a lovely thing to say. I might even ask you to tutor a class on hexie quilts! 😉 Isn’t it fab that we met in such unusual circumstances. I love those sorts of incidents in life. You take care and I look forward to your next post

  7. Tialys says:

    I may be going mad but I can’t see a follow button anywhere on your blog.

    • Pendle Stitches says:

      No….you’re not. It was on my list to do, but seems to have fallen off. You can follow via Bloglovin’ but I’ll also get on this (or rather get my “tech team” to sort it for me).

      So sorry!

      • Tialys says:

        O.K. I’ll wait until you’ve fixed it. I tend not to ‘see’ posts in my Reader or on Bloglovin’ but, when they come to my email, I’m sure to notice them

        • Pendle Stitches says:

          It’s done!
          By me…which is nothing short of miraculous!

          Thank you for bringing this to me…it was so overdue!