Monday, October 26, 2009

The Mystery of the Snow Globe

My husband and I had many financial struggle in our marriage due to trying to get his schooling and having five children in the process.

One Christmas his mother gave me a twenty dollar gift certificate to Walmart. I went and purchased me a snow globe. I always loved them...and I truly loved this one, I think up to that point there were not many gifts for me and well....I truly cherished this globe. One day it came up broke.

None of the boys would confess and so....the mystery of who broke it remained unsolved...........................until our second son got his first job many years later. You guessed it, he brought me a snow globe.....I just had to smile as I opened it. To this day this snow globe brings a smile to my face and warms my heart. I did not bring much with me but I brought the few things that bring me joy and this is one of them.



This is what I am working on today.....we are having a sewing group today...at my house. Yes, the man moved his stuff to his new office.....I am a free woman during the day....yepeeeee my sewing ladies are happy.....I am happy.....and well...when momma is happy everyone is happy.

20 comments:

hetty said...

Lovely snow globe! I used to love those when I was a kid. Your basket is very cute. Can't wait to see what it will become! And I agree, everyone is happy when momma is happy!

Kaye said...

Oh Barb I know just how you feel, I collected Hummell figurenes, didn't have many but loved what I had. One day I took them off the shelf to clean them and dust the shelf. I discovered that every one had been broken and very carefully glued together. I was furious, not because they had been broken I figured someone had an accident, but because they all tried to hide it from me. What did they think--that I would never dust the shelf and wash the Hummels. I was so upset that I just cried and cried. When they all came home and
I confronted them, dh told me my middle son was running past, and he turned and his shoulder just fit under the shelf and down it came. It took me the longest time to make it sink in to all of them I was angry not because of the accident because they tried to hide it. I still have all the glued figurenes and I Love to tease my son once in a while about it. He sure learned a lesson and told me I'd rather face the music than see the hurt you had on your face Mom.

Carla said...

How sweet of your son. I have one I cherish that my brother gave me 11 years ago.

Fiesta said...

Love the basket block Barb. will you be making a whole quilt with them?

Marls said...

Actions speak louder than words! Have a great sewing day.

JustCindy said...

What a sweet story about the snow globe.

Sherry said...

I loved the story about you snow globe. I'm glad that you brought it with you now. When I take mine out this year I will think about your story. Now you have your own room how cool I love my own space also. Cant wait to see what you ladies do with you baskets.

Tonya's Sewing Room said...

love the globe, such a great story. and so glad you all got your sewing space back.

Needled Mom said...

That is too funny! It is amazing the stories that keep coming up as the children get older.

Gene Black said...

I am glad he replaced it and brought you some joy!

Melissa said...

What a wonderful story! And congrats on getting the house back!

SewCalGal said...

Oh Barb, you do have such a wonderful son. Thanks for sharing this heartwarming story. And I'm happy to know your snow globe is safe and will be enjoyed this holiday season. Shake it a lot and pretend you have snow in American Samoa!

Hugs,

SewCalGal
www.sewcalgal.blogspot.com

Jane's Fabrics and Quilts said...

Oh Barb, you have done such a wonderful job with your boys! You are very blessed!

Susan In Texas said...

So did #2 son actually confess or just give a wink and a smile? lol Lovely snow globe.

My bee meets in my dining room this Sunday and I *really* have to clean house first. Yuck! I would rather be quilting.

Take care,
Susan

Crispy said...

Awww another wonderful story Barb. You have the best boys...no surprise with a wonderful mommy like they have.

Hooray for having "the man" out of your hair LOL. Love the basket block!!

Crispy

Pat said...

Oh, my.....you have told stories two days in a row that have been very touching ones. You must be a very good mother to raise such caring, sensitive boys!!! Did they already fix the building where your hubby worked or has he moved to another location now?

quiltmom said...

HI Barb,
Hi Barb,
I also love snow globes and have a collection of them and glass paperweights. The snowglobes are seasonal ones- Valentines, Easter and Christmas ones though I also have a Boyd Bear teacher globe that I love. My valentine's one is not in very good shape these days so it may need to be disposed of- it seems to have lost some of the water. They are just so soothing.
So nice that your son was able to replace it when he could afford to do so.
Thanks for sharing your story.
Warmest regards,
Anna

Lurline said...

A lovely story and a wonderful gesture by your son!
Hugs - Lurline♥

Millie said...

Lovely new snowglobe and the story behind it. I hope this time nobody will break your new snowglobe!

Karen said...

That's a pretty basket. Love the shading on the pink flower.