An Unusual Tuesday Treasure

My Tuesday treasure is a little unusual today...
It's a treasure that most of us have, or have had. Some hate this treasure and have alot of awful stories to tell about theirs, but some love this treasure and are so pleased that they're a part of their lives. I'm in the latter group. Definitely.

Have you guessed what this treasure may be?

I'll give you a hint - it's the mother of your partner. Yes, I'm talking about your mother in law!

My Mother In Law (MIL) is my Tuesday Treasure.

Me and Sue on her 60th birthday
She is a wonderful woman - firstly because she gave birth to, and raised my husband. Did I mention he was over 11 lbs at birth? She is supportive, patient, loving and inspiring.

What makes her even more amazing in my eyes is that she doesn't understand my fabric obsession, but doesn't judge it - well, not too much.

When the new Denyse Schmidt fabric appeared on shelves in the Box Hill store in Victoria, I sent her an SOS. My local store didn't have any in stock and I was concerned that I'd miss out on this rare opportunity.
 She went out that afternoon (with my father in law, in tow) grabbed all of the bolts she could manage, got into the long queue and came away with 1/2 - 1 metre of each of the DS fabrics she found on the shelf.
She and my FIL arrived yesterday for a week long visit and handed over the bag of fabric loveliness. I tried not to drool in her presence. Didn't want her thinking I was a little (or a lot) crazy or anything.

So what (or who) is your Tuesday treasure?

Pop on over to Melody's blog at The House on the Side of the Hill for more Tuesday Treasures.

22 comments

Needled Mom said...

She IS a gem. I would keep her around too.

Melody said...

You are so lucky - what a lovely lady

Bev C said...

Oh that made me laugh,great to hear you got your fabric.
happy days.
Bev.xoxo

Actually Amy said...

Oh wow! How great is your MIL. And I love that fabric too!

Quiltjane said...

What a lovely treasure. It is so nice when you have a wonderful MIL. You lucky girl getting those fabrics. I have not been down to Everton Park to look for that line.

RobynLouise said...

Oh wow, she spoilt you grabbing a bit of every fabric she could find! No excuses now for not having enough of it.
RobynK

Lynne said...

Yes, I have to agree, my MIL is absolutely a treasure! I love her to bits.

Michelle Ridgway said...

Yes I agree she is indeed a treasure how wonderful for you that you got such a lovely special MIL.

Teresa F. said...

Your MIL is a real treasure.What a great lady.

Karen's Korner said...

You can send her shopping any time. Nice photo of you two girls.

Valspierssews said...

Anyone who will buy fabric for you in an emergency just has to be a treasure. Lovely story.

Unconventional Us said...

awww what a especially wonderful and rare treasure I would have drooled over those fabrics no matter who was looking... yum!

Susan said...

Wow! They didn't have ALL that when I went to BoX Hill! Yes, she is a treasure indeed!!

Sheila said...

Your MIL is someone to treasure . I was fortunate to also have a wonderful MIL , she passed away just over a year ago now and I truly miss her .

Anonymous said...

Your MiL is definitely a treasurre and a keeper - as is that glorious fabric.

krisgray said...

Love it! What a great story.

Suz said...

I'm currently a box hillian and have spied the DS fabric but am restraining as I have spent way too much on fabric lately already!

Angelina @ April Violet said...

That was very sweet! I hope she reads your blog to know just how much you 'Treasure' her :-)
My MIL rocks too and I am so blessed to have her in our lives.

rosie said...

I had a MIL just like that, I really treasured the time we had together.. I hope my new children would think of me like this.....

Vicki ♥ said...

Your MIL is a treasure for sure :) The fabric looks lovely and having a good MIL is a wonderful thing :) hugs Vicki

Vivien Tan said...

Your MIL is indeed so awesome and you are very blessed to have her! Love those fabrics....you are one lucky woman!

Shirlwin said...

Your MIL is a true treasure! Lucky you.