To all the Mums - hope you were adequately spoilt today!
I most certainly was even though the day was spent packing for Perth as our stock leaves tomorrow and I fly out next Sunday.
At all the Craft & Quilt Fairs this year, there is a "Finger & Toes Challenge" and I LOVE socks. The exhibition is on tour to each State and features entrants' handmade gloves, mitts, socks and slippers. I took some photos of the display at Launceston Craft & Quilt Fair two weeks ago to share with you..
Cheryl Bridgart is a talented artist from South Australia and she was a guest at the show. Cheryl is an internationally recognized artist in Fine Art Freehand Machine Embroidery and her display was mind boggling - the depth and detail of each piece is amazing. She also had a range of hats on display.
Note her fine detail of stitching to bring her art alive.
Australia's Wearable Art Awards were on display too showing some incredibly talented people's imagination put into garments. There were many amazing outfits, but I have chosen a few to show. Ruth Osborn made Black Rose and Maggie Wretham made Silk to Junk Mail Kimono.Australia's Wearable Art Awards were on display too showing some incredibly talented people's imagination put into garments. There were many amazing outfits, but I have chosen a few to show. Ruth Osborn made Black Rose and Maggie Wretham made Silk to Junk Mail Kimono.
Anzac Day preceded the set up day of the Show, so we enjoyed a lunch at the restaurant at The Gorge in Launceston. Nice to have a break - good company, food and wine delightful.
Must tell you a funny story about kids' sport. Young Hunter (Grandson #4) is now playing Soccer, all of four years old. Six a side, girls and boys, though none really know what to do at this stage, of course, but they're learning. First game, a plane flew overhead, so all the kids stopped and looked up in the sky to watch it - ball left rolling along with no-one interested. Then one kid wanted a drink, but no, it wasn't half time, didn't matter, he just went off the ground to get one, so all the other kids followed and all had a drink. Hunter wasn't sure what to do in his first game, so stood in the middle and picked his nose. Second game though, he got the hang of it. Kicked 3 goals, just a shame they were for the opposition!
I told Rowan (Dad) that at four, Hunter was too young to play, but he said he's out in the fresh air, running around, learning to be part of a team and having fun; better than inside in front of a computer or TV. How could I argue?
He arrived this morning with a lovely "Grandma" sparkly sign to place on my fridge; made it at Pre-School. As proud as Punch, pardon the pun. Told him I'd think of him everytime I open my fridge and he beamed from ear to ear.
Hope you all enjoyed your Mother's Day!
Do these sound familiar in your household?
Some Motherly Advices
- “Because I'm your mother that's why”
- “I hope that when you grow up, you have kids 'Just Like you'!”
- “I've told you a thousand times…”
- “Just you wait until you have kids of your own - then you'll understand”
- “Because I said so.”
- “Just wait till your father gets home.”
- “No dessert till you clean off your plate.”
- “You tell that bully to cut it out or you'll tell the teacher...”
- “It doesn't matter what you accomplish, I'll always be proud of you.”
- “Money does not grow on trees.”
- “Don't make that face or it'll freeze in that position.”
- “If I talked to my mother like you talk to me....”
- “Don't eat those; they will stunt your growth”
- “What's meant to be is meant to be.” (when you are disappointed)
- “Bored! How can you be bored? I was never bored at your age.”
- "Work before play."
- "Life isn't always fair."
- "Never lie, cheat, or steal."
- "Never be too proud to ask for help when you need it."
- “I slave for hours over a hot stove and this is the thanks I get?”
- “Honestly... You'd lose your head if it wasn't screwed on!”
- “Get that thing out of your mouth!”
- “I've got eyes in the back of my head, that's how”
- “Someday your face is going to stick like that.”
- “Don't put that in your mouth; you don't know where it's been!”
- “Eat your vegetables, there are thousands of people who stuggle for one-time meal”
- “I will get it for you if you come first in exams”
- "I know how to do things—I'm your mum."
Next Show is Perth's Craft & Quilt Fair.
Read about it in my Mother's Day Newsletter