I know Mother's Day is celebrated on different days in all the different countries of the world, but here in Australia we celebrate it on the second Sunday in May: which is today!
My parents kindly had sent me a few photos of some of the items I've made for them over the years so I thought it a good day to put up a photo of the Goddess bag. I made this for Mum ooh, probably about six years ago? I think? Not sure... (I'm getting shocking with remembering stuff like that... I also think this could have been a birthday gift, not a Mother's Day gift; again, memory not what it used to be and I've lost track in my own head of fine distinctions such as these... sad, no?)
This is a knitted bag with a sewn in lining and was made in a class at Ivy and Maude, now part of Calico and Ivy.
Mum looks gorgeous in colours such as these. All of the jewel and green-y blue colours. These are "her" colours. This bag is composed of a mix of eclectic yarns; including some lurex, some mohair, some feathery type yarn, some chenille, some wool. My favourite section has always been the shredded ribbon yarn around the bottom of the bag, in divinely smudgy and faded hues of putty, indigo, lavender and aqua, reminiscent of a watery undersea vista of a meadow of seaweedy tendrils...
I sincerely wish all the mothers reading this a perfectly looovely day, and I hope your offspring think to remind you of the wonderful person you are in their lives. If they are teenagers, good luck with that one... (;D) however if they are little you are sure to be presented with lukewarm tea and toast on a tray in bed, and a beautiful handmade card. I have all my children's handmade cards safely tucked away and they always make me smile at their cute little designs, hand-drawn decorations and funny salutations. My youngest son, even up until quite recently, always signed his cards to me with his full name, including his surname, ie. Dear Mum, Happy Mothers Day to the best mother in the world, lots of love Samuel Smith. So sweet, as if I would confuse him with another Samuel!
So, Happy Mother's Day to all of you yummy Mummys out there!!