I love Mothers Day. I love it when the boys present me with something that they have made and the look of pride and anticipation on their dear little faces as they wait for me to unwrap the latest piece of sparkly, poster paint covered piece of 4x2. The little dears.
Last year was my first exposure to the school Mothers Day stall since the days when I would come home with a cake of soap and a toilet roll dolly for my own Mum. My elder son went off to school with his $10 zipped into his pocket and came home with two plastic bags full of gifts. He is still of the more is more school of gift giving. No doubt some mercenary girlfriend (or mother) will cure him of that in years to come. I have to say he did very well and gave a wide berth to the blue eye shadows and oven mitts that others seemed to get. My potted chrysanthemum didn't see June and the bread dough mirror with spring mounted bird has pride of place in the spare bedroom, but the spaghetti lifting implement comes out at least once a week.
Although at Sheeps Clothing we primarily do children's accessories, I received a custom order for a scarf for a Mothers Day gift. I hadn't used this colour yarn before, but the shades of purple, plum and dark green work really nicely together. I hope the Mum in question likes it, but I bet she won't treasure it like a hand painted, sparkle embellished piece of 4x2.