Thursday, November 21, 2013


This lovely sunflower was 'snapped' by me earlier this year on a visit to my Mum in Kakanui.

Mum was also a florist and was often called upon to throw a bunch together for some reason or other. I was an endless source of despair and hilarity to her for my efforts of 'throwing a bunch together' was literally just that!

This wee fella is made by Mum (Beth) - she made the felt and spun the wool and then put him together. She has also left a legacy of patchwork blankets, all different colours and stitches to envelop and comfort her grandchildren.

Such a dear wee girl, and already a gardener! Miss you, Mum.


Steve said...

She sounds like she was a lovely lady.

Lynne with an e said...

So lovely that you have those handmade mementos of her. And that looking at flowers will always remind you of her special ways.

Lady Mondegreen's Secret Garden said...

Oh heck, what an awful loss. I've just checked in after ages and ages away from blogging and am so sorry to read about your mum. This and your last post is a lovely gentle tribute to her skill and ways.
All the best, Jeneane

Keith said...

Lovely photos.

And am amazed at the idea that she made her own felt and wool BEFORE making the toys.

That is a real gift of love.

The Poet Laura-eate said...

Beautiful sunflower. A good metaphor for your mother. Lx