08 May 2010

Happy Mother's Day - make a weekend of it ladies!!

Greetings all,
Well it's Mother's Day this Sunday in Australia, wishing you all a lovely day!!  We had a blast at the Mother's Day stall at school, made a small fortune for the P&C (um, 5 times the profit they used to make before i took over, if i can blow my own trumpet for a moment, toot toot).
 
After 6 hours of selling gifts to excited primary schoolers, i went in for a 4 hour shift at Shop Handmade where i was met with this beautiful huge vase of flowers, organised by my husband for my Mother's Day, ahhhhh, love you far away soldier!!
 How awesome are our customers & a record sales day too - even when i left after 8p.m. there were STILL 20 people in store, sipping champagne, munching hot snacks from Sour Cherry & such a buzz in the air.  Well done Julie & Rachel, love you ladies, Happy Mother's Day to you both!!
Here is my space in the Shop, a wardrobe, top, shelves, racks the lot, plus the cot filled with patchwork quilts & coming soon, more cushions!!  The Art Viva knitting needles are a hit too.
Gorgeous lovely dolls from Tiny Concept, wow, to think these 3 Babushkas had any hope of being sold to customers beyond the Shop Girls was just ridiculous.  Silly me thought they'd be ace for my 3 girls but my son is a bit of a fan, bless him, does he have ANY other choice being raised in this house??!!
After a big night out it was an early morning off to Goulburn NSW, famous for it's Big Merino & big it is, aka Rambo!!  Check it out, a reinforced concrete shrine to the sheep (in particular fleece & wool) industry.  You can't climb up & look out through the eyes anymore, bugger.
How impressive is the 1888 wool press in the Merino museum, for a numbers freak like me, love that date!!  I started my business in 1999.  Anyway, i had to keep telling my son it was a Merino as in sheep bred for fleece & meat, NOT a casino.  FYI i was raised Methodist & we don't gamble!!  I also studied permuations at Uni, you can't beat the casino, so to avoid disappointment, i don't even buy scratch'n'win cards, just in case you thought, hmmmm, bet that Posie leaves her children in the casino car park . . .
There are quite a few sewing shops in Goulburn, i found these Singer tins, fabulous aren't they??  Well let's just say, after they kindly let my son use the bathroom at the 2nd shop - i had to buy something & due to the unpleasant smell he left, we shall never return!!
I treated my boy to a ram at the Big Merino tourist shop.  I asked him what he might like to name his sheep (so hoping he'd chose something Australian like 'Dag' or 'Jumbuck') & after much thought he annouced to the Shop . . . "I'm going to call him 'Naguwakyta' which means 'thirsty' in Japanese."  What??  I am sure they will remember that freaky son of mine in Goulburn for a long time!!Now for my all time favourite sheep joke (you need to know in advance that 'dags' are the bits of poo which stick to the fleece around a sheep's bottom & in Australia a 'dag' is a friendly/ joking name to call someone when they are being a bit of a moron, silly or well, a bit of a dag) . . .
Question: have you ever been to a party up a sheep's bottom??  No??
Answer: well you must have been one of the dags hanging around outside!!If you don't think that is funny, not sure i can still be friends with you!!
Finally, on a classier note, some lovely things for Mother's Day - yes, i have goodies coming from the children but these bolts of Thea & Sami screen prints arrived & make me happy.  They will be for sale at Handmade Market + used in the Handmade Living book (applications close Monday 10th May - approvals announced by 14th May, little extension for you crafty folks) & look at the gorgeous tea towel Thea sent with my order, ahhh, thanks Thea!!  See how it matches my other self purchased gifts - the Red Stitch talking pears & Yardage Design apron from Shop Handmade.  With all the colour in my life, i do love a good monotone & natural linen.
Have lovely weekends, everyone, love Posie

34 comments:

Little Ted Canvas said...

Shop Handmade is the place to be I tell ya! So wish I could be there...well done on the mother's day stall, you should be blowing your own trumpmet - great work, the school will be wrapped! And what a lovely hubby you have to send you those gorgeous flowers, have a perfectly lovely mother's day! xx

Buttons by Lou Lou said...

You are so funny! Brilliant job at the Mother's Day stall and a very happy mother's day to you. I think I say the same thing every time I visit your blog - you are amazing! I hope you have some time to relax and rejuvenate. I think we can still be friends - I laughed at your dag joke :) Lou.

clare's craftroom said...

Another fun filled post Jennie , we must be very good friends as you won't find anyone much daggier than me , lol !Happy Mothers Day zzzzzz aah sleep in !

Kylie said...

hehe - love the joke - Tim is waiting for the next one to come (he said it might be even funnier!) Being a farmers so and all.

Happy Mothers Day dear Jennie. A big weekend here. My birthday falls on Monday this year (had to share it with Mothers Day last year - that was a treat) and he will not be here on Monday - so we have had breakfast and a day out today and a baptism and Lunch tomorrow. Amelia sewed the sweetest pillow at Kinder and is so pleased with it. Love being a Mu - we don go over board on the da really - I just love spending time with m family.

Tania McCartney said...

OMG OMG OMG OMG! The Thea & Sami fabric is superb! You know I want it for the book, don't you!?!? And PS: you did an amazing job behind the counter last night - you're a star!

Ruby Star said...

Good work on the kids mother's day stall! I mean did you expect anything less really with such fine wares and all?
Good to see you won't be easily forgotten in Gouldburn! gotta love kids, don't worry you can get revenge later. Isn't that what 21sts are for?
And have a Happy Mother's Day you big dag! xox

Little Angel Little Devil said...

Hi love, yes you can still be friends with me I actually did a very elagent snort as I read your dag joke!! Love Love Love the new fabric...If only I had some time to sew, I'm starting to get maching itchy...want to do a wee bit of sewing when I see fabrics like that!
Thanks again for being fantastic bombastic you, we couldn't have survived the week let alone last night without you!!
love love R

Posie Patchwork said...

He he he, Tracey called me a big dag, i just love that!! Love Posie

Kathie @ Just a Happy Housewife said...

Have a very wonderful Mother's Day!!!!

V for Violet said...

Looks like you had a lovely Mother's Day - how busy you are!!!!
Your handmade shop looks so gorgeous - wish I was close enough to shop there!! xx

Lizzie said...

Have a special day with your kidlets, useless saying do nothing with your handsome soldier away isn't it? So just enjoy being a mum...
Lizzie
xxx

A Spoonful Of Sugar said...

Well done on the Mothers Day stall - glad it was a huge success. Love the images of your display at the shop - just beautiful.

Becky said...

Dag indeed! I know Rambo quite well having done many trips up and down the Hume. Pity I had not discovered the sewing shops... Will pay more attention when we next pass through!

Knicky Knacks said...

Have a fantastic mother's day - the flowers are beautiful and from the list of things you got up to in the last couple of days, you sound like you definitely deserve them. Hope all goes well at Shop Handmade and you sell bucket loads!

Tiny Concept said...

So glad my babushkas have a wonderful home!!! Fantastic effort at your Mother's Day stall. Hope you are having a great Mother's Day.

Corrie said...

looks like a beautiful weekend and good that hubby remembered to send you a big floral arrangement! he's a good boy that one!

love that rory thinks a merino is a casino! I am getting used to little miss using toilets and doing number 2's and I have to walk out of there with her....I find it sooo embarrassing but better get used to it!!!!

hope you put your feet up tonight and I can't stop thinking about those adorable russian dolls, they are about the cutest I've seen

corrie:)

ecoMILF said...

Happy Mother's Day! Love that shop! xo m.

Tammy James said...

Hi Jennie, Happy Mothers day! Wow your flowers are gorgeous and look at the shop ( big wolf whistle ) I must come in one day and have a look. I don't get into civic too often these dyas, I'm wondering why you were visiting Goulburn ... just for the ram? Most of my family are there its where I (mainly) grew up.

Tanya said...

ha, you're abit of a dag aren't you- I know that double because of that joke and a reference to the amazing Molly Ringwald on someones elses blog comments. Pretty in Pink is my favourite!

Steph said...

Of course the Mothers' Day stall was a huge success...you worked your little bum off you super sewing Mumma!!! Your space in Handmade looks lovely too. HOpe you had a brilliant Mothers' Day...and that your week is a lovely one :)

Suzanna ~ Mon Tresor said...

Gorgeous work! I love it, especially your babushka dolls :)
Please pop by and say hi at www.montresorblog.blogspot.com
~Suzanna

my little jedi said...

Hi Posie, thanks for visiting my little jedi blog and for your lovely words. Hope you had a fantastic Mothers Day xx This is my first and it was very special :)
I love love love your blog, you have done such a great work! You are so amazing and inspiring. I am huge fan of handmade items, The best part about buying handmade is that you get a chance to have a personal connection to the object and the artist. Keep up the great work. xx

my little jedi said...

Hi Posie, thanks for visiting my little jedi blog and for your lovely words. Hope you had a fantastic Mothers Day xx This is my first and it was very special :)
I love love love your blog, you have done such a great work! You are so amazing and inspiring. I am huge fan of handmade items, The best part about buying handmade is that you get a chance to have a personal connection to the object and the artist. Keep up the great work. xx

angelique said...

Those dollies are too cute and the flowers! Your hubby is nice and thoughtful. I have to wait to celebrate fete de mamam it isn't till the end of the month here.

Oh and by the way your name was pulled out of the colander. I have sent you and email.

Tania McCartney said...

Hi all - just a correction... handmade living application deadline has not been extended to Friday 14 May - it is MONDAY 10 May - tonight! Please get your amazing applications in on time! Tania x

Market Girl said...

hey Jen,

The applications close today, Monday not Friday..... Sorry people x

Hope you had a lovely Mothers day x

Thea said...

I can't believe how busy you keep! Thanks for the support. I have just blogged about you too from my local library. x

AnastasiaC said...

looks like such a FAB shop! i want to visit Canberra now.....

Miss Prudence said...

lovely flowers!
Laughed big about your boy facilitating business!
Laughed even bigger with your joke, our friendship is now solidified!!

Rubyred said...

I wish I could be in your shop! It all looks wonderful. You have been super busy!
You certainly deserve those gorgeous flowers!
Rachel x

Christine Pobke said...

oh i am so glad i found your blog! it was so lovely to meet you last week when i came in for the first time! :) you're making me wanna get back into knitting... you are fabulous! :) xoxo

Lisar said...

I LOVE the Big Merino, I love SHEEP and I frequently call people DAGS!!!!...in the nicest possible way of course! (I mean, the name of my blog is Just for Ewe Designs)Great post!!!

moose and bird said...

Wow, what a weekend! Congratulations on the successful Mother's day stall, Happy Mother's Day for Sunday and I love all of the lovely handmade gifts you have bought, especially the pears. Have a lovely Tuesday. xo

Bridget said...

Hello and how do you do too! Thanks for your comment - and for the chance to pop by your blog too - love it! Do you make all the stuff in your shop corner then? If so - crikey! - it all looks absolutely scrumptious. Ahhh - wish I had a shop like that near me ...