Our activity manager, Oliona gave us a chance to make our very own Father Day gift. She provided us mugs, brushes and colors.
We knew those brushes and colors were for us to paint on the mug. But what if we have to wash the mug, won’t the picture on it be washed off? What’s good for us after all the hard works we did?
Aliona told us those painted mugs will be baked in the oven . After one hour the paint on the mug will become porcelain . It will never be washed off!
I thought that will be fun!
But after I started working on the mug. I found it wasn’t as fun and easy as I thought.
First of all, the hair of brush was very hard. Not flexible at all.
Second, there were not many choices in colors. There were only green, red, blue and black. If there is yellow, it could make a big difference.
Well! It is for Father’s Day. I want to wish a father happiness. I should write “Happy Father’s day.” It will be for my honey! So I should write in Chinese. “父親節快樂” As you can see the strokes in those words are very complicated! With this flattop rigid brush, they could take up all the space. That won’t show my true regards!
The writings turned out the ugliest ones I have ever had. I think even a kindergartener could write better.
These two hearts are Peter and Myra!
Two little hearts are our two sons.
Those three flowers are our two daughter-in-laws and me.
The flower buds will be our dreaming great-granddaughters in the future!
After it came out of the oven, I think it wasn’t bad at all! Isn’t it?
Peter looked at the writing, he said:” The writing wasn’t bad at all! Actually, the brush and those very basic colors are for kindergartens!”
I almost jumped out of my chair!
Then he said: “pictures are very meaningful! Not bad! I like it very much. Thank you!”
My mission is completed.
Everlasting Blossoms had posted its last chapter, the method of “How to crochet the rose”.
I’m so anxious to see some Everlasting Blossoms post on your blogs, which will be worth of my mother’s goodwill and the expenditure of time and effort to compile the method of butterflies and direction of rose.
This heart shaped collage, I arranged four large pictures in the center purposely;
1.My mother’s in the middle. She was the author of those crocheted flowers, which my father named them “Everlasting Blossoms”
2.To her right was the very first “Rose of love” my mother
crocheted for my father.
3.Bellflowers was on her left. After my father died, my mother lost
her pillar of life and lost her interests in crochet completely. It
was these bellflowers that brought her back to crochet again. Thus, more new Everlasting blossoms and new butterflies were born.
4.This trophy was given by Taichung Main Library to appreciate
her for the Everlasting Blossoms classes she taught. The trophy
says: to Mrs. Ho Lyan Yu Wen,
Pass down our folk art
Presented by Ma Gang Heng,
Curator of Taiwan Tai-Chung Main Library
Year of Rep. of China 72(1783), March 20
All the other picture, each had a story in the book. If you are interested, please read from my “Everlasting Blossoms”.
Above all, my mother and I hope there will be more Everlasting Blossoms blooming to make this world more beautiful and more cheerful.