Sunday, April 19, 2009

Ma's Day Give Away

Way back here I said I would have another giveaway to celebrate the New Year and Lino Forests 400th post. Well it's now almost the end of April, and in the last four months many things have popped up since I wrote that post. The Bushfire Clock appeal, the Stitches and Craft Show, a number of lovely swaps and on top of all that Betty Jo was flooded with new orders from Sydney Life in Style.
And although it's now post 463, and I've decided it's time for a Lino Forest GIVE AWAY.It's only three weeks till Mothers Day , so to be in the running to win a Betty Jo Cuckoo Clock brooch like this, just leave a comment using four words to sum up what Motherhood means to you. You can describe your perspective as either a mother, a child, a grand child or a friend.
I like these words from an article on parenting in Saturday's Age by 84 yo Nora "As a great-granny, I have a longer perspective than most. Four things matter-Love, listening, trust and justice"......What are your four?
NOTE.. The Winner Has Been Announced!!!!

34 comments:

  1. Hooray! From my experiences (the 4 words used to describe my mother wouldn't be nice ones) the words I would use are trust, devotion, delight and deprivation!

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  2. That cuckoo clock is so gorgeous I want to put it on the wall and just sit and stare!!
    So many words describe motherhood - here are my four (at this moment): cooking, washing, preparing (lunchboxes), loving.

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  3. i will have to thinks....ummmmm...
    patience,understanding,versatility and unconditional love...
    This last one helps went they loss their license and you have to drive them to work everyday...
    or they get there first tattoo and tell you they can't wait to get more..

    oh the list goes on....
    love them all the same...

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  4. Happy 463rd post!!!

    I have 3 words about being a mother-in-law, they were coined by my maternal Great-Grandma and are known in my family as "The 3 Shooshes". They are originally in Yiddish:

    1/ Shveigen - Be silent.

    2/ Schlingen - Swallow (when you find number 1/ extraordinarily difficult, hehe).

    3/ Schenken - Give gifts.

    I come from a long line of women who make very good mothers-in-law by following these 3 simple words!!

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  5. Hi there, what a gorgeous brooch, my mum would love this!
    I am hoping to become a Mum in the next year so right now Motherhood to me means:

    Excitement

    Responsibility

    Expansion (of my waist!)

    Joy!


    Bloggin' about you give away today!

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  6. Hi - love the brooch! My four words to describe motherhood would be: sacrifice, unconditional, love and laughter

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  7. Mmmm, very tricky - I'll just describe the four things that I hope I'll always remember as a mother – vegemite kisses, baby hiccups, giggling laughter, cold cups of tea!

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  8. Great Cuckoo. Ahh, so many words, but here are the first four that came to me - Surrender, joy, squeezing, fast:)

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  9. Oooh tricky! Love, patience, amazement and patience again!

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  10. kate_pop@hotmail.comApril 21, 2009 at 8:05 AM

    Great colours on the cuckoo...
    4 words:
    Love, noise, guidance, peace.

    Kate

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  11. Gorgeous work as always. My 4 words as a mother are - Unconditional love, laughter and dedication. Shaz

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  12. I love your clocks! As the mother of a head-strong girl and the daughter of a kooky mother, my 4 words would be love, patience, forgiveness and exhaustion!

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  13. Lovin' that broch. Love my Mum, too.

    Four words to decribe my own experience of moterhood.... love, joy,frustration(!!) and selflessness.

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  14. hmm only four words, today they would be Realisation, yearning, Unconditional,joy

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  15. Love, stretchmarks,playdough, joy!

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  16. As a mama, my four words would be: love, laughter, patience and...muffin top.

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  17. Best friends, always, forever.

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  18. Four words about my relationship with my mum:
    I Tell Her Everything

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  19. The first thing that comes to mind when I think of my Mom is: unconditional love.
    The other two: patience, gentle

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  20. Love, forgiveness, listening and hugs!

    Motherhood is one of the most challenging but rewarding experiences in life!

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  21. My mumma reminds me of cuddles, love, art and laughter :D

    xoxx

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  22. I just love your work, it's so quirky and sweet!

    My words are trust, warmth, LOVE and friendship.

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  23. I'm so glad I stumbled across your blog via your lovely photos on flickr.
    I'm tempted to say my experience of motherhood is patience x4. but I'll say - noise chaos patience love.

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  24. okay, from someone who doesn't have any babies, i would use these words to describe motherhood: very daunting, sometimes appealing, mostly rewarding and all the time amazing.

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  25. Well today it means cheese on the floor ;)
    I've loved reading everyone elses!

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  26. contentment, devotion, relentlessness, surrender... my four words right now.
    Super cute brooch.

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  27. happiness, comfort, joy, pride

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  28. nice!
    my 4 words:

    baking, creative, love, sweet smell

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  29. love, commitment, time, patience

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  30. Four words I would use to describe my mummy are: warmth, laughter, food and love. She is the best!
    Today I stumbled on a shop selling some of your creations. Love the owl brooches!

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  31. Four words that I would use to describe my mum....

    Beautiful
    Loved
    Selfless
    Devoted

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  32. What a lovely giveaway to celebrate Mother's Day. My four words to describe motherhood at the moment for me are:
    give
    love
    play
    grow

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  33. four words for me would be
    strength
    home
    comforting
    rollercoaster!!!!
    hard to say just 4 but these describe how I feel about my mum and being a mum too!!! at the moment that is!!!!

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  34. i'm not a mum as yet but from working with kids for years, and from my own mum, my words would be:
    breathe, explain, love, joy.

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