knits by sachi

Happy Mother’s Day

on March 30, 2014

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Today is the Mother’s day in England.
I don’t know why but we celebrate the Mother’s day in May in Japan. In fact, I believe many countries do and England is the odd one out.

A few years ago, I sent my mum flowers in March. She was puzzled of course, but I guess it is nice to receive flowers at any time of the year.

For the Mother’s day, I knitted this honey bee mum and the little boy bee.
I used to love watching Japanese animation series called “Minashigo Hachi” (Orphan Hachi) as a child. I got the inspirations from it. It is a story of a little bee named Hachi who is separated from his mother after evil hornets attack their hive. Hachi sets out on a journey to find her.

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He is often bullied by larger insects and reptiles, but some insects are kind and helpful. Humans are depicted as evil who destroy the environment. It is a TV program designed for young children but it deals with the theme realistic and serious as well.

His mother is the Queen bee. I remember her very beautiful with the large fluff around her neck. She had a pretty face and a tiny waist. My mummy bee isn’t that gorgeous looking, but I think they look happy together.

Happy Mother’s Day!

5 responses to “Happy Mother’s Day

  1. My mum adores bees so this story now has a special meaning to me 🙂

  2. Julie Henn says:

    These little bees are just GORGEOUS!!

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