Saturday, 23 June 2018

A Slice of Saturday Morning

It's been a slow and simple start to this beautiful and wintery Saturday morning. My boy and his Dad have gone off together for the weekend cricket match and now the hush of the house, so quiet and still, is only punctuated by the occasional birdsong outside. Home today  feels so very peaceful ...

Deep pink rose buds beginning to open.

Soon, I'll join our happily snoozing dog in the warmth of the Winter's sun.  He's found himself a spot and so will I. I'll move my old wicker chair into the sunlight flooding the back verandah. My old chair holds a little cross-stitched cushion, given to me long ago by one of my oldest and closest friends. She jokes it's the only one she's ever finished. Even more reason to treasure it so. 


A little cross-stitched cushion on my old wicker chair. 


Tiny birds waiting for their threads.
(First bird from Melissa Wastney.)

A little pile of good books from my local library. 

I'll stay happily there, legs outstretched in the sun, with a good book I borrowed from the library or perhaps some threads to stitch the two little birds I've traced onto tiny cotton bags. My time is my own ... until lunch break in the cricket when I take the picnic lunch  I packed this morning and stay until stumps. 

A pretty card filled with the pinks of cosmos blooms. 
(Painted by J.H. Song)

I turned another year older this week. I think I will adopt my beautiful Grandmother's eternal response to that childhood question, "How old are you?" She would always answer, most sincerely, "Twenty-one!" Somehow, I think my greying hair may just give me away! 

The deep pink rosebuds, from my love, are just beginning to unfurl their tightly held petals and sweet cards, one filled with the pinks of whispy cosmos, are birthday reminders of just how truly rich my life is. Rich in time, in the security of home, in having "enough" and in the adorable people I share it with. What a gift!

Have a lovely weekend.

Meg







28 comments:

  1. Happy birthday Meg. I hope you enjoyed some much deserved relaxing in the summer sun. Enjoy the books - looks like a good variety on the stack.
    Cheers,
    Laura
    oh and congrats on scoring your copy of Rhonda's book - another good one for reading in the sun to add to the pile.

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    1. Thanks, Laura. Winning Rhonda's book was a lovely surprise. Meg☺

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  2. Your Saturday morning sounds bliss, your simple life is "truly rich" as is mine. Have a lovely weekend.
    Marlene.

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    1. Sitting out in the sun was blissful, Marlene. Warm too! Meg 😊

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  3. Happiest of Birthday's Meg! I hope you are enjoying your cricket picnic. What a beautiful day it is. I've been thinking of you as I go through (yet again) my material stash! Nothing suitable for the workshop so I'll have to go shopping.

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    1. Ooo...fabric shopping! How lovely! Sitting up on the bank, watching the cricket, was lovely but got a bit chilly as the sun left us. Meg 🤗

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  4. What a beautiful post.
    Happy Birthday Meg 🎂🌺
    I'm perpetually 39...if anyone asks...😉

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    1. Thanks, Cheryl. 39 is just as good an age as 21, I reckon. Spring chickens we are!

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  5. Sounds a perfect moment, hope you had a good birthday.

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    1. Thanks, Marlene. I did have a simple and happy day. Meg ☺

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  6. sounds like you had a lovely birthday & a beautiful Saturday morning!
    wish i had a sunny verandah!
    lovely gifts!
    thanx for sharing

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    1. Hi, Selina. It was really a beautiful Winter day yesterday. Very lucky to have a verandah, it's my favourite place to be mid-morning on a cold day because the sun shines in and warms my toes. Meg:)

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  7. Happy Birthday Meg! Haven’t commented for ages, but I’m still reading!

    Sounds like a lovely peaceful winter morning, just pottering at home with some crafts and good books. Every time I go to our public library I marvel that we get to use such a wonderful community resource.

    I found this post beautiful to read. Hope you find more little chunks of time like that this week.

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    1. Thanks, Belinda. The days here in Brisbane are just glorious right now. I did a little stitching out on the verandah and have almost finished the first bird bag. I am going to make a set of these tiny bags - some with birds, some with bees and some with butterflies - to hold fragrant soaps for Christmas gifts this year. Meg:)

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  8. Those quiet days are refreshing aren't they. Time to enjoy the simple things with no worries or stress,
    Lucky you to have sunshine (and warmth). It's been freezing here in Melbourne!
    Not a cricket bat in sight - lots of footballs of all sorts though lol

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    1. I just love the quietness, Cathy. I find I just slow right down and my thoughts free up during really quiet times. It was quite cold when we were in Melbourne recently, sounds like Antarctic conditions down there right now. I'm going to enjoy this warmth here for a few more days because rain and maximum temps under 20C are forecast for later in the week. Not quite as cold as Melbourne gets but freezing for a Queenslander! Meg:)

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  9. Happy belated birthday, dearest Meg, looks like you had a wonderful day. Have a lovely Sunday,
    Fi

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    1. Thanks, beautiful Fi. I hope your Sunday is a sunny-side up one too! Meg:)

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  10. Happy Birthday! Now that is a lot of cosmos blooms on that card! I hope you enjoyed your day of solitude (at least until lunchtime)! The color of those roses is beautiful. The cross stitch is pretty (kitties). Andrea

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    1. Cosmos will spring up in the garden here in the warmer months, Andrea. It self seeds so I no longer need to plant it. The roses are just gorgeous, each day they are opening a little more. Meg:)

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  11. Happy belated birthday Meg. I hope you had a wonderful day.

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    1. It was a really simple and happy day, Jan. A handmade card from my son, roses too and then a dinner out together at a little local restaurant. Meg:)

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  12. Happy Belated birthday Meg! Those flowers are just beautiful!

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    1. Thanks, Debbie. I love roses and the deep pink is very beautiful. Meg:)

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  13. Happy birthday for yesterday Meg, sounds like a perfectly sublime way to spend it. Beautiful sunshine here too, perfect winter weather. I'm enjoying it before we get some of that forecast rain and cold too.

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    1. Thank you, Nanette. The weather is just glorious at the moment, isn't it! Meg:)

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