Hello, Sunday! It was an early start, there's nothing quite like a hungry Labrador who thinks the breakfast clock has been wound back an hour now that the day dawns before 5a.m. Lucky I am a morning person and said Labrador is so cute!
This extra hour allowed for the propping up of pillows and the reading of a fascinating book I discovered at my local library. Patchwork Prisoners, by Trudy Cowley & Dianne Snowden, is the study of The Rajah Quilt and the women who made it. This treasured textile, discovered in a Scottish attic in 1987, is the only known surviving quilt made by female convicts who came to Australia from England so long ago. It is amazing to think that on such a perilous voyage, aboard the convict ship, Rajah, and in such difficult circumstances, that something so beautiful was created.
Simple pleasures on a Sunday morning.
While I have never created a patchwork quilt, I did spend some time this morning stitching some little pale green olive sprigs onto a piece of dark brown cloth. Later, I will add tiny olive blossoms, with white and yellow threads, to these little sprigs. I am making a surprise for a sweet and generous soul.
After enjoying my own simple pleasures on this Sunday morn, I then indulged my canine friend with a lovely long walk along the path that follows the little creek. We strolled along, happy in the company of one another and the creek's soft gurgles. Being a Labrador, a swim along the way was compulsory! We returned home tired, wet and content. Ready for breakfast and the rest of this beautiful Sunday day.
I hope your day holds some of your own simple pleasures.